Licensing of financial institutions

The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK) is exclusively responsible for licensing, regulating and supervising financial institutions, such as: banks, insurers, pension funds, microfinancial instututioins, non-bank financial institutions, insurance intermediaries, loss adjusters (claim handlers) and other legal entities which exercise financial activities as determined by the legislation in force in the Republic of Kosovo.

All the interested parties to get a license or registration for an institution that exercises financial activities in the Republic of Kosovo, must initially read the relevant manuals and frequently asked questions, afterwards those interested must contact the Department for Licensing and Standardization to set up an informational meeting, which is mandatory prior to the application process.

The Department for Licensing and Standardization provides all the the necessary instructions for the licensing application process. The department can be reached via email or via telephone number +383 (0) 38 222 055.