Sri Lanka issues rule for money brokers

Feb 08, 2013 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s central bank has issued new regulations covering the money broking industry requiring them to be certified, set up reporting requirements and internal policies and procedures. Money brokers provide bid and offers in money and forex markets while protecting the anonymity of their clients.

“The regulations are expected to give credence to the operations of MBs and provide confidence for financial institutions that use their broking services,” the Central Bank said.

“Similarly, it is also expected to improve the efficiency of price discovery process while facilitating maintenance of professional standards of the best business practices ensuring healthy development of the overall money market and foreign exchange market…”

The regulations will be effective from February 15, 2013.