Can a LLP be registered as a NBFC company? Well, this discussion was carried on a facebook discussion.

Posting the discussion here for your reference:

Can a LLP be registered as NBFC with RBI? If a LLP has large investments (done through own funds, no deposits, no borrowings) and derives its income through dividends/interest, then would be called a NBFC on asset/income criteria? In such case, what is the option for the LLP? RBI would neither give it registration nor would allow it to continue.

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Pawan Goyal For registration of NBFC, Only company Form of structure is recoganised by RBI. LLP can do any business it likes.There is no bar under the LLP Act. Only ROC should recoganise its main objects.
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PC Agrawal Sec.45-I(f) of RBI Act defines NBFC as:
i) a financial institution which is a company
ii) a non-banking institution which is a company ..........See More
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CSdiponkar Banerjee LLP object cannot be that of NBFC ROC will not approve LLP1 if the object of NBFC is mentioned.
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Ramchandra Pore This is a absolute grey area. The law doesn't object LLP doing NBFC business. But ROC and RBI will not allow it. If an existing LLP with some other object, undertakes investment activities, what will happen? How they are going to find out? What law is it violating?
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Pawan Goyal Why the ROC will object for LLP doing investment activities as he also know that Definition of NBFC as per RBI is only for company and not for LLP. As for my information goes many LLP are doing investment business
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PC Agrawal Sec.45S of RBI Act indirectly permits undertaking non-banking financial business by unincorporated bodies including partnership firms covered under Partnership Act. It restricts such firms from accepting deposits if the business wholly or partly includes activities covered u/s 45-I(c). Hence one can say that LLPs which are incorporated bodies will be definitely permitted to undertake such activities.

However, requirement of registration u/s 45-IA applies only to NBFCs, i.e. companies and not to LLPs.

Posted 4 years ago by Rahul Rai

No You can not Register LLP as a NDFC as ROC will not allow you to go for that.

if your more than 50% income come from interest then it is necessary to get licence under NBFC.

However interest earned on Bank Fixed Deposit can not included for Interest criteria.

So you May plan accordingly or you may go for the Co op Soc.



Posted 4 years ago by HARDIK SHAH

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