Financial oversight

The National Bank guarantees the day-to-day stability of the financial system. It therefore protects you and other savers, insurance policy-holders and investors. The Bank checks whether financial institutions are sound and are not taking any excessive risks. It makes sure that they have sufficient reserves to absorb economic shocks and that their directors have the required skills and integrity.

The Belgian central bank does not just inspect financial institutions individually, but it also watches over the sound functioning of the entire financial system as a whole. So, you can rest assured that your money is in good hands when you entrust it with financial establishments in Belgium. Last but not least, the Bank also supervises payment institutions, which enables you to have secure digital systems through which to make your payments.