1. Evidence of Payment of Filing/Application Fee – N50,000 (Fifty Thousand Naira);
  2. Evidence of Payment of Processing Fee – N200,000 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira);
  3. Evidence of Payment of Registration Fee – N1,000,000 (One Million Naira);
  4. Evidence of Payment of Sponsored Individual Fee – N50,000 (Fifty Thousand Naira) for each sponsored individual;




  1. Duly Executed Form SEC 5C – For the Company;
  2. Form SEC 2 and 2D – Sponsored Individuals/Compliance Officer (To be completed in duplicates); (Note that every applicant is to have at least three sponsored individuals, two of whom must be knowledgeable and have sufficient experience in operations of the capital market;)
  3. Form SEC 2 and 2D – Directors of the Company (To be completed in duplicates)


Minimum Paid-Up Capital and Fidelity Insurance Bond

  1. Evidence of Required Minimum Paid up Capital – N500,000,000 (Five Hundred Million Naira) (i.e. Bank balances, fixed asset or Investment in quoted Securities);
  2. Current Fidelity Insurance Bond covering at least 25% of the minimum paid-up capital as stipulated by the Commission’s Rules and Regulations;


Sponsored Individuals

  • Minimum of three sponsored Individuals;


  • Managing Director of the Company to be among the sponsored individuals;


  • Full postal addresses of immediate previous employers, bankers (with Current Account number) and nominated referees of sponsored individuals;


  • Detailed curriculum vitae of sponsored individuals and Directors which should include details of activities arranged from Secondary School to date with dates; (all gap in employment and educational history should be explained);


  • Copies of credentials of sponsored individuals including secondary school and NYSC discharge certificates; originals will be required for sighting by the SEC;


  • Evidence from the Sponsored Individuals of having the minimum of four years post-graduation experience to perform the function as stipulated by the Commission`s Rules and Regulations.
  • Police clearance report for each Sponsored Individual. Each sponsored individual is to report at the SEC head office in Abuja or the Lagos zonal office with two recent passport photographs to commence the process;


  • Copy of means Identification of the Directors and the Sponsored Individuals of the Company (International Passport, tax or utility payment documents);


Applicant Company

  • Profile of the Company should include among others brief history of the company, organizational and shareholding structure, profile of promoters, members of its Council/Board, principal officers as well as Rules and Procedures;


  • The name(s) and address (es) of the company’s subsidiaries/associated companies, type of business and percentage holding;


  • Operational manual and organizational chart of the company;


  • Two copies of existing by-laws or rules, code of dealing etc.;
  • Sworn undertaking to promptly furnish the Commission with any amendment to the rules of the clearing company;
  • Information relating to clearing facilities including:
  1. Computerization/back-up facilities;
  2. Telephone and other electronic facilities;
  • Information relating to settlement facilities including settlement procedures;
  1. Information relating to internal control measures in respect of access to demobilized materials and the strong room;
  2. Software maintenance agreement;
  • Instruction and inspection manual of member activities;


  • Evidence of Payment of shares allotted to the shareholders;


  • Bank statement of accounts operated by the Company for the last 6 months;


Corporate Documents

A copy each of the following, duly certified by the CAC;

  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Memorandum and Articles of Association– this should include the power to perform the specified function;
  • CAC Form(s) showing Statement of Share Capital, Return of Allotment, and Particulars of Directors;

Note: the original copy of the certificate is to be presented for sighting by an authorized officer of the SEC

  • Latest audited accounts or audited statement of affairs of the company. Note that the cash assets ratio shall be 60% liquid assets and 40% fixed and other assets;
  • Sworn undertaking to keep proper records and render returns as may be specified by the Commission from time to time signed by a director or the company secretary (to be notarized);
  • Sworn undertaking to abide by SEC Rules and Regulations and Investments and Securities Act No.29 of 2007 by a director or the company secretary (to be notarized);



  • The Commission may require such other documents as it considers necessary for registration.
  • An application for registration will only be considered as having been filed when all document (s)/information have been completed.
  • Every applicant Company/Firm will be inspected in the course of processing an application for registration,
  • A fair knowledge of the Rules and Regulations of the Commission and Investments & Securities Act No 29 of 2007 and the Capital Market is an essential prerequisite for registration.