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The Argentine Central Bank is a National State self-governed institution, whose primary and fundamental mission is to preserve the value of the Argentine currency.
 
The Central Bank of Argentina (Spanish: Banco Central de la República Argentina, BCRA) is the central bank of Argentina

Established by six Acts of Congress enacted on May 28, 1935, the bank replaced Argentina's Currency board, which had been in operation since 1890. Its first President was Ernesto Bosch, who served in that capacity from 1935 to 1945.

The Central Bank's headquarters on San Martín Street (in the heart of Buenos Aires' old financial district, known locally as the city), was originally designed in 1872 by architects Henry Hunt and Hans Schroeder. Completed in 1876, the Italian Renaissance-inspired building initially housed the Mortgage Bank of the Province of Buenos Aires. The Central Bank's offices were transferred to an adjacent address upon its establishment, and were expanded to their present size by the purchase of the Mortgage Bank building in 1940, as well as by the construction of a twin building behind it.


The Central Bank was a private entity during its first decade, and British Empire interests held a majority stake. Pursuant to the Roca–Runciman Treaty of 1933, Central Bank reserves accrued from Argentine trade surpluses with the United Kingdom were deposited in escrow at the Bank of England, and this clause, which had led to over US$1 billion in inaccessible reserves (more than half the total) by 1945, prompted the Central Bank's nationalization by order of Juan Perón in December.[2]

Normally subordinate to the Economy Ministry in matters of policy, the Central Bank took a more prominent role during the Latin American debt crisis when, in April 1980, it enacted Circular 1050. This measure, enacted to shield the financial sector from the cost of receiving payments in suddenly devalued pesos, bankrupted thousands of homeowners and businesses by indexing mortgages to the value of the US dollar locally, which rose around fifteenfold by July 1982, when Central Bank President Domingo Cavallo rescinded the policy.[2][3] During the years of Cavallo's Convertibility Law, which established a 1:1 fixed exchange rate between the Argentine peso and the United States dollar in March 1991, the BCRA was mainly in charge of keeping foreign currency reserves in synch with the monetary base.

Since the repeal of the Convertibility Law in January 2002, the devaluation and depreciation of the peso and the end of the economic crisis, its role has been the accumulation of reserves in order to gain a measure of control of the exchange rate. The BCRA buys dollars from the market to neutralize the large surplus of the foreign trade balance and keep the official exchange rate at the level desired by the government, currently around 3.80 pesos per dollar, considered internationally competitive for exports and useful to encourage import substitution (see Foreign trade of Argentina).

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No Bank or Institution City Branch Name Swift Code
1 ABN AMRO BANK NV (SUC. ARGENTINA) BUENOS AIRES   ABNAARBAXXX
2 BANCO BI CREDITANSTALT S.A. BUENOS AIRES   BIINARBAXXX
3 BANCO BRADESCO ARGENTINA S/A BUENOS AIRES   BBDEARBAXXX
4 BANCO CENTRAL DE LA REPUBLICA ARGENTINA BUENOS AIRES   BCRAARBAXXX
5 BANCO CMF S.A. BUENOS AIRES   CMFBARBAXXX
6 BANCO COMAFI S.A. BUENOS AIRES   QUILARBAXXX
7 BANCO CREDICOOP COOPERATIVO LIMITADO BUENOS AIRES   BCOOARBAXXX
8 BANCO DE FORMOSA S.A. FORMOSA   BFSAARBFXXX
9 BANCO DE GALICIA Y BUENOS AIRES BUENOS AIRES   GABAARBAXXX
10 BANCO DE INVERSION Y COMERCIO EXTERIOR S.A. BUENOS AIRES   BICXARBAXXX
11 BANCO DE LA CIUDAD DE BUENOS AIRES BUENOS AIRES   BACIARBAXXX
12 BANCO DE LA NACION ARGENTINA BAHIA BLANCA (BAHIA BLANCA BRANCH) NACNARBABAH
13 BANCO DE LA NACION ARGENTINA BUENOS AIRES (CASA CENTRAL) NACNARBACCL
14 BANCO DE LA NACION ARGENTINA BUENOS AIRES   NACNARBAXXX
15 BANCO DE LA NACION ARGENTINA CONCORDIA (CONCORDIA BRANCH) NACNARBACON
16 BANCO DE LA NACION ARGENTINA CORDOBA (CORDOBA BRANCH) NACNARBACOR
17 BANCO DE LA NACION ARGENTINA CORRIENTES (CORRIENTES BRANCH) NACNARBACTS
18 BANCO DE LA NACION ARGENTINA MAR DEL PLATA (MAR DEL PLATA BRANCH) NACNARBAMPL
19 BANCO DE LA NACION ARGENTINA MENDOZA (MENDOZA BRANCH) NACNARBAMEN
20 BANCO DE LA NACION ARGENTINA NEUQUEN (NEUQUEN BRANCH) NACNARBANEU
21 BANCO DE LA NACION ARGENTINA PERGAMINO (PERGAMINO BRANCH) NACNARBAPER
22 BANCO DE LA NACION ARGENTINA POSADAS (POSADAS BRANCH) NACNARBAPOS
23 BANCO DE LA NACION ARGENTINA RAFAELA (RAFAELA BRANCH) NACNARBARAF
24 BANCO DE LA NACION ARGENTINA RECONQUISTA (RECONQUISTA BRANCH) NACNARBAREC
25 BANCO DE LA NACION ARGENTINA RIO CUARTO (RIO CUARTO BRANCH) NACNARBARCU
26 BANCO DE LA NACION ARGENTINA ROSARIO (ROSARIO BRANCH) NACNARBAROS
27 BANCO DE LA NACION ARGENTINA SALTA (SALTA BRANCH) NACNARBASAL
28 BANCO DE LA NACION ARGENTINA SAN JUAN (SAN JUAN BRANCH) NACNARBASJU
29 BANCO DE LA NACION ARGENTINA SAN MIGUEL DETUCUMAN (SAN MIGUEL DE TUCUMAN BRANCH) NACNARBASMT
30 BANCO DE LA NACION ARGENTINA SAN RAFAEL (SAN RAFAEL BRANCH) NACNARBASRA
31 BANCO DE LA NACION ARGENTINA SANTA FE (SANTA FE BRANCH) NACNARBASFE
32 BANCO DE LA NACION ARGENTINA VILLA MARIA (VILLA MARIA BRANCH) NACNARBAVMA
33 BANCO DE LA PAMPA S.E.M. BUENOS AIRES   PAMPARBAXXX
34 BANCO DE LA PAMPA S.E.M. GENERAL PICO   PAMPARBA200
35 BANCO DE LA PAMPA S.E.M. SANTA ROSA   PAMPARBA001
36 BANCO DE LA PROVINCIA DE BUENOS AIRES BAHIA BLANCA (BAHIA BLANCA BRANCH) PRBAARBABAH
37 BANCO DE LA PROVINCIA DE BUENOS AIRES BUENOS AIRES (DEPARTAMENTO DE CONTABILIDAD INTERNATIONAL BRANCH) PRBAARBADIV
38 BANCO DE LA PROVINCIA DE BUENOS AIRES BUENOS AIRES   PRBAARBAXXX
39 BANCO DE LA PROVINCIA DE BUENOS AIRES LA PLATA (LA PLATA HOUSE) PRBAARBALPT
40 BANCO DE LA PROVINCIA DE BUENOS AIRES MAR DEL PLATA   PRBAARBAMP1
41 BANCO DE LA PROVINCIA DECORDOBA BUENOS AIRES   CORDARBAXXX
42 BANCO DE LA PROVINCIA DECORDOBA CORDOBA (GERENCIA DE COMERCIO EXTERIOR) CORDARBACOR
43 BANCO DE LA PROVINCIA DEL NEUQUEN S.A. BUENOS AIRES   BPNEARBAXXX
44 BANCO DE LA REPUBLICA ORIENTAL DEL URUGUAY BUENOS AIRES   BROUARBAXXX
45 BANCO DE VALORES BUENOS AIRES   BAVAARBAXXX
46 BANCO DEL CHUBUT S.A. BUENOS AIRES   BPCHARBAXXX
47 BANCO DEL TUCUMAN S.A. SAN MIGUEL DETUCUMAN   BDTUARBMXXX
48 BANCO DO BRASIL SA BUENOS AIRES   BRASARBAXXX
49 BANCO FINANSUR S.A. BUENOS AIRES   BFSUARBAXXX
50 BANCO HIPOTECARIO S.A. BUENOS AIRES   BHIPARBAXXX
51 BANCO ITAU BUEN AYRE S.A. BUENOS AIRES   ITAUARBAXXX
52 BANCO MACRO S.A. BUENOS AIRES   BOSUARBAXXX
53 BANCO MARIVA S.A. BUENOS AIRES   MARIARBAXXX
54 BANCO MERIDIAN S.A. BUENOS AIRES   BMRDARBAXXX
55 BANCO MUNICIPAL DE ROSARIO ROSARIO   MUNRARBRXXX
56 BANCO PATAGONIA S.A. BUENOS AIRES   BSUDARBAXXX
57 BANCO PIANO S.A. BUENOS AIRES   BAPIARBAXXX
58 BANCO PROVINCIA DE TIERRA DEL FUEGO BUENOS AIRES   TTFAARBAXXX
59 BANCO REGIONAL DE CUYO S.A. BUENOS AIRES   CUYOARBAXXX
60 BANCO SAENZ S.A. BUENOS AIRES   BSAEARBAXXX
61 BANCO SANTANDER RIO S.A. BUENOS AIRES (SECURITIES SERVICES SYSTEM) BSCHARBASSS
62 BANCO SANTANDER RIO S.A. BUENOS AIRES   BSCHARBAXXX
63 BANCO SUPERVIELLE BUENOS AIRES (DTO. COMERCIO EXTERIOR) BSUPARBAEXT
64 BANCO SUPERVIELLE BUENOS AIRES (DTO. OPERACIONES DE MERCADO) BSUPARBAFIN
65 BANCO SUPERVIELLE BUENOS AIRES (DTO. OPERACIONES DE TITULOS) BSUPARBATIT
66 BANCO SUPERVIELLE BUENOS AIRES (OPERACIONES CENTRALIZADAS) BSUPARBADOC
67 BANCO SUPERVIELLE BUENOS AIRES   BSUPARBAXXX
68 BANK OF TOKYO-MITSUBISHI UFJ, LTD., THE BUENOS AIRES (BUENOS AIRES BRANCH) BOTKARBAXXX
69 BBVA - BANCO FRANCES S.A. BUENOS AIRES   BFRPARBAXXX
70 BNP PARIBAS - SUCCURSALE DE BUENOS AIRES BUENOS AIRES   BNPAARBAXXX
71 CAJA DE VALORES S.A. BUENOS AIRES   CAVLARBAXXX
72 CITIBANK N.A. BUENOS AIRES   CITIARBAXXX
73 DEUTSCHE BANK SA BUENOS AIRES   DEUTARBAXXX
74 HSBC BANK ARGENTINA SA BUENOS AIRES (CAPITAL MARKETS DEPARTMENT) BACOARBARCM
75 HSBC BANK ARGENTINA SA BUENOS AIRES   BACOARBAXXX
76 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. BUENOS AIRES (TEST KEY AND BKE ADMINISTRATION) CHASARBAKEY
77 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. BUENOS AIRES   CHASARBAXXX
78 NUEVO BANCO BISEL S.A. BUENOS AIRES   NBBIARBR021
79 NUEVO BANCO BISEL S.A. CORDOBA   NBBIARBR038
80 NUEVO BANCO BISEL S.A. ROSARIO   NBBIARBRXXX
81 NUEVO BANCO DE ENTRE RIOS S.A. PARANA (ENTRE RIOS)   BERAARBAXXX
82 NUEVO BANCO DE SANTA FE S.A. BUENOS AIRES   BPSFARBAXXX
83 NUEVO BANCO DE SANTA FE S.A. RIO GALLEGOS   BPSFARBAA86
84 NUEVO BANCO DE SANTA FE S.A. ROSARIO   BPSFARBA000
85 NUEVO BANCO DE SANTA FE S.A. SAN JUAN   BPSFARBAA45
86 NUEVO BANCO DE SANTA FE S.A. SANTA FE   BPSFARBA500
87 NUEVO BANCO DEL CHACO S.A. BUENOS AIRES   BACHARBAXXX
88 NUEVO BANCO INDUSTRIAL DE AZUL BUENOS AIRES   NBIAARBAXXX
89 STANDARD BANK ARGENTINA S.A. BUENOS AIRES (GLOBAL CUSTODY DEPARTMENT) SBSAARBAGCD
90 STANDARD BANK ARGENTINA S.A. BUENOS AIRES   SBSAARBAXXX
91 TRANSCAMBIO S.A. BUENOS AIRES   GFTCARBAXXX

 
 
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