Central Bank

Special Publication no. 15: Capital requirements and financial stability


The Central Bank of Iceland has published a report on capital requirements and financial stability. The publication contains an accessible summary of the capital requirements in effect in Iceland, in view of the global regulatory framework and its evolution in recent decades.

Minutes of the Monetary Policy Committee meeting of 17-18 May 2021


In accordance with the Monetary Policy Committee Rules of Procedure, the minutes of the Committee's most recent meeting have been published on the Bank's website. The minutes are published two weeks after the announcement of the Committee‘s decision.

Minutes of the Financial Stability Committee meeting 12-13 April


The minutes of the Financial Stability Committee meeting 12-°13 April 2021 has been published. Committee members discussed financial stability developments and prospects, the economic situation, developments in the domestic financial markets, the position of and risk in the financial system and in the operations of individual financial institutions...

Interest on Central Bank of Iceland certificate of deposit CBI2016


With reference to Article 10, Paragraph 2 of the Act on the Treatment of Króna-Denominated Assets Subject to Special Restrictions, no. 37/2016, interest rates on the certificates of deposit specified in the Act are reviewed by the Central Bank on interest payment dates. The Central Bank has decided that as of the interest payment date 2 June 2021,...

May Monetary Bulletin published


The May issue of Monetary Bulletin has been published on the Central Bank of Iceland website. The report is also issued in Icelandic under the title Peningamál.

Webcast, MPC statement, interest rate decision and Monetary Bulletin


A statement of the Central Bank of Iceland's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) and the Committee's interest rate decision was published at 08:30 hrs. today on the Central Bank website. A few minutes later, at 08:35 hrs, the Bank's quarterly Monetary Bulletin was published. Beginning at 9:30 hrs. a webcast starts where Bank officials present the inter...

Revised and updated method for publication of broad money (M3)


The Bank has now revised its calculation of M3. The changes are of two types. First, the publication and presentation of M3 have been harmonised, so that only broad money adjusted for breaks in time series due to structural changes in the financial market is published. Second, a new data series including M3 plus money market fund unit shares and de...

Survey of market expectations


Market agents expect inflation to ease in the coming term and measure 3% a year from now. Expectations two, five, and ten years ahead are unchanged and still at target. Furthermore, they expect the key rate to rise in Q3. These are findings from the latest survey of market agents’ expectations conducted by the Central Bank of Iceland over the perio...

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