Banks and Trust Companies (Foreign Currency Position) Regulations

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Published: 2005-04-13

Banks and Trust Companies (Foreign Currency Position) Regulations
CH.316 – 22] BANKS AND TRUST COMPANIES REGULATION






STATUTE LAW OF THE BAHAMAS LRO 1/2008

BANKS AND TRUST COMPANIES (FOREIGN
CURRENCY POSITION) REGULATIONS

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

SECTION

1. Citation.
2. Interpretation.
3. Foreign currency position,
4. Notification to Inspector.
5. Remedial action.
6. Variation of foreign currency limit.
7. Fine.



BANKS AND TRUST COMPANIES (FOREIGN
CURRENCY POSITION) REGULATIONS

(SECTION 24)
[Commencement 13th April, 2005]

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Banks and
Trust Companies (Foreign Currency Position) Regulations.

2. In these Regulations —
“Central Bank” means the Central Bank of The

Bahamas established pursuant to section 3 of the Central
Bank of The Bahamas Act;

“licensee” means any Bank or Trust company which is
incorporated in The Bahamas and which holds a licence
granted under section 4 of the Act;

“the Act” means the Banks and Trust Companies
Regulation Act.

3. The larger of the sum of net short or long
positions in all foreign currencies, including all outstanding
spot and forward foreign exchange contracts, all on and off
balance sheet assets and liabilities of a licensee at the
appropriate spot exchange rates, shall not exceed ten
percent of the licensee’s capital base.

4. On becoming aware of a contravention of
regulation 3, a licensee shall immediately notify the
Inspector of that contravention and provide him with such

S.I. 21/2005

Citation.

Interpretation.

Ch. 351.

Ch. 316.

Foreign currency
position.

Notification to
Inspector.

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particulars of that contravention in such form as the
Inspector shall determine.

5. The Inspector may, by notice in writing served on
a licensee, require the licensee to take such remedial action
as he considers appropriate for the purpose of having the
licensee comply with regulation 3.

6. The Inspector may, by notice in writing served on
a licensee, vary the limit specified in regulation 3 in
relation to that licensee.

7. The Governor may impose a fine not exceeding
five thousand dollars where a licensee fails to comply with
the provisions of these Regulations.

Remedial action.

Variation of
foreign currency
limit.

Fine.
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