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Central Bank of Tunisia


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The Central Bank of Tunisia (French: Banque Centrale de Tunisie, BCT) is the central bank of Tunisia. The bank is located in Tunis. The Central Bank of Tunisia therefore has to ensure that fiscal developments are consistent with monetary developments.


The Central Bank exerts, on the State's behalf, the exclusive privilege of issuing on the territory of the Republic bearer banknotes and metal coins which are the only legal tender in the country. The Central Bank of Tunisia (BCT) was entitled to ask claim collection companies to provide it with any statistic and information that the BCT considers relevant to know about the credit evolution and the economic situation, and the same holds true for the lending institutions

The Central Bank of Tunisia's general assignment is to preserve price stability. In this respect the bank is notably in charge of :

 • Watching over the monetary policy;
 • Supervising the lending institutions;
 • Preserving both the stability and security of the financial system; and
 • Controlling money in circulation and being watchful with respect to sound functioning of systems of payments as well as guaranteeing their soundness, efficiency and security.

The Central Bank of Tunisia's supervision has been extended to bank subsidiaries, legal corporate controlled directly or indirectly as well as to subsidiaries of those legal corporate.

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Central Bank of Tunisia
HQ Address: 25, rue Hedi Nouira
1080 Tunis BP: 777
Tel: +216 71 122 000
Fax: N/A
Swift Code: BCTNTNTT
Currency: Tunisian Dinar
Banking Hours:
Monday - Friday : 8.00am - 4.15pm


Like all other central banks in the world, Central Bank of Tunisia must be well managed and pursue a goal-oriented approach, as consistent as possible with international best practice. The Central Bank also responsible in determined the Prime Rate in Tunisia.

List of banks governed by the Central Bank of Tunisia
» Arab Tunisian Bank (ATB) » Attijari Bank » Amen Bank (AB)
» Arab Banking Corporation (ABC) » Citibank N.A » Banque Nationale Agricole (BNA)
» Banque Internationale Arabe de Tunisie (BIAT) » Banque de Tunisie (BT) » Banque Tuniso-Libyenne (BTL)
» Banque de l'Habitat (BH) » Société Tunisienne de Banque (STB) » Banque Tunisienne de Solidarite (BTS)
» Banque Franco Tunisienne (BFT) » Stusid Bank (STUSID) » Banque de Tunisie et des Emirats (BTE)
» Banque Tuniso-Koweitienne (BTK) » Tunisian Qatari Bank (TQB) » Banque Zitouna (ZITOUNA)
» Banque de Financement des Petites et Moyennes Enterprises (BFPME)
» Union Internationale de Banques (UIB)
» Union de Bancaire pour le Commerce et l’Industrie (UBCI)

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