National Bank of Serbia

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Coordinates: 44°48′13″N 20°27′53″E / 44.80361°N 20.46472°E / 44.80361; 20.46472

National Bank of Serbia
Народна банка Србије/Narodna Banka Srbije
Building of the National bank of Serbia
Building of the National bank of Serbia
Headquarters Nemanjina 17, Belgrade
Established 2 July 1884; 134 years ago (1884-07-02)
Governor Jorgovanka Tabaković
Central bank of Serbia
Currency Serbian dinar
RSD (ISO 4217)
Reserves 9.67 billion EUR (June 2017)
Bank rate 3.25%
Interest on reserves 5.00%
Website www.nbs.rs

The National Bank of Serbia (Serbian: Народна банка Србије / Narodna banka Srbije) is the central bank of Serbia. Founded in 1884,[1] the responsibilities of the bank are: monetary policy, sole issuer of Serbian banknotes and coins, protection of price stability and promotion of stability of the financial system within Serbia.[2] The bodies of the NBS are the Executive Board, the Governor and the Council of the Governor.[2] The current governor of the bank is Jorgovanka Tabaković.[3]

History[edit]

Old headquarters of the NBS, Kralja Petra 12, Belgrade

The bank was originally established on 2 July 1884 as the Privileged National Bank of the Kingdom of Serbia. It was modeled after the National Bank of Belgium, considered at the time to be at the forefront of modern banking institutions.[4] The first governor of the bank was Aleksa Spasić. Following the First World War, the bank underwent several changes as the country expanded and eventually became Yugoslavia, whilst the bank was renamed the National Bank of Yugoslavia. It wasn't until 2003 that the last remnant of Yugoslavia disappeared and the bank returned to minting Serbian currency, and its original name, the National Bank of Serbia.

Predecessors[edit]

  • Privileged National Bank of the Kingdom of Serbia (2 July 1884 - 20 January 1920)
  • National Bank of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (20 January 1920 - 3 October 1929)
  • National Bank of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia (3 October 1929 - September 1946)
  • National Bank of Yugoslavia (September 1946 - 19 July 2003)
  • National Bank of Serbia (19 July 2003 – present)

Functions[edit]

The National Bank of Serbia is independent and autonomous in carrying out its tasks laid down by the NBS Law and other laws, and is accountable for its work to the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia. The primary objective of the NBS is to achieve and maintain price stability. Without prejudice to its primary objective, the NBS also contributes to maintaining and strengthening of the stability of the financial system.[2]

The National Bank of Serbia:

  • determines and implements the monetary and foreign exchange policies
  • manages foreign exchange reserves
  • determines and implements, within its scope of authority, the activities and measures aimed at maintaining and strengthening the stability of the financial system
  • issues banknotes and coins and manages cash circulation
  • regulates, controls and promotes smooth performance of domestic and cross-border payment transactions, in accordance with law
  • issues and revokes operating licenses, carries out prudential supervision of bank operations and performs other activities in accordance with the law governing banks
  • performs other tasks within its scope of authority, in accordance with law[2]

Governors[edit]

Below is the list of the governors of the National Bank of Serbia since its re-establishment in 2003.

Management of the Bank[edit]

Current management of the bank includes:[3]

  • Jorgovanka Tabaković, Governor
  • Veselin Pješčić, Vice-Governor
  • Diana Dragutinović, Vice-Governor
  • Đorđe Jevtić, Director of the Administration for Supervision of Financial Institutions

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Bank of Serbia Archive". Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d About the NBS
  3. ^ a b Management of the Bank
  4. ^ "Tradition of Central Banking". National Bank of Serbia. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 

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