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  1. 22 September 2023 The Bank of Italy launches a mystery shopping pilot exercise The Bank of Italy will soon conduct a pilot exercise in mystery shopping. Specially trained individuals will make undercover visits to bank branches and inquire about banking products and services. The goal is to observe real interactions between...
  2. 22 September 2023 The Bank of Italy today publishes 'Assessing credit risk sensitivity to climate and energy shocks' The Bank of Italy today publishes 'Assessing credit risk sensitivity to climate and energy shocks', the new issue of the series 'Markets, infrastructures, payment systems'. We apply a novel method to estimate the impact of a change in energy expenditure...
  3. 21 September 2023 'On the road with the Bank of Italy' in Florence: speech by Luigi Federico Signorini Luigi Federico Signorini, Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Italy and President of IVASS, gave the closing speech at the event on 'The digital economy in Tuscany: the Bank of Italy's contribution', organized on 21 September in Florence as part of the...
  4. 20 September 2023 Banca d'Italia and UCL, with DLT Science Foundation, have organized the 2023 Peer-to-Peer Financial Systems Workshop - 26-27 September Banca d'Italia and the University College London (in partnership with the DLT Science Foundation) have announced a new edition of the Peer-to-Peer Financial Systems Workshop (P2PFISY), a leading academic and policy conference supported by central banks,...
  5. 20 September 2023 SSM Regulation, ten years since The Bank of Italy's Legal Service Directorate - jointly with Roma Tre University and the Paolo Ferro-Luzzi "Grandangolo" Research Centre - organises the conference "SSM Regulation, ten years since", on the tenth anniversary of the SSM regulation. The...
  6. 20 September 2023 The agreement between the Department of Public Security and the Bank of Italy for the prevention of cybercrimes has been renewed The Department of Public Security and the Bank of Italy have renewed the agreement for protecting the networks and information systems that support the essential functions for the Bank of Italy's institutional activities. This agreement, in line with the...

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Survey of Industrial and Service Firms - Year 2022

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August 2023 - August 2022

Euro area

GDP growth

Second quarter 2023 - first quarter 2023

Euro area

Exchange rates

date: 22 September 2023


ECB interest rates

from 20 September 2023

Main refinancing operations


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.


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.


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.


  1. 26-27 September Conferences Peer-to-Peer Financial Systems Workshop Rome, Bank of Italy - Centro Convegni 'Carlo Azeglio Ciampi'
  2. 27 September Statistics Italian contribution to euro-area monetary aggregates and Summary data on Monetary Financial Institutions resident in Italy Rome
  3. 27 September Appointments Non-monetary policy meeting of the ECB Governing Council Frankfurt
  4. 29 September Publications Banks and Financial Institutions: Credit Conditions and Risk by Sector and Geographical Area Rome
  5. 29 September Statistics Italy - External debt Rome
  6. 29 September Press releases €-coin Rome
  7. 29 September Statistics Italy - International investment position Rome
  8. 29 September Statistics Ita-coin Rome
  9. 29 September Statistics Banks and Financial Institutions: Financing and Funding by Sector and Geographical Area - Monthly Tables Rome