National Bank performs its development role by improving financial institutions regulations, participating in the harmonization of the national legislation with the European legislation, introducing new standards in the payment system operations in line with the internationally accepted standards, following the development trends and creating an environment for their implementation in the Republic of North Macedonia so as to get ready for the integrative flows of SEPA within the EU.

National Bank performs its catalyst role by initiating, coordinating, researching and consulting operators and participants of the payment systems in relation to changes in the structure, functionality and policies in the area of payment systems. National Bank's development and catalyst role is mostly achieved through the National Payment Systems Council of the Republic of North Macedonia.