Payment services and electronic money


The EBA's work in the area of payments and electronic money is aimed at ensuring that payments across the EU are secure, easy and efficient. The regulatory output in this section includes the technical standards and guidelines under the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2); the mandate conferred on the EBA in the Interchange Fee Regulation (IFR); the EBA Guidelines on the security of internet payments; and the EBA's views on financial innovations in the payments sector, such as ‘virtual currencies'. 

Technical Standards, Guidelines & Recommendations

  • Technical Standards on the EBA Register under PSD2

    These draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) and implementing technical standards (ITS) on the electronic central register under the Payment Services Directive (Directive (EU) 2015/2366) (PSD2) respectively set requirements on the development, operation and maintenance of the register and the information to be contained in it.

    Status: Under development

  • Guidelines on the criteria on how to stipulate the minimum monetary amount of the professional indemnity insurance under PSD2

    These Guidelines define the criteria Competent Authorities should consider when stipulating the minimum monetary amount of the professional indemnity insurance (PII) or comparable guarantee for payment initiation and account information service providers under the revised Payment Service Directive (PSD2)

    Status: Final (awaiting translation into the EU official languages)

  • Regulatory Technical Standards on central contact points under PSD2

    These draft RTS specify the criteria for determining when the appointment of a central contact point under the PSD2 is appropriate and the functions that these contact points should have.

    Status: Under development

  • Guidelines on security measures for operational and security risks under the PSD2

    The Guidelines have been developed in close cooperation with the European Central Bank (ECB), and are in support of the objectives of PSD2, such as strengthening the integrated payments market in the EU, mitigating the increased security risks arising from electronic payments, and promoting equal conditions for competition.

    Status: Under development

Opinions, Reports and other Publications