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Reserve Bank of Vanuatu


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The Reserve Bank of Vanuatu is the Central Bank of the Republic of Vanuatu. The Central Bank of Vanuatu was created as public institution, with the Government of the Republic of Vanuatu fully owned. The Reserve Bank of Vanuatu began operations on January 1, 1981 when it took over the relevant assets and liabilities of the Institute d’Emission and eventually to the Reserve Bank.


One of the reasons for the establishment of the Central Bank of Vanuatu was to act as an advisor to the Government on banking and monetary matters. To fulfill its duties as a banker to the commercial banks, the Central Bank also closed its own Vatu account with the Banque Indosuez Vanuatu and opened Vatu accounts for commercial banks in its premises. In return, the Central Bank also provided other services, such as Advance Facilities, and acted as a ‘Lender of last resort’ to the commercial banks.

In pursuit of this, the Bank shall perform the following missions:

 •  Establish appropriate monetary conditions for price stability;
 •  Establish financial conditions and adopt policies that will ensure an adequate level of foreign exchange reserves to meet external obligations;
 •  Provide proactive and sound advice to Government;
 •  Develop an internationally reputable financial system;
 •  Inspire public confidence in the Reserve Bank;
 •  Meet the currency needs of the public;
 •  Disseminate timely and quality information;
 •  Recruit, develop and retain a professional team dedicated to the pursuit of quality practices; and
 •  Ensure sound banking practices so as to provide the protection of depositors.

With the vision to provide the conditions for Vanuatu to build a strong economy by ensuring confidence and stability in the financial system, the Reserve Bank commits itself to providing effective support functions through a sound banking and financial control system, appropriate information system and the development of competent and qualified staff.

Reserve Bank of Vanuatu HQ Location Map

Reserve Bank of Vanuatu
HQ Address: PMB 9062
Port Vila
Tel: +678 23333
Fax: +678 24231
Currency: Vatu
Banking Hours:
Monday - Friday : 8.00am - 3.00pm



List of banks governed by the Reserve Bank of Vanuatu
» ANZ Bank Vanuatu » National Bank of Vanuatu » European Bank Limited
» BRED (Vanuatu) Limited » Credit Corporation (Vanuatu) Ltd » Asia Merchant Bank Limited
» Garrison Bank Limited » Fubon Bank Limited » LMM & CIE, Banquiers Prive's Limited
» Nautilus International Bank Limited » United Investment Bank Limited » Vianka Bank Limited
» Financial Partners Bank

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