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The CBUAE played a critical role in steering the nation through the economic challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Central Bank of the UAE adopted a stimulus package worth AED 256 billion to support the UAE’s economy and financial system.

The Central Bank of the UAE is committed to providing automated licensing services to all financial institutions.

Our Vision: is to be among the top central banks globally in promoting monetary and financial stability and supporting the UAE’s competitiveness.

Our Mission: lies in enhancing monetary management, financial stability, and protecting consumers through effective supervision of Licensed Financial Institutions, prudent management of reserves, robust financial infrastructure and the adoption of digital technologies.

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CBUAE offers to sell silver commemorative coins

27 September 2022


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CBUAE achieves the Emiratisation target in the banking and insurance sectors during the first half of 2022

21 September 2022


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CBUAE Raises the Base Rate at 75 Basis Points

21 September 2022


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CBUAE Governor discusses further enhancements on payment systems consumer protection and banking sector recovery with Banks CEOs

20 September 2022


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The Central Bank of the UAE and the Saudi Central Bank sign MoU on insurance supervision

19 September 2022


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CBUAE and GCAA sign MOU on linking electronic payment systems

07 September 2022


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CBUAE imposes administrative sanctions on an exchange house operating in the UAE

31 August 2022


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Summary Report - Monetary Banking Developments - June 2022

31 August 2022


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The CBUAE Launches A New Website With Various Services

29 August 2022


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The Higher Shari’ah Authority at the CBUAE urges Islamic Financial Institutions to appoint UAE nationals as trainee members in the Internal Shari’ah supervision Committees and requires certain training and development programs for them

24 August 2022


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The Higher Shari’ah Authority at the CBUAE urges Islamic Financial Institutions to appoint UAE nationals as trainee members in the Internal Shari’ah supervision Committees and requires certain training and development programs for them

24 August 2022


Press Release

The Higher Shari’ah Authority at the CBUAE urges Islamic Financial Institutions to appoint UAE nationals as trainee members in the Internal Shari’ah supervision Committees and requires certain training and development programs for them

24 August 2022


Press Release

The Higher Shari’ah Authority at the CBUAE urges Islamic Financial Institutions to appoint UAE nationals as trainee members in the Internal Shari’ah supervision Committees and requires certain training and development programs for them

24 August 2022


Press Release

The Higher Shari’ah Authority at the CBUAE urges Islamic Financial Institutions to appoint UAE nationals as trainee members in the Internal Shari’ah supervision Committees and requires certain training and development programs for them

24 August 2022


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CBUAE launches the Advanced Certificate for Risk-Based Supervision Professionals

18 August 2022


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The CBUAE’s Financial Stability Report for 2021 emphasises the UAE’s robust financial system in supporting the UAE economy

11 August 2022


Press Release

CBUAE issues new guidance for licensed financial institutions on risks related to politically exposed persons

02 August 2022


Press Release

The CBUAE issues new instructions regarding the Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme

31 July 2022


Quarterly Reports

UAE Monetary Banking & Financial Markets Developments - Q2 2022

06 September 2022


Financial Stability Report

Financial Stability Report for the Year 2021

11 August 2022


Quarterly Reports

Quarterly Economic Review En - Q1 2022

20 July 2022


Quarterly Reports

Credit Sentiment Survey - Q2 2022

30 June 2022


Monthly Reports

UAE Monetary Survey - May, 2022

31 May 2022


Monthly Reports

UAE Monetary Survey - April, 2022

30 April 2022


Monthly Reports

UAE Monetary Survey - March, 2022

31 March 2022


Quarterly Reports

UAE Monetary, Banking & Financial Markets Developments - Q1 2022

31 March 2022


Quarterly Reports

Q1 2022 - Quarterly Economic Review En

31 March 2022


Quarterly Reports

Credit Sentiment Survey - Q1 2022

31 March 2022


Monthly Reports

UAE Monetary Survey - February, 2022

28 February 2022


Monthly Reports

UAE Monetary Survey - January 2022

31 January 2022


Quarterly Reports

UAE Monetary, Banking & Financial Markets Developments - Q4 2021

31 January 2022


Monthly Reports

UAE Monetary Survey - December, 2021

31 December 2021


Quarterly Reports

Credit Sentiment Survey - Q4 2021

31 December 2021


Quarterly Reports

Q4 2021 - Quarterly Economic Review En

31 December 2021


CBUAE Annual Reports

Central Bank Annual Report 2021

31 December 2021


Quarterly Reports

Credit Sentiment Survey - Q3 2021

30 September 2021


Core Financial Soundness Indicators (Core FSI)

Core Financial Soundness Indicators - Q2 - 2022

05 September 2022


Statistical Bulletin - Banking & Monetary Statistics

Statistical Bulletin June 2022

02 September 2022


UAE Banking Indicators - All Banks

Banking Indicators June 2022

01 September 2022


UAE Banking Indicators by Bank Type - Conventional Banks (CB) & Islamic Banks (IB)

Banking Indicators June 2022

01 September 2022


UAE Banking Indicators by Bank Type - UAE Banking Indicators (NB) & Foreign Banks (FB)

Banking Indicators June 2022

01 September 2022


UAE Banking Indicators by Emirate where Bank Head Office is Located (AD, DXB or NOE)

Banking Indicators June 2022

01 September 2022


Balance Sheet of the CBUAE - Assets

Balance Sheet June 2022

31 August 2022


Balance Sheet of the CBUAE – Liabilities & Capital

Balance Sheet June 2022

31 August 2022


CBUAE Foreign Assets

Foreign Assets June 2022

31 August 2022


UAE Monetary Aggregates

UAE Monetary Aggregates June 2022

31 August 2022


UAE Monetary Base

Monetary Base June 2022

31 August 2022


Banking Operations Statistics

Banking Operations Statistics June 2022

31 August 2022


Statistical Bulletin - Banking & Monetary Statistics

Statistical Bulletin May 2022

31 May 2022


Balance Sheet of the CBUAE - Assets

Balance Sheet May 2022

31 May 2022


Balance Sheet of the CBUAE – Liabilities & Capital

Balance Sheet May 2022

31 May 2022


CBUAE Foreign Assets

Foreign Assets May 2022

31 May 2022


UAE Monetary Aggregates

UAE Monetary Aggregates May 2022

31 May 2022


UAE Monetary Base

Monetary Base May 2022

31 May 2022

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Banks and Financial Institutions

This section provides information on foreign and domestic entities licensed by the Central Bank of the UAE that operate in the UAE.

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Insurance

The CBUAE assumed supervisory and regulatory responsibility of the insurance sector pursuant to Decretal Federal Law No. (25) of 2020, which merged the Insurance Authority into the Central Bank.

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Research and Statistics

View the latest data and reports from the CBUAE.

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Consumers

Consumers are the lifeblood of the UAE’s economy. Ensuring that their rights are protected adequately is a core CBUAE objective, and supported by the adoption of the new CBUAE law.

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Media

The latest news and announcements from the CBUAE may be found here.

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Our Operations

Regulatory Development

Regulatory Development

The Central Bank of the UAE regulates and supervises financial services companies operating in the UAE.

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Financial Stability

Financial Stability

The Financial Stability Department (FSD) helps to maintain and promote financial stability in the UAE by conducting analyses to assess the potential risks and vulnerabilities facing the country’s financial system, and by supporting CBUAE’s financial stability decision-making.

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Reserve Management

Reserve Management

Our Reserve Management department manages the UAE’s official foreign exchange reserves.

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Islamic Finance

Islamic Finance

The Islamic Finance industry is growing at an accelerated pace, exceeding USD 2.44 trillion in assets globally, and recording a growth rate of 11.4%. The Islamic Finance industry is primarily manifested in banking, insurance (Takaful) and asset management sectors.

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Anti Money Laundering (AML)

Anti Money Laundering (AML)

The CBUAE established a dedicated Department in August 2020 to handle all Anti-Money Laundering and Combatting the Financing of Terrorism matters (AML/CFT) which the Banking Supervision Department handled previously.

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FinTech & Digital Transformation

FinTech & Digital Transformation

Launched by The CBUAE in 2020, the Fintech Office aims to build a mature Fintech ecosystem in the UAE and position the UAE as the foremost Fintech hub regionally and globally.

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Risk Management

Risk Management

The Risk Management and Compliance Department is the second line of defence for the CBUAE, responsible for the management and oversight of the financial risks and non-financial risks.

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Supervision

Supervision

The key supervisory objective of the CBUAE, consistent with the BCBS Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision, is to promote the safety and soundness of licensed financial institutions, in particular those in the banking, insurance, payments and remittance sectors.

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Monetary Policy & Domestic Markets

Monetary Policy & Domestic Markets

The CBUAE is mandated to define and implement its monetary policy objectives through the formulation of the Dirham Monetary Framework. By developing and deploying related liquidity management facilities, the CBUAE is able to maintain the soundness and stability of the established monetary system in the UAE.

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Payments and Settlements

Payments and Settlements

Payment Systems are considered an important pillar in the financial market infrastructure. Accordingly, the CBUAE leads the establishment, development, operation and oversight of the payment systems in the UAE. The different services of these financial infrastructure systems are offered to participating institutes, which extend such services to their different customers.

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Enforcement

Enforcement

The Enforcement Department’s core functions are to support the strategic objectives of the CBUAE through a disciplined twofold approach: protection and deterrence.

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Currency and Coins

Currency and Coins

In 1973, the UAE Currency Board issued the nation’s first banknotes. In 1982, the CBUAE released a second issue of UAE paper currency, following the transition from the UAE Currency Board to the CBUAE, instituted by Union Law No. (10) of 1980.

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