Central Bank of Curaçao & Sint. Maarten

The Central Bank’s most important objectives are to maintain the external stability of the Netherlands Antillean guilder (NAf.) as well as to promote the efficient functioning of the financial system in the Countries of Curaçao and St. Maarten. 

To realize its objectives, the Bank, as the supervisory authority, has frequently recurred to credit control measures and/or to change the discount rate.

The main functions of the Central Bank are;


- to issue paper money in the Countries of Curaçao and St. Maarten as well as the circulation of coins.

- to supervise financial institutions including banks, insurance, and other credit institutions to promote the stability, integrity, efficiency, safety, and soundness of the financial sectors of the countries of Curaçao and Sint Maarten in general as well as to safeguard the interest of the depositors and other creditors of the banking and other credit institutions in particular.

- to manage the foreign exchange reserves of the former Netherlands Antilles

- act as the government’s treasurer by receiving and making payments from and to the public through the tax collector’s accounts at the Central Bank.



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