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Location: Central Bank of Bahrain Volume 1—Conventional Banks > Part A > High Level Standards > LR Licensing Requirements > LR-1 Requirement to Hold a License > LR-1.3 Definition of Regulated Banking Services > General Exclusions > LR-1.3.7
  • General Exclusions

    • LR-1.3.7

      A person does not carry on an activity constituting a regulated banking serviceG if the activity:

      (a) Is carried on in the course of a business which does not ordinarily constitute the carrying on of financial services;
      (b) May reasonably be regarded as a necessary part of any other services provided in the course of that business; and
      (c) Is not remunerated separately from the other services.
      Amended: October 2010
      October 2007

    • LR-1.3.8

      For example, the taking of a deposit in connection with the rental of a property would not be considered a regulated banking service, since it satisfies the criteria in Rule LR-1.3.7.

      October 2007

    • LR-1.3.9

      A person does not carry on an activity constituting a regulated banking serviceG if the person is a body corporate and carries on that activity solely with or for other bodies corporate that are members of the same group.

      October 2007

    • LR-1.3.10

      A person does not carry on an activity constituting a regulated banking serviceG if such person carries on an activity with or for another person, and they are both members of the same familyG .

      October 2007

    • LR-1.3.11

      A person does not carry on an activity constituting a regulated banking serviceG if the sole or main purpose for which the person enters into the transaction is to limit any identifiable risks arising in the conduct of his business, providing the business conducted does not itself constitute a regulated activity.

      October 2007

    • LR-1.3.12

      For example, an industrial company entering into an interest rate swap to switch floating-rate borrowings for fixed rate borrowings, in order to manage interest rate risk, would not be considered to be dealing in financial instruments as principal, and would not therefore be required to be licensed as a conventional bank.

      Amended: October 2010
      October 2007

    • LR-1.3.13

      A person does not carry on an activity constituting a regulated banking serviceG if that person enters into that transaction solely as a nominee for another person, and acts under instruction from that other person.

      October 2007

    • LR-1.3.14

      A person does not carry on an activity constituting a regulated banking serviceG if that person is a government body charged with the management of financial instrumentsG on behalf of a government or public body.

      October 2007

    • LR-1.3.15

      A person does not carry on an activity constituting a regulated banking serviceG if that person is an exempt person, as specified by Royal decree.

      October 2007

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