National inter-bank system and network

The Payments System controlled by the Central Bank deals with payment instruments such as domestic credit transfers, the direct debits of the enlarged Public Administration sector as well as the national cheques, takings and payments of the State Treasury, the takings of the State Tax department within the scope of the daily documents exchange service.

Interbank communication is guaranteed through use of thesammarinese Interbank network (RIS), to which all the banks subscribe. RIS is a telematic network guaranteed by special security systems that conform to suitable certification techniques. It allows electronic data to be exchanged amongst its users. This data exchange takes place in compliance with adequate standards of security, confidentiality, integrity, authenticity, timeliness, reliability and efficiency.

All the payment instruments are controlled in specific interbank accounts in accordance with the provisions established by the current laws. All thesammarinese banks keep specific accounts centralized with the Central Bank so as to entertain interbank relations with this latter.

Thesammarinese banking system has been using the IBAN (International Banking Account Number) standard since 2000 and all sammarines banks have their own BIC (Bank Identifier Code) assigned by Swift (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication).