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Circulars are notices issued by the Bank, for the purpose of promoting sound and prudential banking practices, in line with the Banking Institutions Act of 1998, (Act No.2 of 1998) as amended. The Circulars are not published in the Government Gazette but delivered by the Bank to the Principal Officers of the banking institutions.



Circular Number Document Date of Issue
BIA 1/00 Extension of Date Submission of the Credit Risk Return and Large Exposure Return 31 May 2000
BIA 1/03 Electronic Banking 24 September 2003
BIA 1/05 Statutory Returns and Instructions, Derivatives and Interpretations 1 April 2005
BIA 1/07 Procedures for Administration of MRR in NISS 9 March 2007
BIA 1/08 Client Complaints Handling by Banking Institutions 1 September 2008
BIA 1/09 Application of Set-Off and Cash Management Schemes 23 February 2009
BIA 1/99 Year 2000 Compliance and Directives on the Management of Related Risks 10 June 1999
BIA 10/98 Procedure when Responding to the Examination Report 20 October 1998
BIA 11/98 Information Technology Year 2000 Compliance 21 October 1998
BIA 12/98 Annual Fees 30 December 1998
BIA 2/00 Clarification Relating to the Implementation of BID 12 (Compulsory Suspension of Cheque Accounts) 28 June 2000
BIA 2/02 Money Laundering 5 June 2002
BIA 2/05 Instructions, Directives and Interpretations for the Completion of the Revised Form MRR1 16 June 2005
BIA 2/07 Treatment Provisions 13 June 2007
BIA 2/08 Appointment of Executive Management at Banking Institutions 4 November 2008
BIA 2/09 Parallel-run and Other Implementation Issues 10 June 2009
BIA 2/95 Classification of Outstanding Credit to the Private Sector by Industry 22 May 1995
BIA 6/99 Reporting of Suspicious Transactions 1 December 1999
BIA 7/98 Extension of Reporting Deadline for Period 1 July to 14 July 1998 In-Terms of BID-6 3 July 1998
BIA 8/98 Interim Reporting Arrangement 30 July 1998
BIA 1/98 Minimum Reserve Requirements 17 July 1998
BIA 2/99 Preference Shares Held by Banking Institutions in Companies 22 September 1999
BIA 2/98 Information Technology Year 2000 Compliance 1 May 1998
BIA 3/00 Extension of Date of Submission of the Credit Risk Return and Large Exposure Return 22 September 2000
BIA 3/05 Explanatory Note to Directive on Minimum Reserve Requirements (BON - D 1/2005) 28 July 2005
BIA 3/07 Basel II - Implementation Update 5 July 2007
BIA 3/09 Minimum Security Standards for Banking Institutions 11 August 2009
BIA 3/98 Preference Shares Held by Banking Institutions in Companies 23 April 1998
BIA 4/07 Definition of Branches, Agencies, Specialized Units and Head Office Support Units 11 July 2007
BIA 4/98 Clarification of Issues Relating to Determinations BID-2 & BID-4 4 June 1998
BIA 4/99 Implementation of BID-10 (Independent Auditor) 17 November 1999
BIA 5/98 Application on Set-Off and Cash Management Schemes 8 June 1998
BIA 5/99 Clarification Relating to the Implementation of BID 12 (Compulsory Suspension of Cheque Accounts) 11 November 1999
BIA 6/98 Clarification Relating to Determinations on Minimum Local Assets (BID-7) 3 July 1998
BIA 1/16 Circular 1/16 – Basel III Implementation for Namibia 16 February 2016
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