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Media Release: Guideline on Payment of Dividend

25 September 2020

On 24 September 2020, the Bank of Mauritius (Bank) issued a Guideline on Payment of Dividend (Guideline) applicable, with immediate effect, to all banks and non-bank deposit taking institutions.

The Guideline sets out the regulatory and prudential requirements to be observed by banks and non-bank deposit taking institutions before declaring dividend payments or other transfers from profits in addition to those already stipulated in the Banking Act. 

The Guideline offers a forward-looking approach to the preservation of capital of banks and non-bank deposit-taking institutions. It ensures these financial institutions maintain adequate capital buffers, especially in the current stressed economic environment, to absorb any losses and preserve their financial soundness.

A copy of the Guideline can be accessed on the Bank’s website at the following link: