Central Office of the Deutsche Bundesbank
Central bank of the Federal Republic of Germany

The Deutsche Bundesbank is the independent central bank of the Federal Republic of Germany. Eurosystem monetary policy is the Bundesbank's core business area. Other core business areas include the financial and monetary system, banking supervision, cashless payments and cash operations.

Monetary policy
The euro sign in Frankfurt am Main ©Alexander Hassenstein / Getty Images

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

Financial and monetary system
Trading floor of the Frankfurt Stock Market ©Deutsche Börse AG

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

Banking supervision
Skyline Frankfurt ©Frank Rumpenhorst

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

Cash management
Euro banknotes ©Nils Thies

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.

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