Schweizerische Nationalbank, an independent central bank, engages in the provision of banking services to the Swiss Confederation. The company conducts and implements country’s monetary policy by steering the interest rate level on the money market; equates price stability with rise in consumer prices; supplies the Swiss economy with banknotes and coins commensurate with demand for payment purposes; distributes banknotes and coins; facilitates and secures the operation of cashless payment systems; and manages the currency reserves. It also contributes to the stability of the financial system by analyzing the sources of risk to the financial system and identifies areas where action is needed, as well as facilitates the creation and implementation of a regulatory framework for the financial sector and oversees financial market infrastructures; and participates in international monetary cooperation and provides international monetary assistance. In addition, the company processes payments on behalf of the confederation; issues money market debt register claims and bonds; handles the custody of securities; and carries out foreign exchange transactions. Further, it compiles statistical data on banks and financial markets, the balance of payments, direct investment, the international investment position, and the Swiss financial accounts. The company was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Berne, Switzerland.