Market Infrastructure & Payments

We provide infrastructure for payment and securities settlement, cooperate with market stakeholders to integrate financial markets in Europe, and oversee financial market infrastructure and payment instruments.

Meet the Eurosystem at Sibos 2016 in Geneva

The Eurosystem will be at Sibos 2016 in Geneva from 26 to 29 September. This year the conference will explore hot topics such as evolving payments and securities industry trends, innovation, and opportunities and challenges in technology. Join us and discuss the future of the financial services industry and the European market infrastructure landscape.

Our programme of events and activities will kick off on Monday, 26 September with our Community session entitled “The future at your fingertips – the European market infrastructure of tomorrow”. The session will be opened by Yves Mersch, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, and followed by a lively panel discussion.

Are you coming to Sibos 2016? Check out the full programme and come to visit us at the Eurosystem stand, D10, to gain new insights into European financial market integration. You can also follow us on Twitter and receive live updates during the conference!

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Providing market infrastructure

The Eurosystem has developed and currently operates the real-time gross settlement (RTGS) system, TARGET2, and the European platform for securities settlement in central bank money, TARGET2-Securities (T2S).

Integrating financial markets

The ECB and the Eurosystem foster financial market integration in Europe by contributing to more efficient euro retail payments and the realisation of the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA). We promote securities harmonisation and the safe and efficient mobilisation of collateral in the euro area via the Correspondent Central Banking Model (CCBM).

Overseeing market infrastructure

The Eurosystem performs oversight to ensure the smooth functioning of payment, clearing and settlement systems. It monitors their performance, assesses them against its objectives of safety and efficiency and, where necessary, induces change.

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