Category: Central Bank of Seychelles (CBS)

Barclays Bank Seychelles discontinues offshore banking services

(Seychelles News Agency) – The Central Bank of Seychelles (CBS) says it is engaging with Barclays Bank Seychelles to ensure that clients have sufficient time to shift their deposits in their offshore bank accounts, following a recent decision by Barclays to discontinue its banking services for non-residents in foreign currencies…. – Continue reading

Islamic banking ‘a possible option’ for BMIO as reorganization plan is implemented

(Seychelles News Agency) – Onshore banking activities, including the possibility of introducing Sharia-compliant banking are being considered for the Seychelles-registered Bank of Muscat International Offshore (BMIO). The Al Salam Bank of Bahrain, which now owns 50 percent shares in the Seychelles-registered Bank is engaging with the Seychelles authorities on the… – Continue reading

Bank relationships: The risk of de-risking

Global banks may feel that purging their correspondent banking relationships will help them de-risk, but they should beware the unintended consequences. The Central Bank of Seychelles’ rescue of BMI Offshore Bank in November is one of the clearest examples of the impact global banks are having on smaller financial institutions… – Continue reading

BMI Offshore bank open but unable to process foreign transactions as overseas agent bank cuts ties

(Seychelles News Agency) – The Central Bank of Seychelles (CBS) says that the Bank of Muscat International Offshore (BMIO) is currently unable to process outward foreign currency transfers for its clientele. According to a statement issued by the CBS this afternoon, the bank BMIO uses as an agent abroad to… – Continue reading