The National Reserve Bank of Tonga’s Board of Directors at its board meeting on the 17th December 2019, approved to maintain its current monetary policy measures. This is to encourage utilization of the excess liquidity in the banking system, through further lending in order to support economic growth and strengthen the monetary policy transmission mechanism.

The Reserve Bank celebrated its Annual Awards Night on Thursday 12th December 2019 at its Conference Centre. The Awards Night is to highlight and recognise the achievements of the staff over the year against its Corporate Plan targets. The highlighted awards were given to the Best Performing Staff of the year, staff who made the Best Progress and the Security of the Year.

The National Reserve Bank of Tonga (NRBT) in collaboration with the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), and the Pacific Islands Regional Initiatives (PIRI) is conducting a 2 days roadshow on Regulatory Sandbox commencing from 26th – 27th November 2019.

The Reserve Bank of Australia hosted Governors from South Pacific Central Banks on 19-20 November in Sydney for the 34th South Pacific Central Bank Governors’ Meeting.

Press Release a courtesy of the Reserve Bank of Australia.

The National Reserve Bank of Tonga’s Board of Directors at its board meeting on the 11th November 2019, approved to maintain its current monetary policy measures. This is to encourage utilization of the excess liquidity in the banking system, through further lending in order to support economic growth and strengthen the monetary policy transmission mechanism.

The National Reserve Bank of Tonga’s Board of Directors at its board meeting on the 28th October 2019, approved to maintain its current monetary policy measures. This is to encourage utilization of the excess liquidity in the banking system, through further lending in order to support economic growth and strengthen the monetary policy transmission mechanism.

The National Reserve Bank of Tonga Board of Directors and the Governor Sione Ngongo Kioa presented the annual dividend of the Bank for 2018/2019, a cheque of $4.2 million to the Minister for Finance, Honourable Tevita Lavemaau, on the 30th October 2019.

The National Reserve Bank of Tonga’s Board of Directors at its board meeting on the 23rd September 2019, approved to maintain its current monetary policy measures. This is to encourage utilization of the excess liquidity in the banking system, through further lending in order to support economic growth and strengthen the monetary policy transmission mechanism.

The National Reserve Bank of Tonga’s Board of Directors approved to release its Monetary Policy Statement (MPS) for February 2019. This Statement reviews Tonga’s economic growth and the Reserve Bank’s conduct of monetary policy in the six months to February 2019 and its outlook.

The National Reserve Bank of Tonga (NRBT) and the Pacific Financial Technical Assistance Centre (PFTAC) are hosting the AFSPC 17th Annual Meeting and workshop from 2nd - 6th September 2019 at the National Reserve Bank of Tonga Level 4 - Conference Centre.

The National Reserve Bank of Tonga’s Board of Directors at its board meeting on the 15th August 2019, approved to maintain its current monetary policy measures outlined below. This is to encourage the utilization of the excess liquidity in the banking system, through further lending to support economic growth and strengthen the monetary policy transmission mechanism.

The National Reserve Bank (Reserve Bank) would like to inform the general public that the Reserve Bank Board of Directors approved the revised Bank Licence Application Forms (Forms 1 - 4) to be effective on the 1st August, 2019, mainly to enhance the information required for the reviewing process of bank license applications.

The National Reserve Bank of Tonga’s Board of Directors at its board meeting on the 19th July 2019, approved to maintain its current monetary policy measures. This is to encourage utilization of the excess liquidity in the banking system, through further lending in order to support economic growth and strengthen the monetary policy transmission mechanism.

Tonga’s Serious Financial Crimes Working Group meets the APG Secretariat and Assessment Team this week for the APG Pre-Mutual Evaluation Workshop at the Reserve Bank. The workshop will focus on Tonga’s draft technical compliance, effectiveness response, risk and scoping issues and preparations for the on-site mutual evaluation of Tonga in October.

Established on 1st July 1989, the National Reserve Bank of Tonga celebrated its 30th Anniversary on Friday 12th July 2019 at the Reserve Bank's Conference Centre, with a Thanksgiving Service. Lord Ma'afu and other distinguished guests including former employees, members from the public and private sectors joined the celebration. Read below for more information.

The National Reserve Bank of Tonga’s Board of Directors at its board meeting on the 14th June 2019, approved to maintain its current monetary policy measures. This is to encourage utilisation of the excess liquidity in the banking system, through further lending in order to support economic growth and strengthen the monetary policy transmission mechanism.

The Reserve Bank wishes to advise the public that it is aware that certain retail shops throughout Tongatapu and the outer islands are providing foreign exchange services without a valid license more specifically cash conversion of foreign currency.

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