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Banking Laws

R.A. No.

R.A. 6426

04 Apr 1972

An Act Instituting A Foreign Currency Deposit System In The Philippines, and For Other Purposes

P.D. 114

29 Jan 1973

Regulating the establishment and operation of pawnshops

P.D. 129

15 Feb 1973

Governing the establishment, operation and regulation of Investment Houses

P.D. 1034

30 Sep 1976

Authorizing the establishment of an offshore banking system in the Philippines

P.D. 1035

30 Sep 1976

Expanding the Authority of Certain Depository Banks Under R.A. No. 6426 and for Other Purposes

P.D. 1246

21 Nov 1977

Further Amending Certain Provisions of Republic Act Numbered 6426, as Amended by Presidential Decree Numbered 1035

R.A. 3591, as amended


An act establishing the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC Charter)


02 Apr 1992

An Act Providing for the Creation, Organization and Operation of Rural Banks, and For Other Purposes

R.A. 7653

10 Jun 1993

The New Central Bank Act

R.A. 7721

18 May 1994

An Act liberalizing the entry and scope of operations of foreign banks in the Philippines and for other purposes

R.A. 7906

23 Feb 1995

An Act providing for the regulation of the organization and operation of Thrift Banks, and for other purposes

R.A. 8367

21 Oct 1997

Revised Non-Stock Savings and Loan Association Act of 1997

R.A. 8556

26 Feb 1998

An Act amending R.A. 5980, as amended, otherwise known as the Financing Companu Act

R.A. 8791

12 Apr 2000

General Banking Law of 2000, an act providing for the regulation of the organization and operations of banks, quasi-banks, trust entities and for other purposes

R.A. 9160

29 Sep 2001

Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2001

R.A. 9178

13 Nov 2002

An Act to promote the establishment of Barangay Micro Business Enterprises (BMBEs), providing incentives and benefits therefor, and for other purposes

R.A. 9182

18 Dec 2002

An act granting tax exemptions and fee privileges to special purpose vehicles which acquire or invest in non-performing assets, setting the regulatory framework therefore, and for other purposes

R.A. 9182

19 Mar 2003

Implementing Rules and Regulations of R.A. 9182

R.A. 9194

07 Mar 2003

An act amending Republic Act No. 9160, otherwise known as the "Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2001"

R.A. 9194

06 Aug 2003

Implementing Rules and Regulations of R.A. 9194

R.A. 9238

5 Feb 2004

An Act amending certain sections of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997, as amended, by excluding several services from the coverage of the value-added tax and re-imposing the gross receipts tax on banks and non-bank financial intermediaries performing quasi-banking functions and other non-bank financial intermediaries beginning January 01, 2004

R.A. 9294

28 Apr 2004

An Act restoring the tax exemption of OBUs and FCDUs, amending for the purpose Section 27 (D) and Section 28, Paragraphs (A) (4) and (A) (7) (b) of the National Internal Revenue Code as amended.

R.A. 9505

22 Aug 2008

An Act Establishing a Provident Personal Savings Plan, known as the Personal Equity and Retirement Account (PERA)

R.A. 9505 IRR

21 Oct 2009

Implementing Rules and Regulations of R.A. 9505

R.A. 10000

23 Feb 2010

An Act Providing for an Agriculture and Agrarian Reform Credit and Financing System Through Banking Institutions

R.A. 10000 IRR

14 Jul 2011

Implementing Rules and Regulations of R.A. 10000

FAQ on BSP Circ. 736


Mandatory Agri-Agra Credit Under RA No. 10000

FAQ on BSP Circ. 730


True and Transparent Loan Pricing and Disclosure

R.A. 10167

18 Jun 2012

An Act to Further Strengthen the Anti-Money Laundering Law, Amending for the Purpose Sections 10 and 11 of Republic Act No. 9160, Otherwise Known as the "Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2001", as Amended, and for Other Purposes

R.A. 10168

18 Jun 2012

An Act Defining the Crime of Financing of Terrorism, Providing Penalties Therefor and for Other Purposes



Frequently Asked Questions on M-2012-034 dated 13 July 2012 on the prohibition against non-residents from investing in the Special Deposit Account (SDA) facility of the BSP

R.A. 10574

24 May 2013

An Act Allowing the Infusion of Foreign Equity in the Capital of Rural Banks

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