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Press releases on payments and securities

30/11/2016
Foundation laid for pan-European instant payment solutions
27/11/2015
Instant payments across Europe by November 2017
22/06/2015
TARGET2-Securities successfully launched today
01/06/2015
TARGET2 turnover stable in 2014, according to annual report
29/03/2015
European Central Bank and Bank of England announce measures to enhance financial stability in relation to centrally cleared markets in the EU
04/03/2015
ECB takes note of General Court judgment on location policy for CCPs
09/12/2014
ERPB to address instant payments in euro and remaining SEPA issues
20/10/2014
ECB and EBA step up cooperation to make retail payments safer
21/08/2014
ECB identifies systemically important payments systems
01/08/2014
Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) reaches major milestone for retail payments
22/05/2014
Annual report shows TARGET2 processed a greater total volume of payments in 2013
25/02/2014
New report on card fraud shows online fraud increased in 2012
10/02/2014
ECB supports new European directive for electronic payments
04/02/2014
New ECB guide will help assess security of internet payments
28/01/2014
Results of the December 2013 survey on credit terms and conditions in euro-denominated securities financing and OTC derivatives markets (SESFOD)
20/01/2014
New statistics show SEPA migration gathers pace in December
09/01/2014
Statement of the Eurosystem on SEPA Migration End Date
19/12/2013
New Euro Retail Payments Board will reinforce market governance
20/11/2013
ECB launches public consultation on Recommendations for the security of mobile payments
24/10/2013
ECB publishes second SEPA migration report
14/10/2013
Results of the September 2013 ECB survey on credit terms and conditions in euro-denominated securities financing and OTC derivatives markets (SESFOD)
27/09/2013
ECB establishes new framework for assessment of securities settlement systems and links
09/09/2013
ECB modifies loan-level reporting requirements for some asset-backed securities
16/07/2013
ECB report shows fall in card fraud
15/07/2013
ECB publishes study comparing collateral eligibility requirements
07/06/2013
ECB consults on draft regulation on oversight requirements for systemically important payment systems
24/05/2013
TARGET 2012 Annual Report shows increase in volume and value of payments processed
30/04/2013
New ECB survey on credit terms and conditions in 
euro-denominated securities financing and OTC derivatives markets
08/04/2013
ECB publishes survey on correspondent banking in euro 

22/03/2013
ECB announces changes to the use as collateral of certain uncovered government-guaranteed bank bonds
21/03/2013
ECB publishes first SEPA Migration Report and warns against risks of late migration
31/01/2013
ECB releases final Recommendations for the security of internet payments and starts public consultation on payment account access services
29/11/2012
Oversight expectations for links between retail payment systems
01/10/2012
New ECB report examines the costs of making payments in the European Union
25/07/2012
First ECB report on card fraud shows chips have increased the security of physical transactions
19/07/2012
ECB Governing Council appoints members of the new T2S Board
03/07/2012
Fourteen additional Central Securities Depositories sign the T2S Framework Agreement

15/06/2012
Eurosystem collateral management services and systems
31/05/2012
ECB publishes TARGET Annual Report 2011: the system functioned smoothly and registered a higher turnover
08/05/2012
Eurosystem signs T2S Framework Agreement with first Central Securities Depositories
20/04/2012
Consultation announcement: Recommendations for the security of internet payments
19/04/2012
ECB publishes the Eurosystem Oversight Report 2011
05/04/2012
Assessment of a new direct link between securities settlement systems in the euro area
23/03/2012
Consultation announcement - Oversight expectations for links between retail payment systems
01/12/2011
Assessment of new direct and relayed links between securities settlement systems in the euro area
22/07/2011
ECB’s Governing Council sets deadline for finalisation of the T2S Framework Agreement with CSDs
19/05/2011
ECB publishes TARGET Annual Report 2010: the system functioned smoothly and registered a higher turnover

13/05/2011
ECB and OeNB call for a faster implementation of the Single Euro Payments Area
29/04/2011
ECB introduces loan-by-loan information requirements for CMBSs and SME transactions
31/03/2011
ECB announces the suspension of the rating threshold for debt instruments of the Irish government
16/03/2011
ECB encourages comments on CPSS-IOSCO consultation on principles for financial market infrastructures
19/11/2010
ECB Governing Council decides on TARGET2-Securities pricing policy
22/10/2010
ECB publishes 7th SEPA Progress Report: Migration continues but requires realistic but ambitious regulatory end dates
13/10/2010
Eurosystem publishes oversight frameworks for credit transfer and direct debit schemes
16/09/2010
Governing Council appoints members to the T2S Programme Board
13/09/2010
Statistics on payments – Data for 2009
08/09/2010
ECB report shows high standards for business continuity arrangements of payment systems
06/09/2010
ECB publishes book on the payment system and the role of the Eurosystem in this field
07/06/2010
SEPA Council meets for the first time, discusses migration end dates and future of SEPA for cards
10/05/2010
ECB decides on measures to address severe tensions in financial markets
23/04/2010
Eurosystem launches preparatory work on the establishment of loan-level information requirements for ABSs in its collateral framework
19/04/2010
ECB publishes report on the lessons learned from the financial crisis with regard to the functioning of European financial market infrastructures
23/12/2009
ECB launches consultation on loan-by-loan information for asset-backed securities
01/12/2009
ECB publishes glossary of payment, clearing and settlement terms
20/11/2009
ECB amends rating requirements for asset-backed securities in Eurosystem credit operations
12/11/2009
Publication of the Eurosystem Oversight Report
11/09/2009
Statistics on payments and securities trading, clearing and settlement – data for 2008
14/08/2009
Update of the assessment of securities settlement systems and their links
10/08/2009
Eurosystem consults on draft oversight frameworks for credit transfer and direct debit schemes
22/07/2009
New relayed link and underlying direct link approved
16/07/2009
Eurosystem signs Memorandum of Understanding on T2S with 27 central securities depositories
23/06/2009
ESCB and CESR issue recommendations to increase safety and soundness of the post-trading infrastructure
15/05/2009
Publication of the TARGET2 Oversight Assessment Report
15/05/2009
Publication of the TARGET Annual Report 2008
23/04/2009
Governing Council appoints members of the T2S Programme Board
02/04/2009
Governing Council sets up T2S Programme Board
31/03/2009
ESCB and CESR consult on draft recommendations for central counterparties as amended for OTC derivatives
27/03/2009
The expectations of the Eurosystem as regards the future of SEPA
24/03/2009
Commission and ECB provide further clarification to ensure timely launch of SEPA direct debit scheme
20/02/2009
Publication of the Eurosystem oversight policy framework
19/12/2008
Update of the list of eligible securities settlement systems in the euro area
26/11/2008
Statistics on payments and securities trading, clearing and settlement– data for 2007 –
24/11/2008
SEPA: Significant progress made but concerns need to be addressed without delay (Sixth SEPA progress report)
23/10/2008
ESCB and CESR consult on recommendations for securities clearing and settlement systems and central counterparties in the European Union
22/10/2008
Evolution of the custody arrangement for international debt securities and their eligibility in Eurosystem credit operations
17/10/2008
Relayed link between Clearstream Banking Frankfurt via Clearstream Banking Luxembourg to Euroclear France approved
30/09/2008
Announcement of a consultation: glossary of terms related to payment, clearing and settlement systems
04/09/2008
Payments: Commission and ECB support launch of pan-European SEPA Direct Debit; provide guidance to industry
17/07/2008
Launch of the CCBM2 project
17/07/2008
Launch of the TARGET2-Securities project
11/07/2008
Publication of the ECB Payment Systems and Market Infrastructure Oversight Report 2007
23/05/2008
CSDs invited to join the TARGET2-Securities initiative
19/05/2008
Final migration group connects to TARGET2
09/05/2008
TARGET2: Confirmation of go-live date for migration group 3
29/04/2008
Publication of the report on financial integration in Europe – April 2008
28/04/2008
Publication of the TARGET Annual Report 2007
26/02/2008
Launch of a public consultation on the CCBM2 User Requirements
18/02/2008
Second migration group connects to TARGET2
08/02/2008
TARGET2: confirmation of the go-live date for migration group 2
28/01/2008
Joint statement by the European Commission and the European Central Bank welcoming the formal launch of SEPA payment instruments by EU banks
21/01/2008
SEPA goes live - official launch of the single euro payments area
11/01/2008
Oversight Framework for Card Payment Schemes - Standards
28/12/2007
Update of the assessment of securities settlement systems in the euro area
18/12/2007
Launch of a public consultation on TARGET2-Securities
19/11/2007
TARGET2 successfully launched
16/11/2007
Statistics on payments and securities trading, clearing and settlement – data for 2006 –
12/11/2007
Oversight of payment systems: the Eurosystem’s common methodology
09/11/2007
TARGET2: Confirmation of the go-live date for migration group 1
29/10/2007
Fifth Progress Report on TARGET2
26/10/2007
Progress report on TARGET2-Securities
14/08/2007
Publication of the fourth edition of the “Blue Book”
01/08/2007
Adherence of the central banks of the new Member States, Bulgaria and Romania, to the Memorandum of Understanding on high-level principles of co-operation in crisis management situations and the memorandum of understanding on cooperation between payment systems overseers and banking supervisors
31/07/2007
Assessment of relayed links between securities settlement systems in the euro area
31/07/2007
Update of the assessment of securities settlement systems in the euro area
20/07/2007
“SEPA: from concept to reality” (fifth progress report)
22/06/2007
Fourth Progress Report on TARGET2
25/05/2007
Amendment to the calendar for the phasing-out of marketable tier two assets eligible as collateral for eurosystem credit operations
25/05/2007
Amendment to the criteria for assets eligible as collateral for eurosystem credit operations
14/05/2007
Consultation announcement - Oversight of Payments Infrastructures: Eurosystem common methodology for the assessment of euro systemically and prominently important payment systems against the Core Principles
03/05/2007
Consultation announcement: oversight framework for card payment schemes
26/04/2007
TARGET2-Securities and the CCBM2 – Launch of a Public Consultation
24/04/2007
Payment Services Directive
Joint statement by the European Central Bank and the European Commission welcoming the European Parliament’s adoption of the Payment Services Directive
08/03/2007
TARGET2-Securities
15/02/2007
Remarks by the European Central Bank on a resolution passed by the European Parliament relating to the operations of SWIFT
01/02/2007
Remarks by the European Central Bank on the oversight of SWIFT
29/12/2006
Update of the assessment of securities settlement systems in the euro area
22/12/2006
Publication of the “Blue Book” statistical addendum incorporating 2005 data
21/11/2006
3rd High-level Seminar of Central Banks in the East Asia-Pacific Regions and the Euro Area
20/11/2006
Third progress report on TARGET2
09/11/2006
Update of the assessment of links between securities settlement systems in the euro area
20/10/2006
TARGET2-Securities
20/10/2006
Assessment of the Slovenian securities settlement system
20/10/2006
Update of the assessment of securities settlement systems
21/07/2006
Communication on TARGET2
07/07/2006
The Eurosystem is evaluating opportunities to provide settlement services for securities transactions
13/06/2006
Assessment of the new global note arrangement for international debt securities
09/06/2006
Business continuity oversight expectations for systemically important payment systems (SIPS)
19/05/2006
Publication of the Target Annual Report 2005
04/05/2006
Single Euro Payments Area
Joint statement from the European Commission and the European Central Bank
21/10/2005
Second progress report on TARGET2
02/08/2005
Blue Book entitled “Payment and securities settlement systems in the European Union”
Addendum incorporating 2003 figures
28/06/2005
Update of the assessment of links between securities settlement systems
25/05/2005
Publication of the TARGET Annual Report 2004
28/02/2005
Blue Book entitled “Payment and securities settlement systems in the accession countries” - Addendum incorporating 2003 figures
08/02/2005
TARGET2 Progress Report
31/01/2005
Publication of a report on Banking structures in the new EU Member States
14/01/2005
New procedures for the transfer of securities used as collateral for Eurosystem credit operations
05/01/2005
The European Central Bank invites the market to participate in the SWIFT public consultation on removing technical barriers to market integration
02/12/2004
Towards a Single Euro Payments Area – third progress report
26/10/2004
Public comments announcement ‘E-payments without frontiers’ - issues paper
22/10/2004
Approval of the report entitled 'Standards for securities clearing and settlement in the European Union’ by the European System of Central Banks (ESCB) and the Committee of European Securities Regulators (CESR)
29/07/2004
Communication on clearing and settlement – the Eurosystem’s response
12/05/2004
Publication of the TARGET Annual Report 2003
10/05/2004
Review of the Eurosystem’s Collateral Framework: First step towards a Single List
26/04/2004
Update of the assessment of securities settlement systems
15/04/2004
Payment and securities settlement systems in the European Union and in the accession countries - addenda incorporating 2002 figures
08/03/2004
Joint Statement on Gold
28/01/2004
Assessment of accession countries’ securities settlement systems against the standards for the use of EU securities settlement systems in Eurosystem credit operations
17/12/2003
Enhancements to the correspondent central banking model (CCBM)
03/09/2003
Payment and securities settlement systems in the European Union – Addendum incorporating 2001 figures
09/07/2003
Information Guide for credit institutions using TARGET
26/06/2003
Oversight standards for euro retail payment systems
26/06/2003
Towards a single euro payments area - progress report
23/05/2003
Electronic Money System Security Objectives (EMSSO) report
30/04/2003
Transfer of the electronic Payment Systems Observatory from the European Commission to the European Central Bank
14/04/2003
TARGET Annual Report 2002
24/10/2002
The long-term evolution of TARGET
16/09/2002
"E-payments in Europe": conference and public consultation
30/08/2002
Publication of the second edition of the accession country Blue Book
29/08/2002
Update of the assessment of securities settlement systems
31/07/2002
Payment and securities settlement systems in the European Union - Addendum incorporating 2000 figures
25/04/2002
TARGET Annual Report 2001
28/02/2002
Derogation for Greece from the long-term calendar for TARGET closing days
22/11/2001
Towards an integrated infrastructure for credit transfers in euro
25/10/2001
Joint work between the CESR and the ECB on securities clearing and settlement systems
27/09/2001
The Eurosystem's policy line with regard to consolidation in central counterparty clearing
04/07/2001
Update on the assessment of links between securities settlement systems
29/06/2001
Publication of the third edition of the "Blue Book"
15/05/2001
TARGET Annual Report
02/04/2001
Memorandum of understanding on cooperation between payment systems overseers and banking supervisors in stage three of economic and monetary union
21/02/2001
Update of the assessment of securities settlement systems
28/12/2000
CBISSO (Ireland), CAT (Italy) and LDT (Italy) withdrawn from the list of securities settlement systems eligible for Eurosystem credit operations
18/12/2000
Information guide for credit institutions using TARGET
14/12/2000
Long-term calendar for TARGET closing days
18/10/2000
Updated assessment of links between securities settlement systems
14/09/2000
Improving cross-border retail payment services - Progress report
21/06/2000
Statement on the role of the Eurosystem in the field of payment systems oversight
25/05/2000
TARGET closing days in 2001
10/05/2000
Updated assessment of links between securities settlement systems
29/02/2000
Blue book addendum - 1998
03/02/2000
Updated assessment of links between securities settlement systems
16/11/1999
Cross-border payments in TARGET: A users' survey
07/10/1999
Updated assessment of links between securities settlement systems
27/09/1999
Demonstration of TARGET year 2000 compliance
13/09/1999
Improving cross-border retail payment services in the euro area - the Eurosystem's view
13/09/1999
New fee structure for the correspondent central banking model (CCBM)
31/08/1999
Publication of the Blue book on EU accession countries
15/07/1999
TARGET closing days in 2000
28/05/1999
Assessment of links between securities settlement systems and updating assessment of securities settlement systems
21/04/1999
The Correspondent Central Banking Model
31/03/1999
Year 2000 - Closing of TARGET on 31 December 1999
11/02/1999
Payment systems in the European Union: Addendum incorporating 1997 figures
11/01/1999
TARGET: temporary extended service window
04/01/1999
Successful launch of TARGET
17/12/1998
TARGET testing completed
01/12/1998
The correspondent central banking model
12/11/1998
Third progress report on the TARGET project
03/11/1998
Policy statement on euro payment and settlement systems located outside the euro area
29/09/1998
Assessment of EU securities settlement systems against the standards for their use in ESCB credit operations
03/09/1998
Calendar of TARGET operating days for 1999
31/08/1998
Report on electronic money
08/07/1998
Conditions for the participation of non-euro area EU national central banks and credit institutions in TARGET
01/07/1998
Release of the TARGET general information brochure and of the TARGET service level document
10/06/1998
TARGET price structure
04/06/1998
Statement by the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB)on the distribution of responsibilities among its members for the businessareas of the ECB