Dubai International Financial Center Category 4 License

Head of High Net Worth Services

Conor Groome

Conor Groome
Head of High Net Worth Services

Conor Groome

Key Details:

  • Multiple UAE visas
  • Sourced and secured adequate DIFC office space
  • The opening of a Tier 1 UAE corporate banking system


Enness provides high-value solutions for HNW and Ultra-High-Net-Worth Individuals and families. Our offering is designed to provide modern solutions that protect our clients' assets and allow them to grow in secure jurisdictions. Using our extensive global connections, we consistently source the best and most innovative proposals for our valued clients.

Enness was approached by a UK-based financial advisory business seeking our expert advice on establishing its presence in the UAE. The company had noticed a significant increase in its client base relocating to the Middle East and had decided that it was time to establish a presence in the UAE.

After thorough analysis and several productive meetings, Enness proposed a DIFC Category 4 License. This solution meets the regulatory requirements and provides a solid foundation for the business to operate in the UAE. The Dubai International Financial Centre, or DIFC, is a leading financial hub in the region for business, fintech, and lifestyle. The Category 4 license allows for 'Arranging Credit or Deals in Investments / Advising on Financial Products', which aligns with the financial advisory firms' current business model and Middle Eastern business plans.

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