The Republic of the Union of Myanmar

Central Bank of Myanmar

Issuing Foreign Exchange Dealer Licenses

Licensing Foreign Exchange Dealer

In accordance with the Foreign Exchange Management Law, Central Bank of Myanmar, Foreign Exchange Management Department Licenses Foreign Exchange Dealer. New License will be granted for 5 years duration. One month before the expiry, the license can be renewed by applying to do so. Foreign Exchange Dealer include:

(1) Authorized Dealer License (A/D)

Authorized dealer license means a bank holding a license issued by the Central Bank to deal in foreign banking including dealing in foreign exchange operations. This kind of License has been issued to State Owned Banks, Myanma Economic Bank, Myanma Foreign Trade Bank and Myanma Investment and Commercial Bank, 20 Private Banks and 17 branches and 3 Subsidiaries of Foreign Bank. The license Fees are as follows:

Initial Fees

Renewal Fees

Fine (per month)

Fees to Expand (per branch)

Kyats - 2,000,000

Kyats - 300,000

Kyats - 50,000

Kyats - 1,000,000

(2) Money Changer License (M/C)

Money changer license holder means a foreign exchange dealer holding a license issued by the Central Bank to conduct foreign exchange operations only in cash and travellers’ cheques. This License has been issued to Commercial Banks and Non-Bank Companies in accordance with the Foreign Exchange Management Law. The license Fees are as follows:

(a)     Commercial Banks

Initial Fees

Renewal Fees

Fine (per month)

Fees to Expand (per branch)

Kyats - 500,000

Kyats - 200,000

Kyats - 50,000

Kyats - 500,000

(b)     For Non-Banks

Initial Fees

Renewal Fees

Fine (per month)

Fees to Expand (per branch)

Kyats - 1,000,000

Kyats - 200,000

Kyats - 50,000

Kyats - 500,000

MMK per USD - Date 16th September 2021

Reference Exchange Rate

1750.0

MMK Exchange rate for other currencies are available here (forex.cbm.gov.mm)

Interest Rate(%)
Central Bank Rate 7%pa
Minimum Bank Deposit Rate 5%pa

Maximum Bank Lending Rate (Secured)

Maximum Bank Lending Rate (Unsecured)

10%pa

 

14.5%pa

Economic Indicators (%)
GDP Growth Rate
2019-2020 FY
3.20 %
Annual Rate of Inflation
(February 2021)
2.61 %
Year on Year Inflation
(February 2021)
1.51 %

    Source :

    Ministry of Planning, Finance and Industry