Oversight of payment systems

The primary objective of oversight performed by NBP is to ensure efficient and safe functioning of payment system, as well as compliance of overseen systems’ rules with the provisions of law in order to ensure their smooth operating and thereby to reduce the systemic risk existing in these systems.

These tasks are strictly related to NBP’ core responsibilities:

  • maintaining the stability of the national financial system,
  • maintaining public confidence in the national currency,
  • protection and ensuring the transmission channels for monetary policy transmission.
Oversight of the payment system focuses on the functioning of payment system, securities clearing systems and securities settlement systems and provision of the acquiring service by national payment institutions. NBP’s role in the conduct of oversight entails assessing applications submitted by entities which intend to operate within the above scope, collecting information regarding the current operations from entities which it oversees, assessing these operations and the performance of tasks with a view to introducing amendments necessary for the functioning of the aforementioned systems and provision of the acquiring service.

NBP interest rates

Reference rate 1.50
Lombard rate 2.50
Deposit rate 0.50
Rediscount rate 1.75

Exchange rates

Table of 2017-10-16
1 EUR4.2449
1 USD3.6004
1 CHF3.6914
1 GBP4.7889
100 JPY3.2196

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Narodowy Bank Polski
Świętokrzyska 11/21
00-919 Warszawa

+48 22 185 10 00
e-mail: listy@nbp.pl
NIP: 525-000-81-98
REGON: 000002223
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