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  1. 12 April 2024 Bank of Italy communication concerning the transfer of legal relationships The Bank of Italy reminds intermediaries that they need to take due account of customers' needs when planning and transferring legal relationships.
  2. 8 April 2024 Data Hub of the EU financial sector - European Commission's call for proposals The European Commission has launched a Call for Proposals to obtain indications from financial companies in the European Union about the types of data held by the supervisory authorities, useful for developing innovative products and services, testing...
  3. 2 April 2024 Economic History Working Papers No. 52 - Land Inequality and Long-Run Growth: Evidence from Italy The Economic History Working Papers No. 52 - 'Land Inequality and Long-Run Growth: Evidence from Italy', is now online. This paper explores the role of landownership distribution in shaping the Italian post-WWII long-run growth experience...
  4. 29 March 2024 €-coin turns positive in March - 2024 €-coin rose for the second consecutive month in March, to 0.15 from -0.31 in February, turning positive for the first time since the beginning of 2023. The growth in the indicator mainly reflected the positive growth in share prices and the recovery...
  5. 27 March 2024 Notes on Financial Stability and Supervision no. 38 - A cost analysis of Italian banks classified as less significant institutions (LSIs) Over the past decade, Italian banks' profitability has been strongly influenced by credit risk trends. In the current market environment, where the cost of risk still remains low, operational efficiency is one of the key drivers of variation in banks'...
  6. 26 March 2024 Webinar "The provision of payment services to the Government" Banca d'Italia organizes - in the framework of its International Technical Cooperation activities - the webinar "The provision of payment services to the Government". The event will take place on 26 and 27 March 2024. Participation is by invitation only...

Indicators

Inflation

February 2024 - February 2023

Italy
+0.8%
Euro area
+2.6%

GDP growth

Fourth quarter 2023 - third quarter 2023

Italy
+0.2%
Euro area
0.0%

Exchange rates

date: 15 April 2024

USD
1,0656
YEN
164,05

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. 17 April Publications Economic Bulletin Rome
  2. 17-19 April Appointments World Bank, IMF, G7, and G20 meetings in Washington, DC Washington, DC
  3. 18 April Publications Balance of payments and International investment position Rome
  4. 18 April Publications ECB Annual Report for 2023 Frankfurt
  5. 25 April Publications ECB Economic Bulletin Frankfurt
  6. 26 April Statistics Italian contribution to euro-area monetary aggregates and Summary data on Monetary Financial Institutions resident in Italy Rome
  7. 30 April Statistics Sectoral balance sheets Rome
  8. 30 April Statistics General government operations Rome
  9. 30 April Statistics Banks and Financial Institutions: Financing and Funding by Sector and Geographical Area - Monthly Tables Rome