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Location: Central Bank of Bahrain Volume 5—Specialised Licensees > Specific Modules (By Type of Licensee) > Type 1: Money Changers Licensees > Part A > High Level Standards > GR Money Changers General Requirements Module > GR-A Introduction > GR-A.2 Module History
  • GR-A.2 Module History

    • Evolution of Module

      • GR-A.2.1

        This Module was first issued in October 2010 by the CBB. Any material changes that have subsequently been made to this Module are annotated with the calendar quarter date in which the change was made: Chapter UG-3 provides further details on Rulebook maintenance and version control.

      • GR-A.2.2

        A list of recent changes made to this Module is detailed in the table below:

        Module Ref. Change Date Description of Changes
        GR-A.1.2 01/2011 Clarified legal basis.
        GR-2.1.1 01/2011 Clarified Rule regarding money in transfer.
        GR-7.1.2 01/2011 Clarified Guidance.
        GR-5.3.1A 04/2011 New Rule added for suitability of controllers.
        GR-9.1 07/2011 Several amendments made to be in line with other Volumes of the CBB Rulebook.
        GR-5.3.1 04/2012 Amended to be in line with other Volumes of the CBB Rulebook.
        GR-6 04/2012 Clarified language on cessation of business to be in line with other Volumes of the CBB Rulebook.
        GR-11.1 and GR-11.1.1A 01/2013 Clarified Rules and added Guidance dealing with credit facilities extended to related parties.
        GR-1.1.3 04/2013 Corrected reference to 'transaction' records.
        GR-7.1.4 10/2014 Added due date for Insurance Coverage Form
        GR-6.1.11 10/2016 Added an additional requirement for cessation of business to be consistent with other Volumes of the CBB Rulebook.
        GR-5.1.4 01/2017 Consistency of notification timeline rule on controllers with other Volumes of the CBB Rulebook.
        GR-1.2.1 07/2017 Amended paragraph according to the Legislative Decree No. (28) of 2002.
        GR-1.2.2 07/2017 Deleted paragraph.
        GR-4.1.3 10/2017 Added additional requirements to submit when requesting no-objection letter for proposed dividends.
        GR-1.1.1 10/2018 Amended Paragraph to be consistent with other Volumes.
        GR-5.1.1A 04/2019 Added a new Paragraph on exposure to controllers.
        GR-5.1.1B 04/2019 Added a new Paragraph on exposure to controllers.

    • Superseded Requirements

      • GR-A.2.3

        This Module supersedes the following provisions contained in circulars or other regulatory instruments:

        Circular Ref. Subject
        BS/07/2004 Record-keeping requirements.
        BC/24/1999 Accounts of Money Changers.
        BS/08/2004 Controllers of, and holdings and transfers of significant ownership or controlling interests in, Agency licensees
        OD/080/2007 Directives on Measures to Detect Counterfeit Currency
        FIS/C/001/2005 Security Measures for Money Changers
        ODG/118/2004 Review of Security Measures
        BC/6/99 Requirement of Bank Guarantee
        October 2010

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