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Monetary policy

Stable money is a precious public good. It protects savers and income earners from the erosion of wealth while promoting growth and employment.

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Financial and monetary system

Disruptions to the financial and monetary system can stunt economic growth, harm employment and strain government budgets.

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Banking supervision

A well functioning economy requires a stable banking system. Banking supervision is therefore responsible for monitoring credit institutions’ business activity and maintaining investor confidence.

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Euro banknotes

Cash management

Confidence in a currency is rooted in cash. In Germany, it is the Bundesbank’s task to provide an adequate supply of high-quality euro banknotes and coins at all times.

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Cashless money transfer

Payment systems

Efficient and secure payment systems are the foundation of a stable financial system.

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Additional information

What is the Bundesbank's mission?  

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Monetary policy, financial stability, banking supervision, payment systems and cash management – here you find an overview of the main tasks of the Deutsche Bundesbank.

Brochure, 8 pages

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