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The balance sheets of monetary financial institutions (MFIs)

The aggregated balance sheet of the MFI sector is the sum of the harmonised balance sheets of all the MFIs resident in the euro area.

The consolidated balance sheet of the MFI sector is obtained by netting the aggregated balance sheet positions between MFIs in the euro area.

The consolidated balance sheet provides the basis for the regular analysis of euro area monetary aggregates and counterparts.

List of financial institutions

The Manual on MFI balance sheet statistics (January 2019) provides a comprehensive overview of the conceptual and methodological framework for data collection.

Euro area MFI balance sheets

National aggregated balance sheets

Legal basis

The legal basis for collecting harmonised balance sheet statistics is laid down in an ECB Regulation. On 27 January 2021 the ECB adopted a new Regulation on the balance sheet items of credit institutions and of the monetary financial institutions sector (Regulation ECB/2021/2). This Regulation came into effect on 26 June 2021, replacing Regulation ECB/2013/33. Following a comprehensive merits and costs procedure and a public consultation, the new Regulation introduces new reporting requirements which take effect from January 2022. Until that time, the statistical requirements of Regulation ECB/2013/33 continue to apply.

Guideline ECB/2014/15 , sets out the procedures to be followed by NCBs when reporting money and banking statistics information to the ECB. This will be replaced from 1 February 2022 by Guideline ECB/2021/11.

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