Central Bank of Seychelles

Central Bank of Seychelles
Headquarters Victoria
Established 1 January 1983 (1983-01-01)
Ownership owned
Governor Caroline Abel
Central bank of Seychelles
Currency Seychellois rupee
SCR (ISO 4217)
Website www.cbs.sc

The Central Bank of Seychelles is the central bank of Seychelles. The offices of the bank are located in Victoria, the nation's capital.


In 1974, the Currency Commission of the Seychelles was formed. In 1978, the Seychelles Monetary Authority was established, which in 1983 was transformed into the Central Bank of Seychelles (CBS).

Up until 1982, the accounts of the Government of Seychelles were managed by Barclays Bank International; on 29 December 1982 that responsibility was transferred to CBS by passing the "Central Bank of Seychelles Act 1982". An amended "Central Bank of Seychelles Act 2004" provided for the autonomy of the bank within the Seychellois government structure.

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