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Central Bank of Bahrain Volume 2—Islamic Banks
Ad-hoc Communications
Circular - FCB Working Week
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  • Ad-hoc Communications

    • Local Tokenization Project for Local Debit Cards_24 October 2019

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    • Issuance of the Amended Module TMA -Volume 6_2 October 2019

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    • Use of Monthly Flat Rate of Interest/Profit for Credit Facilities_24 September 2019

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    • SMS on Failed ATM/Point of Sale ("POS") Transactions_24 September 2019

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    • Contactless Payment Transactions_18 August 2019

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    • Proposed Requirements on Point of Sale (POS) Infrastructure_8 August 2019

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    • Wage Protection Scheme ("WPS")_22 July 2019

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    • Unclaimed Account Balances_10 July 2019

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    • Appendix BR-23 Liquidity Coverage Ratio Report (LCR)_ 7 July 2019

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    • Local Tokenization Project for Local Debit Cards_26 June 2019

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    • Agreed Upon Procedures for Module FC_19 June 2019

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    • Practices for charging profit on credit cards_13 June 2019

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    • Account Opening, Acceptance and Deposit of funds — Clubs and Youth Centres_23 May 2019

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    • New Procedures for Opening Bank Accounts for Owner's Association_24 April 2019

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    • Issuance of the Digital Financial Advice Rules_26 March 2019

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    • e-KYC Project Implementation_7 March 2019

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    • Regulations relating to 'Crypto-Assets'_21 February 2019

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    • Brokerage Fees in Bahrain_31 January 2019

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    • Clarification regarding treatment of Fixed Deposits_20 January 2019

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    • Compliance Chapter in Module HC — High-Level Controls_15 January 2019

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    • Agreed Upon Procedures for Module FC_13 January 2019

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    • Amendment to Appendices BR-20 and BR-21 under CBB Rulebook_9 January 2019

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    • Failed ATM/POS Terminal Transactions Resulting in Un-claimed Cash Resting with Licensees_30 December 2018

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    • VAT and Financial Services_25 December 2018

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    • Disclosure of information in credit card statements_24 December 2018

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    • CBB Regulatory Policy Initiatives for the banking industry for the year 2019_18 December 2018

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    • Regulations relating to 'Open Banking'_6 December 2018

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    • Circular Card Rounding off Transactions_22 November 2018

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    • Issuance of the Leverage Ratio Requirements_4 November 2018

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    • Amazon Web Services "AWS" Cloud Session_11 October 2018

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    • Drive-Thru ATMs_16 September 2018

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    • Fees on letter certifying the receipt of capital amount for companies under formation_13 September 2018

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    • BD-USD Exchange Rate on Cards_30 August 2018

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    • Account opening and funds collected by way of donations_29 August 2018

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    • Use of Rule 78 on Early Repayment of Installment Financing Facilities_29 August 2018

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    • Liquidity Risk Management Module_16 August 2018

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    • ATM Alert_15 August 2018

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    • Interest/profit charges on credit cards_15 August 2018

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    • Amendments to Module TC for Volume 2_14 August 2018

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    • Amendments to LR Module_12 August 2018

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    • Risk Management Related Modules_5 August 2018

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    • Customer and public awareness about Islamic finance concepts and products and training of client facing employees_15 July 2018

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    • Failed ATM/POS Terminal Transactions Resulting in Un-Claimed Cash Resting with Licensees_31 May 2018

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    • Failed ATM/PoS Terminal Transactions Resulting in Un-claimed Cash Resting with Licensees_7 May 2018

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    • Amendments to the Operational Risk Management Module_29_April_2018

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    • Failed ATM/PoS Terminal Transactions Resulting in Un-claimed Cash Resting with Licensees_23 April 2018

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    • Revised Form "Prudential Information Returns for Islamic Banks" (PIRI)_3 April 2018

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    • Implementation of Wage Protection System (WPS)_15 March 2018

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    • Compliance with the CBB Rules Applicable to Controllers_6 March 2018

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    • Compliance with the CBB Rules Applicable to Controllers_28 February 2018

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    • Issuance of new Internal Audit Requirements under the High Level Controls Module (Module HC)_13 February 2018

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    • New Requirements in the Operational Risk Management Module (OM)_13 February 2018

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    • CBB Regulatory Policy Initiatives for the Banking Industry for the Year 2018_31 January 2018

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    • Failed ATM/POS Terminal Transactions Resulting in Un-claimed Cash Resting with Licensees_11 January 2018

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    • Investing in Fintech_3 December 2017

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    • Implementation of FAS 30 — Impairment, credit losses and onerous commitments_29 November 2017

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    • Wage Protection System Solution — Request for Proposal_25 September 2017

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    • Industry Feedback Open Bank Account for CUF_13 September 2017

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    • Amendments to Financial Crime Module (FC)_12 September 2017

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    • Amendments to Financial Crime Module (FC)_10 September 2017

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    • Amendments to Operational Risk Management Module_7 September 2017

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    • Amendment to the Regulatory Sandbox Framework_28 August 2017

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    • Amendments to CBB Reporting Requirements Module (BR)_28 August 2017

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    • Issuance of the new Shari'a Governance Module_9 August 2017

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    • Registration of Expatriate Staff with the Labour Market Regulatory Authority_27 July 2017

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    • Proposed Procedures for Opening bank accounts for Companies Under Formation_27 July 2017

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    • Protected Cell Companies_22 June 2017

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    • Investment Limited Partnerships_22 June 2017

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    • Trust Registration and Amendment Form_22 June 2017

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    • Country & Transfer Risks - Additional Section to Module CM_4 June 2017

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    • "Bahrain Trade" Initiative_30 May 2017

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    • Provision of data on Commodity Murabaha and Interbank Wakala_22 May 2017

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      Attachments
      Data Worksheet - Commodity Murabaha and Wakala View Document

    • Insurance Charges and Costs for Credit Facilities and Debit/Credit Cards_21 May 2017

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    • Cyber Security Forum & Expo_25 April 2017

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    • Directive Common Reporting Standards (CRS)_30 January 2017

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    • Implementation of Resolution No. (59) of 2011 — Registration of Pledges and Liens on Securities — and its amendment Resolution No. (30) of 2015_11 January 2017

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    • Onsite Inspection Process_10 January 2017

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    • CBB Regulatory Policy Initiatives for the banking industry for the year 2017_29 December 2016

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    • Guidelines for IFRS9 ECL Implementation by Banks and Financing Companies_28 December 2016

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    • Qualifications and Core Competencies for Controlled functions_14 December 2016

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    • Electronic System for Commercial Licenses launched by the Ministry of Industry Commerce & Tourism ("MOICT")_16 November 2016

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    • Newly Issued Laws — Protected Cell Companies and Investment Limited Partnerships_6 November 2016

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    • Trust Law_6 November 2016

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    • Latest Version of Prudential Information Returns (PIR & PIRI)_30 October 2016

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    • Specialized Workshop on Cyber Security in Banks & Fintech_25 October 2016

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    • Serving the Disabled Customers_5 October 2016

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    • Third Annual Information Security Conference for the Financial Sector_3 October 2016

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    • New Appointment Notification_7 September 2016

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    • Transaction Advice_31 August 2016

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    • Implementation of Bahrain Credit Reference Bureau Code of Practice and Rules_22 August 2016

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    • Transaction Advice — Corporate Customer Accounts_21 August 2016

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    • Transaction Advice_28 July 2016

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    • US Dollar Parity Rate_4 July 2016

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    • Issuance of CRB Code of Practice_9 June 2016

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    • Outsourcing of Functions Containing Customer Information_9 June 2016

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    • Cyber Security Risk Management_1 June 2016

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    • Cyber Attacks on Critical IT Systems and Infrastructure_11 May 2016

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    • SMS Transaction Advice_28 April 2016

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    • Update of Appendix CA-18 and Amendments to Module CA: Bahrain Sovereign and Government Entities Eligible for Zero Risk Weighting_1 March 2016

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    • Reminder on Submission of Eligible Accounts Report_7 January 2016

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    • Amendments to the Central Bank and Financial Institutions Law No. (64) of the year 2006_27 December 2015

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    • Paid-up Capital Bank Certificates for the Establishment of Commercial Companies_27 December 2015

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    • New Electronic System for Commercial Licenses launched by the Ministry of Industry & Commerce ("MOIC")_27 December 2015

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    • Update of Appendix CA-8: Bahrain Sovereign and Government Entities Eligible for Zero Risk Weighting_16 November 2015

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    • IFRS 9: Quantitative Impact Assessment (QIA)_15 November 2015

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    • BIBF's Securities Market Regulation Certification Programme_30 September 2015

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    • Credit Check Reports Requested by Pensioners_27 August 2015

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    • Amendment of Rule in Module CA_24 May 2015

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    • Adoption of an Electronic Establishment of Registration Certificate By the Ministry of Industry & Commerce_6 May 2015

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    • Microsoft 'End of Lifecycle & Support for Windows Server 2003'_22 April 2015

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    • ATMs — Precautions During Formula One Period_9 April 2015

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    • Women in the Financial and Banking Sector 2015_31 March 2015

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    • Submission of the Quarterly Capital Adequacy Form_26 March 2015

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    • Specialized Workshop on Stress Testing & Capital Planning_24 March 2015

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    • Women in the Financial and Banking Sector_15 March 2015

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    • Clarification of Remuneration Rule and Guidance_19 February 2015

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    • Court Actions Taken Against Customers_16 February 2015

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    • Basel Committee Consultative Document: Revisions to the Standardised Approach for Credit Risk_10 February 2015

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    • Publication of Close-Out Netting Regulation_30 December 2014

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    • Reminder on Submission of Eligible Accounts Report_25 December 2014

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    • Changes in the Current Smart ID Cards_20 November 2014

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    • Monthly Progress Reports on Implementation of Basel III — Pillar I_18 September 2014

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    • Financial Advice Programme_24 July 2014

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    • Upgrade of ATMs and application software that run on Windows XP_28 April 2014

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    • Training Course — Islamic Financing Instruments_22 April 2014

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    • Treatment of Interest or Profit in Suspense in the PIR and Published Financial Statements_17 April 2014

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    • Islamic Banks Contributions - Deposit & URIA Protection Scheme_26 March 2014

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    • Microsoft announces end of Lifecycle & Custom Support for its Windows XP operating systems_25 March 2014

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    • Private Placements of Securities Issued by or Promoted by Banks Licensed in Bahrain_24 March 2014

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      Attachments
      Private Placement Progress Report Letter for Real Estate and other Projects Under Development View PDF
      Private Placement Progress Report Letter for Private Equity purchases of existing companies View PDF

    • ATM During Formula One_17 March 2014

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    • Discriminatory Service Treatment Not Allowed_11 March 2014

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    • Questionnaire for significant IT Outsourcing_9 March 2014

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    • Compliance with AAOIFI, Accounting, Governance, Ethics and Shari'a Standards_19 February 2014

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    • Obtaining a Rating_26 December 2013

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    • Compliance with Resolution No. (16) 2012_25 December 2013

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    • Skimming Frauds at ATMs_11 December 2013

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    • Module TC Volumes 1 and 2 Amendment_9 December 2013

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    • Sound remuneration practices for Licensed Banks_26 November 2013

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      Attachments
      Glossary terms View PDF
      Module BR Remuneration Changes View PDF
      Details of Remuneration Paid App BR-14 View PDF
      Module AU Remuneration Changes View PDF
      Module HC Remuneration Changes View PDF
      Module PD Remuneration Changes View PDF
      Remuneration Top 12 App BR-15 View PDF

    • BIS Consultative Document — "Fundamental review of the trading book — second consultative document"_18 November 2013

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    • Nomination of bank's representatives to participate in the Eleventh Banking Conference (Abu Dhabi 4–5 November 2013)_6 October 2013

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    • Non-Resident Accounts_9 September 2013

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    • Deposits from Private Security Firms Operating in the Kingdom of Bahrain_5 September 2013

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    • Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)_29 August 2013

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    • Automated Teller Machines_21 August 2013

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    • Recent cases of fraud in auto finance_24 July 2013

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    • Treasury Master Agreements and IIFM Interbank Unrestricted Master Investment Wakalah Agreement_10 July 2013

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    • Promotion of and participation in educational scholarships and bursaries by licensees of the CBB_3 July 2013

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    • Suspicious Transactions Online System (STRs)_25 June 2013

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    • Extension of Bahrain Credit Reference Bureau ("BCRB") Services to Cover Corporates_13 June 2013

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    • Basel 3 Implementation Plan_12 June 2013

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    • Written Communications with the Banking Supervision Staff at the Central Bank of Bahrain — Use of Electronic Files_30 May 2013

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    • Electronic Submission of Returns and Analysis of Data (ESRAD)_20 May 2013

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    • Outsourcing of Card Business and Electronic/Internet Banking Services_19 May 2013

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    • Internet Security Measures_16 May 2013

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    • The official adoption of the GCC States Identity Card_24 March 2013

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    • Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)_19 February 2013

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    • Restricted Investment Accounts_3 January 2013

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    • Change in Due Date and Payment for CBB Annual License Fees_4 December 2012

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    • Basel 3 Proforma Reporting_27 November 2012

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    • Sale of Insurance Products_16 September 2012

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    • New Basel Committee Consultative Document: Margin requirements for non-centrally cleared derivatives_30 July 2012

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    • Secured Lending Baseline Survey for the AMF_11 July 2012

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    • Press Releases Concerning Financial Statements 5 July 2012

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    • Benefits received by Approved Persons 5 July 2012

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    • Advertisements for retail Banking Products and Services 4 July 2012

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    • Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act ("FATCA")_21 May 2012

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    • Public Disclosure of Quarterly Financial Statements — Module PD-3

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    • Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) Standards and Guidance

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      IFSB-1

      IFSB-2

      IFSB-10

      IFSB-6

      IFSB-7

      IFSB-9

    • Circular - Early Repayment Fees and Charges for Consumer and Mortgage Credit Facilities

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    • Request for Information on Disclosures related to Corporate Governance

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    • Transaction Advice and Internet Security

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    • Arrangements for Retired Customers' Financing Facilities

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    • Interest/Profit Rates, Commissions, Fees & Other Charges on Products & Services

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    • Delivery of Date Sensitive Documents at the CBB

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    • Appointment of Independent Director

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    • Appointment of Independent Director

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    • Financial Advice Programme_22 June 2011

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    • Financial Advice Programme

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    • Publication of Financial Statements

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    • Disbursement of BD1000 Grant to Bahraini Families

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    • Disbursement of BD1000 Grant to Bahraini Families

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    • BCRB's Retention of Adverse Customer Data

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    • Implementation of the Corporate Governance requirements in the High Level Controls Module (HC) and Public Disclosure Module (PD)

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    • "Basel 3" - Quantitative Impact Assessment

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    • Circular - Business Card Requirements - Islamic Banks

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    • Circular - FCB Working Week

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