Cambodia: NBC Ceases to Issue New Microfinance Deposit-Taking Institutions License 

by Segolene Leffy

Published: January, 2022

On 6 December 2021, the NBC issued a Notification No. B7-021-2083 on Cessation of Granting New Microfinance Deposit-Taking Institutions License. The NBC decided to cease granting of new license for microfinance deposit-taking institutions in order to further strengthen banks and financial institutions’ capacity, inspection, financial stability and contribution to national economic development.

However, the NBC would like to encourage all investors to invest in banks and financial institutions that are currently doing business and encourage the merger of existing banks and financial institutions for the purposes of improving the quality, efficiency and affordability of financial services for companies, enterprises and the public.

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The information provided here is for information purposes only and is not intended to constitute legal advice. Legal advice should be obtained from qualified legal counsel for all specific situations.



Nearirath Sreng

Deputy Head of Cambodia Banking, Finance and Technology Practice, Senior Consultant

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