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  1. 24 April 2018 Public consultation of the European Central Bank on cyber resilience oversight expectations The European Central Bank (ECB) has launched a public consultation calling on financial marketinfrastructures (FMIs) and other interested parties to give their input on draft Cyber resilience oversight expectations. Cyber resilience is an important...
  2. 12 April 2018 Workshop "Supervisory activities: IT tools for data management" Banca d'Italia organizes - in the framework of the International Technical Cooperation activities - the workshop "Supervisory activities: IT tools for data management". The event will take place from 12 to 13 April in Rome. Participation is by invitation...
  3. 11 April 2018 Selection procedure for the EBA Banking Stakeholder Group - 2018 The European Banking Authority (EBA) launched a Call for Expression of Interest for membership to its Banking Stakeholder Group (BSG), as the mandate for the majority of its members will expire in October 2018. The BSG is composed of thirty members,...
  4. 9 April 2018 Note on Financial Stability and Supervision No. 12 - Do high levels of NPLs impair banks' credit allocation? The Bank of Italy released one new Note on Financial Stability and Supervision (Note No. 12). Recently, various commentators have argued that high NPL stocks can limit banks’ lending ability, impairing the monetary policy transmission...
  5. 5 April 2018 Ignazio Visco - Opening speech at the 'Conference on Financial Stability and Regulations' The Governor of the Bank of Italy, Ignazio Visco, gave a speech to open the 'Conference on Financial Stability and Regulations', held in Rome at the Carlo Azeglio Ciampi Convention Centre, and organized by the Bank of Italy in cooperation with the...
  6. 5 April 2018 29 May 2018 - Forthcoming presentation of the Bank of Italy's Annual Report On 29 May at 10.30 a.m. Governor Ignazio Visco will deliver his Concluding Remarks in the Bank's headquarters at Palazzo Koch in Rome to mark the publication of the Annual Report for 2017.

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March 2018 - March 2017

Euro area

GDP growth

Fourth quarter 2017 - Third quarter 2017

Euro area

Exchange rates

date: 26 April 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. 27 April Publications Financial Stability Report Rome
  2. 27 April Statistics Italian contribution to euro-area monetary aggregates and Summary data on Monetary Financial Institutions resident in Italy Rome
  3. 27 April Press releases €-coin indicator Rome
  4. 30 April Statistics Banks and Financial Institutions: Financing and Funding by Sector and Geographical Area - Monthly Tables Rome
  5. 30 April Statistics Other financial corporations Rome
  6. 30 April Statistics Sectoral balance sheets Rome
  7. 30 April Statistics General government operations Rome
  8. 30 April Statistics Ita-coin Rome
  9. 7 May Statistics Bank of Italy official reserves Rome