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Operational Guidelines

Pursuant to The Banks and Trust Companies Regulation Act, 2000, and The Central Bank of The Bahamas Act, 2000, the Central Bank of The Bahamas is responsible for the licensing, regulation and supervision of banks and trust companies operating in and from within The Bahamas. As such, all licensees are expected to adhere to the Central Bank's licensing and prudential requirements and ongoing supervisory programmes, including periodic onsite inspections, and required regulatory reporting.

For your convenience, key industry guidelines and regulations are listed below. The most recent documents are displayed first. To view detailed information about a document, click on the document title. To download a document, click on the appropriate icon in the "Files" column. Each icon represents a different type of file available for download.

  Document Title Date Issued Latest Date Amended Applicability
All Public Restricted
Banks Trust Banks Trust
Technology Risk Management Guidelines 2016-01-15 N/A
Guidelines for the Management of Operational Risk 2013-11-25 N/A X
Business Continuity Guidelines 2007-05-01 2008-10-14 X
Guidelines for Electronic Banking 2006-06-06 N/A X X
Minimum Standards for the Outsourcing of Material Functions 2004-05-04 2020-11-02 X
Guidance Note on Accounting and Other Records 2000-03-01 N/A X