BIS's mission is to serve central banks in their pursuit of monetary and financial stability, to foster international cooperation in those areas and to act as a bank for central banks.
The BIS is owned by 60 central banks, representing countries from around the world that together account for about 95% of world GDP. Its head office is in Basel, Switzerland and it has two representative offices: in Hong Kong SAR and in Mexico City.
BIS pursues its mission by:
As part of its work in the area of monetary and financial stability, BIS regularly publishes related analyses and international banking and financial statistics that underpin policymaking, academic research and public debate.
BIS's customers are central banks and international organisations.