The Eurosystem comprises the European Central Bank (ECB) and the national central banks o fthe Member States that have adopted the euro as a common currency.
Despite flagging some concerns, the European Central Bank says that it does not think that the rise of virtual currencies currently provides a material risk to the smooth operation of payment systems.
The ECB's President Mario Draghi unveiled the new €20 banknote today at the ECB's headquarters in Frankfurt and announced that it would enter into circulation on 25 November 2015.
The European Central Bank (ECB) has launched two tools to make its statistics more accessible.
A senior executive at Deutsche Bundesbank has warned that banks will have to spend considerable sums on upgrading their IT systems if they are to cope with insatiable regulatory appetite for new data reporting standards.
With progress towards a single euro payments area well in train, the European Central Bank has identified instant payments with immediate availability of funds as the industry's next frontier for harmonisation and cross-border collaboration.
The European Central Bank's social media unit has moved beyond parody with the launch of a new campaign that encourages citizens to take a 'selfie' of themselves holding the new EUR10 banknote.
The EUR10 banknote of the Europa series will enter into circulation on 23 September 2014. "It's essential that everyone who uses euro banknotes can continue to do so with complete confidence.
The T2S Board has confirmed that the Eurosystem is ready to start user testing as scheduled on 1 October 2014.
The European Central Bank has named four key payment systems - Target2, Euro1, Step2-T and Core(Fr) - as "systemically important", and so subject to new regulations.
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