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Press Releases

20 Jul
2020
COVID-19 OPERATIONAL IMPACTS ON INTERNATIONALLY ACTIVE BANKS AND TRUSTS

The Central Bank has today released summary results from a survey of internationally active banks and trusts, in regards to operational impacts since March 2020 from the Covid-19 pandemic. This survey did not include dom...

15 Jul
2020
Press Release New Premises Project Road Closure

Premature Public Traffic Notice of Temporary Road Closure
The Central Bank of The Bahamas is aware of a Public Traffic Notice [of the] Temporary Road Closure of East Hill Street circulating on social media. The Ce...

12 Jul
2020
CENTRAL BANK RELEASES LESSONS FROM HURRICANE DORIAN

The Central Bank has today released a summary of lessons learned regarding financial stability outcomes arising from Hurricane Dorian, and including some early lessons from the Covid-19
outbreak.

30 Jun
2020
Summer Internship Program 2020

The Central Bank of The Bahamas is pleased to announce the commencement of its Summer Internship Program 2020.

07 May
2020
Annual Report & Statement of Accounts, 2019

The Central Bank of The Bahamas is pleased to announce the release of its 2019 Annual Report, which includes a summary of the Bank's operations over the year, an analysis of regulatory developments affecting the financia...

23 Apr
2020
Bahamas Registered Stock IPO May 2020

Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic the Central Bank will observe thebelow changes to the procedures for Bahamas Registered Stock Initial Public Offerings

23 Jan
2020
Central Bank of the Bahamas to host the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers' Federation Power Breakfast - February 2020

The Central Bank of The Bahamas will host the first Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers'Federation Power Breakfast of the year, on Wednesday, 12th February 2020. Under the theme, "PROJECT SAND DOLLAR: A Bahamas Pay...

29 Nov
2019
Suspension of New License Applications for Payment Service Providers and Money Transmission Businesses

The Central Bank of The Bahamas advises the public that effective November 29, 2019, it is suspending the acceptance of license applications for non-bank payment services providers (PSPs) (for electronic money services)...

07 Oct
2019
Second Round Public Consultation on the Bank Resolution Framework

The Central Bank is proposing further amendments to the proposed financial crisis management framework. The Central Bank also proposes several other amendments, unrelated to the financial crisis management framework, whi...

13 Sep
2019
Pending Relaxation of Exchange Controls on Residential Real Estate Transactions

As of October 1st 2019, the Central Bank of The Bahamas proposes to liberalize Exchange Controls (EC) on residential property transactions (both purchases and sales) involving non-residents. This would apply regardless o...

03 Sep
2019
Relaxation of Lending Guidelines for Hurricane Relief Facilities

In the aftermath of the significant damages caused by Hurricane Dorian to several northern Bahama Islands and to facilitate access by households and businesses to credit facilities in those islands for relief purposes, t...

03 Sep
2019
Central Bank of The Bahamas' Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts

The Central Bank of The Bahamas is saddened by the devastation, displacement, and loss of life as a result of Hurricane Dorian. The Bank is committed to supporting both the spiritual and financial recovery of the country...

29 Aug
2019
Scam Alert: Bahamians Cautioned against being Scammed out of Moneys in Promise for Large Cash Prizes

Scam Alert: Bahamians Cautioned against being Scammed out of Moneys in Promise for Large Cash Prizes

25 Jun
2019
Central Bank Releases Results From Studying AML/CFT Risks In The Domestic Banking System

The Central Bank of The Bahamas has today released a summary of results from a special survey into potential money laundering and terrorist financing risks in the domestic banking industry.