Laws and Regulations

The Bank of Tanzania is the integrated regulator and supervisor of Banks, financial institutions, Mortgage Finance Institutions, Finance Lease Institutions, Credit Reference Bureaus and Bureau De Change in Tanzania. Bank of Tanzania establishes rules for financial institutions, which are implemented through Regulations, Guidelines and Circulars (directions and notices). Guidelines have also been formulated to encourage best practices among banks, financial institutions and bureau de change. Combined with close supervision, these instruments help Bank of Tanzania achieve the outcome of a sound and progressive financial services sector.

Bank laws and regulation are form of government laws and regulation which subject banks to certain requirements, restrictions and guidelines, designed to create market transparency between banking institutions and the individuals and corporations with whom they conduct business, among other things (aiming to maintain the integrity of the financial system).

Bank’s mandates are derived from the documents, which have been categorized into legislation (Acts), regulations, circulars and guidelines;