The Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) is the central bank of the Republic of Austria and an integral part of the Eurosystem. As such, the OeNB fulfills a wide range of tasks and responsibilities, which also involves participation in international organizations and offering extensive information services to the general public. The OeNB's core business areas are:
The OeNB safeguards price stability and contributes significantly to the stability of money and credit markets. It contributes to the stability-oriented monetary policy of the Eurosystem, conducts monetary policy operations with banks and manages foreign reserve assets.
The OeNB analyzes and examines banks and contributes to the maintenance of financial stability.
The OeNB provides Austrian businesses and consumers with high-quality, secure cash.
The OeNB provides comprehensive, high-quality and timely financial statistics.
The OeNB facilitates efficient cashless payments.
Apart from fulfilling these core purposes, the OeNB aims at serving as an example and providing impetus in different spheres of society; it promotes scientific research, contributes to strengthening financial literacy, supports cultural activities and is committed to sustainability and environmental protection. The OeNB is also striving to create a family-friendly work environment for its employees and, among other things, participates in the "work and family" audit scheme.