The ECB requires credit institutions established in the euro area to hold deposits on accounts with their national central bank. These are called "minimum" or "required" reserves.
|Remuneration and penalty rates|
|Reserve maintenance period:||10/04/2013 to 07/05/2013|
|Average reserve requirements (EUR millions):||104,871|
|Penalty rate for deficiencies:||4.00%|
|Reserve Maintenance Statistics (EUR millions)|
|Reserve maintenance period ending in:||April 2013|
|Current account holdings:||346,012|