Norges Bank

Staff Memo

What Kind of Payments Settle in a Real Time Gross Settlement System?

Mats Bay Fevolden and Lyndsie Smith
Staff Memo

Central bank settlement systems are vital for payment intermediation and have an important role in monetary policy and financial stability. Few analyses exist that explain the purpose behind the payments that are settled in these systems. In this paper we categorise payments that settle in Norges Bank's settlement system (NBO) based on their economic purpose.

Interbank lending, FX trades, and payments by households and companies were the major contributors to turnover based on value and accounted for 22, 21, and 9 percent of the turnover in NBO respectively.

Staff Memos present reports and documentation written by staff members and affiliates of Norges Bank, the central bank of Norway. Views and conclusions expressed in Staff Memos should not be taken to represent the views of Norges Bank.

ISSN 1504-2596 (online)

Published 5 October 2018 13:10
Published 5 October 2018 13:10