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Press Releases

12 Dec
2018
Transfer of Investment Currency Market Transactions to Commercial Banks

Transfer of Investment Currency Market Transactions to Commercial Banks

07 Dec
2018
03 Dec
2018
Launch of 2018 $250 Atlantic Blue Marlin Gold Coin

2018 $250 Atlantic Blue Marlin Gold Coin

07 Nov
2018
Discussion Paper: Proposed Approaches to Regulation of Crypto Assets in The Bahamas

To further modernize the financial services sector, the Central Bank has issued a discussion paper on a proposed regulatory framework for crypto assets and related instruments. This will affect the Banks supervised finan...

07 Nov
2018
Discussion Paper: Proposed Approaches to Regulation of Crypto Assets in The Bahamas

To further modernize the financial services sector, the Central Bank has issued a discussion paper on a proposed regulatory framework for crypto assets and related instruments. This will affect the Banks supervised finan...

22 Oct
2018
The Bahamas to Implement the International Monetary Fund's Enhanced General Data Dissemination System

A mission of the International Monetary Fund's Statistics Department visited Nassau during October 16 - October 22, 2018, to assist the Bahamas with the implementation of the Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e...

26 Sep
2018
CRISP EVOLUTION $20 BANKNOTE LAUNCH

To members of the Central Bank's Board of Directors, Heads of the Clearing Banks and other Bank representatives, Family of the late Sir Milo Butler, other guests, and Management and Staff of the Central Bank, I extend to...

20 Sep
2018
Central Bank Releases Corrigendum to AML/CFT/PF Guidelines

Following the release of the document: "Guidelines for Supervised Financial Institutions on the Prevention of Money Laundering, Countering the Financing of Terrorism & Proliferation Financing", published on the Bank's we...

19 Sep
2018
Central Bank Notes Completion Of Successful AML/CFT Conference

Mr. John Rolle, the Governor of the Central Bank of The Bahamas, thanked all participants at the conclusion of the inaugural conference on Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) which c...

06 Sep
2018
The Central Bank Cautions the Public on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) of Virtual Currencies

The Central Bank of The Bahamas (the Central Bank) wishes to advise the public that no licence has been granted to crypto-currency operators by the Bank or any other financial regulator to offer digital currency, or to p...

05 Sep
2018
The Central Bank of The Bahamas Joins The Alliance For Financial Inclusion & Commits To The Maya Declaration

The Central Bank of The Bahamas (the Central Bank) is pleased to announce its membership in the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), effective August 31, 2018.

29 Aug
2018
Central Bank Simplifies Its Basel II & III Regime

The Central Bank of The Bahamas ("the Central Bank") is pleased to release for a sixty (60) day consultation period three (3) Discussion Papers on its proposed approach to capital requirements, minimum disclosure and its...

29 Aug
2018
The Central Bank Releases Revised AML/ CFT Guidelines

The Central Bank of The Bahamas has today released revised Guidelines on the Prevention of Money Laundering & Countering the Financing of Terrorism (the AML/CFT Guidelines).

28 Aug
2018
Unauthorized Reproduction of Bahamas Currency Images on Apparel

The Central Bank wishes to advise the public that it is illegal to use images of Bahamian banknotes or coins in any form without the expressed permission of the Bank. Persons or businesses engaged in such practices are a...

24 Aug
2018
The Central Bank Amends Exchange Control Policy on Non-Resident Operation of Bahamian Dollar Deposit Accounts

Following the release of the Guidance Note on Streamlined Requirements for Account Opening, Provision of Financial Services and Customer Identification in June 2018, the Central Bank is now affirming policy amendments af...