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Strategic orientation of the MBA International Sub-Committee

On 19 May 2021, the MBA International Sub-Committee held its quarterly meeting with CEOS, Deputy CEOs, Heads of International Banking, and Relationship Managers in attendance. The main objective of this meeting was to brainstorm on the strategic focus of the Sub-Committee. Members identified the following themes as key areas of interest; namely: the future of […]
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MBA Appointed on UoM Senate

The CEO of the MBA, Mr. Daniel Essoo, has been appointed on the Senate of the University of Mauritius in May 2021. The Senate is the committee which coordinates all academic matters at the University of Mauritius. The first meeting of the Senate was held on 27 May 2021. This appointment is part of the […]
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Retirement plans

The MBA is also working with the Insurers’ Association, regulators and policy makers to rectify anomalies in relation to Retirement plans and the Portable Retirement Gratuity Fund (PRGF). Several private schemes, which provide employees with a lump sum at retirement, do not currently qualify for an exemption from the PRGF. The proposals aim to widen […]
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Committee on the Future of Banking in Mauritius

The MBA has been engaging with the Bank of Mauritius via the high-level Committee on the Future of Banking in Mauritius (CFBM), to pursue the work started in the 2018 Financial Services Blueprint report, and chart out the growth path for the Banking sector in Mauritius. The Committee is currently looking to enlist the services […]
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Quarterly Board meeting

On Monday 26 April 2021, the MBA held its first board meeting of the year was held digitally, under the chairpersonship of Mr. Alain Law Min, CEO of MCB Group. This was an opportunity to welcome newly appointed CEOs (Mr. D. Singh, S. Sharma and Grant Parsons) to the Board of MBA. The Board reviewed […]
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Meeting with Ombudsperson

On Thursday 22 April 2021, the Chairperson and CEO of MBA paid a courtesy meeting to Dr. Dan Maraye, the newly-appointed Ombudsperson for Financial Services, to discuss future collaboration. Dr. Maraye is a former Governor of the Bank of Mauritius and has a deep understanding of the banking sector. During the meeting, the MBA and […]
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Task Force on Banking Sector Resilience

The fourth meeting of the Task Force on Banking Sector Resilience by the Bank of Mauritius was held on 16 April 2021. It is chaired by the Second Deputy Governor of the Central Bank, and comprises CEOs of a number of banks and of the MBA. The task force looks at issues relating to banking […]
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Mansa platform by Afreximbank

On 12 April 2021, the MBA attended a presentation by Afreximbank on the pan-African project known as the Mansa platform. This multilateral initiative is a collection of linked up platforms with economic operator information, to facilitate the due diligence of economic operators, and facilitate cross-border interactions in the context of the African Continental Free Trade […]
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Covid-19 Vaccination Campaign

Banks are actively participating in the National Vaccination Campaign. The MBA, working in collaboration with Business Mauritius and the Economic Development Board, has coordinated a complex vaccination programme for bank staff, especially frontliners. Vaccine quotas were allocated to each bank in proportion to total Work Access Permits. More than 3,500 bank employees have been successfully […]
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Trade Financing & the Mauritius-China FTA

On 2 March 2021, the CEO of the MBA, Mr. Daniel Essoo, moderated a panel on Trade Financing and the opportunities opened up by the Mauritius-China Free Trade Agreement (FTA), at a conference organised by the Economic Development Board. The panel comprised Mr. Daniel Lam Chun, Coverage Executive, Franco-Lusophone Africa, TDB, Mr. Ahmed Parkar, CEO […]
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