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Kantox Regulatory Environment

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24-26 January 2024

Kantox Ltd is a Payment Institution based in London and regulated in the UK. Kantox European Union SL is a Payment Institution based in Barcelona and regulated in Spain and the EU.

We operate under the Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2), which is the common legal framework for payments within the European Economic Area (EEA).

We are subject to the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) for over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories.

Kantox is not subject to MiFID2 (Markets in Financial Instruments Directive) as our activity falls within the payment instrument exclusion.

Kantox Ltd (UK)

Kantox Ltd is registered in England and Wales as a Limited Company in Companies House, under number 07657495. You can find our details in the Companies House Website.  

We are authorized in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority, with FCA registration number (FRN) 580343. Our FCA registration details can be found here.

We are also registered with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), under number 12641987. HMRC is responsible for, among other things, the collection of taxes.

Kantox European Union, S.L. (Spain / EU)

Kantox is authorized by the Bank of Spain, with registration number 6890, which is the supervisor of the Spanish banking system along with the European Central Bank. You can find us as a registered entity in the Bank of Spain website, institutions registry section.

Additionally, we are supervised by SEPBLAC, the Executive Service of the Commission for the Prevention of Money Laundering and Monetary Offences, the Supervisory Authority for the prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing in Spain.


In accordance with the provisions of the Royal Decree 736/2019, of December 20th, on the regulatory environment of payment services and payment entities, which modifies the Royal Decree 778/2012, of May 4, Kantox applies adequate and sufficient measures in order to keep all your funds (cash) in accounts that are completely separate from those we use to finance our business operations, in order to ensure the safety of your funds.

By depositing the funds in separate accounts, these are protected and the users of payment services, in the event of bankruptcy of the payment entity, will have an absolute right of separation over the accounts and assets, related to possible claims from other creditors of the payment institution.

Accordingly, if something happens to Kantox, your funds would be safeguarded.