Guidelines & Regulations
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.
Bank Supervision Guidelines & Regulations
|Document Title||Date Issued||Latest Date Amended||Applicability|
|Guidelines on Minimum Disclosures||2016-12-01||n/a|
|Guidelines for the Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process (ICAAP)||2016-08-02||n/a||X|
|Banks and Trust Companies (Administrative Monetary Penalties) Regulations, 2016||2016-06-21||n/a||X|
|Guidelines for the Administration of Monetary Penalties||2016-05-19||2017-02-27|
|Financial Transactions Reporting (Wire Transfers) Regulations, 2015||2016-05-18||n/a||X|
|Financial Transactions Reporting Act (Amendment to First Schedule) Order, 2015||2016-05-09||n/a||X|
|Technology Risk Management Guidelines||2016-01-15||n/a|
|Bahamas Co-Operative Credit Unions Regulations 2015||2015-12-22||n/a|
|Banks and Trust Companies Regulation (Amendment) Act, 2015||2015-08-07||n/a||X|
|Business Licence (Amendment) Act, 2015||2015-08-07||n/a||X|
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