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  1. 22 February 2024 Multilateral Memorandum of Cooperation (MMC) sponsored by the European Central Bank to foster cooperation on non-EU banks The Bank of Italy has signed the Multilateral Memorandum of Cooperation (MMC) between the European Central Bank and the National Competent Authorities of the Member States participating in the Single Supervisory Mechanism. Specifically, it aims to make...
  2. 21 February 2024 Seminar: "Setting up, running, and transforming a communications department: a practical approach" Banca d'Italia organizes - in the framework of its International Technical Cooperation activities - the seminar "Setting up, running, and transforming a communications department: a practical approach". The event will take place in Rome from 21 to 23...
  3. 20 February 2024 Compliance with the Guidelines issued by ESMA under Reg. EU 2021/23 (framework for the recovery and resolution of central counterparties) As the competent authorities for the supervision of Italian central counterparties (CCPs), the Bank of Italy and Consob comply with the 'Guidelines on the consistent application of the triggers for the use of Early Intervention Measures (Article 18(8) of...
  4. 20 February 2024 The Bank of Italy receives the EPCO '2023 Most Sustainable Procurement' award The Bank of Italy has won first prize at the Eurosystem Procurement Coordination Office (EPCO) awards in the category '2023 Most Sustainable Procurement', which promotes cooperation in joint cross-border procurement among the national central banks of...
  5. 16 February 2024 Sustainability at shareholder meetings in France, Germany and Italy The Bank of Italy today publishes 'Sustainability at shareholder meetings in France, Germany and Italy', the new issue of the series 'Markets, infrastructures, payment systems'. This paper explores the environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG)...
  6. 13 February 2024 The ESCB and the European Commission launched a cooperation programme with African Central Banks today In the spirit of partnership and common interest, Banca d'Italia, along with the Central Banks of Belgium, France, Germany, Lithuania, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain and the European Central Bank, is making its expertise available for the pilot project...

Indicators

Inflation

January 2024 - January 2023

Italy
+0.9%
Euro area
+2.8%

GDP growth

Fourth quarter 2023 - third quarter 2023

Italy
+0.2%
Euro area
0.0%

Exchange rates

date: 23 February 2024

USD
1,0834
YEN
162,91

ECB interest rates

from 20 September 2023

Main refinancing operations
4.50%

Focus

Regulatory sandbox

The regulatory sandbox is a controlled environment where supervised entities and FinTech operators will be able to test, for a limited period of time, technologically innovative products and services in the banking, financial and insurance sectors.

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.

Licensing

The Bank of Italy, through the activity of granting an authorisation for the exercise of financial activities, carries out supervisory tasks: by allowing access to the market for intermediaries in possession of the requisites envisaged by the law, it pursues the objectives of safeguarding sound and prudent management of intermediaries, overall stability, efficiency and competitiveness of the financial system.

The Bank of Italy's online services

'Online Services for the Public' is the platform that makes it possible to access certain Bank of Italy services via your smartphone, tablet or personal computer. Use this link or go to the section 'Services for the Public' and click on 'Online Services'. You can then select the service you are interested in.

Fintech Channel

The FinTech Channel is the point of contact through which operators can dialogue easily and informally with the Bank of Italy. They can present projects in the field of financial services and of payments, based on innovative technology, or propose technological solutions designed for banks and financial intermediaries.

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.

'Economics for everyone', the Bank of Italy's Financial Education Portal, is online

Economics for everyone is the Bank of Italy's Financial Education portal. It is much easier to learn how to manage money and make financial choices.

Agenda

  1. 22-24 February Conferences Governor Panetta at the Informal meeting of economic and financial affairs ministers (ECOFIN) Ghent
  2. 26-29 February G20 1st G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors São Paulo Meeting São Paulo, Brazil
  3. 27 February Statistics Italian contribution to euro-area monetary aggregates and Summary data on Monetary Financial Institutions resident in Italy Rome
  4. 29 February Statistics Banks and Financial Institutions: Financing and Funding by Sector and Geographical Area - Monthly Tables Rome
  5. 1 March Statistics Ita-coin Rome
  6. 2 March Press releases €-coin Rome
  7. 4 March Publications Italian Housing Market Survey Rome
  8. 7 March Appointments Monetary policy meeting of the ECB Governing Council Frankfurt
  9. 7 March Statistics Bank of Italy balance-sheet aggregates Rome