CBN Unveils Exposure Draft of Its Revised Regulatory and Supervisory Guidelines for BDC Operations in Nigeria

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February 24, 2024/CBN

Pursuant to the powers conferred under Section 56 of the Banks and Other Financial Institutions Act, 2020 (BOFIA), the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) hereby issues this draft revised Regulatory and Supervisory Guidelines for Bureau de Change (BDC) Operations in Nigeria for stakeholder comments and/or inputs.

The Guidelines significantly enhances the regulatory framework for the operations of Bureau De Change as part of ongoing reforms of the Nigerian foreign exchange market. The Guidelines revises the permissible activities, licensing requirements, corporate governance and Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) provisions for BDCs. It also sets out new record-keeping and reporting requirements, among others.

A copy of the draft guidelines may be accessed at the CBN website. Kindly forward your comments to the Director, Financial Policy and Regulation Department, Central Bank of Nigeria, Abuja with soft copies mailed to by March 4, 2024, please.

Click here to read full PDF copy of revised guidelines

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