About the Bank - Who We Are

​​​​​​​​​International Economic Cooperation: Bank for International Settlements​

​​​​​The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is an international institution established on 17 May 1930 to serve as a bank for central banks (CBs) and other financial authorities worldwide.  It offers financial services exclusively to CBs and international organizations and thus, does not accept deposits from, or provide financial services to, private individuals or corporate entities.  It fosters international monetary and financial cooperation by acting as:   


  • a forum to promote discussion and inform decision-making among CBs and within the international financial and supervisory community
  • a center for economic and monetary research by contributing expertise in economic research and analysis, banking, financial innovation and regulatory and supervisory issues;
  • a prime counterparty for CBs in their financial transactions; and
  • agent or trustee in connection with international financial operations.


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Created:6/17/2020 3:20 PM   by:  Pambid Frederick D.
Modified:3/4/2021 12:17 PM   by:  Pambid Frederick D.