Press Statements

June 21, 2022
Fake News Alert
April 13, 2022
Public Statement – Re: 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
 […]
April 13, 2022
Statement 
On
 The 
Appointment
 Of Liquidators 
‐
 Swaziland 
Women
 Economic 
Empowerment 
Trust
The 
Central Bank
 of
 Eswatini
 wishes 
to 
notify 
members 
of 
the
 public 
and
 various 
stakeholders 
of 
the 
appointment 
of 
the 
Sakimo 
Group (Pty) Ltd
 as
 Liquidators
 […]
November 24, 2021
Joint Statement On Sweet Investigation Findings
Further to the joint statement issued by the Central Bank and FSRA (Regulators) on or about 11 October 2021, on the investigations and engagements with appropriate […]
October 11, 2021
Joint Statement By The Central Bank Of Eswatini And Financial Services Regulatory Authority
Together with the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA), the Central Bank carried out an relating to the Swaziland Women Economic Empowerment Trust(SWEET) and SWEET Micro Finance […]
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 […]
July 6, 2020
Request For Purchase Under The Rapid Financing Instrument
July 6, 2020
Joint Public Statement Issued By The Central Bank Of Eswatini, Financial Services Regulatory Authority And The Royal Eswatini Police Services Regarding Pyramid Schemes
The Central Bank of Eswatini(CBE), Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) and Royal Eswatini Police Services (REPS) have noted with concern the increasing trend of individuals participating […]
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 […]
May 6, 2020
Temporary Closure Of Access To CBE Head Office, Mbabane
On Tuesday, 5th May 2020 in the late afternoon, two cases of suspected COVID-19 infections were identified at the Mbabane Head Office. The concerned individuals have […]
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; […]
November 21, 2018
Financial Innovation Conference Press Statement
The Central Bank of Eswatini in collaboration with the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA), Eswatini Communication Commission (ESCCOM) and the Centre for Financial Inclusion (CFI) will […]
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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