Following the Annual Review of Exchange Control Policies, the Central Bank of Samoa (CBS) wishes to advise of further relaxation in exchange controls effective from 1st August 2018. The changes include new and increased delegations of authority to the commercial banks and money transfer operators. The easing of exchange controls is consistent with current economic conditions and the positive outlook for Samoa’s economy and foreign reserves.Read more »
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The Central Bank of Samoa is the nation's reserve bank and, as such, it acts as a bank to the Government and the commercial banks.
We wish to inform the public and our respective stakeholders that the Money Laundering Prevention Amendment Act 2018 has been passed by Parliament, and assented to by the Head of State on Friday 22 June 2018.Read more »
The Central Bank of Samoa (CBS) has issued a directive to all financial institutions (predominantly Commercial Banks and Money Transfer Operators) to block all foreign exchange transactions related to Onecoin/ Onelife cryptocurrency promotion.Read more »