About Central Bank of Belize
The Central Bank of Belize was established on 1 January 1982.
As the institution with primary responsibility for the monetary and financial systems, the Central Bank of Belize follows its precursors, the Monetary Authority of Belize and the Board of Commissioners of Currency.
1894 – 1976 The Board of Commissioners of Currency (Currency Board) had primary responsibility for issuing local currency that was redeemed in the exchange for sterling on demand. The issuance of currency by the Currency Board depended on the sterling deposits. The money supply was determined by commercial banks and by the level of productivity in the economy as this impacted the balance of payments… Continue reading about Central Bank of Belize here