Where older records have been archived, or in the case of records relating to overseas branches of Bahraini Conventional banks, the CBB may accept that records be accessible within a reasonably short time frame (e.g. within 5 business days), instead of immediately. The CBB may also agree similar arrangements for overseas Conventional banks, as well as Bahraini Conventional banks, where elements of record retention and management have been centralised in another group company, whether inside or outside of Bahrain.

Added: January 2020