Depositary of the State’s financial resources

The Central Bank has the role of depository of the available financial assets of the State and of any other Public Entities and Autonomous Authority within the Extended Public Sector of the Republic.

On such amounts, the Central Bank pays the remunerations agreed upon with the State Congress. The resources deposited by the PA, together with the assets of the Bank and the other funds collected (mainly from interbank funding) are invested on the capital markets with a view of optimising returns in line with specific diversification and risk reduction criteria.