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Official Gazette

Monday, August 19, 2019
Tags: SBV
Draft circular on gold business licensing released Draft circular on gold business licensing released
The State Bank of Vietnam has publicized a draft circular that would adjust existing regulations managing gold trading, Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Vietnam Economic Times) newspaper reported.
Central bank wants to promote mobile payment Central bank wants to promote mobile payment
In Vietnam today, the term “fintech - financial technology” has become more and more popular. Particularly in the field of intermediary payment services, there has been a tremendous increase in the number of e-payments, especially mobile payments via e-wallets, over the past few years. Let’s examine the situation of the mobile payment sector as well as measures to be taken by state authorities to facilitate business operations while ensuring payment security and safety.
Stricter rules on personal realty loans Stricter rules on personal realty loans
Banks would increase the risk ratio to 150 percent, three times higher than the present level, for persons who ask for loans to meet their living needs and have an outstanding principal amount worth over VND 3 billion (USD 130,000).
Central bank puts forth tighter regulations on e-wallets Central bank puts forth tighter regulations on e-wallets
The State Bank of Vietnam has proposed stricter regulations on opening and use of e-wallets in a draft circular revising Circular 39 of 2014 on intermediary payment services, with the aim of preventing the abuse of the e-wallet business for money laundering and other illegal purposes.
Banks may assess pollution risks before granting loans Banks may assess pollution risks before granting loans
Banks will assess environmental pollution risks when granting loans to projects in some industries, according to a State Bank of Vietnam draft regulation.
Vietnam looks to develop cashless payment Vietnam looks to develop cashless payment
The State Bank of Vietnam is working to complete the legal corridor and build rational mechanisms to boost cashless payments, which helps prevent corruption, money laundering, and tax invasion.
Draft to promote non-performing loan resolution in the banking sector Draft to promote non-performing loan resolution in the banking sector
Credit institutions selling their debts for special bonds would be disallowed to pay cash dividends to their shareholders.
New directive issued to fight ‘black lending New directive issued to fight ‘black lending’
The Prime Minister has released a directive to fight loan sharks who are targeting vulnerable people.
SBV to reduce reserve requirement ratios on bank deposits SBV to reduce reserve requirement ratios on bank deposits
Credit institutions that take part in the central bank’s plan on supporting the restructuring of ailing credit institutions would be allowed to halve reserve requirements for all types of deposits.
Regulations on conversion of bank bonds into stocks drafted Regulations on conversion of bank bonds into stocks drafted
The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) is revising Circular 34 of 2013 on issuance of promissory notes, bills, deposit certificates and domestic bonds by credit institutions and foreign bank branches.

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