A Research Centre was established at the Deutsche Bundesbank in 2000 to examine a range of economic topics. The scope of the centre's research was extended in March 2005 to include banking supervision, financial stability and risk modelling.
The Bundesbank carries out surveys relating to external sector statistics and banking statistics via the reporting system. It also assumes responsibility for collecting reports relating to banking supervision.
SEPA denotes a Single Euro Payments Area, in which all payments are treated as domestic transactions. Since SEPA was launched in January 2008, no distinction has been made between domestic and cross-border payments.