News and opinion on the banking and finance sectors domestically and abroad. It includes national-level policy-making, the Central Bank of Iran, the stock exchange, as well as private actors in the field.

Mohammad Javad Jamali

FATF Deal against Iran’s National Security: MP

A senior Iranian lawmaker warned that an agreement between the Islamic Republic and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the policy-making body of the international financial system, threatens the country’s national security.

FATF Has Nothing to Do with JCPOA: Spokesman

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi announced that the country’s alleged deal with Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has nothing to do with the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.

Iranian Banks to Open Branches in Munich

German media say three Iranian banks plan to open branches in Munich in the near future in what is expected to help stimulate business ties between the two countries.
Central Bank of Iran (CBI)

Iranian Banks to Open Representative Offices in UK, Italy, Germany

Central Bank of Iran (CBI) has reported that Iranian banks are planning to establish their representative offices in three European countries of Britain, Italy and Germany.
Valiollah Seif

Iran Seeking Major Financial Reforms: CBI Chief

Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Chief Valiollah Seif announced plans for a comprehensive reform of the country’s financial sector, including changes in laws and regulations of the banking sector and the Central Bank.

US Has Given another $1.3 Billion of Iran’s Money: Report

US payment of $400 million of Iranian money which sparked outcry among American politicians has been followed by another transfer of $1.3 billion, media reports say.

MasterCard Dismisses Reports on Its Activity in Iran

The US-based multinational financial services corporation MasterCard has rejected the recent reports on its cooperation with Iran.

Iran to Introduce MasterCards: Minister

Iran is about to introduce credit card services processed by global payment operator MasterCard for the first time, Communications and Information Technology Minister Mahmoud Vaezi says.
Mahmoud Vaezi

Tehran Ready to Work with Baku on E-Commerce and Financial Post Services

Iran’s Minister of Communications Mahmoud Vaezi said the time is ripe for mutual cooperation between the two countries in the fields of e-commerce and financial post services.

No Hitch to Developing Iran-Pakistan Banking Relations: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says there is no obstacle in the way of the expansion of banking relations between Iran and Pakistan.

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