Laws and
Circulars

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Basic Circulars

Decision No. Circular No. subject Date Download
12625 139 Common Reporting Standards 21-07-2017 EN AR
12309 138 The Exchange of Tax Information covered by Banking Secrecy, in line with international standards 05-08-2016 EN AR
12253 137 Dealing with the US Act of December 18, 2015 and with its implementing regulations regarding the prevention of access by Hizballah to international financial and other institutions 03-05-2016 EN AR
12174 2 Conditions of the Establishment of the persons governed by the provisions of Articles 183 and 184 of the Code of Money and Credit 21-01-2016 AR
12147 136 The Implementation of FATF Recommendation 6 concerning UN Security Council Resolutions 1267 (1999), 1988 (2011), 1989 (2011), and any related successor resolutions 22-12-2015 EN AR
12116 135 Debt Restructuring 26-10-2015 EN AR
11948 1 Requesting information from the persons governed by the provisions of Articles 183 and 184 of the Code of Money and Credit 12-02-2015 AR
11947 134 Principles of carrying out Banking and Financial Operations with Clients 12-02-2015 EN AR
11821 133 Remunerations and Bonuses granted to bank employees 06-08-2014 EN AR
11717 132 Loans and advances to the persons governed by the provisions of Par. 4 of Article 152 of the Code of Money and Credit 08-03-2014 AR
11618 131 Foreign Direct Investment-FDI 29-11-2013 EN AR
11597 130 BDL-CLEAR 06-11-2013 EN AR
11389 129 Asset Securitization 06-04-2013 EN AR
11323 128 Compliance Department 12-01-2013 EN AR
11081 127 Real Time Gross Settlement / BDL – RTGS 27-06-2012 EN AR
10965 126 The relationship between banks and financial institutions and their correspondents 05-04-2012 EN AR FR
10853 4 Capital of Money Dealers 07-12-2011 AR
10852 125 Regulations Concerning Operations on Derivatives 07-12-2011 EN AR
10439 124 Credit Transparency, Rules and Conditions 17-05-2010 EN AR
10348 0 List of Credit Cards Used in Lebanon 29-12-2009 EN AR
10227 123 Business Continuity Plan 21-08-2009 EN AR
10224 122 Rules and procedures for auditors' appointment 13-08-2009 EN AR
10185 121 Credit Risk Mitigation Techniques 26-06-2009 EN AR
10120 120 International Bank Account Number IBAN 14-04-2009 EN AR
9957 119 Assessing Banks' Capital Adequacy 21-07-2008 EN AR FR
9956 118 Boards of Directors and Boards Committees in Lebanese Banks 21-07-2008 EN AR FR
9901 117 Verification of checks and payment orders drawn on the Banque du Liban 13-05-2008 EN AR
9900 116 Special provisions on the shareholders' equity of Islamic banks 13-05-2008 AR
9794 115 Distributing the main credit portfolios 14-12-2007 EN AR
9793 114 Information requested on the management of banks and financial institutions 14-12-2007 EN AR FR
9763 113 The Monetary Reserve Requirement , Minimum Special Reserve and Required Investments of Islamic banks 09-11-2007 EN AR FR
9725 112 Corporate Governance in Islamic Banks 27-09-2007 EN AR FR
9708 111 Cash Transfers in Accordance with Hawala System 24-09-2007 EN AR
9671 110 The relationship between Lebanese banks and financial institutions and their subsidiaries abroad 16-08-2007 EN AR
9668 109 Electronic settlement system relating to credit, debit or charge cards issued in the Lebanese market and used in local Points of Sale 09-08-2007 EN AR
9641 108 Regulating the Relationship between Banks and Credit Rating Agencies 29-06-2007 EN AR
9526 107 Islamic Banks Statement 17-02-2007 EN AR FR
9382 106 Corporate Governance 26-07-2006 EN AR FR
9371 105 Accounting Treatment of Goodwill Resulting from Mergers 07-07-2006 EN AR FR
9302 104 Implementation of the Basle II Capital Adequacy Accord 01-04-2006 EN AR FR
9286 103 Requirements to practice specific functions in the banking and financial sectors 09-03-2006 EN AR FR
9208 102 Istisnah Operations carried out by Islamic Banks 10-12-2005 EN AR FR
9207 101 Bai’salam Operations carried out by Islamic Banks 10-12-2005 EN AR FR
9084 100 Mudaraba Operations Carried out by Islamic Banks 16-07-2005 EN AR FR
9042 99 Operations of "ijarah and ijarah muntahia bittamleek" that are done by the Islamic Banks 01-06-2005 EN AR FR
9041 98 Islamic Collective Investment Schemes 01-06-2005 EN AR FR
8954 97 Operations of "Musharaka" or Sharing Executed by the Islamic Banks 19-01-2005 EN AR FR
8870 96 Islamic Banking : Operations of "Murabaha" 20-10-2004 EN AR FR
8829 95 The Conditions for the Establishment of Islamic Banks in Lebanon 26-08-2004 EN AR FR
8828 94 Practice of Islamic Banking in Lebanon 26-08-2004 EN AR FR
8779 93 Microcredits 13-07-2004 EN AR FR
8341 92 Electronic Clearing House for Credit Cards and Payment Cards and Debit Cards Issued in the Lebanese Market and Used on ATM's 24-01-2003 AR
8052 91 Investments by Residents in Securities Issued by Non-Residents 13-02-2002 AR
8047 90 Regulation of The Statement of Reports about International Transactions 04-02-2002 AR
8024 89 Export and Import of Banknotes from and to Lebanon 11-01-2002 EN AR
7990 88 Deposit and Withdrawal of Amounts of Money at the BDL Cashiers 26-11-2001 EN AR
7935 87 Regulatory Rules of circ.7926 Concerning Investment of Banks in Foreign Currencies at BDL 27-09-2001 EN AR FR
7933 3 The Application of Law 347 Dated 6/8/2001 concerning the Regulation of Money Dealers 27-09-2001 EN AR
7926 86 Investment of Banks in Foreign Currencies at BDL 20-09-2001 AR
7858 85 Statistics Reports 30-06-2001 AR
7835 84 Reserve Requirements 02-06-2001 AR
7818 83 Regulations on the Control of Financial and Banking Operations for Fighting Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing 18-05-2001 EN AR
7814 82 Bank Share Issuing and Trading, Bank Bond Issuing, and Bank Ownership of Real Estate 11-05-2001 EN AR FR
7776 81 Operations relating to credit, investment, shareholding and participation 21-02-2001 EN AR
7743 80 Subsidy of Interest on Loans Extended to the Industry, Tourism and Agriculture Sectors 02-01-2001 AR
7740 78 The Liquidation of Real Estates, Shares & Participations Required, in Accordance with art.154, to Recover Outstanding or Doubtful Debts 21-12-2000 AR FR
7739 79 Conditions of the Establishment of Banks in Lebanon 21-12-2000 EN AR FR
7737 77 Internal Control and Internal Audit in Banks and Financial Institutions 15-12-2000 EN AR FR
7723 76 Banks Statement 02-12-2000 AR
7705 75 The Status of the Central Office of Credit Risk 26-10-2000 AR
7696 74 Transfer of Debts Given in Foreign Currencies to the Lebanese Currency 18-10-2000 AR
7694 73 Constitution of Provisions and Ratio of Net Liquid Shareholders Equity in Lebanese Pound 18-10-2000 AR
7693 72 Ratio of Net Liquid Assets in Foreign Currencies 18-10-2000 AR
7630 71 Balance Statement of the Debtors Clients 27-07-2000 AR
7613 70 Commissions on Transactions 30-06-2000 AR
7551 1 Documents of Establishment and Annual Reports and Different Regulations to Brokerage Firms 30-03-2000 EN AR
7548 69 Electronic Banking and Financial Operations 30-03-2000 EN AR
7547 68 Banks Wide Area Networks 30-03-2000 AR
7540 1 Conditions of the Establishment of Leasing Company in Lebanon 04-03-2000 AR
7534 67 Certificates of Deposit Issued by Banque du Liban 02-03-2000 EN AR
7493 66 Financial operations and activities in financial markets 24-12-1999 AR FR
7462 65 Investment of Banks in Real Estate 23-11-1999 AR FR
7431 64 Global Depository Receipts 29-10-1999 AR FR
7299 63 ATMs and Credit Cards 10-06-1999 AR
7274 62 Dealing with non-resident sectors 15-04-1999 EN AR FR
7271 1 Opening or Establishment of Represantative Offices in Lebanon 15-04-1999 EN AR
7253 2 The Legal Documents and Annual Reports to be Provided to BDL 15-03-1999 AR
7224 61 Issuing of Certificates of Deposit & Banking Certificates 11-02-1999 AR
7218 60 Opening of Representation Offices of Lebanese Banks Abroad 04-02-1999 EN AR
7161 59 Deposits and Placements Linked to Fiduciary Accounts 10-11-1998 AR
7159 58 Classification of Loans 10-11-1998 AR
7156 57 Lebanese Banks' Deposit, Investment and Loans at the Foreign Banks and Institutions Related to it Abroad 10-11-1998 AR
7150 56 Coded Cheques 06-11-1998 AR
7149 55 Treasury Bills Book Accounts 05-11-1998 AR
7148 54 Prohibits Buying Foreign Currencies from BDL 05-11-1998 AR
7147 53 Opening and Closing of Banks Branches 05-11-1998 AR
7144 52 Documentary Credits 30-10-1998 AR
7136 2 Conditions of the Establishment of Financial Institutions in Lebanon 22-10-1998 EN AR
7135 51 Credits Granted against Pledged Securities 22-10-1998 AR FR
7129 50 Reserves for Unspecified Banking Risks 15-10-1998 AR
7074 49 Collective Investment Schemes 05-09-1998 EN AR
7055 48 Ceiling on Banks' Credit Facilities 13-08-1998 AR
6989 47 Companies with shares in Lebanese banks, financial institutions or leasing companies 04-06-1998 AR
6988 46 Deposits in Foreign Currencies Constituted against Credits in LBP 04-06-1998 AR
6941 45 Discount Rates and Interest Rates on Loans Granted by BDL 25-03-1998 AR
6939 44 Capital Adequacy Regulatory Framework for Banks Operating in Lebanon 25-03-1998 AR
6938 43 Regulatory Capital for Calculating the Prudential Limits on Banks Operating in Lebanon 25-03-1998 AR
6911 42 Clearing Houses at Banque du Liban 26-02-1998 AR
6910 41 Banknotes and coins Unfit for Circulation 26-02-1998 AR
6908 40 Methods of Deposit and Withdrawal of Money and Drawing of Cheques on Accounts Opened with BDL 26-02-1998 AR
6905 1 Financial Statements of Money Dealers 21-02-1998 AR
6896 39 Correspondence with Banque du Liban 14-02-1998 AR
6895 38 Public Sector Deposits, Cheques, Transfers and Payments 14-02-1998 AR
6856 36 Bonds 19-12-1997 AR FR
6830 35 Subordinated Loans and Subordinated Bonds 06-12-1997 AR
6576 34 Consolidated Financial Statements 24-04-1997 AR
6574 33 Balance Sheet and Income Statement to be Published 24-04-1997 AR
6568 32 Exchange Operations at the Banks and Financial Institutions 24-04-1997 EN AR
6504 1 Financial Statements of Financial Institutions 13-03-1997 EN AR
6464 31 Brokerage Activities 28-01-1997 AR
6367 30 The Regulation of Transfer Operations to and from BDL 09-11-1996 AR
6349 29 Fiduciary Operations 24-10-1996 EN AR FR
6271 28 Classification of Agents According to their Economic Activities 23-08-1996 AR
6213 27 Brokerage Firms 28-06-1996 EN AR FR
6202 26 Issuance of Cheques 15-06-1996 AR
6180 25 Housing Loans Programs 31-05-1996 AR
6170 24 Classification of Resident and Non-Resident 17-05-1996 AR
6116 23 Financial Facilities from BDL to Banks and Financial Institutions 07-03-1996 AR
6101 22 Specialized Banks 08-02-1996 AR
6060 20 Central Office of Returned Cheques 25-11-1995 AR
5996 19 Specialized Banks 07-09-1995 AR
5803 18 Interest Rates and Inter-Bank Credit Volume 16-02-1995 AR
5258 14 Accounts Held in Foreign Currencies at BDL 17-09-1993 AR
221 1 Traveler's Cheques 03-10-1967 AR
0 37 Using Mailboxes in the Clearing House 14-02-1998 AR
0 21 Operations with BDL 23-12-1995 AR
0 17 Cheques 17-08-1994 AR
0 16 Fractions of Monetary Units 19-03-1994 AR
0 15 Determination of the Treasury Bonds Value 30-12-1993 AR
0 13 Assignment of Titles According to Article 153 of the Code of Commerce 03-07-1993 AR
0 12 Banks' Addresses 03-03-1990 AR
0 11 Auditors 27-02-1989 AR
0 10 Auditors 29-06-1988 AR
0 9 Banker's Draft 28-10-1986 AR
0 8 Clarification of Article 127 of the Code of Money and Credit 30-04-1986 AR
0 7 The Legal Documents and Annual Reports to be Provided to BDL 27-05-1982 AR
0 6 Settlement of Payments at BDL 07-04-1979 AR
0 5 Delivery of Matured Treasury Bonds Certificates 01-03-1978 AR
0 4 Auditors 09-06-1975 AR
0 3 Investment Principle 23-08-1973 AR
0 2 Annual Balance Sheet 18-10-1967 AR