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 IH&SMEFD Circular No. 08 of 2020
April 24, 2020

The Presidents/CEOs,
All Banks/Microfinance Banks/DFIs


Dear Sirs/Madam,

Secured Transactions Registry (STR) under the Financial Institutions (Secured Transactions) Act, 2016


With a view to provide for registration of charge on security/collateral offered by un-incorporated entities including sole proprietorships and partnerships and thereby enhancing their access to finance, The Financial Institutions (Secured Transactions) Act, 2016 (STA) was promulgated on July 1, 2016 (copy enclosed). The Government of Pakistan has authorized the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) to operate Secured Transactions Registry (STR) to record statements in relation to security interests created by entities under STA. SECP is going to launch the Secured Transactions Registry (STR) under the STA on April 27, 2020 for registration of security interests on movable assets of entities, other than companies.

2. In view of the above, all the banks, microfinance banks and DFIs are advised to register their security interests against movable assets of entities for future as well as prior security interests (i.e. security interests created before the operationalization of the STR as provided under section 73 of the STA) in the STR.

Encl: The Financial Institutions (Secured Transactions) Act, 2016

Yours sincerely,

(Dr. Mian Farooq Haq)


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