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Bank of Lithuania: euro banknote counterfeiting decreased by more than half over the year

In 2020, the Bank of Lithuania evaluated a total of 1,333 euro counterfeits (1,172 banknotes and 161 coins) – 57% less compared to 2019, when 3,078 counterfeits were detected.

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IMF mission begins work in Lithuania

In preparation for the 2021 consultations with the Republic of Lithuania under Article IV of the Articles of Agreement of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), an IMF mission, led by Borja Gracia, will work remotely on 25-29 January.

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Nordic-Baltic countries engage the IMF to conduct an analysis of cross-border money laundering and terrorist financing risks in the region 

The eight countries of the Nordic-Baltic Constituency of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have taken the initiative to engage the IMF to conduct a regional analysis of money laundering (ML) and terrorist financing (TF) threats and...

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Podcast: Suicide rates: Why Lithuania is a notorious leader in Europe?

According to OECD, Lithuania has the highest suicide rate in Europe. What are the economic, sociological & psychological reasons for this? Tune in to the latest episode of the Bank of Lithuania's podcast with Domantas Jasiulionis, Research...

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Express your opinion in the survey on the licensing process

If you have recently applied to the Bank of Lithuania to be issued a licence, we kindly invite you to express your opinion in our survey and help us improve the licensing process.

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Introductory remarks by V. Vasiliauskas at the banking conference

Introductory remarks by Vitas Vasiliauskas, Chairman of the Board, at the Cyprus Annual Banking Conference and FinTech EXPO.

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Bank of Lithuania announces the financial market participant inspection plan for 2021

In 2021, the Financial Market Supervision Service of the Bank of Lithuania plans to carry out inspections of 35 financial market participants to assess their compliance with legislative requirements. The higher number of inspections planned this year...

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CENTROlink: record growth and new fees to promote payment services 

In 2020, the number and value of payments made through CENTROlink – the Bank of Lithuania’s payment system – doubled, while instant payments increased by more than four times. Since the beginning of this year, the Bank of Lithuania has changed the...

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Balance of payments of the Republic of Lithuania: November 2020

Today, the Bank of Lithuania published the balance of payments for November 2020, which shows that:

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Deposits of Lithuanian residents continued to grow rapidly

Balance Sheet and Interest Rates of Monetary Financial Institutions, November 2020

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International trade in services in Q3 2020

Review of the Balance of Payments services exports and imports for Q3 2020 (Joint release by the Bank of Lithuania and Statistics Lithuania)  

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With rapidly growing deposits, household investment in equity is decreasing

Lithuania’s financial accounts for Q3 2020

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Resolutions of the Board of the Bank of Lithuania

Licence of an electronic money institution issued

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Reinvestment prompted the growth of direct investment

Direct Investment In Q3 2020 (Joint Press Release by the Bank of Lithuania and Statistics Lithuania).

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Enhanced Consumer Protection in Online Shopping Payments

The Bank of Lithuania informs about enhanced consumer protection when making online card payments for goods and services as of 1 January 2021. Consumers will have to give an additional confirmation of their payment via e-banking tools, to ensure...

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