||Central Bank Of Barbados
Central Bank of Barbados announces a tightening of its monetary policy stance
through an increase in its Barbados Dollar securities reserve requirement ratio
for commercial banks licensed under Part II of the Financial Institutions Act.
The increase will require banks to now hold 15% of their domestic deposits in
stipulated securities with effect from June 15, 2017.
This is the first increase since 2007
when the ratio was lowered to 10%.
The cash reserve requirement for commercial banks remains unchanged at 5%. The reserve requirements for deposit-taking
trust and finance companies, and merchant banks also remain unchanged.
May 9, 2017