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BSD – Bahamian Dollar


The payment processing of this currency is considered to be relatively standardised.

Currency Guidelines

A clear reason / purpose of payment is recommended and consists of a full written description (in English) of the nature of payment to be provided in the remittance information. For example: providing an invoice number without guiding text is considered as insufficient and can result in errors or delays.

Example: Payment of travel expenses – invoice n° 123456789

Payments greater than BSD 10.000 require a source of funds declaration.

Payments in BSD toward the Bahamas

Besides the standard information, the full name of the beneficiary’s bank is mandatory and to be provided in the remittance information.

Payments in BSD outside the Bahamas

Standard information

Instructions, technical guidelines & more

To consult the Technical Guidelines of this currency, click here

Additional information

• Available charge options: OUR/SHA/BEN
• Central bank of Bahamas: