Central Bank of Brazil

The Central Bank of Brazil (Portuguese: Banco Central do Brasil) is Brazil's central bank. It was established on December 31, 1964.

Central Bank of Brazil
Banco Central do Brasil

HeadquartersBrasília, Federal District, Brazil
Coordinates15.803083°S 47.885510°W / -15.803083; -47.885510
EstablishedDecember 31, 1964
PresidentRoberto Campos Neto
Central bank ofBrazil
CurrencyBrazilian real
BRL (ISO 4217)
Bank rate4.50%[1]

The Central Bank is linked with the Ministry of the Economy. Like other central banks, the Brazilian central bank is the principal monetary authority of the country. It received this authority when it was founded by three different institutions: the Bureau of Currency and Credit (SUMOC), the Bank of Brazil (BB), and the National Treasury.

One of the main instruments of Brazil's monetary policy is the Banco Central do Brasil's overnight rate, called the SELIC rate.[2] It is managed by Monetary Policy Committee (COPOM) of the bank.[3]

The bank is active in promoting financial inclusion policy and is a leading member of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion. It is also one of the original 17 regulatory institutions to make specific national commitments to financial inclusion under the Maya Declaration.[4] during the 2011 Global Policy Forum in Mexico.


The most recent presidents of the bank have been:[5]

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