GlossaryThis glossary offers definitions of technical terms commonly used in the BIS Quarterly review.
central bankFinancial institution that exercises control over key aspects of the financial system. Central banks include the following entities: national central banks, central banks of a currency union, currency boards and government-affiliated agencies that are a separate institutional unit and primarily perform central bank activities. In the LBS, the BIS is classified as a central bank. See also "official monetary authority"