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Banking regulations

The most significant legislation applicable

Here you will find the most significant legislation applicable to registered financial institutions in Namibia, as well as legislation we think could be of interest to you.


What this is

Understand what the law is

Banking Institutions Act 2 of 1998

The Act consolidates and amends the laws relating to banking institutions.

Companies Act 61 of 1973

The Act regulates companies comprehensively.

Please note that a totally new Companies Act has been promulgated but implementation thereof suspended until notification in the Government Gazette. Visit for more information.

Namibian Constitution

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Bank of Namibia Act 15 of 1997

This Act replaced the Bank of Namibia Act of 1990. The Act provides for the continuation of the Bank of Namibia as a Central Bank. It also regulates the issue of bank notes, coins and the monetary system in Namibia.