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  1. 8 August 2018 International Technical Cooperation Newsletter No. 10 - July 2018 The tenth issue of the International Technical Cooperation Newsletter is now available. It is a twice-yearly publication, intended to inform readers about technical cooperation at the Bank of Italy.
  2. 23 July 2018 Carmelo Barbagallo speaks on Fintech and the future of financial services Carmelo Barbagallo, the Bank of Italy’s Director General for Financial Supervision and Regulation, spoke today on 'Fintech and the future of financial services' at the International Summer School on Banking & Capital Markets Law at the...
  3. 20 July 2018 New releases of Working papers, Occasional Papers of the Bank of Italy and Newsletter of the economic research - 20 July 2018 Today the Bank of Italy has released six new Working papers (No. 1181-1186), ten new Occasional Papers (No. 443-452) and the No. 51 of the Newsletter on the economic research in Bank of Italy.
  4. 17 July 2018 ECB publishes SSM LSI SREP Methodology On 4 July 2018 the ECB published its SSM LSI SREP Methodology to illustrate the main features of the methodology followed in the Supervisory Review and Evaluation Process (SREP) for less significant institutions (LSIs), which was developed jointly with...
  5. 12 July 2018 Economic developments in the Italian regions in 2017 Today the Bank of Italy has released Economic developments in the Italian regions in 2017, No. 22. This publication provides an overview of economic developments in the Italian regions and macro-regions in 2017. The overview emerges from a set of figures...
  6. 3 July 2018 Credit supply and demand in the macro-regions. July 2018 Today the Bank of Italy has released Credit Supply and Demand in the Italian Regions. This publication reports the main findings of the regional bank lending survey for the second half of 2017, conducted by the Bank of Italy's regional branches on a...

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June 2018 - June 2017

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Second quarter 2018 - First quarter 2018

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date: 17 August 2018


ECB interest rates

As of 16 March 2016

Main refinancing operations


Business in Italy

The Bank of Italy now publishes a list of FAQs in order to simplify and accelerate administrative procedures with regard to the authorization of new banks, new collective fund managers, new payment institutions and electronic money institutions.

Banking and financial supervision

As national supervisor, the Bank of Italy also provides services directly to the public: it handles complaints, runs the technical secretariats for the Banking and Financial Ombudsman and publishes information on individuals or companies not authorized to carry out banking or financial activities in Italy and other more general notices and communications.

FinTech Channel

FinTech is the abbreviation for Financial Technology, namely the application of technology to the delivery of financing, payment, investment and consulting services, which has become a powerful driver of innovation in the financial services market.

Lira-euro conversion

In compliance with Ruling 216/2015 of Italy’s Constitutional Court, which declared unlawful the bringing forward of the deadline for terminating the redemption of lira banknotes from 28 February 2012 to 6 December 2011 (Article 6 of Decree Law 201/2011, converted into Law 214/2011), on 22 January 2016, the Bank of Italy began lira-euro exchange operations at its branches.


The Bank's geographical organization consists of Branches located in the regional capitals and in some provincial capitals. The Branches' activities relate to the State treasury service, banking and financial supervision, banknote circulation, payment system and economic analysis and statistical surveys at the local level.

International Technical cooperation

The Bank of Italy shares its knowledge and experience with the central banks and financial authorities of the emerging countries, supplying staff training activities and technical consultancy.

Bank of Italy's Art Collection

By making its art collection available on its website the Bank of Italy offers the general public the opportunity to view and admire the most important works in its possession. The precious and varied collection has been built up over time through numerous purchases and today it covers a vast time span and many geographical areas.


  1. 21 August Statistics Italy's international reserves and foreign currency liquidity Rome
  2. 28 August Statistics Italian contribution to euro-area monetary aggregates and Summary data on Monetary Financial Institutions resident in Italy Rome
  3. 31 August Press releases €-coin indicator Rome
  4. 31 August Statistics Banks and Financial Institutions: Financing and Funding by Sector and Geographical Area - Monthly Tables Rome
  5. 3 September Statistics Ita-coin Rome
  6. 7 September Statistics Bank of Italy balance-sheet aggregates Rome
  7. 7 September Statistics Bank of Italy official reserves Rome
  8. 11 September Publications The Italian economy in brief Rome
  9. 11 September Publications Banks and Money: National Data Rome