Lebanon Finance News

Dedicated to economic and business news on Lebanon, managed by the team of Lebanon Opportunities.


May 2016

Moneylenders and NGOs added to watchlist categories. Central Bank tightens noose around money launderers


The Central Bank (BDL) has added three categories of customers to the list of clients that banks and financial institutions should classify according to their risk for money laundering and terrorist financing.

BDL’s intermediate circular 421 ….
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Four banks bidding for local HSBC branches. Fransabank, BLF, BLOM, and Audi have been prequalified


Fransabank and BLF are among the banks seeking to acquire the local operations of HSBC, according to a source close to the deal.

BLOM Bank and Bank Audi are also competing for the deal. HSBC has prequalified four banks only.

The banks….
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