Bank Supervision

Warning Notices

These notices are issued by the Central Bank to alert the public and the financial services sector, that named individuals and/or companies, may be operating in breach of the Banks and Trust Companies Regulations Act, 2000, and/or other laws of The Bahamas.

Guidelines for the Management of Capital and the Calculation of Capital Adequacy

Published Friday April 15th, 2005

These Guidelines outline the overall framework adopted by the Central Bank for assessing the adequacy of a bank’s capital. The Central Bank aims to ensure that all banks maintain a level of capital that is consistent with the risks to which they are exposed arising from their business activities. The Central Bank endorses the Basel Committee’s Paper of June 2006 titled International Convergence of Capital Measurement and Capital Standards: A Revised Framework – Comprehensive Version (Basel II) and Basel III: A global regulatory framework for more resilient banks and banking systems” (Basel III). The Central Bank has adopted the approach recommended by the Basel Committee.

Bank Supervision