Urgent.. “SAMA” presents the “Banking System” project to request public consultations –

Urgent.. “SAMA” presents the “Banking System” project to request public consultations –
Urgent.. “SAMA” presents the “Banking System” project to request public consultations –
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Contact – Editorial Team:

The Central Bank announced the launch of the “Banking System” project to request public consultations, calling in this regard on the public, interested parties and specialists – in order to enhance the principle of transparency and participation – to express their views and observations on the project, through the “Istishla” platform of the National Competitiveness Center.

The bank prepared a draft system for banks based on its terms of reference stipulated in its system. In an effort to keep abreast of developments and developments in the banking sector; To ensure the continued stability and growth of the sector, stimulate investment in it, and contribute to financial stability in the Kingdom, in addition to enhancing the protection of depositors and customers.

The Central Bank indicated that the draft system comes as a result of the continuous internal assessments carried out by the Central Bank in this regard, and keeping pace with the comparative legislative developments of a number of countries that were benefited from when preparing its provisions, in addition to the recommendations issued by the relevant international organizations.

And the Central Bank indicated that it expects the new draft system to continue to organize the banking sector in a distinct manner, as is the case with the banking control system currently in force, as the most important basic elements of the draft system are to expand the definition of banking business – through a separate article due to its importance – to explicitly include The activity of granting credit, defining the objectives and scope of the system accurately, as well as expanding it to include the practice of banking business from persons outside the Kingdom to persons residing inside the Kingdom as determined by the Central Bank of Saudi Arabia, for several purposes, including customer protection.

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The basic elements

Among the most important basic elements of the project is also the strengthening of the regulatory framework of the Deposit Protection Fund, according to which the fund pays deposits to depositors according to the announced coverage limit in cases that require this, in order to protect depositors and contribute to financial stability, in addition to strengthening the regulatory framework of bank secrecy. In the Kingdom, by following the duty of confidentiality model as a general rule, with a variety of limited exceptional cases, and those cases will be precisely defined through the regulatory framework, in addition to developing a regulatory framework to regulate financial technologies in the banking sector, according to private and public texts that will cover digital banking services. , open banking services, regulatory and supervisory techniques, big data and others, and updating the framework of violations, crimes and penalties.

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He added that the views and observations on the “Banking System” project will be received within (30) days, noting that all the comments and observations will be the subject of study. In order to submit the final version of this project to the regulatory authority. The draft system can be viewed by visiting the “Istikla” platform of the National Competitiveness Center via (link).

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