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You will find all you need to know about setting up or relocating to Labuan and all the necessary information in making the move to Labuan as seamless as possible.

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Well-regulated and supervised international jurisdiction

About Labuan

Labuan derives its name from the Malay word “anchorage” and is fittingly Malaysia’s only deepwater anchorage. It is made up of a cluster of seven small islands off the coast of East Malaysia, of which the homonymous Labuan Island is the largest.

Located on the major shipping and air routes of the Asia Pacific region, Labuan is also one of Malaysia’s federal territories. It boasts excellent physical infrastructure with a state-of-the-art telecommunications system, which makes conducting international business transactions convenient.

As a Commonwealth country, the Malaysian legal system is based on common law, which also extends to its federal territories, including Labuan. All legal cases in Labuan are ultimately handled by the High Court of Sabah, with appeal resting with the Court of Appeal, and final appeal with the Federal Court of Malaysia. All parties that contract within Labuan IBFC’s legal parameters have recourse to arbitration, should it be preferred.

In 1990, Labuan was designated an international financial centre. In addition, it is one of three tax free islands in the country, which makes all goods sold in Labuan free of Malaysian tax. Aside from financial services, Labuan is also a hub for oil and gas, providing refining and support services to rigs scattered on the western seaboard of Borneo.

Labuan IBFC offers a wholesale platform for banks and financial intermediaries looking to establish their operations and take advantage of the numerous associated opportunities in the region.


Labuan IBFC’s insurance industry is a thriving one. Comprising not just reinsurers and direct insurers, Labuan IBFC also provides unique underwriting vehicles in the form of captives.


Leasing companies in Labuan IBFC enjoy an ideal balance of fiscal neutrality and certainty. The ease through which transactions can be structured in the jurisdiction, along with an efficient tax framework.


Labuan factoring is defined as the business of acquiring debts to any person or institution at a discount or such other business as approved by Labuan FSA.


Money broking business is defined as the business of arranging transactions between a buyer and a seller in the money markets, with a broker acting as an intermediary for consideration of fees paid.


The Global Incentives for Trading (GIFT) programme is a framework of incentives designed to attract traders of specified commodities to use Malaysia as their international or regional trading base.


A Labuan limited partnership (LP) is a business entity comprising two or more partners who operate or manage a business together. The minimum number of partners for a Labuan LP is two partners.


Labuan IBFC is now at the forefront of international wealth planning, providing investors the flexibility to choose the ideal wealth creation and wealth preservation structure, either conventional or Islamic, that best suits their needs.


The capital market industry in Labuan IBFC is further boosted by the presence of the Labuan International Financial Exchange (LFX), which was established as a cost-effective and practical alternatives.


A credit token business is defined as any business where a token, being a cheque, card, voucher, stamp, booklet, coupon, form or other document or thing is given or issued to a person.


Company management business means the provision of treasury processing services and such other services, and to such persons, as may be permitted by Labuan FSA.

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Labuan IBFC is now at the forefront of international wealth planning for investors.


Labuan IBFC also provides unique underwriting vehicles in the form of captives.


The business of receiving deposits on a current account, deposit account, savings account or any other account.

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