Financial Stability

The department promotes a robust financial system.

Duties include:

  • Monitoring financial stability
  • Advising on measures to prevent systemic risk
  • Contributing to developing a sound regulatory framework for the financial system
  • Acting as the licensing authority for interbank systems and monitoring payment systems
  • Conducting research and analysis to support the department in the performance of its duties

Executive Director: Torbjørn Hægeland
Tel. +47 22 31 65 33 / +47 22 32 64 22

Departmental units:

Banking Analysis

The unit monitors and analyses developments in financial institutions and markets, with a view to taking action to enhance the resilience of the financial system. This entails analyses of institutions' solvency, profitability and funding and the way they adapt to capital and liquidity standards. The objective is framework conditions and rules for the financial sector that promote financial stability and the efficient production of financial services. An important part of this is systems for crisis management and contingency preparedness.

Director: Sindre Weme
Tel. +47 22 31 62 65


The unit works to ensure a robust financial system by applying macroprudential tools and monitoring systemic risk. This involves responsibility for both identifying emerging vulnerabilities and recommending measures to reduce the financial system's vulnerability to shocks. The unit assesses the impact of banks' exposure to household and corporate credit risk on their capital adequacy. The unit also examines how interdependencies between banks and exposure to common risk factors affect the financial stability outlook.

Director: Kristine Høegh-Omdal
Tel.+47 22 31 64 24

Financial Infrastructure

The unit is responsible for the licensing and supervision of important interbank systems in Norway and for oversight of settlement systems for securities and derivatives trades. Risk in the settlement systems and its significance for financial stability is an important aspect of the unit's analytical work. This work also includes assessments of the financial infrastructure and the efficiency of the payment system. The unit prepares an annual report on developments in the payment system.

Director: Knut Sandal
Tel. +47 22 31 66 81

FST / PPO Model

The unit develops models and analytical tools to enhance the basis for monetary policy decision-making and macroprudential policy guidance. The unit focuses on macroeconomic issues.

Director: Karsten Gerdrup
Tel. +47 22 31 64 40

Published 6 February 2007 12:57
Edited 31 May 2016 15:32