The Bank of Lithuania

Pre-sale of the commemorative coin dedicated to Žuvintas Biosphere Reserve starts on 12 May

On 19 May, the Bank of Lithuania will issue into circulation the €2 commemorative coin dedicated to Žuvintas Biosphere Reserve (UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme). The coin will be available for purchase from 12 May on the Bank of Lithuania...

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Changes to the Regulations for the Sale of Numismatic Items: more buyers will be able to acquire coins

In response to the substantial increase in the demand for Lithuanian collector and commemorative coins, the Bank of Lithuania amended the Regulations for the Sale of Numismatic Items.

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Resolutions of the Board of the Bank of Lithuania

Two electronic money institution licences issued; licence of a payment institution issued

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Survey: How to strike balance between de-risking policy and accessibility of financial services?

The Bank of Lithuania is launching a survey to assess whether the tightened anti‑money laundering measures implemented by financial institutions and de-risking tend to limit access to financial services for certain consumer groups. Based on survey...

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Insurance sector withstood the challenges of the pandemic, but it should accelerate the digitalisation of services

The insurance sector successfully withstood the challenges caused by the pandemic and operated profitably last year. The net profit earned by insurance undertakings registered in Lithuania amounted to €50 million, whereas that of insurance...

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Deposits of Lithuanian residents with credit institutions rose by almost €1 billion over the month

Balance Sheet and Interest Rates of Monetary Financial Institutions, March 2021

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Bank of Lithuania generates positive return amid challenging financial market environment

In 2020, the Bank of Lithuania earned positive return in spite of extremely low interest rates and high volatility observed in financial markets during the pandemic, and generated a total of €225 million over the three-year investment horizon....

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Lithuanian and Polish central banks issue collector coins dedicated to the Constitution of 1791

Today, commemorating the 230th anniversary of the Constitution of 1791 – the magnum opus of the Polish‑Lithuanian Commonwealth – the national banks of Lithuania and Poland issue collector coins dedicated to this historic date. This is a joint issue...

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Survey: do payment service providers investigate consumer complaints appropriately?

The Bank of Lithuania checked whether payment service providers appropriately investigate consumer complaints. The laws envisage that providers should submit to consumers a comprehensive and reasoned reply based on documents within 15 business days....

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Regarding the collector coin dedicated to the anniversary of the Constitution of the Two Nations of 1791

All collector coins allocated for sale through the e-shop were sold out in around 10 first minutes of the pre-sale. The system operated smoothly, whereas the traffic of buyers was controlled and regulated automatically.

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Pre-sale of collector coins will be renewed on 23 April, at 10:00

Pre-sale of the €20 silver collector coin dedicated to the 230th anniversary of the Constitution of 3 May and Mutual Pledge of the Commonwealth of the Two Nations at the e-shop will be renewed on 23 April, at 10:00.

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Pre-sale of the collector coin temporarily suspended

Due to IT disruptions, pre-orders of the €20 silver collector coin dedicated to the 230th anniversary of the Constitution of 3 May and Mutual Pledge of the Commonwealth of the Two Nations are suspended. 

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Balance of payments of the Republic of Lithuania: February 2021

Today, the Bank of Lithuania published the balance of payments for February 2021, which shows that:

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Bank of Lithuania allocates €16.6 million to state budget

Today, on 8 April, the Bank of Lithuania transferred €16.63 million to the state budget from its 2020 profit. This is the largest amount allocated by the central bank since 2012.

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Bank of Lithuania expert visits: what do they mean to market participants?

In supervising the domestic financial market, the Bank of Lithuania is increasingly using on-site visits as one of its supervisory measures. Such visits differ from usual inspections, as they are shorter, their subjects are specific and narrow and...

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