The Central Bank
How does the Central Bank make money?
The Central Bank generates income from the following sources:
Interest earned on advances made to Government and on holdings of Treasury bills and Registered Stocks;
Interest earned on foreign currency securities and deposits;
Commissions received on foreign exchange transactions; and
Royalties and commissions earned from numismatic coin sales.
- What are the main tools employed by the Central Bank in performing its functions?
- What are reserve requirements?
- What is the Discount (Bank) Rate and how does it relate to Discount Policy?
- What have been the changes in the Discount (Bank) Rate over the past few years?
- Does the Central Bank accept deposits from or make loans to the general public?
- How does the Central Bank make money?
- Who are the Bank's former Governors and Deputy Governors?
- Is the Central Bank a Government department?
- Is there any significance to the selection of the Sandollar as the Central Bank of The Bahamas' Logo?
- What Publications does the Central Bank produce and when are they made available to the public?
- How can I get copies of the Bank's publications and is there a charge or fee for them?
- What is monetary policy and how is it different from fiscal policy?