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  1. 21 June 2024 Access of Western Balkan central banks to TARGET Instant Payment Settlement (TIPS) On 7 June 2024 the Governing Council approved that the Banca d'Italia, acting on behalf of the service providing Eurosystem central banks, would provide a clone of the Eurosystem TIPS platform to the central banks of Montenegro, Kosovo, North Macedonia...
  2. 21 June 2024 ESMA Survey on Crypto-assets Last November, Consob and Banca d’Italia, in cooperation with the Association of Financial Agents and Credit Brokers (OAM), conducted a preliminary survey to understand the level of interest among operators in Italy in carrying out activities that...
  3. 19 June 2024 NGFS publishes updated guidance on climate profile disclosure for central banks The Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS), the global network of central banks and supervisory authorities that promotes the sharing of experiences and best practices on climate and environmental risk management in the financial sector, has...
  4. 18 June 2024 Survey on International Tourism - 2023 The report on the survey on Italy's international tourism for 2023 is now available. The survey, which the Bank of Italy has been conducting since 1996 for the purpose of the compilation of the 'services' item of the balance of payments, collects data on...
  5. 17 June 2024 New releases of Working Papers and Occasional Papers of the Bank of Italy - 17 June 2024 Today the Bank of Italy has released four new Working papers (nn.1454-1457) and four new Occasional Papers (nn. 857-860).
  6. 13 June 2024 18th International Operational Risk Working Group (IORWG) Conference The 18th annual conference of the International Operational Risk Working Group (IORWG), co-organized by Banca d’Italia, Banco de España and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, was held in Rome at Banca d’Italia's Carlo Azeglio...

Indicators

Inflation

May 2024 - May 2023

Italy
+0.8%
Euro area
+2.6%

GDP growth

First quarter 2024 - fourth quarter 2023

Italy
+0.3%
Euro area
+0.3%

Exchange rates

date: 21 Jun 2024

USD
1.0688

ECB interest rates

From 12 June 2024

Deposit facility
3.75%
Main refinancing operations
4.25%
Marginal lending facility
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. 24-1 June Publications Survey of Industrial and Service Firms Rome
  2. 24 June Appointments Presentation of the IVASS Annual Report for 2023 Rome
  3. 25 June Publications Report on sustainable investments and climate-related risks Rome
  4. 26 June Appointments Presentation of the FIU Annual Report for 2023 Rome
  5. 26 June Appointments Governor Panetta delivers a keynote speech at the Bank of Finland's 3rd International Monetary Policy Conference Bank of Finland, Helsinki - 12,00 (CEST)
  6. 27 June Statistics Italian contribution to euro-area monetary aggregates and Summary data on Monetary Financial Institutions resident in Italy Rome
  7. 28 June Publications Banks and Financial Institutions: Financing and Funding by Sector and Geographical Area Rome
  8. 28 June Statistics Italy - External debt Rome
  9. 28 June Statistics Italy - International investment position Rome