Operational Guidelines

Availability and performance

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Published 3 years ago 25 Jun 2020

TPPs need to be able to rely on highly available and well performing dedicated interfaces provided by ASPSPs, so that they can in turn provide reliable services to their customers.

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The purpose of this chapter is to set out availability and performance requirements and recommendations for ASPSPs relating to EBA Guidelines 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4 and Publication of Statistics relating to Guideline 3 and FCA PSRs Approach 17.113 to 17.117.

This Chapter does not cover EBA Guideline 2.1, which states that ASPSPs “should define key performance indicators (KPIs) and service level targets, including for problem resolution, out of hours support, monitoring, contingency plans and maintenance for its dedicated interface, that are at least as stringent as those for the interface(s) made available to its own payment service users (PSUs) for directly accessing their payment accounts online.” Rather, these requirements are considered in Chapters Problem resolution, Change and communication management and The Operational Guidelines Checklist.

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Key Indicators for Availability & Performance

The following tables set out: The regulatory requirements, as defined by EBA Guidelines 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4. For each requirement, OBIE guidelines to explain how these should be calculated by ASPSPs for the dedicated interface. For each requirement, an OBIE recommended benchmark for the dedicated interface. Regarding the latter, the RTS is clear that ASPSPs must…

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EBA Guideline 2.2 sets out a minimum of two KPIs for availability that an ASPSP should have in place for each of its dedicated interfaces. EBA Guideline 2.4 provides information on how to calculate these KPIs.

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EBA Guideline 2.3 sets out a minimum of four KPIs for performance that an ASPSP should have in place for each of its dedicated interfaces. The following tables explain these KPIs in greater detail and provide guidance on how they should be calculated.

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Publication of Statistics

EBA Guideline 3.1 requires that ASPSPs “… provide its competent authority with a plan for publication of daily statistics on a quarterly basis on the availability and performance of the dedicated interface as set out in Guidelines 2.2 and 2.3, and of each of the interfaces made available to its own PSUs for directly accessing their…

This version was published 3 Years & 7 Months ago 25 Jun 2020