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September 24, 2021

Monetary Policy Statement (September 2021)

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September 21, 2021

Payments System Graduate Trainee (2)

September 20, 2021

Youth businesses now catered for under relaunched credit guarantee schemes managed by CBE

To help improve small and medium enterprises’ access to finance and contribute to job creation, the Minister of Commerce, Industry and Trade, Hon. Manqoba Khumalo relaunched […]
August 23, 2021

Scam Alert!

Fraudulent Social Media Competition The Central Bank of Eswatini would like to warn the public about a fraudulent message that is currently doing the rounds on […]
August 18, 2021

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August 10, 2021

Old coins series recall deadline

In 2016, the Central Bank issued Legal Notice No. 147 of 2016 known as withdrawal of Currency (Coins) Notice, 2016. The Legal Notice states that all […]
August 10, 2021

Monthly Statistical Release Highlights (June /July 2021)

Gross Official Reserves stood at E8.0 billion at the end of July 2021, depicting a decline of 3.9 per cent from June 2021 and growth of […]
August 10, 2021

Old Coins Recall Deadline

The public is reminded that the deadline for exchanging the coins minted from 1974 to 2013 is 31st August 2021 and is advised to exchange the […]
August 10, 2021

CBE Ombudsman is here for you

Are you unhappy with the service or product offered by your Bank? Have you made a formal complaint with your bank and exhausted all available redress […]
August 3, 2021

Eswatini Inflation Forecasts (2021 – 2023)

Inflation forecasts have been revised upwards for 2021 and remain unchanged for the medium term. While the second quarter of 2021 came out lower than previously […]
July 30, 2021

Monthly Statistical Release Highlights (May / June 2021)

Gross Official Reserves increased by 16.1 per cent month-on- month and 20.4 per cent year-on-year to close at E8.2 billion at the end of June 2021. […]
July 30, 2021

Monetary Policy Statement (July 2021)

23 July 2021 Interest Rate The CBE maintained the interest rate at 3.75 per cent. Inflation Headline inflation increased to 3.9 per cent in June 2021 […]
July 30, 2021

Recent Economic Developments (May / June 2021)

30 July 2021 In June 2021, the Rand/Lilangeni extended its previous gains against major trading currencies; appreciated by 1.2 per cent against the US Dollar. Credit […]
July 23, 2021

Monetary Policy Statement – July 2021

July 23, 2021

Banking Sector Stability

In the backdrop of the recent and largely unexpected developments in the country, the Central Bank of Eswatini (Central Bank) wishes to acknowledge the constraints and […]
July 21, 2021

Public Statement: Elimination of Cheques in Eswatini

The Central Bank of 
Eswatini (CBE) and Eswatini Bankers’ Association (EBA) wish to notify the public of their intention to discontinue cheques as a means of […]
July 13, 2021

Monthly Statistical Release Highlights (May / June 2021)

Gross Official Reserves increased by 16.1 per cent month-on- month and 20.4 per cent year-on-year to close at E8.2 billion at the end of June 2021.  […]
June 24, 2021

General Notice

In 2019, the Central Bank of Eswatini (the Bank) undertook a review of the mortgage loan processes. This included mortgage-based funding processes, investigation of allegations of […]
June 24, 2021

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April 16, 2021

His Majesty’s 53rd birthday

The Board of Directors, Management and Staff of the Central Bank of Eswatini congratulate His Majesty King Mswati III on the special occassion on His 53rd […]
March 30, 2021

Eswatini inflation forecasts | 2021 – 2023

Inflation forecasts have been revised downwards for the short-term but remain on the upward trajectory. The downward revision is as a result of a combination of […]
March 30, 2021

E50 Embraces the Kingdom’s name change

Familiarize yourself with the reprinted E50 to increase confidence and trust in your money. The banknote will be released into circulation next month. Both the old […]
March 19, 2021

CentraTalk 3rd Edition

February 15, 2021

Introducing the Central Bank Fintech Regulatory Sandbox

As the growing demand for payment solutions and affordable financial products took off worldwide, the Central Bank of Eswatini (CBE) rode on this wave and launched […]
December 8, 2020

Frustrated by bank KYC requirements?

Don’t be! Submitting your Know Your Customer (KYC) documentation helps you ensure that no one else apart from you can access your bank or financial institution […]
December 3, 2020

CBE, ECC sign MOU to enhance collaboration

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed yesterday between the Central Bank of Eswatini and Eswatini Competition Commission (ECC) to facilitate co-ordination on competition issues within […]
November 27, 2020

Fake E200 notes circulating

Fake banknotes can look so real that one may have trouble spotting the difference between genuine and counterfeit ones, especially if you are not familiar with […]
October 7, 2020

Revocation of Farmers Bank Commercial Banking License

On the 1st of October 2020, the Central Bank of Eswatini (the Bank) in exercise of the powers bestowed upon it by Section 16 of the […]
October 2, 2020

Central bank changes over 12,300 lives during its corporate social investment week

MANZINI – CBE employees posing with children who are beneficiaries of an AMICAALL Soup Kitchen. The Bank and staff members donated 100 shoes, clothes and toys […]
September 25, 2020

CBE donates 2000 blankets to His Majesty’s Correctional Services

Underscoring the Bank’s commitment to supporting disaster relief programmes under its Corporate Social Investment Programme, the Deputy Governor, Felicia Dlamini-Kunene donated 2000 blankets to His Majesty’s […]
September 1, 2020

CentraTalk Magazine: Celebrating women in technology

Now available for download Celebrating women in technology, this special issue features our Deputy Governor, Felicia Dlamini-Kunene, who shares insight into women in leadership. The […]
June 8, 2020

Central Bank-issued Digital Currencies

Central Banks around the world have initiated discussions on the prospects for the introduction of Central Bank-issued Digital Currencies (CBDCs) to improve the efficiency and safety […]
June 1, 2020

CBE donates personal protective equipment to REPS

Keeping on with the fight against COVID-19, the Central Bank, through its CSI programme, has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Royal Eswatini Police Service. […]
May 8, 2020

Update on COVID-19 Suspected Cases

Consequent to the reported two suspected cases of COVID-19 infections on 6th May 2020 which resulted in the temporary closure of the Bank Head Office for […]
April 17, 2020

CBE contributes personal protective clothing for frontline workers

In support of the brave team of health workers and law enforcement officers in the frontline of the fight against COVID-19, the Central Bank has contributed […]
April 7, 2020

CBE donates E1.3 million towards the fight against COVID-19

The Central Bank of Eswatini, through its Corporate Social Investment programme, has donated E1.3 million towards the COVID-19 national response. The donation was received by His […]
March 26, 2020

Banking Sector Commitment on the Fight Against COVID-19

To curb the impact of COVID-19, His Majesty’s Government has declared a state of national emergency and further announced a 20 day long partial lockdown. During […]
November 30, 2019

National Cyber security awareness month – November 2019

For the month of November, the Central Bank of Eswatini joins the Ministry of ICT, ESCCOM and other partners in commemorating National Cybersecurity Awareness Month(NCSAM).The theme […]
September 13, 2019

Bringing our children into The business early

When the country was abuzz during the Eswatini International Trade Fair, chanting about Eswatini being Open for Business, the Central Bank of Eswatini joined in and […]
August 18, 2019

CentraTalk – August 2019

June 12, 2019

Review of Mortgage Loan and Mortgage-based Funding Processes

Have you been a victim of irregular practice in the repossession of your property? Do you have evidence to support this? Do the available tools to […]
June 2, 2019

General Notice

Review of the mortgage loan processes and mortgage based funding processes including investigation of allegations of irregular practices by key stakeholders in the mortgage sector with […]
April 15, 2019

Alleged Deposit of Money Belonging to Former Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi

The Central Bank of Eswatini wishes to inform the nation and the international community that it is not holding and has never held money from a […]
March 25, 2019

Press statement

Following an article that was published in the Times of Swaziland Sunday on 20 January 2019, we wish to correct the issues raised therein as follows; […]
February 28, 2019

Eswatini Economic Conference 2019

The Eswatini Economic Policy Analysis and Research Centre (ESEPARC,) the Central Bank of Eswatini (CBE) and the University of Eswatini (UNESWA) successfully held the second Eswatini […]
February 28, 2019

Towards a cyber resilient Central Bank

Cyberattacks are a serious threat to all of us. By definition, cyberattacks are criminal activities where services or application in the cyberspace are used for or […]
October 9, 2018

2018 CBE fintech challenge: you did it!

We called for the 2018 CBE FinTech Challenge proposals and your responses exceeded our expectations. Congratulations to everyone who submitted their applications. The deadline for applications […]
February 18, 2018

CentraTalk – February 2018

November 8, 2016

Initiatives for the visually impaired

While striving to fulfill its mandate, objectives and mission, the Bank found it prudent to ensure that as all Swazis strive for prosperity, the visually impaired […]
April 26, 2016

Recalling of Old Coins

The Central Bank of Swaziland wishes to remind members of the general public that the old coin series (dated 2013 backwards) of the 10c, 20c, 50c, […]
November 20, 2015

FATCA Information

What is FATCA? FATCA Information Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act was enacted in 2010 subsequent to the 2007 economic recession .It compels Financial Institutions to disclose […]
May 25, 2015

Press Statement – Public Awareness on Advance Fee Payment Scams

The Central Bank of Swaziland has noted the increasing number of cases of advance fee payment scams popularly known as 419 scams operating in the country […]
October 16, 2014

Swaziland Government Bonds Issuances

Statement on the collection and sale of 50th anniversary E5 commemorative coin It has come to our attention that there are people going around the country […]
May 26, 2014

Press Statement on Eswatini Reserves

In response to stories that were published by internationally based media such as AFP, SAPA, News 24, Sowetan, ANN7 and Cape Times, to the effect that […]
May 12, 2014

Statement at the Conclusion of the IMF’s 2014 Article IV Consultation Mission to Swaziland

A mission of the International Monetary Fund (IIMF)) led by Mr.. J iro Honda visited the Kingdom of Swaziland during April 28 ‒ May 12 , […]
December 11, 2013

Governor officially opens Corporate Skills Centre strategic planning workshop

Central Bank of Swaziland (CBS) Governor, Mr. Majozi Sithole, officially opened a strategic planning review workshop of the Corporate Skills Centre (CSC) on Wednesday, 11 December […]
June 10, 2013

Pronouncement to all investors/ members/ creditors of cesha lethu empowerment club

Pursuant to Section 8 of the Financial Institutions Act 2005 the Central Bank of Eswatini conducted an investigation on the activities of CESHA LETHU EMPOWERMENT CLUB. […]
June 10, 2013

Press Statement on New 20 cents Coins

The Central Bank of Swaziland would like to announce the release of a new version of 20 cents coins. This follows the official withdrawal of the […]
May 18, 2012

Central Bank of Swaziland Governor presents armoured personnel vehicle to the Royal Swaziland Police Service

(Mbabane) – Central Bank of Swaziland Governor, Mr. Martin Dlamini has presented an armoured vehicle to the Royal Swaziland Police (RSP) to be used by the […]
November 3, 2011

Swaziland takes over as chair of the COMESA Committee of Central Bank Governors

On 3 November 2011, the Central Bank of Swaziland took over as chairperson of the COMESA Committee of Central Bank Governors at a meeting held at […]
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