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  1. 16 August 2019 British EMI Ipagoo LLP has entered administration Ipagoo LLP is a British electronic money institution (EMI) authorized by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the UK's financial regulatory body, to issue e-money and provide payment services. Ipagoo LLP operates in Italy under the system of mutual...
  2. 12 August 2019 Call for papers - Bank of Italy and Bocconi University second conference on "Financial Stability and Regulation" The Bank of Italy and Bocconi University - BAFFI CAREFIN are organizing the second biennial conference on 'Financial stability and Regulation'. The event will take place on March 19-20, 2020 at the headquarters of the Bank of Italy in Rome.
  3. 9 August 2019 Italian Housing Market Survey. Short-term Outlook - 2019 Q2 The Italian Housing Market Survey has been released for the second quarter of 2019. The survey looks at current trends and short-term expectations for the residential real estate market and is conducted by the Bank of Italy together with Tecnoborsa and...
  4. 31 July 2019 €-coin gains ground in July, but remains at very low levels In July €-coin rose to 0.21 (from 0.14 in June); however, as it has done since the start of 2019, it continues to signal modest growth in the euro area. The indicator benefited from the improvement in consumer confidence and the rise in new car...
  5. 29 July 2019 Notice. Improper use of the Bank of Italy name and logo A website called that improperly uses the name and logo of the Bank of Italy has been detected. The purpose of this site may have been to improperly appropriate credentials (username and password) and/or to conduct phishing campaigns...
  6. 19 July 2019 The Public Prosecutor's Office in Milan and the Bank of Italy signed a Memorandum of Understanding Milan Chief Prosecutor, Francesco Greco, and the Governor of the Bank of Italy, Ignazio Visco, signed a memorandum of understanding today designed to strengthen the reciprocal cooperation between the two entities.   The Memorandum develops and...

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July 2019 - July 2018

Euro area

GDP growth

First quarter 2019 - Second quarter 2019

Euro area

Exchange rates

date: 19 August 2019


ECB interest rates

As of 16 March 2016

Main refinancing operations


Reform of euro money market benchmarks

The reform of euro money market benchmarks aims to strengthen their integrity and representativeness, both endangered in recent years by some cases of manipulation and by a significant decrease in trade on the unsecured interbank money market.

Meet the Bank of Italy

The 'Meet the Bank of Italy' initiative is a forum for dialogue with members of the public set up to discuss the Bank of Italy’s activities, tasks and objectives, with the aim of dispelling doubts or popular misconceptions and of answering questions in an open, simple and direct way.

Information on Brexit

In view of the United Kingdom's expected withdrawal from the European Union, the Bank of Italy has set up a webpage providing information on Brexit for the public and for financial intermediaries.

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. 30 August Press releases €-coin Rome
  4. 30 August Statistics Banks and Financial Institutions: Financing and Funding by Sector and Geographical Area - Monthly Tables Rome
  5. 2 September Statistics Ita-coin Rome
  6. 6 September Statistics Bank of Italy official reserves Rome
  7. 6 September Statistics Bank of Italy balance-sheet aggregates Rome
  8. 10 September Publications Banks and Money: National Data Rome
  9. 10 September Publications The Italian economy in brief Rome