Bank of Cape Verde

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Bank of Cape Verde
Banco de Cabo Verde
Headquarters Praia, Cape Verde
Established 1975
Governor João Serra
Central bank of  Cape Verde
Currency Cape Verdean escudo
CVE (ISO 4217)

The Bank of Cape Verde (Portuguese: Banco de Cabo Verde) is Cape Verde's central bank. It is located in the national capital of Praia on Santiago in Cape Verde. Its current governor is João (António Pinto Coelho Serra) who is since 2016.[1]


The government established the Bank of Cape Verde in 1975, as a bank that combined commercial banking and central banking functions. The government created the bank by nationalizing the operations of the Portuguese colonial and overseas bank, Banco Nacional Ultramarino, which had established its first branch in Cape Verde in 1865. In 1993, the government split-off the commercial banking functions into the newly established Banco Comercial do Atlantico, which it then privatized after 1998[2]


  • Carlos Burgos, up to 2014
  • Humberto Brito, 2014[3]-May 2016
  • João Serra - current president since 2016

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  1. ^ "Organigrama" (in Portuguese). Bank of Cape Verde. Retrieved 31 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "History of the Bank of Cape Verde" (in Portuguese). Bank og Cape Verde. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 
  3. ^ Ex-ministro Humberto Brito nomeado Governador do Banco de Cabo Verde [Ex-Minister Humberto Brito Became Governor of the Bank of Cape Verde]. RDP África. 29 September 2014

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