JODIC's Main Features


1-    Public Policy Objectives:

Protecting depositors with banks in the banking system by insuring their deposits according to the provisions of JODIC’s Law no. (33) of the year 2000 and its amendments in order to encourage savings, enhance confidence in the banking system, and contribute to maintaining banking and financial stability in the Kingdom. 

2-    Governance Structure:

o  The Corporation enjoys a legal entity status with financial and administrative independence.

o  The Corporation is managed and supervised by a Board of Directors:

                      I.     The Governor of the Central Bank of Jordan (Chair)

                     II.     Deputy of the Governor of Central Bank of Jordan.

                   III.      The Secretary General of the Ministry of Finance.

                   IV.     The Controller of the Companies at the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

                     V.     The JODIC’s Director General.

                   VI.   Two members appointed for three years by a decision of the Council of Ministers, these two members must not be executives of any bank during the period of their membership on the Board and for the two years following the termination of their membership. 

3-    Membership:

The provisions of JODIC’s Law shall apply to Jordanian banks and branches of foreign banks operating in the Kingdom, with the exception of branches of Jordanian banks operating outside the Kingdom. 

4-    Mandates:

o   Depositors’ Reimbursement:

The insurance sum becomes payable if the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) decides to liquidate a bank according to Banking Law.

o   Liquidation:

·    The Corporation is the liquidator and the sole legal representative, of any bank whose liquidation has been decided by the CBJ.

·    The Corporation must complete liquidation proceedings within two years from the date on which the liquidation decision is issued, and it may be extended for one year. In exceptional cases and for justified reasons, this period may be extended in the same manner for additional periods.

o  Banking Supervision:

·    The JODIC may examine banks’ annual financial statements available at the CBJ.

·   Based on JODIC’s request and the CBJ’s approval, a joint inspection team comprising of employees of the Corporation and the Central Bank may be formed to review or examine the operations, records, and statements of any bank. 

5-    The Coverage Scope & Limit:

o  The Limit: The maximum amount which an eligible depositor can be reimbursed by JODIC when a bank is liquidated. The coverage limit is up to JD 50,000[1] (fifty thousand) per depositor per bank.

o  Currency: Jordanian Dinar.

o  Eligible Deposits: All  deposits Except the following :

1.   Government deposits.

2.   Interbank deposits.

3.   Cash collaterals within the limits of the value of the extended facilities guaranteed by the said collaterals. 

6-    The Corporation’s Capital:

a.   The sum of JD 1 million, which is paid by the Government, a JD 150,000 of JODIC’s capital considered as a part of the Government's contribution to the Corporation’s capital to establish the Deposit Insurance Fund for Islamic Banks.

b.   A non-refundable initiation fee of JD 100,000 is paid by any bank other than an Islamic bank. 

7-    Financial Sources:

a.   Annual premiums paid by JODIC’s member banks.

b.   The returns on the investments of the Corporation’s funds.

c.   Any financial grants given to the JODIC with the approval of the CBJ’s Board of Directors, and the Council of Ministers' approval if the grant is given by a non-Jordanian agency.

d.    Any loans obtained by the Corporation in accordance with the provisions of this Law.

e.   Any refunds received by the Corporation from liquidation processes or as a result of any of the procedures stipulated in the JODIC’s Law.

8-    Investment of the Corporation's Funds:

JODIC invests its funds in Government securities or deposits with the Central Bank by a decision of its Board of Directors. 

9-    JODIC’s Reserves Target Ratio:

The Corporation must act to build up reserves amounting to 3.0% of total eligible deposits.

[1] According to the provisions of Article 32 (d) of JODIC’s Law, the coverage limit has been increased from JD 10,000 to 50,000 effective 1st of January 2011 based on the Cabinet decision dated Dec 5, 2010.