Email Fraud

The Central bank of Solomon Islands wishes to inform all stakeholders, organizations, financial institutions, the private sector and the general public of an email scam that is purportedly sent by the Governor of Central Bank Denton Rarawa. If you receive any email with  a Gmail address: that uses the Governor’s name, please do not open but delete it immediately.  It is a “phishing” email and you are warned against opening and/or responding to the message. For more information on the above Public Notice, please call 21791 or email to: Central Bank of Solomon Islands  ...

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Rise in ATM card theft

(Honiara 11.10.16) – The general public is warned to be very careful when using the Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) in Honiara and around the country, whenever they decide to withdraw money....

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Press Release: Moving towards electronic payments

(Honiara 05.10.16) – Moving payments towards an electronic or digital platform can transform how individuals, business and the Government interact financially.  As a national financial inclusion priority area, the Central Bank of the Solomon Islands (CBSI), is committed to working with partners to identify and digitize payment channels....

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Speech: G2P P2G Digital Finance Workshop

Remarks by Deputy Governor Mr Gane Simbe, at a workshop on Digitizing Government Payments held by Central Bank of the Solomon Islands in partnership with the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme.

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Monetary Policy Statement – September, 2016

Monetary Policy Statement – September, 2016 (Honiara 30.09.2016) – Following a Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) Board of Directors meeting on 29 September 2016, the Governor and Chairman of the Board, Mr. Denton Rarawa announced that the CBSI monetary policy stance for the next 6 months will remain accommodative. This compliments the expansionary policy of the Government which aims at growing the economy and address the development needs of the country. From this section of the site, you can download the complete Monetary Policy Statement, 2016 September. (14 pages, 739KB)  ...

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Central Bank to apply new fees & charges

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands wish to inform the general public that it will now publish current and new fees and charges for services provided as required under the Central Bank of Solomon Islands Act 2012.

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Key Statistics

(July, 2018) 2.2%
GDP (2016)
Actual (source: SINSO)
Real GDP
SBD$ 4,603m
Nominal GDP
SBD$ 8,606m
Real GDP Growth3.4%
Foreign Reserves
(September 19, 2018)SBD $4,732m
Interest Rates
(July, 2018)
Deposit Rate0.36%
Lending Rate10.84%
Money Supply
(September 19, 2018)SBD $5,120m

Exchange Rates

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