Press Statements

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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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; […]
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 , […]
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 […]
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