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Consolidated text: Guideline of the European Central Bank of 5 December 2012 on a Trans-European Automated Real-time Gross settlement Express Transfer system (TARGET2) (recast) (ECB/2012/27) (2013/47/EU)

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GUIDELINE OF THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK

of 5 December 2012

on a Trans-European Automated Real-time Gross settlement Express Transfer system (TARGET2)

(recast)

(ECB/2012/27)

(2013/47/EU)

(OJ L 030 30.1.2013, p. 1)

Amended by:

 

 

Official Journal

  No

page

date

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GUIDELINE OF THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK of 26 September 2013

  L 333

82

12.12.2013

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GUIDELINE OF THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK of 5 June 2014

  L 168

120

7.6.2014

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GUIDELINE (EU) 2015/930 OF THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK of 2 April 2015

  L 155

38

19.6.2015

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GUIDELINE (EU) 2016/579 OF THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK of 16 March 2016

  L 99

21

15.4.2016

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GUIDELINE (EU) 2017/2082 OF THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK of 22 September 2017

  L 295

97

14.11.2017

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GUIDELINE (EU) 2018/1626 OF THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK of 3 August 2018

  L 280

40

9.11.2018

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GUIDELINE (EU) 2019/1849 OF THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK of 4 October 2019

  L 283

64

5.11.2019




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GUIDELINE OF THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK

of 5 December 2012

on a Trans-European Automated Real-time Gross settlement Express Transfer system (TARGET2)

(recast)

(ECB/2012/27)

(2013/47/EU)



SECTION I

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Article 1

Subject matter and scope

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1.  TARGET2 provides RTGS for payments in euro, with settlement in central bank money across payments module (PM) accounts, T2S Dedicated Cash Accounts (T2S DCAs) for the purpose of securities transactions and TIPS Dedicated Cash Accounts (TIPS DCAs) for the purpose of instant payments. TARGET2 is established and functions on the basis of the SSP through which payment orders are submitted and processed and through which payments are ultimately received in the same technical manner. As far as the technical operation of the T2S DCAs is concerned, TARGET2 is technically established and functions on the basis of the T2S Platform. As far as the technical operation of the TIPS DCAs is concerned, TARGET2 is technically established and functions on the basis of the TIPS Platform.

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2.  TARGET2 is legally structured as a multiplicity of RTGS systems.

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Article 1a

TARGET2 transactions

The national central banks (NCBs) shall always use TARGET2 accounts for the following transactions:

(a) open market monetary policy operations within the meaning of Guideline (EU) 2015/510 of the European Central Bank (ECB/2014/60) ( 1 );

(b) settlement of transactions with ancillary systems;

(c) payments between credit institutions.

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Article 2

Definitions

For the purposes of this Guideline:

(1) ‘Single Shared Platform (SSP)’ means the single technical platform infrastructure provided by the SSP-providing NCBs;

(2) ‘TARGET2 component system’ means any of the Eurosystem CBs’ RTGS systems that form part of TARGET2;

(3) ‘central bank (CB)’ means a Eurosystem CB and/or a connected NCB;

(4) ‘SSP-providing NCBs’ means the Deutsche Bundesbank, the Banque de France and the Banca d’Italia in their capacity as the CBs building and operating the SSP for the Eurosystem’s benefit;

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(5)  ►M3  TARGET2 network service provider ◄ ’ means a provider of computerised network connections for the purpose of submitting payment messages in TARGET2. Computerised network connections are provided through SWIFT, and additionally for Eurosystem internal communication, through CoreNet;

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(6) ‘participant’ [or ‘direct participant’] means an entity that holds at least one PM account (PM account holder) and/or one T2S Dedicated Cash Account (T2S DCA holder) and/or one TIPS DCA (TIPS DCA holder) with a Eurosystem CB;

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(7) ‘Eurosystem CB’ means the ECB or a euro area NCB;

(8) ‘Payments Module (PM)’ means an SSP module in which payments of ►M3  PM account holders ◄ are settled on PM accounts;

(9) ‘PM account’ means an account held by a ►M3  PM account holder ◄ in the PM with a Eurosystem CB which is necessary for such ►M3  PM account holder ◄ to:

(a) submit payment orders or receive payments via TARGET2; and

(b) settle such payments with such Eurosystem CB;

(10) ‘euro area NCB’ means the national central bank (NCB) of a Member State whose currency is the euro;

(11) ‘Business Identifier Code (BIC)’ means a code as defined by ISO Standard No 9362;

(12) ‘addressable BIC holder’ means an entity which:

(a) holds a BIC;

(b) is not recognised as an indirect participant;

(c) is a correspondent or customer of a PM account holder or a branch of a PM account holder or of an indirect participant, and is able to submit payment orders to and receive payments from a TARGET2 component system via the PM account holder;

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(13) ‘indirect participant’ means a credit institution established in the European Union or the European Economic Area (EEA), which has entered into an agreement with a PM account holder to submit payment orders and receive payments via such PM account holder, and which has been recognised by a TARGET2 component system as an indirect participant;

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(14) ‘branch’ means a branch within the meaning of point (17) of Article 4(1) of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013;

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(15) ‘business day’ or ‘TARGET2 business day’ means any day on which TARGET2 is open for the settlement of payment orders, as set out in Appendix V to Annex II, Appendix V to Annex IIa and Appendix III to Annex IIb;

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(16) ‘certification authorities’ means one or more NCBs designated as such by the Governing Council to act on behalf of the Eurosystem to issue, manage, revoke and renew electronic certificates;

(17) ‘electronic certificates’ or ‘certificates’ means an electronic file, issued by the certification authorities, that binds a public key with an identity and which is used for the following: to verify that a public key belongs to an individual; to authenticate the holder; to check a signature from this individual; or to encrypt a message addressed to this individual. Certificates are held on a physical device such as a smart card or USB stick, and references to certificates include such physical devices. The certificates are instrumental in the authentication process of the ►M3  PM account holders ◄ accessing TARGET2 through the internet and submitting payment messages or control messages;

(18) ‘certificate holder’ means a named, individual person, identified and designated by a ►M3  PM account holder ◄ as authorised to have internet-based access to the ►M3  PM account holder ◄ ’s TARGET2 account. Their application for certificates will have been verified by the ►M3  PM account holder ◄ ’s home NCB and transmitted to the certification authorities, which will in turn have delivered certificates binding the public key with the credentials that identify the ►M3  PM account holder ◄ ;

(19) ‘connected NCB’ means an NCB, other than a euro area NCB, which is connected to TARGET2 pursuant to a specific agreement;

(20) ‘AL group’ means a group composed of aggregated liquidity (AL) group members that use the AL mode;

(21) ‘AL group member’ means a ►M3  PM account holder ◄ that fulfils the criteria for using the AL mode and which has entered into an AL agreement;

(22) ‘AL agreement’ means the multilateral aggregated liquidity agreement entered into by the AL group members and their respective AL NCBs, for the purposes of the AL mode;

(23) ‘AL NCB’ means a euro area NCB that is party to an AL agreement and acts as the counterparty for the AL group members which participate in its TARGET2 component system;

(24) ‘AL mode’ means the aggregation of available liquidity on PM accounts;

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(25) ‘available liquidity’ means a credit balance on a participant's account and, if applicable, any intraday credit line granted on the PM account by the relevant euro area NCB in relation to such account but not yet drawn upon, or if applicable, decreased by the amount of any processed reservations of liquidity on the PM account or blocking of funds on the T2S DCA;

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(26) ‘intraday credit’ means credit extended for a period of less than one business day;

(27) ‘AL group manager’ means an AL group member appointed by the other AL group members to manage available liquidity within the AL group during the business day;

(28) ‘marginal lending rate’ means the interest rate applicable to the marginal lending facility;

(29) ‘marginal lending facility’ means a Eurosystem standing facility which counterparties may use to receive overnight credit from an NCB at the pre-specified marginal lending rate;

(30) ‘settlement bank’ means a ►M3  PM account holder ◄ whose PM account or sub-account is used to settle payment instructions submitted by an ancillary system via the ASI;

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(31) ‘ancillary system’ means a system managed by an entity established in the Union or the EEA that is subject to supervision and/or oversight by a competent authority and complies with the oversight requirements for the location of infrastructures offering services in euro, as amended from time to time and published on the ECB's website ( 2 ), in which payments and/or financial instruments are exchanged and/or cleared or recorded with (a) the monetary obligations settled in TARGET2 and/or (b) funds held in TARGET2, in accordance with this Guideline and a bilateral arrangement between the ancillary system and the relevant Eurosystem CB;

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(32) ‘Ancillary System Interface (ASI)’ means the technical device allowing an ancillary system to use a range of special, predefined services for the submission and settlement of ancillary system payment instructions; it may also be used by a euro area NCB for the settlement of cash operations resulting from cash deposits and withdrawals;

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(33) ‘payer’, except where used in Article 23, means a TARGET2 participant whose PM account, T2S DCA or TIPS DCA will be debited as a result of a payment order being settled;

(34) ‘payee’, except where used in Article 23, means a TARGET2 participant whose PM account, T2S DCA or TIPS DCA, will be credited as a result of a payment order being settled;

(35) ‘Harmonised Conditions’ means the conditions laid down in Annexes II, IIa, IIb or V;

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(36) ‘core TARGET2 services’ means the processing of payment orders in TARGET2 component systems, the settlement of ancillary system-related transactions, and liquidity pooling features;

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(37) ‘Home Account’ means an account opened outside the PM by a euro area NCB for a credit institution established in the Union or the EEA;

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(39) ‘managing NCB’ means the AL NCB of the TARGET2 component system in which the AL group manager participates;

(40) ‘enforcement event’ means, with regard to an AL group member, any of the following:

(a) any event of default referred to in Article 34(1) of Annex II;

(b) any other event of default or event referred to in Article 34(2) of Annex II in relation to which the CB has decided, taking into account the seriousness of the event of default or event, that a pledge should be enforced in accordance with Article 25b of that Annex, collateral should be enforced in accordance with Article 25c of that Annex or a set-off of claims should be triggered in accordance with Article 26 of that Annex;

(c) any decision to suspend or terminate access to intraday credit;

(41) ‘Participant Interface (PI)’ means the technical device allowing direct participants to submit and settle payment orders via the services offered in the PM;

(42) ‘Internet-based access’ means that the ►M3  PM account holder ◄ has opted for a PM account that can only be accessed via the internet and the ►M3  PM account holder ◄ submits payment messages or control messages to TARGET2 by means of the internet;

(43) ‘insolvency proceedings’ means insolvency proceedings within the meaning of Article 2(j) of Directive 98/26/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 May 1998 on settlement finality in payment and securities settlement systems ( 3 );

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(44) ‘Information and Control Module (ICM)’ means the SSP module that allows PM account holders to obtain online information and gives them the possibility to submit liquidity transfer orders, manage liquidity and, if applicable, initiate backup payment orders or payment orders to the Contingency Solution in a contingency;

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(45) ‘TARGET2 coordinator’ means a person appointed by the ECB to ensure the daily operational management of TARGET2, to manage and coordinate activity in the event of an abnormal situation occurring and to coordinate the dissemination of information to PM account holders and TIPS DCA holders;

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(46) ‘TARGET2 settlement manager’ means a person appointed by a Eurosystem CB to monitor the operation of its TARGET2 component system;

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(47) ‘TARGET2 crisis manager’ means a person appointed by a Eurosystem CB to handle, on behalf of that Eurosystem CB, failures of the SSP and/or of the TIPS Platform and/or abnormal external events;

(48) ‘technical malfunction of TARGET2’ means any difficulty, defect or failure in the technical infrastructure and/or the computer systems used by the relevant TARGET2 component system, including the SSP or T2S Platform or any other event that makes it impossible to execute and complete the same-business day processing of payments in the relevant TARGET2 component system;

(49) ‘non-settled payment order’ means a payment order, with the exception of an instant payment order, positive recall answer and TIPS DCA to PM liquidity transfer order, that is not settled on the same business day as that on which it is accepted;

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(50) ‘cross-system settlement’ means the real-time settlement of debit instructions under which payments are executed from a settlement bank of one ancillary system using settlement procedure 6 to a settlement bank of another ancillary system using settlement procedure 6 as set out in Annex IV;

(51) ‘cash settlement’ means settlement of banknotes and coins;

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(52) ‘CoreNet’ means the internal Eurosystem network service provided by the ECB and used by the Eurosystem CBs as a contingency network to access the SSP in the event that SWIFT is unavailable and as an alternative network to SWIFT to access the CRSS;

(53) ‘Customer-related services system (CRSS)’ provides core and optional services to Eurosystem CBs, i.e. archiving, billing optional services, query and report optional services and customer relationship optional services;

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(54) ‘deposit facility’ means a Eurosystem standing facility which counterparties may use to make overnight deposits with an NCB at the pre-specified deposit rate;

(55) ‘deposit facility rate’ means the interest rate applicable to the deposit facility;

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(56) ‘T2S Operations’ means harmonised and commoditised delivery-versus-payment settlement services provided in an integrated technical environment with cross-border capabilities through the T2S Platform;

(57) ‘TARGET2-Securities (T2S)’ or ‘T2S Platform’ means the set of hardware, software and other technical infrastructure components through which the Eurosystem provides the services to CSDs and Eurosystem CBs that allow core, neutral and borderless settlement of securities transactions on a delivery-versus-payment basis in central bank money;

(58) ‘T2S network service provider’ means an undertaking that has concluded a licence agreement with the Eurosystem to provide connectivity services in the context of T2S;

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(59) ‘T2S Dedicated Cash Account (T2S DCA)’ means an account held by a T2S DCA holder, opened in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference], and used for cash payments in relation to securities settlement in T2S;

(60) ‘Harmonised Conditions for the Opening and Operation of a T2S Dedicated Cash Account (T2S DCA) in TARGET2’ means the conditions that are laid down in Annex IIa;

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(61) ‘Conditions for Auto-collateralisation Operations’ means the conditions that are laid down in Annex IIIa;

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(62) ‘payment order’ means a credit transfer order, a liquidity transfer order, a direct debit instruction, a PM to T2S DCA liquidity transfer order, a T2S DCA to PM liquidity transfer order, a T2S DCA to T2S DCA liquidity transfer order, a PM to TIPS DCA liquidity transfer order, a TIPS DCA to PM liquidity transfer order, an instant payment order, or a positive recall answer;

(63) ‘T2S DCA to PM liquidity transfer order’ means the instruction to transfer a specified amount of funds from a T2S DCA to a PM account;

(64) ‘PM to T2S DCA liquidity transfer order’ means the instruction to transfer a specified amount of funds from a PM account to a T2S DCA;

(65) ‘T2S DCA to T2S DCA liquidity transfer order’ means the instruction to transfer a specified amount of funds (a) from a T2S DCA to a T2S DCA linked to the same Main PM account; (b) from a T2S DCA to a T2S DCA held by the same legal entity; or (c) from a T2S DCA to a T2S DCA where one or both are held by the CB;

(66) ‘Main PM account’ means the PM account to which a T2S DCA is linked and on which any remaining balance will be automatically repatriated at end-of-day;

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(67) ‘real-time gross settlement’ means the processing and settlement of payment orders on a transaction by transaction basis in real time;

(68) ‘credit transfer order’ means an instruction by a payer to make funds available to a payee by means of a book entry on a PM account;

(69) ‘TARGET2 participant’ means any participant in any TARGET2 component system;

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(70) ‘auto-collateralisation’ means intraday credit granted by the euro area NCB in central bank money triggered when a T2S DCA holder has insufficient funds to settle securities transactions, whereby such intraday credit is collateralised either with the securities being purchased (collateral on flow), or with securities held by the T2S DCA holder in favour of the euro area NCB (collateral on stock);

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(71) ‘liquidity transfer order’ means a payment order, the main purpose of which is to transfer liquidity between different accounts of the same participant or within a CAI or AL group;

(72) ‘credit institution’ means either: (a) a credit institution within the meaning of point (1) of Article 4(1) of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 4 ) [and, if relevant, insert national law provisions implementing Article 2(5) of Directive 2013/36/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 5 ) ] that is subject to supervision by a competent authority; or (b) another credit institution within the meaning of Article 123(2) of the Treaty that is subject to scrutiny of a standard comparable to supervision by a competent authority;

(73) ‘direct debit instruction’ means an instruction from a payee submitted to its CB pursuant to which the CB of the payer debits the payer's account by the amount specified in the instruction, on the basis of a direct debit authorisation;

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(74) ‘Guarantee Funds’ means funds provided by an ancillary system's participants, to be used in the event of the failure, for whatever reason, of one or more participants to meet their payment obligations in the ancillary system;

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(75) ‘TARGET Instant Payment Settlement (TIPS) service’ means the settlement in central bank money of instant payment orders on the TIPS Platform;

(76) ‘TIPS Platform’ means the single technical platform infrastructure provided by the TIPS Platform-providing NCBs;

(77) ‘TIPS Platform-providing NCBs’ means the Deutsche Bundesbank, the Banco de España, the Banque de France and the Banca d'Italia in their capacity as the CBs building and operating the TIPS Platform for the Eurosystem's benefit;

(78) ‘TIPS network service provider’ means an undertaking which has: (a) met all of the necessary conditions to connect to, and established a technical connection to, the TIPS Platform in accordance with the rules and procedures set out in Appendix V of Annex IIb and (b) signed the TIPS connectivity hosting terms and conditions which are available on the ECB's website;

(79) ‘TIPS Dedicated Cash Account (TIPS DCA)’ means an account held by a TIPS DCA holder, opened in TARGET2 -[insert CB/country reference], and used for the provision of instant payment services to its customers;

(80) ‘Harmonised Conditions for the Opening and Operation of a TIPS Dedicated Cash Account in TARGET2’ means the conditions that are laid down in Annex IIb;

(81) ‘instant payment order’ means, in line with the European Payments Council's SEPA Instant Credit Transfer (SCT Inst) scheme, a payment instruction which can be executed 24 hours a day any calendar day of the year, with immediate or close to immediate processing and notification to the payer;

(82) ‘recall request’ means, in line with the SCT Inst scheme, a message from a TIPS DCA holder requesting reimbursement of a settled instant payment order;

(83) ‘positive recall answer’ means, in line with the SCT Inst scheme, a payment order initiated by the receiver of a recall request, in response to a recall request, for the benefit of the sender of that recall request;

(84) ‘PM to TIPS DCA liquidity transfer order’ means the instruction to transfer a specified amount of funds from a PM account to a TIPS DCA;

(85) ‘TIPS DCA to PM liquidity transfer order’ means the instruction to transfer a specified amount of funds from a TIPS DCA to a PM account;

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(86) ‘Contingency Solution’ means the SSP functionality that processes very critical and critical payments in contingency.

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Article 3

TARGET2 component systems

1.  Each Eurosystem CB shall operate its own TARGET2 component system.

2.  Each TARGET2 component system shall be a system designated as such under the relevant national legislation implementing Directive 98/26/EC.

3.  The names of the TARGET2 component systems shall only include ‘TARGET2’ and the name or abbreviation of the relevant Eurosystem CB or of the Member State of such Eurosystem CB. The ECB’s TARGET2 component system shall be called TARGET2-ECB.

Article 4

Connection of NCBs of Member States whose currency is not the euro

The NCBs of Member States whose currency is not the euro may only connect to TARGET2 if they conclude an agreement with the Eurosystem CBs. Such agreement shall specify that the connected NCBs will comply with this Guideline, subject to any mutually agreed appropriate specifications and modifications.

Article 5

Intra-ESCB transactions

Intra-European System of Central Banks (ESCB) transactions shall be processed through TARGET2, with the exception of payments that the CBs bilaterally or multilaterally agree to process through correspondent accounts, where appropriate.

Article 6

Intra-Eurosystem settlement

1.  Any settlement of payments between participants in different TARGET2 component systems shall automatically give rise to an intra-Eurosystem obligation of the Eurosystem CB of the payer towards the Eurosystem CB of the payee.

2.  Any intra-Eurosystem obligation arising under paragraph 1 shall automatically be aggregated and form part of a single obligation in relation to each Eurosystem CB. Each time a payment between participants in different TARGET2 component systems is settled, the single obligation of the relevant Eurosystem CB shall be adjusted accordingly. At the end of the business day each such single obligation shall be subject to a multilateral netting procedure resulting in each euro area NCB’s obligation or claim towards the ECB, as set out in an agreement between the Eurosystem CBs.

3.  Each euro area NCB shall maintain an account to record its obligation or claim towards the ECB, resulting from the settlement of payments between TARGET2 component systems.

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3a.  Without prejudice to paragraphs 1 and 2, any settlement of instant payment orders between participants in different TARGET2 component systems shall automatically give rise to only one claim or obligation of each Eurosystem CB vis-à-vis the ECB. The claim or obligation of each Eurosystem CB vis-à-vis the ECB used for reporting purposes at the end of each business day shall be adjusted on a daily basis, using the delta of the end-of-day balances of all the TIPS DCAs in the books of the respective Eurosystem CB.

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4.  The ECB shall open on its books an account for each euro area NCB in order to mirror at the end of the day such euro area NCB’s obligation or claim towards the ECB.



SECTION II

GOVERNANCE

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Article 7

Governance levels

1.  Without prejudice to Article 8 of the Statute of the European System of Central Banks and of the European Central Bank (hereinafter the ‘Statute of the ESCB’), the management of TARGET2 shall be based on a three-level governance scheme. ►M6  The tasks assigned to the Governing Council (Level 1), a Level 2 technical and operational management body and the SSP-providing NCBs and TIPS Platform-providing NCBs (Level 3) are laid down in Annex I. ◄

2.  The Governing Council shall be responsible for the direction, management and control of TARGET2. The tasks assigned to Level 1 fall within the exclusive competence of the Governing Council. ►M6  ————— ◄

3.  In accordance with the third paragraph of Article 12.1 of the Statute of the ESCB, the Eurosystem CBs shall be responsible for the tasks assigned to Level 2, within the general framework defined by the Governing Council. A Level 2 body shall be established by the Governing Council which the Eurosystem CBs shall entrust with certain technical and operational management tasks related to TARGET2.

4.  The Eurosystem CBs shall organise themselves through the conclusion of appropriate agreements.

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5.  In accordance with the third subparagraph of Article 12.1 of the Statute of the ESCB, the SSP-providing NCBs and TIPS Platform-providing NCBs shall be responsible for the tasks assigned to Level 3, within the general framework defined by the Governing Council.

6.  The SSP-providing NCBs and the TIPS Platform-providing NCBs shall conclude agreements with the Eurosystem CBs governing the services to be provided by the SSP- and TIPS Platform-providing NCBs. Such agreements shall also include, where appropriate, the connected NCBs.

7.  The Eurosystem, as provider of T2S services, and the Eurosystem CBs as operators of their respective national TARGET2 component systems shall conclude an agreement governing the services to be provided by the former to the latter in respect of the operation of the T2S DCAs. Such agreements shall also be entered into, where appropriate, by the connected NCBs.

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SECTION III

OPERATION OF TARGET2

Article 8

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Harmonised Conditions for the Opening and Operation of a PM account, a T2S DCA or a TIPS DCA in TARGET2

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1.   ►M4  Each euro area NCB shall adopt arrangements implementing the Harmonised Conditions for the Opening and Operation of a PM account in TARGET2 as laid down in Annex II. ◄ These arrangements shall exclusively govern the relationship between the relevant euro area NCB and its ►M3  PM account holders ◄ in respect of the processing of payments in the PM. A PM account can be accessed using either internet-based access or via the ►M3  TARGET2 network service provider ◄ . These two methods of accessing a PM account shall be mutually exclusive, although a ►M3  PM account holder ◄ may choose to have one or more PM accounts, each of which will be accessible by either the internet or the ►M3  TARGET2 network service provider ◄ .

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1a.  Each euro area NCB shall adopt arrangements implementing the Harmonised Conditions for the Opening and Operation of a T2S Dedicated Cash Account in TARGET2 that are laid down in Annex IIa. These arrangements shall exclusively govern the relationship between the relevant euro area NCB and its T2S DCA holder in respect of the opening and operation of the T2S DCA.

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1b.  Each euro area NCB shall adopt arrangements implementing the Harmonised Conditions for the Opening and Operation of a TIPS Dedicated Cash Account in TARGET2 that are laid down in Annex IIb. These arrangements shall exclusively govern the relationship between the relevant euro area NCB and its TIPS DCA holder in respect of the opening and operation of the TIPS DCA.

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2.  The ECB shall adopt the Terms and Conditions of TARGET2-ECB by implementing (i) the Harmonised Conditions for the Opening and Operation of a PM account in TARGET2 as laid down in Annex II, (ii) the Harmonised Conditions for the Opening and Operation of a T2S Dedicated Cash Account in TARGET2 laid down in Annex IIa and (iii) the Harmonised Conditions for the Opening and Operation of a TIPS Dedicated Cash Account in TARGET2 laid down in Annex IIb, except that TARGET2-ECB shall only provide clearing and settlement services to clearing and settlement organisations, including entities established outside the EEA, providing that they are subject to oversight by a competent authority and their access to TARGET2-ECB has been approved by the Governing Council.

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3.  The arrangements adopted by the Eurosystem CBs implementing the Harmonised Conditions shall be made public.

4.  The Eurosystem CBs may request derogations from the Harmonised Conditions on the basis of national law constraints. The Governing Council shall consider such requests on a case-by-case basis and shall grant derogations where appropriate.

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5.  Subject to the relevant monetary agreement, the ECB may determine appropriate conditions for participation in TARGET2, including the provision of settlement services in central bank money for T2S Operations and for the TIPS service, by entities referred to in Article 4(2)(e) of Annex II, Article 5(2)(e) of Annex IIa and Article 5(2)(e) of Annex IIb.

6.  The Eurosystem CBs shall not allow any entity to be an indirect participant in the PM or to be registered as an addressable BIC holder in their TARGET2 component system if this entity acts via a PM account holder that is an NCB of a Member State but is neither a Eurosystem CB nor a connected NCB.

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Article 9

Pricing

1.  The Eurosystem CBs shall ensure that:

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(a) the fees for core TARGET2 services provided to their indirect participants in the PM and their addressable BIC holders that are eligible to participate in TARGET2 as indirect participants in the PM are higher than the fees for PM account holders specified in paragraph 1(a) of Appendix VI to Annex II;

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(d) the pricing for all of the following operations and transactions is outside the scope of the fee schedule laid down in Appendix VI to Annex II:

(i) liquidity transfers initiated from and processed within Home Accounts;

(ii) operations relating to minimum reserve management and standing facilities;

(iii) cash transactions settled on Home Accounts.

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Article 10

Liquidity pooling arrangements

1.  The AL NCBs shall exchange all information that is necessary for the performance of their duties and obligations under an AL agreement. The AL NCBs shall immediately notify the managing NCB of any enforcement event of which they become aware relating to the AL group or any AL group member, including the head office and branches thereof.

2.  When the managing NCB is notified that an enforcement event has occurred it shall, having regard to the AL agreement, instruct the relevant AL NCBs regarding the enforcement action to be taken in relation to the AL group or the relevant AL group member. The AL NCBs shall be responsible for enforcing their rights under the AL agreement and the arrangements implementing Annex II. The managing NCB shall be responsible for calculating and giving instructions in relation to the apportionment of claims.

3.  If, on the occurrence of an enforcement event, intraday credit provided to any AL group member has not been fully reimbursed, an AL NCB shall, on receiving instructions from the managing NCB, enforce the rights it may have in relation to its respective AL group members, including rights deriving from the relevant pledge, set-off, close-out netting or any other relevant provision in the arrangements implementing Annex II, in order to obtain full and timely discharge of the claims that such AL NCB may have against its respective AL group members under the AL agreement. Such claims shall be enforced before the enforcement of any other claims of the relevant AL NCB towards its respective AL group members.

4.  Any payments received in discharge of a claim under the AL agreement following enforcement action shall be forwarded to the AL NCBs that have extended intraday credit to the respective AL group members. Such payments shall be allocated to the AL NCBs in proportion to the amount of intraday credit that is not reimbursed by the AL group members to their respective AL NCBs.

5.  Any AL NCB that wishes to claim it has incurred loss that should be borne by all AL NCBs shall send a submission to the managing NCB setting out the grounds for the claim. The managing NCB shall forward such request to the relevant AL NCBs and shall calculate the compensation due from each such AL NCB in equal shares.

Article 11

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Remuneration of Guarantee Funds

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2.  Guarantee Funds shall be remunerated at the deposit facility rate.

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Article 12

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Intraday credit — Auto-collateralisation

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1.  The euro area NCBs may grant intraday credit, provided that this is done in accordance with the arrangements implementing the rules on the provision of intraday credit laid down in Annex III. No intraday-credit shall be granted to a ►M3  PM account holder ◄ whose eligibility as a counterparty for Eurosystem monetary policy operations has been suspended or terminated.

2.  The eligibility criteria for intraday credit of ECB counterparties are defined in Decision ECB/2007/7 of 24 July 2007 concerning the terms and conditions of TARGET2-ECB ( 6 ). Intraday credit granted by the ECB shall remain limited to the day in question with no possibility of an extension to overnight credit.

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3.  Further to a request from a participant with access to intraday credit, the euro area NCBs shall offer an auto-collateralisation facility on T2S DCAs, provided that this is done in accordance with the Conditions for Auto-collateralisation Operations laid down in Annex IIIa.

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Article 13

Ancillary systems

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1.  The Eurosystem CBs shall provide fund transfer services in central bank money to ancillary systems in the PM accessed through the TARGET2 network service provider. Such services shall be governed by bilateral arrangements between the Eurosystem CBs and the respective ancillary systems.

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2.  Bilateral arrangements with ancillary systems that use the ASI shall be in conformity with Annex IV. In addition, the Eurosystem CBs shall ensure that in such bilateral arrangements the following provisions of Annex II apply mutatis mutandis:

 Article 8(1) (technical and legal requirements),

 Article 8(2) to (5) (application procedure), except that instead of being required to meet the access criteria in Article 4 the ancillary system shall be required to meet the access criteria in the definition of ‘ancillary system’ set out in Article 1 of Annex II,

 the operating schedule in Appendix V,

 Article 11 (requirements for cooperation and information exchange), except paragraph 8,

 Articles 27 and 28 (business continuity and contingency procedures and security requirements),

 Article 31 (liability regime),

 Article 32 (evidence rules),

 Articles 33 and 34 (duration, termination and suspension of participation), except Article 34(1)(b),

 Article 35, where relevant (closure of PM accounts),

 Article 38 (confidentiality rules),

 Article 39 (Union requirements for data protection, prevention of money laundering and related issues),

 Article 40 (requirements for notices),

 Article 41 (contractual relationship with the ►M3  TARGET2 network service provider ◄ ),

 Article 44 (rules for governing law, jurisdiction and place of performance).

3.  Bilateral arrangements with ancillary systems that use the PI shall be in conformity with:

(a) Annex II, with the exception of Title V and Appendices VI and VII; and

(b) Article 18 of Annex IV.

4.  By derogation from paragraph 3, bilateral arrangements with ancillary systems that use the PI, but only settle payments for the benefit of their customers, shall be in conformity with:

(a) Annex II, with the exception of Title V, Article 36 and Appendices VI and VII; and

(b) Article 18 of Annex IV.

Article 14

Financing and cost methodology

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1.  The Governing Council shall determine the rules applicable to the financing of the SSP and the TIPS Platform. Any surplus or deficit resulting from the functioning of the SSP or the TIPS Platform shall be distributed among the euro area NCBs in accordance with the key for subscription to the ECB's capital, pursuant to Article 29 of the Statute of the ESCB.

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2.  The Governing Council shall determine a common cost methodology and pricing structure for core TARGET2 services.

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Article 15

Security provisions

1.  The Governing Council shall specify the security policy and security requirements and controls for the SSP and the TIPS Platform. The Governing Council shall also specify the principles applicable to the security of certificates used for internet-based access to the SSP.

2.  The Eurosystem CBs shall comply with, and shall ensure that the SSP and the TIPS Platform comply with, the measures referred to in paragraph 1.

3.  Matters relating to the compliance with information security requirements, in respect of the T2S DCAs shall be governed by Guideline ECB/2012/13 ( 7 ).

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Article 16

Audit rules

Audit assessments shall be performed in accordance with the principles and arrangements set out in the Governing Council’s ESCB Audit Policy.

Article 17

Obligations in the event of suspension or termination

1.  Eurosystem CBs shall immediately terminate without prior notice or suspend a participant’s participation in the relevant TARGET2 component system if:

(a) insolvency proceedings are opened in relation to a participant; or

(b) a participant no longer meets the access criteria for the participation in the relevant TARGET2 component system.

2.  If a Eurosystem CB suspends or terminates a participant’s participation in TARGET2 in accordance with paragraph 1 or on the grounds of prudence in accordance with Article 19, it shall immediately notify all other Eurosystem CBs thereof, providing all of the following:

(a) the participant’s name, Monetary Financial Institution code and BIC;

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(aa) the BIC of any PM accounts linked to the T2S DCA or TIPS DCA of the participant;

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(b) the information upon which the euro area NCB based its decision, including any information or opinion obtained from the relevant supervisory authority;

(c) the measure taken and a proposed time-frame for its application.

Each Eurosystem CB shall, if so requested by another Eurosystem CB, exchange information in relation to such participant, including information in relation to payments addressed to it.

3.  A Eurosystem CB that has terminated or suspended the participation of a participant in its TARGET2 component system in accordance with paragraph 1 shall assume liability in relation to the other Eurosystem CBs if it either:

(a) subsequently authorises the settlement of payment orders addressed to participants whose participation it has suspended or terminated; or

(b) does not comply with the obligations in paragraphs 1 and 2.

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3a.  A Eurosystem CB that has suspended the participation of a PM account holder or a T2S DCA holder in its TARGET2 component system pursuant to paragraph 1(a) shall only process payments from that participant on the instructions of its representatives, including those appointed by a competent authority or a court, such as the participant's insolvency administrator, or pursuant to an enforceable decision of a competent authority or a court providing instructions as to how the payments are to be processed. A Eurosystem CB that has suspended the participation of a TIPS DCA holder in its TARGET2 component system pursuant to paragraph 1(a) shall reject all its outgoing payment orders.

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4.  The Eurosystem CB's obligations set out in paragraphs 1 to 3a shall also apply in the event of suspension or termination of the use of the ASI by ancillary systems.

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Article 18

Procedures for the rejection on the grounds of prudence of an application for participation in TARGET2

Where, pursuant to Article 8(4)(c) of Annex II or Article 6(4)(c) of Annex IIa or Article 6(4)(c) of Annex IIb, a Eurosystem CB rejects on the grounds of prudence an application to join TARGET2, that Eurosystem CB shall promptly inform the ECB of such rejection.

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Article 19

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Procedures for the suspension, limitation or termination on the grounds of prudence of participation in TARGET2, and access to intraday credit and to auto-collateralisation

1.  Where on the grounds of prudence, a euro area NCB suspends, limits or terminates a participant's access to intraday credit pursuant to paragraph 12(d) of Annex III or to auto-collateralisation pursuant to paragraph 10(d) of Annex IIIa or a Eurosystem CB suspends or terminates a participant's participation in TARGET2 pursuant to Article 34(2)(e) of Annex II, Article 24(2)(e) of Annex IIa or Article 26(2)(e) of Annex IIb, the decision shall, to the extent possible, take effect at the same time in all TARGET2 component systems.

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2.  The euro area NCB shall provide the information of Article 17(2) without delay to the relevant supervisory authorities in the euro area NCB’s Member State, with the request that the supervisory authorities share information with the supervisory authorities of other Member States in which the participant has a subsidiary or branch. Taking into account the decision pursuant to paragraph 1, other euro area NCBs shall take appropriate action and provide information thereof to the ECB without delay.

3.  The ECB’s Executive Board may propose to the Governing Council to take any decisions in order to ensure uniform implementation of the measures taken pursuant to paragraphs 1 and 2.

4.  The euro area NCBs of the Member States in which the decision is to be implemented shall inform the participant about the decision, and shall take all necessary implementation measures.

Article 20

Procedures for cooperation by Eurosystem CBs in connection with administrative or restrictive measures

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In connection with the implementation of Article 39(3) of Annex II, Article 28(3) of Annex IIa and Article 30(3) of Annex IIb:

(a) any Eurosystem CB shall promptly share with all potentially affected CBs all information that it receives in connection with a proposed payment order, with the exception of payment orders concerning the transfer of liquidity between different accounts of the same participant;

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(b) any Eurosystem CB that receives from a participant evidence of notification having been made to, or consent having been received from, any competent authority shall promptly transmit such evidence to any other CB acting as the payment service provider of the payer or payee as appropriate;

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(c) the Eurosystem CB acting as payment service provider of the payer shall then promptly inform the payer that it can enter a relevant payment order into TARGET2.

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Article 21

Business continuity

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1.  If the events referred to in Article 27 of Annex II or Article 17 of Annex IIa affect the operation of the TARGET2 services other than the PM and the ICM and T2S DCAs, the Eurosystem CB concerned shall monitor and manage such events in order to prevent any spillover to the smooth functioning of TARGET2.

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2.  If an event affecting the normal operation of the PM and/or the ICM occurs, the Eurosystem CB concerned shall immediately notify the TARGET2 coordinator, who together with the settlement manager of the Eurosystem CB concerned shall decide on the further steps to be taken. The TARGET2 settlement managers shall agree on the information that should be communicated to TARGET2 participants.

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3.  The Eurosystem CBs shall report the participant's failure to the TARGET2 coordinator if such failure might affect the operation of the T2S Platform, the settlement in ancillary systems or create systemic risk. The closure of TARGET2 shall normally not be delayed due to a participant's failure.

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4.  A failure affecting an ancillary system shall be reported by the Eurosystem CBs to the TARGET2 coordinator for information purposes. The TARGET2 coordinator shall initiate a teleconference of the TARGET2 settlement managers in the event that there is an unavoidable systemic impact, in particular when this is of a cross-border nature.

5.  In exceptional circumstances, the SSP’s closure may be delayed if there is a failure affecting an ancillary system. A request to delay the SSP’s closure shall be communicated by the Eurosystem CBs to the TARGET2 crisis managers.

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6.  The Eurosystem CBs shall connect to the Contingency Solution.

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Article 22

Treatment of claims under the TARGET2 compensation scheme

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1.  Unless otherwise decided by the Governing Council, the compensation procedure set out in Appendix II to Annex II or Appendix II to Annex IIa shall be managed in accordance with this Article.

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2.  The CB of the PM account holder or T2S DCA holder submitting the claim for compensation shall assess the compensation claim on a preliminary basis and communicate with the PM account holder or T2S DCA holder in relation to that assessment. Where necessary for the assessment of claims, such CB shall be assisted by other CBs concerned. The relevant CB shall inform the ECB and all other CBs concerned as soon as it becomes aware of pending claims.

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(a) prepare a preliminary assessment report containing the CB’s assessment of the claims received; and

(b) submit the preliminary assessment report to the ECB and all other CBs concerned.

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4.  Within five weeks following receipt of the preliminary assessment report, the Governing Council shall carry out the final assessment of all claims received, and shall decide on the compensation offers to be made to the PM account holders and T2S DCA holders concerned. Within five business days following the completion of the final assessment, the ECB shall communicate the outcome of the final assessment to the CBs concerned. Those CBs shall without delay inform their PM account holders and T2S DCA holders of the outcome of the final assessment and, where applicable, details of the compensation offer, together with the form constituting the letter of acceptance.

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5.  Within two weeks following expiry of the period referred to in the final sentence of Article 4(d) of Appendix II to Annex II or in the final sentence of Article 4(d) of Appendix II to Annex IIa, the CB shall inform the ECB and all other CBs concerned about which compensation offers have been accepted and which compensation offers have been rejected.

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6.  The CBs shall inform the ECB of any claim submitted by their PM account holders and T2S DCA holders to those CBs outside the scope of the TARGET2 compensation scheme, but relating to a technical malfunction of TARGET2.

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Article 23

Treatment of losses caused by a technical malfunction of TARGET2

1.  In the event of a technical malfunction of TARGET2:

(a) On the payer’s side, any CB with which a payer has placed a deposit benefits from certain financial gains which amount to the difference between the Eurosystem’s main refinancing operations rate and the deposit rate applied to the marginal increase in the use of the Eurosystem’s deposit facility for the period of the technical malfunction of TARGET2 and up to the amount of the non-settled payment orders. Where the payer is left with non-remunerated surplus funds, the financial gains amount to the Eurosystem’s main refinancing operations rate, applied to the amount of the non-interest-bearing surplus funds for the period of the technical malfunction of TARGET2 and up to the amount of the non-settled payment orders.

(b) On the payee’s side, the CB from whom the payee has borrowed by using the marginal lending facility benefits from certain financial gains which amount to the difference between the marginal lending rate and the Eurosystem’s main refinancing operations rate, applied to the marginal increase in the use of the marginal lending facility for the period of the technical malfunction of TARGET2 and up to the amount of the non-settled payment orders.

2.  The ECB’s financial gains amount to:

(a) the earnings in relation to the connected NCBs arising from the different remuneration of end-of-day balances of those connected NCBs in relation to the ECB; and

(b) the amount of penalty interest the ECB receives from connected NCBs whenever one of those connected NCBs imposes a penalty on a participant for a failure to reimburse intraday credit on time, as provided for in the agreement between the Eurosystem CBs and the connected NCBs.

3.  The financial gains referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 shall be pooled by the CBs and the resulting pooled amount shall be used to reimburse those CBs that incur the costs of compensating their participants. Any remaining financial gains or costs incurred by the CBs in compensating their participants shall be shared among the Eurosystem CBs in accordance with the key for subscription to the ECB’s capital.

Article 24

Security rights in relation to funds on sub-accounts and intra-Eurosystem guarantee

1.  For the purpose of the settlement of ancillary system-related payment instructions, any Eurosystem CB that has opened sub-accounts for its ►M3  PM account holders ◄ shall ensure that the balances on such sub-accounts (including increases or reductions of the frozen balance resulting from crediting or debiting cross system settlement payments to or from the sub-account or from crediting liquidity transfers to the sub-account) that are frozen during the ancillary system processing cycle can be used for the settlement of ancillary system related payment instructions. This is notwithstanding any insolvency proceedings with respect to the relevant ►M3  PM account holder ◄ and notwithstanding any individual enforcement measure relating to such ►M3  PM account holder ◄ ’s sub-account.

2.  Each time liquidity is transferred to a ►M3  PM account holder ◄ ’s sub-account and where the Eurosystem CB is not the ancillary system’s CB, such Eurosystem CB shall, upon communication by the ancillary system (via a ‘start-of-cycle’ message), confirm the freezing of the balances on the sub-account to the relevant ancillary system and, in doing so, guarantee to the ancillary system’s CB payment up to the amount of this particular balance. The confirmation of the freezing to the ancillary system shall also entail a legally binding declaration of will by the ancillary system’s CB that the latter guarantees to the ancillary system payment up to the amount of the frozen balance. By confirming the increase or reduction of the frozen balance upon crediting or debiting cross-system settlement payments to or from the sub-account or crediting liquidity transfers to the sub-account, both the Eurosystem CB that is not the ancillary system’s CB and the ancillary system’s CB declare an increase or a reduction of the guarantee in the amount of the payment. Both guarantees shall be irrevocable, unconditional and payable on first demand. Both guarantees and the freezing of the balances shall expire upon communication by the ancillary system that the settlement has been completed (via an ‘end-of-cycle’ message).



SECTION IV

TRANSITIONAL AND FINAL PROVISIONS

Article 25

Dispute resolution and applicable law

1.  In the event of a dispute between Eurosystem CBs in relation to this Guideline, the affected parties shall seek to settle the dispute in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding on an Intra-ESCB Dispute Settlement Procedure.

2.  By derogation from paragraph 1, if a dispute relating to the division of the tasks between Level 2 and Level 3 cannot be settled by agreement between the affected parties, the Governing Council shall resolve the dispute.

3.  In the event of a dispute of the type referred to in paragraph 1, the parties’ respective rights and obligations shall primarily be determined by the rules and procedures laid down in this Guideline. In disputes concerning payments between TARGET2 component systems, the law of the Member State where the seat of the Eurosystem CB of the payee is located shall apply in a supplementary manner, provided that it does not conflict with this Guideline.

Article 26

Entry into force and application

1.  This Guideline shall enter into force on 7 December 2012. It shall apply from 1 January 2013, subject to the transitional provisions laid down in Article 27.

2.  Guideline ECB/2007/2 is repealed with effect from 1 January 2013.

3.  References to the repealed Guideline shall be construed as references to this Guideline and shall be read in accordance with the correlation table set out in Annex VII.

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Article 27

Miscellaneous provisions

Accounts opened outside the PM, outside the T2S Platform and outside the TIPS Platform by a euro area NCB for credit institutions and ancillary systems shall be governed by the rules of such euro area NCB, subject to the provisions of this Guideline which relate to Home Accounts and other decisions of the Governing Council. Accounts opened outside the PM, outside the T2S Platform and outside the TIPS Platform by a euro area NCB for entities other than credit institutions and ancillary systems shall be governed by the rules of such euro area NCB.

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Article 28

Addressees, implementing measures and annual reports

1.  This Guideline applies to all Eurosystem CBs.

2.  The euro area NCBs shall by 20 December 2012 send to the ECB the measures by which they intend to comply with Article 39 of Annex II, Appendix VI to Annex II, paragraph 9(a), paragraph 12(a)(v) and paragraph 13 of Annex III, paragraph 18(1)(c)(ii) of Annex IV, and Appendix IIA to Annex V of this Guideline.

3.  The ECB shall prepare annual reports for review by the Governing Council on the overall functioning of TARGET2.

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ANNEX I

TARGET2 GOVERNANCE ARRANGEMENTS



Level 1 — Governing Council

Level 2 — Technical and operational management body

Level 3 — SSP-providing NCBs and TIPS Platform-providing NCBs

0.  General provisions

Level 1 has final competence in relation to domestic and cross-border TARGET2 issues and is responsible for safeguarding the public function of TARGET2

Level 2 conducts technical and operational management tasks in relation to TARGET2.

Level 3 takes decisions on the daily running of the Single Shared Platform (SSP) and the TIPS Platform on the basis of the service levels defined in the agreements referred to in Article 7(6) of this Guideline

1.  Cost and pricing policy

— Deciding on common cost methodology

— Deciding on single price structure

— Deciding on pricing of additional services and/or modules

(Not applicable)

2.  Service level

— Deciding on core services

— Deciding on additional services and/or modules

— Delivering input according to Level 1/Level 2 needs

3.  Risk management

— Deciding on the general framework for risk management and acceptance of remaining risks

— Conducting the actual risk management

— Conducting risk analysis and follow-up

— Providing the necessary information for risk analysis according to Level 1/Level 2 requests

4.  Governance and financing

— Defining rules for decision-making and financing of the SSP and the TIPS Platform

— Establishing and ensuring adequate implementation of the European System of Central Bank's legal framework for TARGET2

— Drawing up the rules on governance and financing decided at Level 1

— Drawing up the budget, its approval and implementation

— Having control of the application

— Collecting funds and remuneration of services

— Providing cost figures to Level 2 for the service provision

5.  Development

— Being consulted by Level 2 on the location of the SSP and the TIPS Platform

— Approving the overall project plan

— Deciding on the initial design and development of the SSP and the TIPS Platform

— Deciding on establishing from scratch against establishing on the basis of an existing platform

— Deciding on the choice of the SSP operator and the TIPS Platform operator

— Establishing, in agreement with Level 3, the service levels of the SSP and the TIPS Platform

— Deciding on the location of the SSP and the TIPS Platform after consultation of Level 1

— Approving the specification process methodology and the ‘deliverables’ of Level 3 deemed appropriate in order to specify and, later on, test and accept the product (in particular general and detailed user specifications)

— Establishing a milestone project plan

— Evaluating and accepting the deliverables

— Establishing test scenarios

— Central banks' and users' test coordination, in close cooperation with Level 3

— Proposing the initial design of the SSP and the TIPS Platform

— Proposing whether to establish from scratch or establish on the basis of an existing platform

— Proposing the location of the SSP and the TIPS Platform

— Drafting the general and the detailed functional specifications (internal detailed functional specifications and user detailed functional specifications)

— Drafting the detailed technical specifications

— Providing initial and ongoing input for milestone project planning and control

— Technical and operational support for tests (performing tests on the SSP and the TIPS Platform, input on SSP-related test scenarios and on TIPS Platform-related test scenarios, supporting Eurosystem CBs in their SSP and TIPS Platform test activities)

6.  Implementation and migration

— Deciding on the migration strategy

— Preparing and coordinating migration to the SSP and the TIPS Platform, in close cooperation with Level 3

— Providing input on migration issues in accordance with Level 2 requests

— Performing SSP- and TIPS Platform-related migration work; additional support for joining NCBs

7.  Operation

— Managing severe crisis situations

— Authorising establishment and operation of TARGET2 Simulator

— Appointing certification authorities for internet-based access

— Specifying security policies, requirements and controls for the SSP and the TIPS Platform

— Specifying principles applicable to security of certificates used for internet-based access

— Maintaining contacts with users at European level (subject to the sole responsibility of Eurosystem CBs for the business relationship with their customers) and monitoring daily user activity from a business perspective (Eurosystem CB task)

— Monitoring business developments

— Budgeting, financing, invoicing (Eurosystem CB task) and other administrative tasks

— Managing the system on the basis of the agreements referred to in Article 7(6) of this Guideline

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ANNEX II

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HARMONISED CONDITIONS FOR THE OPENING AND OPERATION OF A PM ACCOUNT IN TARGET2

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TITLE I

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Article 1

Definitions

For the purposes of these Harmonised Conditions (hereinafter the ‘Conditions’), the following definitions apply:

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 ‘addressable BIC holder’ means an entity which: (a) holds a Business Identifier Code (BIC); (b) is not recognised as an indirect participant in the PM; and (c) is a correspondent or customer of a PM account holder or a branch of a direct or indirect participant in the PM, and is able to submit payment orders to and receive payments from a TARGET2 component system via the PM account holder,

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 ‘AL agreement’ means the multilateral aggregated liquidity agreement entered into by the AL group members and their respective AL NCBs, for the purposes of the AL mode,

 ‘AL group’ means a group composed of AL group members that use the AL mode,

 ‘AL group manager’ means an AL group member appointed by the other AL group members to manage available liquidity within the AL group during the business day,

 ‘AL group member’ means a ►M3  PM account holder ◄ which has entered into an AL agreement,

 ‘AL mode’ means the aggregation of available liquidity on PM accounts,

 ‘AL NCB’ means a euro area NCB that is party to an AL agreement and acts as the counterparty for the AL group members which participate in its TARGET2 component system,

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 ‘ancillary system’ means a system managed by an entity established in the European Union or the European Economic Area (EEA) that is subject to supervision and/or oversight by a competent authority and complies with the oversight requirements for the location of infrastructures offering services in euro, as amended from time to time and published on the ECB's website ( 8 ), in which payments and/or financial instruments are exchanged and/or cleared or recorded with (a) the monetary obligations settled in TARGET2 and/or (b) funds held in TARGET2, in accordance with Guideline ECB/2012/27 ( 9 ) and a bilateral arrangement between the ancillary system and the relevant Eurosystem CB,

 ‘available liquidity’ means a credit balance on a participant's PM account and, if applicable, any intraday credit line granted by the relevant euro area NCB in relation to such account but not yet drawn upon, or, if applicable, decreased by the amount of any processed reservations of liquidity on the PM account,

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 ‘Business Identifier Code (BIC)’ means a code as defined by ISO Standard No 9362,

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 ‘branch’ means a branch within the meaning of point (17) of Article 4(1) of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013,

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 ‘business day’ or ‘TARGET2 business day’ means any day on which TARGET2 is open for the settlement of payment orders, as set out in Appendix V,

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 ‘CAI group’ means a group composed of ►M3  PM account holders ◄ that use the CAI mode,

 ‘CAI group manager’ means a CAI group member appointed by the other members of the CAI group to monitor and distribute the available liquidity within the CAI group during the business day,

 ‘CAI mode’ means the provision of consolidated account information in relation to PM accounts via the ICM,

 ‘capacity opinion’ means a participant-specific opinion that contains an assessment of a participant’s legal capacity to enter into and carry out its obligations under these Conditions,

 ‘central banks (CBs)’ means the Eurosystem CBs and the connected NCBs,

 ‘connected NCB’ means a national central bank (NCB), other than a Eurosystem CB, which is connected to TARGET2 pursuant to a specific agreement,

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 ‘Contingency Solution’ means the SSP functionality that processes very critical and critical payments in contingency,

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 ‘credit institution’ means either: (a) a credit institution within the meaning of point (1) of Article 4(1) of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 [and, if relevant, insert national law provisions implementing Article 2(5) of Directive 2013/36/EU] that is subject to supervision by a competent authority; or (b) another credit institution within the meaning of Article 123(2) of the Treaty that is subject to scrutiny of a standard comparable to supervision by a competent authority,

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 ‘credit transfer order’ means an instruction by a payer to make funds available to a payee by means of a book entry on a PM account,

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 ‘deposit facility’ means a Eurosystem standing facility which counterparties may use to make overnight deposits with an NCB at a pre-specified deposit rate,

 ‘deposit facility rate’ means the interest rate applicable to the deposit facility,

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 ‘direct debit authorisation’ means a general instruction by a payer to its CB entitling and obliging that CB to debit the payer's account upon receipt of a valid direct debit instruction from a payee,

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 ‘direct debit instruction’ means an instruction from a payee submitted to its CB pursuant to which the CB of the payer debits the payer’s account by the amount specified in the instruction, on the basis of a direct debit authorisation,

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 ‘T2S Dedicated Cash Account (T2S DCA)’ means an account held by a T2S DCA holder, opened in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference], and used for cash payments in relation to securities settlement in T2S,

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 ‘enforcement event’ means, with regard to an AL group member: (a) any event of default referred to in Article 34(1); (b) any other event of default or event referred to in Article 34(2) in relation to which the [insert name of CB] has decided, taking into account the seriousness of the event of default or event, [Insert if applicable: [a pledge should be enforced in accordance with Article 25b] [collateral should be enforced in accordance with Article 25c] and] a set-off of claims should be triggered in accordance with Article 26; or (c) any decision to suspend or terminate access to intraday credit,

 ‘entry disposition’ means a payment processing phase during which TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] attempts to settle a payment order which has been accepted pursuant to Article 14, by means of specific procedures, as described in Article 20,

 ‘euro area NCB’ means the national central bank (NCB) of a Member State whose currency is the euro,

 ‘Eurosystem CB’ means the ECB or a euro area NCB,

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 ‘event of default’ means any impending or existing event, the occurrence of which may threaten the performance by a participant of its obligations under these Conditions or any other rules applying to the relationship between that participant and the [insert name of CB] or any other CB, including:

 

(a) where the participant no longer meets the access criteria laid down in Article 4 or the requirements laid down in Article 8(1)(a)(i);

(b) the opening of insolvency proceedings in relation to the participant;

(c) the submission of an application relating to the proceedings referred to in point (b);

(d) the issue by the participant of a written declaration of its inability to pay all or any part of its debts or to meet its obligations arising in relation to intraday credit;

(e) the entry of the participant into a voluntary general agreement or arrangement with its creditors;

(f) where the participant is, or is deemed by its CB to be, insolvent or unable to pay its debts;

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(g) where the participant's credit balance on its PM account, T2S DCA, or TIPS DCA, or all or a substantial part of the participant's assets are subject to a freezing order, attachment, seizure or any other procedure that is intended to protect the public interest or the rights of the participant's creditors;

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(h) where participation of the participant in another TARGET2 component system and/or in an ancillary system has been suspended or terminated;

(i) where any material representation or pre-contractual statement made by the participant or which is implied to have been made by the participant under the applicable law is incorrect or untrue;

(j) the assignment of all or a substantial part of the participant's assets,

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 ‘group’ means:

 

(a) a composition of credit institutions included in the consolidated financial statements of a parent company where the parent company is obliged to present consolidated financial statements under International Accounting Standard 27 (IAS 27), adopted pursuant to Commission Regulation (EC) No 2238/2004 ( 10 ) and consisting of either: (i) a parent company and one or more subsidiaries; or (ii) two or more subsidiaries of a parent company; or

(b) a composition of credit institutions as referred to in subparagraph (a)(i) or (ii), where a parent company does not present consolidated financial statements in accordance with IAS 27, but may be able to satisfy the criteria defined in IAS 27 for inclusion in consolidated financial statements, subject to the verification of the CB of the ►M3  PM account holder ◄ or, in the case of an AL group, the managing NCB;

(c) a bilateral or multilateral network of credit institutions that is: (i) organised through a statutory framework determining the affiliation of credit institutions to such a network; or (ii) characterised by self-organised mechanisms of cooperation (promoting, supporting and representing the business interests of its members) and/or economic solidarity going beyond the ordinary cooperation usual between credit institutions whereby such cooperation and solidarity are permitted by credit institutions’ by-laws or articles of incorporation or established by virtue of separate agreements;

 and in each case referred to in (c) the ECB’s Governing Council has approved an application to be considered as constituting a group,

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 ‘Harmonised Conditions for the Opening and Operation of a TIPS Dedicated Cash Account in TARGET2’ means the conditions that are laid down in Annex IIb,

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 ‘Home Account’ means an account opened outside the PM by a euro area NCB for a credit institution established in the Union or the EEA,

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 ‘Information and Control Module (ICM)’ means the SSP module that allows PM account holders to obtain online information and gives them the possibility to submit liquidity transfer orders, manage liquidity and, if applicable, initiate backup payment orders or payment orders to the Contingency Solution in a contingency,

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 ‘ICM broadcast message’ means information made simultaneously available to all or a selected group of PM account holders via the ICM,

▼B

 ‘indirect participant’ means a credit institution established in ►M6  the Union or the EEA ◄ , which has entered into an agreement with a ►M3  PM account holder ◄ to submit payment orders and receive payments via such ►M3  PM account holder ◄ ’s PM account, and which has been recognised by a TARGET2 component system as an indirect participant,

 ‘insolvency proceedings’ means insolvency proceedings within the meaning of Article 2(j) of Directive 98/26/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 May 1998 on settlement finality in payment and securities settlement systems ( 11 ),

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 ‘instant payment order’ means, in line with the European Payments Council's SEPA Instant Credit Transfer (SCT Inst) scheme, a payment instruction which can be executed 24 hours a day any calendar day of the year, with immediate or close to immediate processing and notification to the payer,

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 ‘instructing participant’ means a TARGET2 participant that has initiated a payment order,

 ‘intraday credit’ means credit extended for a period of less than one business day,

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 ‘investment firm’ means an investment firm within the meaning of [insert national law provisions implementing Article 4(1)(1) of Directive 2014/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 12 )], excluding the institutions specified in [insert national law provisions implementing Article 2(1) of Directive 2014/65/EU], provided that the investment firm in question is:

 

(a) authorised and supervised by a recognised competent authority, which has been designated as such under Directive 2014/65/EU; and

(b) entitled to carry out the activities referred to under [insert national law provisions implementing items 2, 3, 6 and 7 of Section A of Annex I to Directive 2014/65/EU],

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 ‘Linked PM account’ means the PM account with which a TIPS DCA is associated for the purpose of liquidity management and payment of TIPS fees,

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 ‘liquidity transfer order’ means a payment order, the main purpose of which is to transfer liquidity between different accounts of the same participant or within a CAI or AL group,

 ‘managing NCB’ means the AL NCB of the TARGET2 component system in which the AL group manager participates,

 ‘marginal lending facility’ means a Eurosystem standing facility which counterparties may use to receive overnight credit from a Eurosystem CB at the pre-specified marginal lending rate,

 ‘marginal lending rate’ means the interest rate applicable to the marginal lending facility,

 ‘multi-addressee access’ means the facility by which branches or credit institutions ►M6  established in the Union or the EEA ◄ can access the relevant TARGET2 component system by submitting payment orders and/or receiving payments directly to and from the TARGET2 component system; this facility authorises these entities to submit their payment orders through the ►M3  PM account holder ◄ ’s PM account without that ►M3  PM account holder ◄ ’s involvement,

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 ‘Main PM account’ means the PM account to which a ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ is linked and on which any remaining balance must be automatically repatriated from the ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ at the end of the day,

▼B

  ►M3  TARGET2 network service provider ◄ ’ means the undertaking appointed by the ECB’s Governing Council to provide computerised network connections for the purpose of submitting payment messages in TARGET2,

 ‘non-settled payment order’ means a payment order that is not settled on the same business day as that on which it is accepted,

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 ‘participant’ [or ‘direct participant’] means an entity that holds at least one PM account (PM account holder) and/or one T2S Dedicated Cash Account (T2S DCA holder) and/or one TIPS Dedicated Cash Account (TIPS DCA holder) with a Eurosystem CB,

▼B

 ‘payee’, except where used in Article 39 of this Annex, means a TARGET2 participant whose PM account will be credited as a result of a payment order being settled,

 ‘payer’, except where used in Article 39 of this Annex, means a TARGET2 participant whose PM account will be debited as a result of a payment order being settled,

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 ‘payment order’ means a credit transfer order, a liquidity transfer order, a direct debit instruction, a PM to T2S DCA liquidity transfer order or a PM to TIPS DCA liquidity transfer order,

▼B

 ‘Payments Module (PM)’ means an SSP module in which payments of ►M3  PM account holders ◄ are settled on PM accounts,

 ‘PM account’ means an account held by a TARGET2 participant in the PM with a CB which is necessary for such TARGET2 participant to:

 

(a) submit payment orders or receive payments via TARGET2; and

(b) settle such payments with such CB,

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 ‘PM to TIPS DCA liquidity transfer order’ means the instruction to transfer a specified amount of funds from a PM account to a TIPS DCA,

 ‘positive recall answer’ means, in line with the SCT Inst scheme, a payment order initiated by the receiver of a recall request, in response to a recall request, for the benefit of the sender of that recall request,

▼B

 ‘public sector body’ means an entity within the ‘public sector’, the latter term as defined in Article 3 of Council Regulation (EC) No 3603/93 of 13 December 1993 specifying definitions for the application of the prohibitions referred to in Articles 104 and 104b (1) of the Treaty ( 13 ),

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 ‘PM to T2S DCA liquidity transfer order’ means the instruction to transfer a specified amount of funds from a PM account to a T2S DCA,

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 ‘recall request’ means, in line with the SCT Inst scheme, a message from a TIPS DCA holder requesting reimbursement of a settled instant payment order,

▼B

 ‘Single Shared Platform (SSP)’ means the single technical platform infrastructure provided by the SSP-providing NCBs,

 ‘SSP-providing NCBs’ means the Deutsche Bundesbank, the Banque de France and the Banca d’Italia in their capacity as the CBs building and operating the SSP for the Eurosystem’s benefit,

 ‘static data collection form’ means a form developed by [insert name of CB] for the purpose of registering applicants for TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] services and registering any changes in relation to the provision of such services,

 ‘suspension’ means the temporary freezing of the rights and obligations of a participant for a period of time to be determined by the [insert name of CB],

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 ‘TARGET Instant Payment Settlement (TIPS) service’ means the settlement in central bank money of instant payment orders on the TIPS Platform,

▼B

 ‘TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference]’ means the TARGET2 component system of [insert CB name],

 ‘TARGET2’ means the entirety resulting from all TARGET2 component systems of the CBs,

 ‘TARGET2 component system’ means any of the CBs’ real-time gross settlement (RTGS) systems that form part of TARGET2,

 ‘TARGET2 CUG’ means a subset of the ►M3  TARGET2 network service provider ◄ ’s customers grouped for the purpose of their use of the relevant services and products of the ►M3  TARGET2 network service provider ◄ when accessing the PM,

 ‘TARGET2 participant’ means any participant in any TARGET2 component system,

 ‘technical malfunction of TARGET2’ means any difficulty, defect or failure in the technical infrastructure and/or the computer systems used by TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference], or any other event that makes it impossible to execute and complete the ►M6  same business-day processing of payments ◄ in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference],

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 ‘TIPS DCA to PM liquidity transfer order’ means the instruction to transfer a specified amount of funds from a TIPS DCA to a PM account,

 ‘TIPS Dedicated Cash Account (TIPS DCA)’ means an account held by a TIPS DCA holder, opened in TARGET2 -[insert CB/country reference], and used for the provision of instant payment services to its customers,

 ‘TIPS network service provider’ means an undertaking which has: (a) met all of the necessary conditions to connect to, and established a technical connection to, the TIPS Platform in accordance with the rules and procedures set out in Appendix V to Annex IIb to Guideline ECB/2012/27; and (b) signed the TIPS connectivity hosting terms and conditions which are available on the ECB's website,

 ‘TIPS Platform’ means the single technical platform infrastructure provided by the TIPS Platform-providing NCBs,

 ‘TIPS Platform-providing NCBs’ means the Deutsche Bundesbank, the Banco de España, the Banque de France and the Banca d'Italia in their capacity as the CBs building and operating the TIPS Platform for the Eurosystem's benefit,

▼B

 ‘User Detailed Functional Specifications (UDFS)’ means the most up-to-date version of the UDFS, which is the technical documentation that details how a participant interacts with TARGET2.

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Article 1a

Scope

The present Conditions govern the relationship between the relevant euro area NCB and its PM account holder as far the opening and the operation of the PM account is concerned.

▼B

Article 2

Appendices

1.  The following Appendices form an integral part of these Conditions:

Appendix I: Technical specifications for the processing of payment orders

Appendix II: TARGET2 compensation scheme

Appendix III: Terms of reference for capacity and country opinions

Appendix IV: Business continuity and contingency procedures

Appendix V: Operating schedule

Appendix VI: Fee schedule and invoicing

Appendix VII: Aggregated liquidity agreement

2.  In the event of any conflict or inconsistency between the content of any appendix and the content of any other provision in these Conditions, the latter shall prevail.

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Article 3

General description of TARGET2

1.  TARGET2 provides real-time gross settlement for payments in euro, with settlement in central bank money across PM accounts, T2S DCAs for the purpose of securities transactions and TIPS DCAs for the purpose of instant payments.

2.  The following transactions are processed in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference]:

(a) transactions directly resulting from or made in connection with Eurosystem monetary policy operations;

(b) settlement of the euro leg of foreign exchange operations involving the Eurosystem;

(c) settlement of euro transfers resulting from transactions in cross-border large-value netting systems;

(d) settlement of euro transfers resulting from transactions in euro retail payment systems of systemic importance;

(e) settlement of the cash leg of securities transactions;

(f) T2S DCA to T2S DCA liquidity transfer orders, T2S DCA to PM liquidity transfer orders and PM to T2S DCA liquidity transfer orders;

(fa) instant payment orders;

(fb) positive recall answers;

(fc) TIPS DCA to PM liquidity transfer orders and PM to TIPS DCA liquidity transfer orders; and

(g) any other transactions in euro addressed to TARGET2 participants.

3.  TARGET2 provides real-time gross settlement for payments in euro, with settlement in central bank money across PM accounts, T2S DCAs and TIPS DCAs. TARGET2 is established and functions on the basis of the SSP through which payment orders are submitted and processed and through which payments are ultimately received in the same technical manner. As far as the technical operation of the T2S DCAs is concerned, TARGET2 is technically established and functions on the basis of the T2S Platform. As far as the technical operation of the TIPS DCAs is concerned, TARGET2 is technically established and functions on the basis of the TIPS Platform.

4.  The [insert name of CB] is the provider of services under these Conditions. Acts and omissions of the SSP-providing NCBs shall be considered acts and omissions of [insert name of CB], for which it shall assume liability in accordance with Article 31 below. Participation pursuant to these Conditions shall not create a contractual relationship between PM account holders and the SSP-providing NCBs when any of the latter acts in that capacity. Instructions, messages or information which a PM account holder receives from, or sends to, the SSP in relation to the services provided under these Conditions are deemed to be received from, or sent to, [insert name of CB].

5.  TARGET2 is legally structured as a multiplicity of payment systems composed of all the TARGET2 component systems, which are designated as ‘systems’ under the national laws implementing Directive 98/26/EC. TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] is designated as a ‘system’ under [insert the relevant legal provision implementing Directive 98/26/EC].

6.  Participation in TARGET2 takes effect via participation in a TARGET2 component system. These Conditions describe the mutual rights and obligations of PM account holders in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] and the [insert name of CB]. The rules on the processing of payment orders under these Conditions (Title IV and Appendix I) refer to all payment orders submitted or payments received by any PM account holder.

▼B



TITLE II

PARTICIPATION

Article 4

Access criteria

1.  The following types of entities are eligible for direct participation in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference]:

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(a) credit institutions established in the Union or the EEA, including when they act through a branch established in the Union or the EEA;

(b) credit institutions established outside the EEA, provided that they act through a branch established in the Union or the EEA;

▼B

(c) NCBs of Member States and the ECB;

provided that the entities referred to in ►M6  points (a) and (b) ◄ are not subject to restrictive measures adopted by the Council of the European Union or Member States pursuant to Article 65(1)(b), Article 75 or Article 215 of the Treaty, the implementation of which, in the view of [CB/country reference] after informing the ECB, is incompatible with the smooth functioning of TARGET2.

2.  The [insert name of the CB] may, at its discretion, also admit the following entities as direct participants:

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(a) treasury departments of central or regional governments of Member States;

▼B

(b) public sector bodies of Member States authorised to hold accounts for customers;

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(c)

 

(i) investment firms established in the Union or the EEA, including when they act through a branch established in the Union or the EEA; and

(ii) investment firms established outside the EEA, provided that they act through a branch established in the Union or the EEA;

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(d) entities managing ancillary systems and acting in that capacity; and

▼B

(e) credit institutions or any of the entities of the types listed ►M6  in points (a) to (d) ◄ , in both cases where these are established in a country with which the Union has entered into a monetary agreement allowing access by any of such entities to payment systems in the Union subject to the conditions set out in the monetary agreement and provided that the relevant legal regime applying in the country is equivalent to the relevant Union legislation.

3.  Electronic money institutions, within the meaning of [insert national law provisions implementing Article 2(1) of Directive 2009/110/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 September 2009 on the taking up, pursuit and prudential supervision of the business of electronic money institutions amending Directives 2005/60/EC and 2006/48/EC and repealing Directive 2000/46/EC ( 14 )], are not entitled to participate in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference].

Article 5

Direct participants

1.  Direct participants in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] shall comply with the requirements set out in Article 8(1) and (2). They shall have at least one PM account with the [insert name of CB].

2.   ►M3  PM account holders ◄ may designate addressable BIC holders, regardless of their place of establishment.

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3.  PM account holders may designate entities as indirect participants in the PM, provided that the conditions laid down in Article 6 are met.

▼B

4.  Multi-addressee access through branches may be provided as follows:

(a) A credit institution within the meaning of Article 4(1)(a) or (b), which has been admitted as a ►M3  PM account holder ◄ , may grant access to its PM account to one or more of its branches established in ►M6  the Union or the EEA ◄ in order to submit payment orders and/or receive payments directly, provided that [insert name of the CB] has been informed accordingly.

(b) Where a branch of a credit institution has been admitted as a ►M3  PM account holder ◄ , the other branches of the same legal entity and/or its head office, in both cases provided that they are established in ►M6  the Union or the EEA ◄ , may access the branch’s PM account, provided that it has informed the [insert name of CB].

Article 6

Indirect participants

1.  Credit institutions established in ►M6  the Union or the EEA ◄ may each enter into a contract with one ►M3  PM account holder ◄ that is either a credit institution within the meaning of Article 4(1)(a) or (b), or a CB, in order to submit payment orders and/or receive payments, and to settle them via the PM account of that ►M3  PM account holder ◄ . TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] shall recognise indirect participants by registering such indirect participation in the TARGET2 directory, the latter as described in Article 9.

2.  Where a ►M3  PM account holder ◄ , which is a credit institution within the meaning of Article 4(1)(a) or (b), and an indirect participant belong to the same group, the ►M3  PM account holder ◄ may expressly authorise the indirect participant to use the ►M3  PM account holder ◄ ’s PM account directly to submit payment orders and/or receive payments by way of group-related multi-addressee access.

Article 7

►M3  PM account holder ◄ ’s responsibility

1.  For the avoidance of doubt, payment orders submitted or payments received by indirect participants pursuant to Article 6, and by branches under Article 5(4), shall be deemed to have been submitted or received by the ►M3  PM account holder ◄ itself.

2.  The ►M3  PM account holder ◄ shall be bound by such payment orders, regardless of the content of, or any non-compliance with, the contractual or other arrangements between that ►M3  PM account holder ◄ and any of the entities referred to in paragraph 1.

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3.  A PM account holder accepting its PM account to be designated as the Main PM account shall be bound by any invoices related to the opening and operation of each T2S DCA linked to that PM account, as set out in Appendix VI to this Annex, regardless of the content of, or any non-compliance with, the contractual or other arrangements between that PM account holder and the T2S DCA holder.

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4.  A Main PM account holder shall be bound by any invoices, as set out in Appendix VI to this Annex, for the linkage to each ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ to which the PM account is linked

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5.  A PM account holder that also holds a ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ used for auto-collateralisation shall be liable for any penalties levied in accordance with paragraph 9(d) of Annex IIIa.

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6.  A PM account holder accepting its PM account to be designated as the Linked PM account shall be bound by any invoices related to the opening and operation of each TIPS DCA linked to that PM account, as set out in Appendix VI to this Annex, regardless of the content of, or any non-compliance with, the contractual or other arrangements between that PM account holder and the TIPS DCA holder. A Linked PM account may be linked to a maximum of 10 TIPS DCAs.

7.  The holder of a Linked PM account shall have an overview of the liquidity available on the TIPS DCAs linked to that PM account and ensure the TIPS DCA holders are aware of their responsibility to manage that liquidity.

▼B

Article 8

Application procedure

1.  To join TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference], applicant participants shall:

(a) fulfil the following technical requirements:

(i) install, manage, operate and monitor and ensure the security of the necessary IT infrastructure to connect to ►M6  the SSP ◄ and submit payment orders to it. In doing so, applicant participants may involve third parties, but retain sole liability. In particular, applicant participants shall enter into an agreement with the ►M3  TARGET2 network service provider ◄ to obtain the necessary connection and admissions, in accordance with the technical specifications in Appendix I; and

(ii) have passed the tests required by the [insert name of CB]; and

(b) fulfil the following legal requirements:

(i) provide a capacity opinion in the form specified in Appendix III, unless the information and representations to be provided in such capacity opinion have already been obtained by the [insert name of CB] in another context; and

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(ii) for the entities referred to in Article 4(1)(b) and in Article 4(2)(c)(ii), provide a country opinion in the form specified in Appendix III, unless the information and representations to be provided in such country opinion have already been obtained by the [insert name of CB] in another context.

▼B

2.  Applicants shall apply in writing to the [insert name of CB], as a minimum enclosing the following documents/information:

(a) completed static data collection forms as provided by [insert name of CB];

(b) the capacity opinion, if required by the [insert name of CB]; and

(c) the country opinion, if required by the [insert name of CB].

3.  The [insert name of CB] may also request any additional information it deems necessary to decide on the application to participate.

4.  The [insert name of CB] shall reject the application to participate if:

(a) access criteria referred to in Article 4 are not met;

(b) one or more of the participation criteria referred to in paragraph 1 are not met; and/or

(c) in the [insert name of CB]’s assessment, such participation would endanger the overall stability, soundness and safety of TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] or of any other TARGET2 component system, or would jeopardise the [insert name of CB]’s performance of its tasks as described in [refer to relevant national law] and the Statute of the European System of Central Banks and of the European Central Bank, or poses risks on the grounds of prudence.

5.  The [insert name of CB] shall communicate its decision on the application to participate to the applicant within one month of the [insert name of CB]’s receipt of the application to participate. Where the [insert name of CB] requests additional information pursuant to paragraph 3, the decision shall be communicated within one month of the [insert name of CB]’s receipt of this information from the applicant. Any rejection decision shall contain reasons for the rejection.

Article 9

TARGET2 directory

1.  The TARGET2 directory is the database of BICs used for the routing of payment orders addressed to:

(a)  ►M3  PM account holders ◄ and their branches with multi-addressee access;

(b) indirect participants of TARGET2, including those with multi-addressee access; and

(c) addressable BIC holders of TARGET2.

It shall be updated weekly.

2.  Unless otherwise requested by the ►M3  PM account holder ◄ , its BICs shall be published in the TARGET2 directory.

3.   ►M3  PM account holders ◄ may only distribute the TARGET2 directory to their branches and entities with multi-addressee access.

4.  Entities specified in paragraph 1(b) and (c) shall only use their BIC in relation to one ►M3  PM account holder ◄ .

5.  Participants acknowledge that the [insert name of CB] and other CBs may publish participants’ names and BICs. In addition, names and BICs of indirect participants registered by participants may be published and participants shall ensure that indirect participants have agreed to such publication.



TITLE III

OBLIGATIONS OF THE PARTIES

Article 10

Obligations of the [insert name of CB] and the participants

1.  The [insert name of CB] shall offer the services described in Title IV. Save where otherwise provided in these Conditions or required by law, the [insert name of CB] shall use all reasonable means within its power to perform its obligations under these Conditions, without guaranteeing a result.

2.  Participants shall pay to the [insert name of CB] the fees laid down in Appendix VI.

3.  Participants shall ensure that they are connected to TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] on business days, in accordance with the operating schedule in Appendix V.

4.  The participant represents and warrants to the [insert name of CB] that the performance of its obligations under these Conditions does not breach any law, regulation or by-law applicable to it or any agreement by which it is bound.

Article 11

Cooperation and information exchange

1.  In performing their obligations and exercising their rights under these Conditions, the [insert name of CB] and participants shall cooperate closely to ensure the stability, soundness and safety of TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference]. They shall provide each other with any information or documents relevant for the performance of their respective obligations and the exercise of their respective rights under these Conditions, without prejudice to any banking secrecy obligations.

2.  The [insert name of CB] shall establish and maintain a system support desk to assist participants in relation to difficulties arising in connection with system operations.

3.   ►M6  Up-to-date information on the SSP's operational status shall be available on the TARGET2 Information System (T2IS) on a dedicated webpage on the ECB's website. ◄ The T2IS may be used to obtain information on any event affecting the normal operation of TARGET2.

4.  The [insert name of CB] may either communicate messages to participants by means of an ICM broadcast or by any other means of communication.

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4a.  The holder of the Linked PM account shall be responsible for informing in a timely manner its TIPS DCA holders of any relevant ICM broadcast message, including those related to the suspension or termination of any TIPS DCA holder's participation in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference].

▼B

5.  Participants are responsible for the timely update of existing static data collection forms and the submission of new static data collection forms to the [insert name of CB]. Participants are responsible for verifying the accuracy of information relating to them that is entered into TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] by the [insert name of CB].

6.  The [insert name of CB] shall be deemed to be authorised to communicate to the SSP-providing NCBs any information relating to participants which the SSP-providing NCBs may need in their role as service administrators, in accordance with the contract entered into with the ►M3  TARGET2 network service provider ◄ .

7.  Participants shall inform the [insert name of CB] about any change in their legal capacity and relevant legislative changes affecting issues covered by the country opinion relating to them.

8.  Participants shall inform the [insert name of CB] of:

(a) any new indirect participant, addressable BIC holder or entity with multi-addressee access which they register; and

(b) any changes to the entities listed in paragraph (a).

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9.  Participants shall immediately inform the [insert name of CB] if an event of default occurs in relation to themselves or if they are subject to crisis prevention measures or crisis management measures within the meaning of Directive 2014/59/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 15 ) or any other equivalent applicable legislation.

▼B



TITLE IV

MANAGEMENT OF PM ACCOUNTS AND PROCESSING OF PAYMENT ORDERS

Article 12

Opening and management of PM accounts

1.  The [insert name of CB] shall open and operate at least one PM account for each participant. Upon request by a participant acting as a settlement bank, the [insert name of CB] shall open one or more sub-accounts in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] to be used for dedicating liquidity.

2.  [Insert if applicable: No debit balance shall be allowed on PM accounts].

3.  [Insert if applicable: At the beginning and end of a business day, there shall be a zero balance on the PM accounts. Participants shall be deemed to have instructed the [insert name of CB] to transfer any balance at the end of a business day to the account designated by the participant].

4.  [Insert if applicable: At the beginning of the next business day such balance shall be retransferred to the participant’s PM account].

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5.  PM accounts and their sub-accounts shall either be remunerated at zero per cent or the deposit facility rate, whichever is lower, unless they are used to hold required minimum reserves. In such a case, the calculation and payment of remuneration of holdings of minimum reserves shall be governed by Council Regulation (EC) No 2531/98 of 23 November 1998 concerning the application of minimum reserves by the European Central Bank ( 16 ) and Regulation (EC) No 1745/2003 of the European Central Bank of 12 September 2003 on the application of minimum reserves (ECB/2003/9) ( 17 ).

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6.  In addition to the settlement of payment orders in the Payments Module, a PM account may be used to settle payment orders to and from Home Accounts, according to the rules laid down by the [insert name of CB].

7.  Participants shall use the ICM to obtain information on their liquidity position. The [insert name of CB] shall provide a daily statement of accounts to any participant that has opted for such service.

Article 13

Types of payment orders

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The following are classified as payment orders for the purposes of TARGET2:

(a) credit transfer orders;

(b) direct debit instructions carried out under a direct debit authorisation;

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(c) liquidity transfer orders;

(d) PM to T2S DCA liquidity transfer orders; and

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(e) PM to TIPS DCA liquidity transfer orders.

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Article 14

Acceptance and rejection of payment orders

1.  Payment orders submitted by participants are deemed accepted by the [insert name of CB] if:

(a) the payment message complies with the rules established by the ►M3  TARGET2 network service provider ◄ ;

(b) the payment message complies with the formatting rules and conditions of TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] and passes the double-entry check described in Appendix I; and

(c) in cases where a payer or a payee has been suspended, the suspended participant’s CB’s explicit consent has been obtained.

2.  The [insert name of CB] shall immediately reject any payment order that does not fulfil the conditions laid down in paragraph 1. The [insert name of CB] shall inform the participant of any rejection of a payment order, as specified in Appendix I.

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3.  The SSP attaches its timestamp for the processing of payment orders in the sequence of their receipt.

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Article 15

Priority rules

1.  Instructing participants shall designate every payment order as one of the following:

(a) normal payment order (priority class 2);

(b) urgent payment order (priority class 1);

(c) highly urgent payment order (priority class 0).

If a payment order does not indicate the priority, it shall be treated as a normal payment order.

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2.  Highly urgent payment orders may only be designated by:

(a) CBs; and

(b) participants, in cases of payments to and from CLS Bank International, with the exception of payments related to the CLS CCP and the CLSNow services, and liquidity transfers in relation to ancillary system settlement using the ASI.

All payment instructions submitted by an ancillary system through the ASI to debit or credit the participants' PM accounts and all PM to T2S DCA liquidity transfer orders and PM to TIPS DCA liquidity transfer orders submitted shall be deemed to be highly urgent payment orders.

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3.  Liquidity transfer orders initiated via the ICM are urgent payment orders.

4.  In the case of urgent and normal payment orders, the payer may change the priority via the ICM with immediate effect. It shall not be possible to change the priority of a highly urgent payment order.

Article 16

Liquidity limits

1.  A participant may limit the use of available liquidity for payment orders in relation to other TARGET2 participants, except any of the CBs, by setting bilateral or multilateral limits. Such limits may only be set in relation to normal payment orders.

2.  Limits may only be set by or in relation to an AL group in its entirety. Limits shall not be set in relation to either a single PM account of an AL group member or by AL group members in relation to each other.

3.  By setting a bilateral limit, a participant instructs the [insert name of CB] that an accepted payment order shall not be settled if the sum of its outgoing normal payment orders to another TARGET2 participant’s PM account minus the sum of all incoming urgent and normal payments from such TARGET2 participant’s PM account would exceed this bilateral limit.

4.  A participant may set a multilateral limit for any relationship that is not subject to a bilateral limit. A multilateral limit may only be set if the participant has set at least one bilateral limit. If a participant sets a multilateral limit, it instructs the [insert name of CB] that an accepted payment order shall not be settled if the sum of its outgoing normal payment orders to all TARGET2 participants’ PM accounts in relation to which no bilateral limit has been set, minus the sum of all incoming urgent and normal payments from such PM accounts would exceed this multilateral limit.

5.  The minimum amount of any of the limits shall be EUR 1 million. A bilateral or a multilateral limit with an amount of zero shall be treated as if no limit has been set. Limits between zero and EUR 1 million are not possible.

6.  Limits may be changed in real time with immediate effect or with effect from the next business day via the ICM. If a limit is changed to zero, it shall not be possible to change it again on the same business day. The setting of a new bilateral or multilateral limit shall only be effective from the next business day.

Article 17

Liquidity reservation facilities

1.  Participants may reserve liquidity for highly urgent or urgent payment orders via the ICM.

2.  The AL group manager may only reserve liquidity for the AL group in its entirety. Liquidity shall not be reserved for single accounts within an AL group.

3.  By requesting to reserve a certain amount of liquidity for highly urgent payment orders, a participant instructs the [insert name of CB] only to settle urgent and normal payment orders if there is available liquidity after the amount reserved for highly urgent payment orders has been deducted.

4.  By requesting to reserve a certain amount of liquidity for urgent payment orders, a participant instructs the [insert name of CB] only to settle normal payment orders if there is available liquidity after the amount reserved for urgent and highly urgent payment orders has been deducted.

5.  After receipt of the reservation request the [insert name of CB] shall check whether the amount of liquidity on the participant’s PM account is sufficient for the reservation. If this is not the case, only the liquidity available on the PM account shall be reserved. The rest of the requested liquidity shall be reserved if additional liquidity becomes available.

6.  The level of the liquidity reservation may be changed. Participants may make a request via the ICM to reserve new amounts with immediate effect or with effect from the next business day.

Article 17a

Standing instructions for liquidity reservation and dedication of liquidity

1.  Participants may predefine the default amount of liquidity reserved for highly urgent or urgent payment orders via the ICM. Such standing instruction or a change to such instruction shall take effect from the next business day.

2.  Participants may predefine via the ICM the default amount of liquidity set aside for ancillary system settlement. Such standing instruction or a change to such instruction shall take effect from the next business day. Participants shall be deemed to have instructed the [insert name of CB] to dedicate liquidity on their behalf if the relevant ancillary system so requests.

Article 18

Predetermined settlement times

1.  Instructing participants may predetermine the settlement time of the payment orders within a business day by using the Earliest Debit Time Indicator or the Latest Debit Time Indicator.

2.  When the Earliest Debit Time Indicator is used, the accepted payment order is stored and only entered into the entry disposition at the indicated time.

3.  When the Latest Debit Time Indicator is used, the accepted payment order shall be returned as non-settled if it cannot be settled by the indicated debit time. 15 minutes prior to the defined debit time, the instructing participant shall be sent an automatic notification via the ICM. Instructing participant may also use the Latest Debit Time Indicator solely as a warning indicator. In such cases, the payment order concerned shall not be returned.

4.  Instructing participants can change the Earliest Debit Time Indicator and the Latest Debit Time Indicator via the ICM.

5.  Further technical details are contained in Appendix I.

Article 19

Payment orders submitted in advance

1.  Payment orders may be submitted up to five business days before the specified settlement date (warehoused payment orders).

2.  Warehoused payment orders shall be accepted and entered into the entry disposition on the date specified by the instructing participant at the start of daytime processing, as referred to in Appendix V. They shall be placed in front of payment orders of the same priority.

3.  Article 15(3), Article 22(2) and Article 29(1)(a) shall apply mutatis mutandis to warehoused payment orders.

Article 20

Settlement of payment orders in the entry disposition

1.  Unless instructing participants have indicated the settlement time in the manner described in Article 18, accepted payment orders shall be settled immediately or at the latest by the end of the business day on which they were accepted, provided that sufficient funds are available on the payer’s PM account and taking into account any liquidity limits and liquidity reservations as referred to in Articles 16 and 17.

2.  Funding may be provided by:

(a) the available liquidity on the PM account; or

(b) incoming payments from other TARGET2 participants, subject to the applicable optimisation procedures.

3.  For highly urgent payment orders the ‘first in, first out’ (FIFO) principle shall apply. This means that highly urgent payment orders shall be settled in chronological order. Urgent and normal payment orders shall not be settled for as long as highly urgent payment orders are queued.

4.  For urgent payment orders the FIFO principle shall also apply. Normal payment orders shall not be settled if urgent and highly urgent payment orders are queued.

5.  By derogation from paragraphs 3 and 4, payment orders with a lower priority (or of the same priority but accepted later) may be settled before payment orders with a higher priority (or of the same priority which were accepted earlier), if the payment orders with a lower priority would net out with payments to be received and result on balance in a liquidity increase for the payer.

6.  Normal payment orders shall be settled in accordance with the FIFO by-passing principle. This means that they may be settled immediately (independently of other queued normal payments accepted at an earlier time) and may therefore breach the FIFO principle, provided that sufficient funds are available.

7.  Further details on the settlement of payment orders in the entry disposition are contained in Appendix I.

Article 21

Settlement and return of queued payment orders

1.  Payment orders that are not settled immediately in the entry disposition shall be placed in the queues in accordance with the priority to which they were designated by the relevant participant, as referred to in Article 15.

2.  To optimise the settlement of queued payment orders, the [insert name of CB] may use the optimisation procedures described in Appendix I.

3.  Except for highly urgent payment orders, the payer may change the queue position of payment orders in a queue, i.e. reorder them, via the ICM. Payment orders may be moved either to the front or to the end of the respective queue with immediate effect at any time during daytime processing, as referred to in Appendix V.

4.  At the request of a payer, the [insert name of CB] or, in the case of an AL group, the CB of the AL group manager may decide to change the queue position of a highly urgent payment order (except for highly urgent payment orders in the context of settlement procedures 5 and 6) provided that this change would not affect the smooth settlement by ancillary systems in TARGET2 or would not otherwise give rise to systemic risk.

5.  Liquidity transfer orders initiated in the ICM shall be immediately returned as non-settled if there is insufficient liquidity. Other payment orders shall be returned as non-settled if they cannot be settled by the cut-off times for the relevant message type, as specified in Appendix V.

Article 22

Entry of payment orders into the system and their irrevocability

1.  For the purposes of the first sentence of Article 3(1) of Directive 98/26/EC and [insert national law provisions implementing this Article of Directive 98/26/EC], payment orders are deemed entered into TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] at the moment that the relevant participant’s PM account is debited.

2.  Payment orders may be revoked until they are entered into TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] in accordance with paragraph 1. Payment orders that are included in an algorithm, as referred to in Appendix I, may not be revoked during the period that the algorithm is running.



TITLE V

LIQUIDITY POOLING

Article 23

Liquidity pooling modes

The [insert name of CB] shall offer a consolidated account information (CAI) mode and an aggregated liquidity (AL) mode.

Article 24

Consolidated account information mode

1.  The following may use the CAI mode:

(a) a credit institution and/or its branches (whether or not such entities participate in the same TARGET2 component system), provided that the entities concerned have several PM accounts identified by different BICs; or

(b) two or more credit institutions which belong to the same group and/or their branches, each having one or more PM accounts identified by different BICs.

2.  

(a) Under the CAI mode, each member of the CAI group and their respective CBs are provided with the list of PM accounts of the group members and the following additional information consolidated at the level of the CAI group:

(i) intraday credit lines (if applicable);

(ii) balances, including balances on sub-accounts;

(iii) turnover;

(iv) settled payments;

(v) queued payment orders.

(b) The CAI group manager and its respective CB shall have access to information on each of the above items in relation to any PM account of the CAI group.

(c) Information referred to in this paragraph is provided via the ICM.

3.  The CAI group manager shall be entitled to initiate liquidity transfers via the ICM between the PM accounts, including their sub-accounts, forming part of the same CAI group.

4.  A CAI group may also include PM accounts which are included in an AL group. In such a case, all the PM accounts of the AL group shall form part of the CAI group.

5.  Where two or more PM accounts form part of an AL group and, at the same time, of a CAI group (comprising additional PM accounts), the rules applicable to the AL group shall prevail as to the relationship within the AL group.

6.  A CAI group, which includes PM accounts of an AL group, may appoint a CAI group manager that is different from the AL group manager.

7.  The procedure for obtaining authorisation to use the AL mode, set out in Article 25(4) and (5), shall apply mutatis mutandis to the procedure for obtaining authorisation to use the CAI mode. The CAI group manager shall not address an executed CAI mode agreement to the managing NCB.

Article 25

Aggregated liquidity mode

1.  The following may use the AL mode:

(a) a credit institution and/or its branches (whether or not such entities participate in the same TARGET2 component system), provided that the entities concerned are established in the euro area and have several PM accounts identified by different BICs;

(b) branches established in the euro area (whether or not such branches participate in the same TARGET2 component system) of a credit institution established outside the euro area, provided that such branches have several PM accounts identified by different BICs; or

(c) two or more credit institutions referred to in subparagraph (a) and/or branches referred to in subparagraph (b) which belong to the same group.

In each case referred in subparagraphs (a) to (c) it shall also be a requirement that the entities concerned have established intraday credit arrangements with the respective euro area NCB.

2.  Under the AL mode, for the purpose of checking whether a payment order is sufficiently covered, available liquidity on all the AL group members’ PM accounts is aggregated. Notwithstanding the above, the bilateral PM account relationship between the AL group member and its AL NCB shall continue to be governed by the arrangements of the relevant TARGET2 component system, subject to the modifications set out in the AL agreement. Intraday credit extended to any AL group member on its PM account may be covered by the available liquidity on the other PM accounts held by such AL group member or PM accounts held by any other AL group members with the same or any other AL NCB.

3.  In order to use the AL mode, one or more ►M3  PM account holders ◄ meeting the criteria in paragraph 1 shall enter into an AL agreement with the [insert name of CB] and, if applicable, other CBs of the TARGET2 component systems in which other AL group members participate. A ►M3  PM account holder ◄ may only enter into one AL agreement in relation to a particular PM account. The AL agreement shall be in conformity with the relevant template in Appendix VII.

4.  Each AL group shall designate an AL group manager. In the event that the AL group consists of only one ►M3  PM account holder ◄ , this ►M3  PM account holder ◄ shall act as the AL group manager. The AL group manager shall address to the managing NCB a written request to use the AL mode (containing static data collection forms as provided by [insert name of CB]), together with the executed AL agreement on the basis of the template provided by the managing NCB. The remaining AL group members shall address their written requests (containing static data collection forms as provided by [insert name of CB]) to their respective AL NCBs. The managing NCB may request any additional information or document that it deems appropriate in order to decide on the request. In addition, the managing NCB, in agreement with the other AL NCBs, may require the insertion of any additional provision in the AL agreement that it deems appropriate in order to ensure the proper and timely discharge of any existing and/or future obligation of all AL group members towards any AL NCB.

5.  The managing NCB shall verify whether the applicants fulfil the requirements to form an AL group and whether the AL agreement has been properly executed. To this end, the managing NCB may liaise with the other AL NCBs. The managing NCB’s decision shall be addressed, in writing, to the AL group manager within one month of receipt of the request referred to in paragraph 4 by the managing NCB, or, if the managing NCB requests additional information, within one month of receipt of such information by the managing NCB. Any rejection decision shall contain reasons for the rejection.

6.  AL group members shall automatically have access to the CAI mode.

7.  The provision of information and all interactive control measures within an AL group shall be accessed via the ICM.

[Insert if applicable:

Article 25a

Pledge/enforcement

1.  The [insert name of CB]’s current and future claims arising from the legal relationship between an AL group member and the [insert name of CB] and which are secured by the [insert the applicable term: pledge/floating charge] under Article 36(1) and (2) of these Conditions shall include the [insert name of CB]’s claims against such AL group member arising under the AL agreement to which both are party.

2.  [Insert if required under the laws of the relevant jurisdiction: Without prejudice to the AL agreement, such pledge shall not prevent the ►M3  PM account holder ◄ from using the cash deposited in its PM accounts during the business day.]

3.  [Insert if required under the laws of the relevant jurisdiction: Special allocation clause: The AL group member allocates the cash deposited in its PM account for the execution of all its obligations arising from the [insert reference to the arrangements implementing the Harmonised Conditions].]

[If applicable and if required under the laws of the relevant jurisdiction:

Article 25b

Enforcement of the pledge

Upon the occurrence of an enforcement event, the [insert name of CB] shall have an unrestricted right to realise the pledge without any prior notice. [Insert if deemed appropriate under the laws of the relevant jurisdiction: in accordance with [insert relevant national law provisions governing enforcement of the pledge].]

[If applicable and if required under the laws of the relevant jurisdiction:

Article 25c

Enforcement of collateral

Upon occurrence of the enforcement event, the [insert name of the CB] shall have the right to realise collateral under Article 36.]

Article 26

Set-off of claims under Article 36(4) and (5)

On the occurrence of an enforcement event, any claim of the [insert name of CB] against such AL group member shall be automatically and immediately accelerated and shall be subject to Article 36(4) and (5) of these Conditions.



TITLE VI

SECURITY REQUIREMENTS AND CONTINGENCY ISSUES

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Article 27

Business continuity and contingency procedures

1.  In the event of an abnormal external event or any other event which affects the operation of the SSP, the business continuity and contingency procedures described in Appendix IV shall apply.

2.  The Eurosystem provides a Contingency Solution if the events described in paragraph 1 occur. Connection to and use of the Contingency Solution shall be mandatory for participants considered by the [insert name of CB] to be critical. Other participants may, on request, connect to the Contingency Solution.

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Article 28

Security requirements

1.  Participants shall implement adequate security controls to protect their systems from unauthorised access and use. Participants shall be exclusively responsible for the adequate protection of the confidentiality, integrity and availability of their systems.

2.  Participants shall inform the [insert name of CB] of any security-related incidents in their technical infrastructure and, where appropriate, security-related incidents that occur in the technical infrastructure of the third party providers. The [insert name of CB] may request further information about the incident and, if necessary, request that the participant take appropriate measures to prevent a recurrence of such an event.

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3.  The [insert name of CB] may impose additional security requirements, in particular with regard to cybersecurity or the prevention of fraud, on all participants and/or on participants that are considered critical by the [insert name of CB].

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4.  Participants shall provide the [insert name of CB] with their TARGET2 self-certification and their attestation of adherence to the TARGET2 network service provider’s endpoint security requirements. In the event of non-adherence to the latter, participants shall provide a document describing alternative mitigating measures to the satisfaction of the [insert name of CB].

5.  Participants allowing access to their PM account by third parties as set out in Article 5(2), (3) and (4) shall address the risk stemming from allowing such access in accordance with the security requirements set out in paragraphs 1 to 4. The self-certification referred to in paragraph (4) shall specify that the participant imposes the TARGET2 network service provider’s endpoint security requirements on third parties who have access to that participant’s PM account.

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TITLE VII

THE INFORMATION AND CONTROL MODULE

Article 29

Use of the ICM

1.  The ICM:

(a) allows participants to access information relating to their accounts and to manage liquidity;

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(b) may be used to initiate liquidity transfer orders, TIPS DCA to PM liquidity transfer orders, PM to TIPS DCA liquidity transfer orders, PM to T2S DCA liquidity transfer orders and, when the ICM is used in combination with the T2S value added services, T2S DCA to PM liquidity transfer orders; and

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(c) allows participants to initiate backup liquidity redistribution and backup contingency payments or payment orders to the Contingency Solution in the event of a failure of the participant’s payment infrastructure.

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2.  Further technical details relating to the ICM are contained in Appendix I.



TITLE VIII

COMPENSATION, LIABILITY REGIME AND EVIDENCE

Article 30

Compensation scheme

If a payment order cannot be settled on the same business day on which it was accepted due to a technical malfunction of TARGET2, the [insert name of CB] shall offer to compensate the direct participants concerned in accordance with the special procedure laid down in Appendix II.

Article 31

Liability regime

1.  In performing their obligations pursuant to these Conditions, the [insert name of CB] and the participants shall be bound by a general duty of reasonable care in relation to each other.

2.  The [insert name of CB] shall be liable to its participants in cases of fraud (including but not limited to wilful misconduct) or gross negligence, for any loss arising out of the operation of TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference]. In cases of ordinary negligence, the [insert name of CB]’s liability shall be limited to the participant’s direct loss, i.e. the amount of the transaction in question and/or the loss of interest thereon, excluding any consequential loss.

3.  The [insert name of CB] is not liable for any loss that results from any malfunction or failure in the technical infrastructure (including but not limited to the [insert name of CB]’s computer infrastructure, programmes, data, applications or networks), if such malfunction or failure arises in spite of the [insert name of CB] having adopted those measures that are reasonably necessary to protect such infrastructure against malfunction or failure, and to resolve the consequences of such malfunction or failure (the latter including but not limited to initiating and completing the business continuity and contingency procedures referred to in Appendix IV).

4.  The [insert name of CB] shall not be liable:

(a) to the extent that the loss is caused by the participant; or

(b) if the loss arises out of external events beyond the [insert name of CB]’s reasonable control (force majeure).

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5.  Notwithstanding the [insert national law provisions implementing Directive (EU) 2015/2366 of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 18 )], paragraphs 1 to 4 shall apply to the extent that the [insert name of CB]'s liability can be excluded.

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6.  The [insert name of CB] and the participants shall take all reasonable and practicable steps to mitigate any damage or loss referred to in this Article.

7.  In performing some or all of its obligations under these Conditions, the [insert name of CB] may commission third parties in its own name, particularly telecommunications or other network providers or other entities, if this is necessary to meet the [insert name of CB]’s obligations or is standard market practice. The [insert name of CB]’s obligation shall be limited to the due selection and commissioning of any such third parties and the [insert name of CB]’s liability shall be limited accordingly. For the purposes of this paragraph, the SSP-providing NCBs shall not be considered as third parties.

Article 32

Evidence

1.  Unless otherwise provided in these Conditions, all payment and payment processing-related messages in relation to TARGET2, such as confirmations of debits or credits, or statement messages, between the [insert name of CB] and participants shall be made through the ►M3  TARGET2 network service provider ◄ .

2.  Electronic or written records of the messages retained by the [insert name of CB] or by the ►M3  TARGET2 network service provider ◄ shall be accepted as a means of evidence of the payments processed through the [insert name of CB]. The saved or printed version of the original message of the ►M3  TARGET2 network service provider ◄ shall be accepted as a means of evidence, regardless of the form of the original message.

3.  If a participant’s connection to the ►M3  TARGET2 network service provider ◄ fails, the participant shall use the alternative means of transmission of messages laid down in Appendix IV. In such cases, the saved or printed version of the message produced by the [insert name of CB] shall have the same evidential value as the original message, regardless of its form.

4.  The [insert name of CB] shall keep complete records of payment orders submitted and payments received by participants for a period of [insert period required by relevant national law] from the time at which such payment orders are submitted and payments are received, provided that such complete records shall cover a minimum of five years for any participant in TARGET2 that is subject to continuous vigilance pursuant to restrictive measures adopted by the Council of the European Union or Member States, or more if required by specific regulations.

5.  The [insert name of CB]’s own books and records (whether kept on paper, microfilm, microfiche, by electronic or magnetic recording, in any other mechanically reproducible form or otherwise) shall be accepted as a means of evidence of any obligations of the participants and of any facts and events that the parties rely on.



TITLE IX

TERMINATION OF PARTICIPATION AND CLOSURE OF ACCOUNTS

Article 33

Duration and ordinary termination of participation

1.  Without prejudice to Article 34, participation in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] is for an indefinite period of time.

2.  A participant may terminate its participation in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] at any time giving 14 business days’ notice thereof, unless it agrees a shorter notice period with the [insert name of CB].

3.  The [insert name of CB] may terminate a participant’s participation in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] at any time giving three months’ notice thereof, unless it agrees a different notice period with that participant.

4.  On termination of participation, the confidentiality duties laid down in Article 38 remain in force for a period of five years starting on the date of termination.

5.  On termination of participation, the PM accounts of the participant concerned shall be closed in accordance with Article 35.

Article 34

Suspension and extraordinary termination of participation

1.  A ►M3  PM account holder ◄ ’s participation in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] shall be immediately terminated without prior notice or suspended if one of the following events of default occurs:

(a) the opening of insolvency proceedings; and/or

(b) the ►M3  PM account holder ◄ no longer meets the access criteria laid down in Article 4.

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For the purposes of this paragraph, the taking of crisis prevention measures or crisis management measures within the meaning of Directive 2014/59/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 19 ) against a PM account holder shall not automatically qualify as the opening of insolvency proceedings.

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2.  The [insert name of CB] may terminate without prior notice or suspend the ►M3  PM account holder ◄ ’s participation in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] if:

(a) one or more events of default (other than those referred to in paragraph 1) occur;

(b) the ►M3  PM account holder ◄ is in material breach of these Conditions;

(c) the ►M3  PM account holder ◄ fails to carry out any material obligation to the [insert name of CB];

(d) the ►M3  PM account holder ◄ is excluded from, or otherwise ceases to be a member of, a TARGET2 CUG;

(e) any other ►M3  PM account holder ◄ -related event occurs which, in the [insert name of CB]’s assessment, would threaten the overall stability, soundness and safety of TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] or of any other TARGET2 component system, or which would jeopardise the [insert name of CB]’s performance of its tasks as described in [refer to relevant national law] and the Statute of the European System of Central Banks and of the European Central Bank, or poses risks on the grounds of prudence; and/or

(f) an NCB suspends or terminates the ►M3  PM account holder ◄ ’s access to intraday credit pursuant to paragraph 12 of Annex III.

3.  In exercising its discretion under paragraph 2, the [insert name of CB] shall take into account, inter alia, the seriousness of the event of default or events mentioned in subparagraphs (a) to (c).

4.  

►M4  (a) In the event that the [insert name of CB] suspends or terminates a PM account holder's participation in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] under paragraph 1 or 2, the [insert name of CB] shall immediately inform, by means of an ICM broadcast message or a T2S broadcast message, that PM account holder, other CBs and PM account holders and ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ in all of the TARGET2 component systems of such suspension or termination. Such message shall be deemed to have been issued by the home CB of the PM account holder and ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ that receives the message. ◄

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(c) Once such an ICM broadcast message has been received by the ►M3  PM account holders ◄ , the latter shall be deemed informed of the termination/suspension of a ►M3  PM account holder ◄ ’s participation in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] or another TARGET2 component system. The ►M3  PM account holders ◄ shall bear any losses arising from the submission of a payment order to ►M3  PM account holders ◄ whose participation has been suspended or terminated if such payment order was entered into TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] after receipt of the ICM broadcast message.

5.  Upon termination of a ►M3  PM account holder ◄ ’s participation, TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] shall not accept any new payment orders from such ►M3  PM account holder ◄ . Payment orders in the queue, warehoused payment orders or new payment orders in favour of such ►M3  PM account holder ◄ shall be returned.

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6.  If a PM account holder is suspended from TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] on grounds other than those specified in paragraph 1(a), all of its incoming payments and outgoing payment orders shall be stored and only entered into the entry disposition after they have been explicitly accepted by the suspended PM account holder's CB.

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7.  If a PM account holder is suspended from TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] on the grounds specified in paragraph 1(a), any outgoing payment orders from that PM account holder shall only be processed on the instructions of its representatives, including those appointed by a competent authority or a court, such as the PM account holder's insolvency administrator, or pursuant to an enforceable decision of a competent authority or a court providing instructions as to how the payments are to be processed. All incoming payments shall be processed in accordance with paragraph 6.

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Article 35

Closure of PM accounts

1.  Participants may close their PM accounts at any time provided they give the [insert name of CB] 14 business days’ notice thereof.

2.  On termination of participation, pursuant to either Article 33 or 34, the [insert name of CB] shall close the PM accounts of the participant concerned, after having:

(a) settled or returned any queued payment orders; and

(b) made use of its rights of pledge and set-off under Article 36.



TITLE X

FINAL PROVISIONS

Article 36

The [insert name of CB]’s rights of pledge and set-off

1.  [Insert if applicable: The [insert name of CB] shall have a pledge over the participant’s existing and future credit balances on its PM accounts, thereby collateralising any current and future claims arising out of the legal relationship between the parties.]

1a.  [Insert if applicable: A participant’s current and future claims towards the [insert name of the CB] arising from a credit balance on the PM account shall be transferred to the [insert name of the CB] as collateral, i.e. as a fiduciary transfer, for any current or future claim of the [insert name of the CB] towards the participant arising out of the [insert reference to the arrangement implementing these Conditions]. Such collateral shall be established by the mere fact that the funds have been credited to the participant’s PM account.]

1b.  [Insert if applicable: The [insert name of CB] shall have a floating charge over the participant’s existing and future credit balances on their PM accounts, thereby collateralising any current and future claims arising out of the legal relationship between the parties.]

2.  [Insert if applicable: The [insert name of CB] shall have the right referred to in paragraph 1 even if its claims are only contingent or not yet due.]

3.  [Insert if applicable: The participant, acting in its capacity as a PM account holder, hereby acknowledges the creation of a pledge in favour of [insert name of CB], with whom that account has been opened; this acknowledgement shall constitute the provision of pledged assets to the [insert name of CB] referred to under [insert relevant national adjective] law. Any amounts paid into the PM account whose balance is pledged shall, by the mere fact of being paid in, be irrevocably pledged, without any limitation whatsoever, as collateral security for the full performance of the secured obligations.]

4.  On the occurrence of:

(a) an event of default, referred to in Article 34(1); or

(b) any other event of default or event referred to in Article 34(2) that has led to the termination or suspension of the participant’s participation, notwithstanding the commencement of any insolvency proceedings in respect of a participant and notwithstanding any assignment, judicial or other attachment or other disposition of or in respect of the participant’s rights, all obligations of the participant shall be automatically and immediately accelerated, without prior notice and without the need for any prior approval of any authority, so as to be immediately due. In addition, the mutual obligations of the participant and the [insert name of CB] shall automatically be set off against each other, and the party owing the higher amount shall pay to the other the difference.

5.  The [insert name of CB] shall promptly give the participant notice of any set-off pursuant to paragraph 4 after such set-off has taken place.

6.  The [insert name of CB] may without prior notice debit any participant’s PM account by any amount which the participant owes the [insert name of CB] resulting from the legal relationship between the participant and the [insert name of CB].

Article 37

Security rights in relation to funds on sub-accounts

1.  The [insert name of CB] shall have [insert reference to a collateralisation technique under the applicable legal system] over the balance on a participant’s sub-account opened for the settlement of ancillary system-related payment instructions under the arrangements between the relevant ancillary system and its CB. Such balance shall collateralise the participant’s obligation referred to in paragraph 7 towards the [insert name of CB] in relation to such settlement.

2.  The [insert name of CB] shall freeze the balance on the sub-account of the participant upon communication by the ancillary system (via a ‘start-of-cycle’ message). Where applicable, the [insert name of CB] shall thereafter increase or reduce the frozen balance by crediting or debiting cross-system settlement payments to or from the sub-account or crediting liquidity transfers to the sub-account. Such freezing shall expire upon communication by the ancillary system (via an ‘end-of-cycle’ message).

3.  By confirming the freezing of the balance on the participant’s sub-account, the [insert name of CB] guarantees to the ancillary system payment up to the amount of this particular balance. By confirming, where applicable, the increase or reduction of the frozen balance upon crediting or debiting cross-system settlement payments to or from the sub-account or crediting liquidity transfers to the sub-account, the guarantee is automatically increased or reduced in the amount of the payment. Without prejudice to the abovementioned increase or reduction of the guarantee, the guarantee shall be irrevocable, unconditional and payable on first demand. If the [insert name of CB] is not the ancillary system’s CB, the [insert name of CB] shall be deemed instructed to issue the abovementioned guarantee to the ancillary system’s CB.

4.  In the absence of any insolvency proceedings in relation to the participant, the ancillary system-related payment instructions for the squaring of the participant’s settlement obligation shall be settled without drawing on the guarantee and without recourse to the security right over the balance on the participant’s sub-account.

5.  In the event of the participant’s insolvency, the ancillary system-related payment instruction for the squaring of the participant’s settlement obligation shall be a first demand for payment under the guarantee; the debiting of the instructed amount from the participant’s sub-account (and crediting of the ancillary system’s technical account) shall therefore equally involve the discharge of the guarantee obligation by the [insert name of the CB] and a realisation of its collateral right over the balance on the participant’s sub-account.

6.  The guarantee shall expire upon communication by the ancillary system that the settlement has been completed (via an ‘end-of-cycle’ message).

7.  The participant shall be obliged to reimburse to the [insert name of CB] any payment made by the latter under such guarantee.

Article 38

Confidentiality

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1.  The [insert name of CB] shall keep confidential all sensitive or secret information, including when such information relates to payment, technical or organisational information belonging to the participant, participants from the same group or the participant's customers, unless the participant or its customer has given its written consent to disclose [insert the following phrase if applicable under national law: or such disclosure is permitted or required under [insert adjective relating to country name] law].

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1a.  By derogation from paragraph 1, the participant agrees that information on any action taken under Article 34 shall not be considered as confidential.

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2.  By derogation from paragraph 1, the participant agrees that the [insert name of CB] may disclose payment, technical or organisational information regarding the participant, participants from the same group or the participant's customers obtained in the course of the operation of TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] to (a) other CBs or third parties that are involved in the operation of TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference], to the extent that this is necessary for the efficient functioning of TARGET2 or the monitoring of the participant's or its group's exposure; (b) other CBs in order to carry out the analyses necessary for market operations, monetary policy functions, financial stability or financial integration; or ►M7  (c) supervisory, resolution and oversight authorities of Member States and the Union, including CBs, to the extent that this is necessary for the performance of their public tasks, and provided in all such cases that the disclosure is not in conflict with the applicable law. ◄ The [insert name of CB] shall not be liable for the financial and commercial consequences of such disclosure.

3.  By derogation from paragraph 1 and provided that this does not make it possible, whether directly or indirectly, to identify the participant or the participant's customers, the [insert name of CB] may use, disclose or publish payment information regarding the participant or the participant's customers for statistical, historical, scientific or other purposes in the exercise of its public functions or of functions of other public entities to which the information is disclosed.

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4.  Information relating to the operation of TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] to which participants have had access, may only be used for the purposes laid down in these Conditions. Participants shall keep such information confidential, unless the [insert name of CB] has explicitly given its written consent to disclose. Participants shall ensure that any third parties to whom they outsource, delegate or subcontract tasks which have or may have an impact on the performance of their obligations under these Conditions are bound by the confidentiality requirements in this Article.

5.  The [insert name of CB] shall be authorised, in order to settle payment orders, to process and transfer the necessary data to the ►M3  TARGET2 network service provider ◄ .

Article 39

Data protection, prevention of money laundering, administrative or restrictive measures and related issues

1.  Participants shall be deemed to be aware of, and shall comply with, all obligations on them relating to legislation on data protection, prevention of money laundering and the financing of terrorism, proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities and the development of nuclear weapons delivery systems, in particular in terms of implementing appropriate measures concerning any payments debited or credited on their PM accounts. Participants shall also acquaint themselves with the ►M3  TARGET2 network service provider ◄ ’s data retrieval policy prior to entering into the contractual relationship with the ►M3  TARGET2 network service provider ◄ .

2.  Participants shall be deemed to have authorised the [insert name of CB] to obtain any information relating to them from any financial or supervisory authority or trade body, whether national or foreign, if such information is necessary for the participant’s participation in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference].

3.  Participants, when acting as the payment service provider of a payer or payee, shall comply with all requirements resulting from administrative or restrictive measures imposed pursuant to Article 75 or 215 of the Treaty to which they are subject, including with respect to notification and/or the obtaining of consent from a competent authority in relation to the processing of transactions. In addition:

(a) when the [insert name of CB] is the payment service provider of a participant that is a payer:

(i) the participant shall make the required notification or obtain consent on behalf of the central bank that is primarily required to make notification or obtain consent, and shall provide the [insert name of CB] with evidence of having made a notification or having received consent;

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(ii) the participant shall not enter any payment order for the transfer of funds to an account held by an entity different than the participant, into TARGET2 until it has obtained confirmation from the [insert name of CB] that the required notification has been made or the consent has been obtained by or on behalf of the payment service provider of the payee;

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(b) when the [insert name of CB] is a payment service provider of a participant that is a payee, the participant shall make the required notification or obtain consent on behalf of the central bank that is primarily required to make notification or obtain consent, and shall provide the [insert name of CB] with evidence of having made a notification or having received consent.

For the purposes of this paragraph, the terms ‘payment service provider’, ‘payer’ and ‘payee’ shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the applicable administrative or restrictive measures.

Article 40

Notices

1.  Except where otherwise provided for in these Conditions, all notices required or permitted pursuant to these Conditions shall be sent by registered post, facsimile or otherwise in writing or by an authenticated message through the ►M3  TARGET2 network service provider ◄ . Notices to the [insert name of CB] shall be submitted to the head of the [insert payment systems department or relevant CB unit] of [insert name of CB], [include relevant address of CB] or to the [insert BIC address of the CB]. Notices to the participant shall be sent to it at the address, fax number or its BIC address as the participant may from time to time notify to the [insert name of CB].

2.  To prove that a notice has been sent, it shall be sufficient to prove that the notice was delivered to the relevant address or that the envelope containing such notice was properly addressed and posted.

3.  All notices shall be given in [insert relevant national language and/or ‘English’].

4.  Participants shall be bound by all forms and documents of the [insert name of CB] that the participants have filled in and/or signed, including but not limited to static data collection forms, as referred to in Article 8(2)(a), and information provided under Article 11(5), which were submitted in compliance with paragraphs 1 and 2 and which the [insert name of CB] reasonably believes to have received from the participants, their employees or agents.

Article 41

Contractual relationship with ►M3  TARGET2 network service provider ◄

1.  For the purposes of these Conditions, the ►M3  TARGET2 network service provider ◄ is SWIFT. Each participant shall enter into a separate agreement with SWIFT regarding the services to be provided by SWIFT in relation to the participant’s use of TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference]. The legal relationship between a participant and SWIFT shall be exclusively governed by SWIFT’s terms and conditions.

2.  Each participant shall also participate in a TARGET2 CUG, as specified by the SSP-providing NCBs acting as the SWIFT service administrator for the SSP. Admission and exclusion of a participant to or from a TARGET2 CUG shall take effect once communicated to SWIFT by the SWIFT service administrator.

3.  Participants shall comply with the TARGET2 SWIFT Service Profile, as made available by the [insert name of CB].

4.  The services to be provided by SWIFT shall not form part of the services to be performed by the [insert name of CB] in respect of TARGET2.

5.  The [insert name of CB] shall not be liable for any acts, errors or omissions of SWIFT (including its directors, staff and subcontractors) as provider of SWIFT services, or for any acts, errors or omissions of network providers selected by participants to gain access to the SWIFT network.

Article 42

Amendment procedure

The [insert name of CB] may at any time unilaterally amend these Conditions, ►M6  including the Appendices ◄ . Amendments to these Conditions, ►M6  including the Appendices ◄ , shall be announced by means of [insert relevant means of announcement]. Amendments shall be deemed to have been accepted unless the participant expressly objects within 14 days of being informed of such amendments. In the event that a participant objects to the amendment, the [insert name of CB] is entitled immediately to terminate that participant’s participation in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] and close any of its PM accounts.

Article 43

Third party rights

1.  Any rights, interests, obligations, responsibilities and claims arising from or relating to these Conditions shall not be transferred, pledged or assigned by participants to any third party without the [insert name of CB]’s written consent.

2.  These Conditions do not create any rights in favour of or obligations in relation to any entity other than the [insert name of CB] and participants in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference].

Article 44

Governing law, jurisdiction and place of performance

1.  The bilateral relationship between the [insert name of CB] and participants in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] shall be governed by [insert adjective relating to country name] law.

2.  Without prejudice to the competence of the Court of Justice of the European Union, any dispute arising from a matter relating to the relationship referred to in paragraph 1 falls under the exclusive competence of the competent courts of [insert place of the seat of the CB].

3.  The place of performance concerning the legal relationship between the [insert reference to CB] and the participants shall be [insert place of the seat of the CB].

Article 45

Severability

If any provision in these Conditions is or becomes invalid, this shall not prejudice the applicability of all the other provisions of these Conditions.

Article 46

Entry into force and binding nature

1.  These Conditions become effective from [insert relevant date].

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2.  [Insert if appropriate under relevant national law: By requesting a PM account in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference], applicant participants automatically agree to these Conditions between themselves and in relation to the [insert name of CB].]

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Appendix I

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE PROCESSING OF PAYMENT ORDERS

In addition to the Harmonised Conditions, the following rules shall apply to the processing of payment orders:

1.    Technical requirements for participation in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] regarding infrastructure, network and formats

(1) TARGET2 uses SWIFT services for the exchange of messages. Each participant therefore needs a connection to SWIFT’s Secure IP Network. Each participant’s PM account shall be identified by an eight- or 11-digit SWIFT BIC. Furthermore, each participant shall pass a series of tests to prove its technical and operational competence before it may participate in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference].

(2) For the submission of payment orders and the exchange of payment messages in the PM the SWIFTNet FIN Y-copy service shall be used. A dedicated SWIFT Closed User Group (CUG) shall be set up for this purpose. Payment orders within such TARGET2 CUG shall be directly addressed to the receiving TARGET2 participant by entering its BIC in the header of the SWIFTNet FIN message.

(3) For the information and control services the following SWIFTNet services may be used:

(a) SWIFTNet InterAct;

(b) SWIFTNet FileAct; and/or

(c) SWIFTNet Browse.

(4) The security of the message exchange between participants shall rely exclusively on SWIFT’s Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) service. Information on the PKI service is available in the documentation provided by SWIFT.

(5) The ‘bilateral relationship management’ service provided by SWIFT’s Relationship Management Application (RMA) shall only be used with the central destination BIC of the SSP and not for payment messages between TARGET2 participants.

2.    Payment message types

(1) The following SWIFTNet FIN/SWIFT system message types are processed:



Message Type

Type of use

Description

MT 103

Mandatory

Customer payment

MT 103+

Mandatory

Customer payment (Straight Through Processing)

MT 202

Mandatory

Bank-to-bank payment

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MT 202COV

Mandatory

Cover payment

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MT 204

Optional

Direct debit payment

MT 011

Optional

Delivery notification

MT 012

Optional

Sender notification

MT 019

Mandatory

Abort notification

MT 900

Optional

Confirmation of debit/Credit line change

MT 910

Optional

Confirmation of credit/Credit line change

MT 940/950

Optional

(Customer) statement message

MT 011, MT 012 and MT 019 are SWIFT system messages.

(2) When they register with TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference], direct participants shall declare which optional message types they will use, with the exception of MT 011 and MT 012 messages in relation to which direct participants shall decide from time to time whether or not to receive them with reference to specific messages.

(3) Participants shall comply with the SWIFT message structure and field specifications, as defined in the SWIFT documentation and under the restrictions set out for TARGET2, as described in Chapter 9.1.2.2 of the User Detailed Functional Specifications (UDFS), Book 1.

(4) Field contents shall be validated at the level of TARGET2-[insert country/CB reference] in accordance with the UDFS requirements. Participants may agree among each other on specific rules regarding the field contents. However, in TARGET2-[insert country/CB reference] there shall be no specific checks as to whether participants comply with any such rules.

(5) MT 202COV messages shall be used for making cover payments, i.e. payments made by correspondent banks to settle (cover) credit transfer messages which are submitted to a customer’s bank by other, more direct means. Customer details contained in MT 202COV shall not be displayed in the ICM.

3.    Double-entry check

(1) All payment orders shall pass a double-entry check, the aim of which is to reject payment orders that have been submitted more than once by mistake.

(2) The following fields of the SWIFT message types shall be checked:



Details

Part of the SWIFT message

Field

Sender

Basic header

LT address

Message type

Application header

Message type

Receiver

Application header

Destination address

Transaction reference number (TRN)

Text block

:20

Related reference

Text block

:21

Value date

Text block

:32

Amount

Text block

:32

(3) If all the fields described in subparagraph 2 in relation to a newly submitted payment order are identical to those in relation to a payment order that has already been accepted, the newly submitted payment order shall be returned.

4.    Error codes

If a payment order is rejected, the instructing participant shall receive an abort notification (MT 019) indicating the reason for the rejection by using error codes. The error codes are defined in Chapter 9.4.2 of the UDFS.

5.    Predetermined settlement times

(1) For payment orders using the Earliest Debit Time Indicator, the codeword ‘/FROTIME/’ shall be used.

(2) For payment orders using the Latest Debit Time Indicator, two options shall be available.

(a) Codeword ‘/REJTIME/’: if the payment order cannot be settled by the indicated debit time, the payment order shall be returned.

(b) Codeword ‘/TILTIME/’: if the payment order cannot be settled by the indicated debit time, the payment order shall not be returned but shall be kept in the relevant queue.

Under both options, if a payment order with a Latest Debit Time Indicator is not settled 15 minutes prior to the time indicated therein, a notification shall automatically be sent via the ICM.

(3) If the codeword ‘/CLSTIME/’ is used, the payment shall be treated in the same way as a payment order referred to in subparagraph 2(b).

6.    Settlement of payment orders in the entry disposition

(1) Offsetting checks and, if appropriate, extended offsetting checks (both terms as defined in paragraphs 2 and 3) shall be carried out on payment orders entered into the entry disposition to provide quick, liquidity-saving gross settlement of payment orders.

(2) An offsetting check shall determine whether the payee’s payment orders that are at the front of the highly urgent or, if inapplicable, the urgent queue are available to be offset against the payer’s payment order (hereinafter ‘offsetting payment orders’). If an offsetting payment order does not provide sufficient funds for the respective payer’s payment order in the entry disposition, it shall be determined whether there is sufficient available liquidity on the payer’s PM account.

(3) If the offsetting check fails, the [insert name of CB] may apply an extended offsetting check. An extended offsetting check determines whether offsetting payment orders are available in any of the payee’s queues regardless of when they joined the queue. However, if in the queue of the payee there are higher priority payment orders addressed to other TARGET2 participants, the FIFO principle may only be breached if settling such an offsetting payment order would result in a liquidity increase for the payee.

7.    Settlement of payment orders in the queue

(1) The treatment of payment orders placed in queues depends on the priority class to which it was designated by the instructing participant.

(2) Payment orders in the highly urgent and urgent queues shall be settled by using the offsetting checks described in paragraph 6, starting with the payment order at the front of the queue in cases where there is an increase in liquidity or there is an intervention at queue level (change of queue position, settlement time or priority, or revocation of the payment order).

(3) Payments orders in the normal queue shall be settled on a continuous basis including all highly urgent and urgent payment orders that have not yet been settled. Different optimisation mechanisms (algorithms) are used. If an algorithm is successful, the included payment orders will be settled; if an algorithm fails, the included payment orders will remain in the queue. Three algorithms (1 to 3) shall be applied to offset payment flows. By means of Algorithm 4, settlement procedure 5 (as defined in Chapter 2.8.1 of the UDFS) shall be available for the settlement of payment instructions of ancillary systems. To optimise the settlement of highly urgent ancillary system transactions on participants’ sub-accounts, a special algorithm (Algorithm 5) shall be used.

(a) Under Algorithm 1 (‘all-or-nothing’) the [insert name of CB] shall, both for each relationship in respect of which a bilateral limit has been set and also for the total sum of relationships for which a multilateral limit has been set:

(i) calculate the overall liquidity position of each TARGET2 participant’s PM account by establishing whether the aggregate of all outgoing and incoming payment orders pending in the queue is negative or positive and, if it is negative, check whether it exceeds that participant’s available liquidity (the overall liquidity position shall constitute the ‘total liquidity position’); and

(ii) check whether limits and reservations set by each TARGET2 participant in relation to each relevant PM account are respected.

If the outcome of these calculations and checks is positive for each relevant PM account, the [insert name of CB] and other CBs involved shall settle all payments simultaneously on the PM accounts of the TARGET2 participants concerned.

(b) Under Algorithm 2 (‘partial’) the [insert name of CB] shall:

(i) calculate and check the liquidity positions, limits and reservations of each relevant PM account as under Algorithm 1; and

(ii) if the total liquidity position of one or more relevant PM accounts is negative, extract single payment orders until the total liquidity position of each relevant PM account is positive.

Thereafter, the [insert name of CB] and the other CBs involved shall, provided there are sufficient funds, settle all remaining payments (except the extracted payment orders) simultaneously on the PM accounts of the TARGET2 participants concerned.

When extracting payment orders, the [insert name of CB] shall start from the TARGET2 participant’s PM account with the highest negative total liquidity position and from the payment order at the end of the queue with the lowest priority. The selection process shall only run for a short time, to be determined by the [insert name of CB] at its discretion.

(c) Under Algorithm 3 (‘multiple’) the [insert name of CB] shall:

(i) compare pairs of TARGET2 participants’ PM accounts to determine whether queued payment orders can be settled within the available liquidity of the two TARGET2 participants’ PM accounts concerned and within the limits set by them (by starting from the pair of PM accounts with the smallest difference between the payment orders addressed to each other), and the CBs involved shall book those payments simultaneously on the two TARGET2 participants’ PM accounts; and

(ii) if, in relation to a pair of PM accounts as described under point (i), liquidity is insufficient to fund the bilateral position, extract single payment orders until there is sufficient liquidity. In this case the CBs involved shall settle the remaining payments, except the extracted ones, simultaneously on the two TARGET2 participants’ PM accounts.

After performing the checks specified under subparagraphs (i) to (ii), the [insert name of CB] shall check the multilateral settlement positions (between a participant’s PM account and other TARGET2 participants’ PM accounts in relation to which a multi-lateral limit has been set). For this purpose, the procedure described under subparagraphs (i) to (ii) shall apply mutatis mutandis.

(d) Under Algorithm 4 (‘partial plus ancillary system settlement’) the [insert name of CB] shall follow the same procedure as for Algorithm 2, but without extracting payment orders in relation to the settlement of an ancillary system (which settles on a simultaneous multilateral basis).

(e) Under Algorithm 5 (‘ancillary system settlement via sub-accounts’) the [insert name of CB] shall follow the same procedure as for Algorithm 1, subject to the modification that the [insert name of CB] shall start Algorithm 5 via the ASI and shall only check whether sufficient funds are available on participants’ sub-accounts. Moreover, no limits and reservations shall be taken into account. Algorithm 5 shall also run during night-time settlement.

(4) Payment orders entered into the entry disposition after the start of any of Algorithms 1 to 4 may nevertheless be settled immediately in the entry disposition if the positions and limits of the TARGET2 participants’ PM accounts concerned are compatible with both the settlement of these payment orders and the settlement of payment orders in the current optimisation procedure. However, two algorithms shall not run simultaneously.

(5) During daytime processing the algorithms shall run sequentially. As long as there is no pending simultaneous multilateral settlement of an ancillary system, the sequence shall be as follows:

(a) Algorithm 1;

(b) if Algorithm 1 fails, then algorithm 2;

(c) if Algorithm 2 fails, then Algorithm 3, or if Algorithm 2 succeeds, repeat Algorithm 1.

When simultaneous multilateral settlement (‘procedure 5’) in relation to an ancillary system is pending, Algorithm 4 shall run.

(6) The algorithms shall run flexibly by setting a pre-defined time lag between the application of different algorithms to ensure a minimum interval between the running of two algorithms. The time sequence shall be automatically controlled. Manual intervention shall be possible.

(7) While included in a running algorithm, a payment order shall not be reordered (change of the position in a queue) or revoked. Requests for reordering or revocation of a payment order shall be queued until the algorithm is complete. If the payment order concerned is settled while the algorithm is running, any request to reorder or revoke shall be rejected. If the payment order is not settled, the participant’s requests shall be taken into account immediately.

8.    Use of the ICM

(1) The ICM may be used for obtaining information and managing liquidity. SWIFT’s Secure IP Network (SIPN) shall be the underlying technical communications network for exchanging information and running control measures.

(2) With the exception of warehoused payment orders and static data information, only data in relation to the current business day shall be available via the ICM. The screens shall be offered in English only.

(3) Information shall be provided in ‘pull’ mode, which means that each participant has to ask to be provided with information.

(4) The following modes shall be available for using the ICM:

(a) Application-to-application mode (A2A)

In A2A, information and messages are transferred between the PM and the participant’s internal application. The participant therefore has to ensure that an appropriate application is available for the exchange of XML messages (requests and responses) with the ICM via a standardised interface. Further details are contained in the ICM User Handbook and in Book 4 of the UDFS.

(b) User-to-application mode (U2A)

U2A permits direct communication between a participant and the ICM. The information is displayed in a browser running on a PC system (SWIFT Alliance WebStation or another interface, as may be required by SWIFT). For U2A access the IT infrastructure has to be able to support cookies and JavaScript. Further details are described in the ICM User Handbook.

(5) Each participant shall have at least one SWIFT Alliance WebStation, or another interface, as may be required by SWIFT, to have access to the ICM via U2A.

(6) Access rights to the ICM shall be granted by using SWIFT’s ‘Role Based Access Control’. The SWIFT ‘Non-repudiation of emission’ (NRE) service, which may be used by participants, allows the recipient of an XML message to prove that such message has not been altered.

(7) If a participant has technical problems and is unable to submit any payment order, it may generate preformatted backup liquidity redistribution and backup contingency payments by using the ICM. The [insert name of CB] shall open such functionality upon request of the participant.

(8) Participants may also use the ICM to transfer liquidity:

(a) [insert if applicable] from their PM account to their account outside the PM;

(b) between the PM account and the participant’s sub-accounts; and

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(c) from the PM account to the technical account managed by the ancillary system using settlement procedure 6 real-time;

(d) by means of a PM to T2S DCA liquidity transfer order or, when the ICM is used in combination with the T2S value added services, a T2S DCA to PM liquidity transfer order; and

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(e) by means of a PM to TIPS DCA liquidity transfer order or a TIPS DCA to PM liquidity transfer order.

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9.    The UDFS and the ICM User Handbook

Further details and examples explaining the above rules are contained in the UDFS and the ICM User Handbook, as amended from time to time and published on the [insert name of CB]’s website and the ECB’s website in English.




Appendix II

TARGET2 COMPENSATION SCHEME

1.    General principles

(a) If there is a technical malfunction of TARGET2, direct participants may submit claims for compensation in accordance with the TARGET2 compensation scheme laid down in this Appendix.

(b) Unless otherwise decided by the ECB’s Governing Council, the TARGET2 compensation scheme shall not apply if the technical malfunction of TARGET2 arises out of external events beyond the reasonable control of the CBs concerned or as a result of acts or omissions by third parties.

(c) Compensation under the TARGET2 compensation scheme shall be the only compensation procedure offered in the event of a technical malfunction of TARGET2. Participants may, however, use other legal means to claim for losses. If a participant accepts a compensation offer under the TARGET2 compensation scheme, this shall constitute the participant’s irrevocable agreement that it thereby waives all claims in relation to the payment orders concerning which it accepts compensation (including any claims for consequential loss) it may have against any CB, and that the receipt by it of the corresponding compensation payment constitutes full and final settlement of all such claims. The participant shall indemnify the CBs concerned, up to a maximum of the amount received under the TARGET2 compensation scheme, in respect of any further claims which are raised by any other participant or any other third party in relation to the payment order or payment concerned.

(d) The making of a compensation offer shall not constitute an admission of liability by the [insert name of CB] or any other CB in respect of a technical malfunction of TARGET2.

2.    Conditions for compensation offers

(a) A payer may submit a claim for an administration fee and interest compensation if, due to a technical malfunction of TARGET2 a payment order was not settled on the business day on which it was accepted.

(b) A payee may submit a claim for an administration fee if due to a technical malfunction of TARGET2 it did not receive a payment that it was expecting to receive on a particular business day. The payee may also submit a claim for interest compensation if one or more of the following conditions are met:

(i) in the case of participants that have access to the marginal lending facility: due to a technical malfunction of TARGET2, a payee had recourse to the marginal lending facility; and/or

(ii) in the case of all participants: it was technically impossible to have recourse to the money market or such refinancing was impossible on other, objectively reasonable grounds.

3.    Calculation of compensation

(a) With respect to a compensation offer for a payer:

(i) the administration fee shall be EUR 50 for the first non-settled payment order, EUR 25 for each of the next four such payment orders and EUR 12,50 for each further such payment order. The administration fee shall be calculated separately in relation to each payee;

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(ii) interest compensation shall be determined by applying a reference rate to be fixed from day to day. This reference rate shall be the lower of the euro overnight index average (EONIA) rate and the marginal lending rate. The reference rate shall be applied to the amount of the payment order not settled as a result of the technical malfunction of TARGET2 for each day in the period from the date of the actual or, in relation to payment orders referred to in paragraph 2(b)(ii), intended submission of the payment order until the date on which the payment order was or could have been successfully settled. Any interest or charges resulting from the placing of any non-settled payment orders on deposit with the Eurosystem shall be deducted from, or charged to, the amount of any compensation, as the case may be; and

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(iii) no interest compensation shall be payable if and in so far as funds resulting from non-settled payment orders were placed in the market or used to fulfil minimum reserve requirements.

(b) With respect to a compensation offer for a payee:

(i) the administration fee shall be EUR 50 for the first non-settled payment order, EUR 25 for each of the next four such payment orders and EUR 12,50 for each further such payment order. The administration fee shall be calculated separately in relation to each payer;

(ii) the method set out in subparagraph (a)(ii) for calculating interest compensation shall apply except that interest compensation shall be payable at a rate equal to the difference between the marginal lending rate and the reference rate, and shall be calculated on the amount of any recourse to the marginal lending facility occurring as a result of the technical malfunction of TARGET2.

4.    Procedural rules

(a) A claim for compensation shall be submitted on the claim form available on the website of the [insert name of CB] in English (see [insert reference to website of CB]). Payers shall submit a separate claim form in respect of each payee and payees shall submit a separate claim form in respect of each payer. Sufficient additional information and documents shall be provided to support the information indicated in the claim form. Only one claim may be submitted in relation to a specific payment or payment order.

(b) Within four weeks of a technical malfunction of TARGET2, participants shall submit their claim forms to the [insert name of CB]. Any additional information and evidence requested by the [insert name of CB] shall be supplied within two weeks of such request being made.

(c) The [insert name of CB] shall review the claims and forward them to the ECB. Unless otherwise decided by the ECB’s Governing Council and communicated to the participants, all received claims shall be assessed no later than 14 weeks after the technical malfunction of TARGET2 occurs.

(d) The [insert name of CB] shall communicate the result of the assessment referred to in subparagraph (c) to the relevant participants. If the assessment entails a compensation offer, the participants concerned shall, within four weeks of the communication of such offer, either accept or reject it, in respect of each payment or payment order comprised within each claim, by signing a standard letter of acceptance (in the form available on the website of the [insert name of CB] (see [insert reference to website of CB]). If such letter has not been received by the [insert name of CB] within four weeks, the participants concerned shall be deemed to have rejected the compensation offer.

(e) The [insert name of CB] shall make compensation payments on receipt of a participant’s letter of acceptance of compensation. No interest shall be payable on any compensation payment.




Appendix III

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR CAPACITY AND COUNTRY OPINIONS

Terms of reference for capacity opinions for participants in TARGET2

[Insert name of CB]

[address]

Participation in the [name of the system]

[location]

[date]

Dear Sir or Madam,

We have been asked to provide this Opinion as [in-house or external] legal advisers to [specify name of Participant or branch of Participant] in respect of issues arising under the laws of [jurisdiction in which the Participant is established; hereinafter the ‘jurisdiction’] in connection with the participation of [specify name of Participant] (hereinafter the ‘Participant’) in the [name of the TARGET2 component system] (hereinafter the ‘System’).

This Opinion is confined to the laws of [jurisdiction] as they exist as on the date of this Opinion. We have made no investigation of the laws of any other jurisdiction as a basis for this Opinion, and do not express or imply any opinion in this regard. Each of the statements and opinions presented below applies with equal accuracy and validity under the laws of [jurisdiction], whether or not the Participant acts through its head office or one or more branches established inside or outside of [jurisdiction] in submitting payment orders and receiving payments.

I.   DOCUMENTS EXAMINED

For the purposes of this Opinion, we have examined:

(1) a certified copy of the [specify relevant constitutional documents] of the Participant such as is/are in effect on the date hereof;

(2) [if applicable] an extract from the [specify relevant company register] and [if applicable] [register of credit institutions or analogous register];

(3) [to the extent applicable] a copy of the Participant’s licence or other proof of authorisation to provide banking, investment, funds transfer or other financial services in [jurisdiction];

(4) [if applicable] a copy of a resolution adopted by the board of directors or the relevant governing body of the Participant on [insert date], [insert year], evidencing the Participant’s agreement to adhere to the System Documents, as defined below; and

(5) [specify all powers of attorney and other documents constituting or evidencing the requisite power of the person or persons signing the relevant System Documents (as defined below) on behalf of the Participant];

and all other documents relating to the Participant’s constitution, powers and authorisations necessary or appropriate for the provision of this Opinion (hereinafter the ‘Participant Documents’).

For the purposes of this Opinion, we have also examined:

(1) the [insert reference to the arrangements implementing the ►M3  Harmonised Conditions for the Opening and Operation of a PM account in TARGET2 ◄ ] for the System dated [insert date] (hereinafter the ‘Rules’); and

(2) […].

The Rules and the […] shall be referred to hereinafter as the ‘System Documents’ (and collectively with the Participant Documents as the ‘Documents’).

II.   ASSUMPTIONS

For the purposes of this Opinion we have assumed in relation to the Documents that:

(1) the System Documents with which we have been provided are originals or true copies;

(2) the terms of the System Documents and the rights and obligations created by them are valid and legally binding under the laws of [insert reference to the Member State of the System] by which they are expressed to be governed, and the choice of the laws of [insert reference to the Member State of the System] to govern the System Documents is recognised by the laws of [insert reference to the Member State of the System];

(3) the Participant Documents are within the capacity and power of and have been validly authorised, adopted or executed and, where necessary, delivered by the relevant parties; and

(4) the Participant Documents are binding on the parties to which they are addressed, and there has been no breach of any of their terms.

III.   OPINIONS REGARDING THE PARTICIPANT

A. The Participant is a corporation duly established and registered or otherwise duly incorporated or organised under the laws of [jurisdiction].

B. The Participant has all the requisite corporate powers to execute and perform the rights and obligations under the System Documents to which it is party.

C. The adoption or execution and the performance by the Participant of the rights and obligations under the System Documents to which the Participant is party will not in any way breach any provision of the laws or regulations of [jurisdiction] applicable to the Participant or the Participant Documents.

D. No additional authorisations, approvals, consents, filings, registrations, notarisations or other certifications of or with any court or govern-mental, judicial or public authority that is competent in [jurisdiction] are required by the Participant in connection with the adoption, validity or enforceability of any of the System Documents or the execution or performance of the rights and obligations thereunder.

E. The Participant has taken all necessary corporate action and other steps necessary under the laws of [jurisdiction] to ensure that its obligations under the System Documents are legal, valid and binding.

This Opinion is stated as of its date and is addressed solely to [insert name of CB] and the [Participant]. No other persons may rely on this Opinion, and the contents of this Opinion may not be disclosed to persons other than its intended recipients and their legal counsel without our prior written consent, with the exception of the European Central Bank and the national central banks of the European System of Central Banks [and [the national central bank/relevant regulatory authorities] of [jurisdiction]].

Yours faithfully,

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Terms of reference for country opinions for non-EEA participants in TARGET2

[Insert name of CB]

[address]

[name of the system]

[location],

[date]

Dear Sir or Madam,

We have been asked as [external] legal advisers to [specify name of Participant or branch of Participant] (the ‘Participant’) in respect of issues arising under the laws of [jurisdiction in which the Participant is established; hereinafter the ‘jurisdiction’] to provide this Opinion under the laws of [jurisdiction] in connection with the participation of the Participant in a system which is a component of TARGET2 (hereinafter the ‘System’). References herein to the laws of [jurisdiction] include all applicable regulations of [jurisdiction]. We express an opinion herein under the law of [jurisdiction], with particular regard to the Participant established outside [insert reference to the Member State of the System] in relation to rights and obligations arising from participation in the System, as presented in the System Documents defined below.

This Opinion is confined to the laws of [jurisdiction] as they exist on the date of this Opinion. We have made no investigation of the laws of any other jurisdiction as a basis for this Opinion, and do not express or imply any opinion in this regard. We have assumed that there is nothing in the laws of another jurisdiction which affects this Opinion.

1.   DOCUMENTS EXAMINED

For the purposes of this Opinion, we have examined the documents listed below and such other documents as we have deemed necessary or appropriate:

(1) the [insert reference to the arrangements implementing the ►M3  Harmonised Conditions for the Opening and Operation of a PM account in TARGET2 ◄ ] for the System dated [insert date] (hereinafter the ‘Rules’); and

(2) any other document governing the System and/or the relationship between the Participant and other participants in the System, and between the participants in the System and the [insert name of CB].

The Rules and the […] shall be referred to hereinafter as the ‘System Documents’.

2.   ASSUMPTIONS

For the purposes of this Opinion we have assumed in relation to the System Documents that:

(1) the System Documents are within the capacity and power of and have been validly authorised, adopted or executed and, where necessary, delivered by the relevant parties;

(2) the terms of the System Documents and the rights and obligations created by them are valid and legally binding under the laws of [insert reference to the Member State of the System], by which they are expressed to be governed, and the choice of the laws of [insert reference to the Member State of the System] to govern the System Documents is recognised by the laws of [insert reference to the Member State of the System];

(3) the participants in the System through which any payment orders are sent or payments are received, or through which any rights or obligations under the System Documents are executed or performed, are licensed to provide funds transfer services, in all relevant jurisdictions; and

(4) the documents submitted to us in copy or as specimens conform to the originals.

3.   OPINION

Based on and subject to the foregoing, and subject in each case to the points set out below, we are of the opinion that:

3.1.    Country-specific legal aspects [to the extent applicable]

The following characteristics of the legislation of [jurisdiction] are consistent with and in no way set aside the obligations of the Participant arising out of the System Documents: [list of country-specific legal aspects].

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3.2.    General insolvency and crisis management issues

3.2.a.  Types of insolvency and crisis management proceedings

The only types of insolvency proceedings (including composition or rehabilitation) which, for the purpose of this Opinion, shall include all proceedings in respect of the Participant’s assets or any branch it may have in [jurisdiction] to which the Participant may become subject in [jurisdiction], are the following: [list proceedings in original language and English translation] (together collectively referred to as ‘Insolvency Proceedings’).

In addition to Insolvency Proceedings, the Participant, any of its assets, or any branch it may have in [jurisdiction] may become subject in [jurisdiction] to [list any applicable moratorium, receivership, or any other proceedings as a result of which payments to and/or from the Participant may be suspended, or limitations can be imposed in relation to such payments, or similar proceedings, including crisis prevention and crisis management measures equivalent to those defined in Directive 2014/59/EU, in original language and English translation] (hereinafter collectively referred to as ‘Proceedings’).

3.2.b.  Insolvency treaties

[jurisdiction] or certain political subdivisions within [jurisdiction], as specified, is/are party to the following insolvency treaties: [specify, if applicable which have or may have an impact on this Opinion].

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3.3.    Enforceability of System Documents

Subject to the points set out below, all provisions of the System Documents will be binding and enforceable in accordance with their terms under the laws of [jurisdiction], in particular in the event of the opening of any Insolvency Proceedings or Proceedings with respect to the Participant.

In particular, we are of the opinion that:

3.3.a.    Processing of payment orders

The provisions on processing of payment orders [list of sections] of the Rules are valid and enforceable. In particular, all payment orders processed pursuant to such sections will be valid, binding and will be enforceable under the laws of [jurisdiction]. The provision of the Rules which specifies the precise point in time at which payment orders submitted by the Participant to the System become enforceable and irrevocable ([add section of the Rules]) is valid, binding and enforceable under the laws of [jurisdiction].

3.3.b.    Authority of the [insert name of CB] to perform its functions

The opening of Insolvency Proceedings or Proceedings in respect of the Participant will not affect the authority and powers of the [insert name of CB] arising out of the System Documents. [Specify [to the extent applicable] that: the same opinion is also applicable in respect of any other entity which provides the Participants with services directly and necessarily required for participation in the System, e.g. ►M3  TARGET2 network service provider ◄ ].

3.3.c.    Remedies in the event of default

[Where applicable to the Participant, the provisions contained in [list of sections] of the Rules regarding accelerated performance of claims which have not yet matured, the set-off of claims for using the deposits of the Participant, the enforcement of a pledge, suspension and termination of participation, claims for default interest, and termination of agreements and transactions ([insert other relevant clauses of the Rules or the System Documents]) are valid and enforceable under the laws of [jurisdiction].]

3.3.d.    Suspension and termination

Where applicable to the Participant, the provisions contained in [list of sections] of the Rules (in respect of suspension and termination of the Participant’s participation in the System on the opening of Insolvency Proceedings or Proceedings or other events of default, as defined in the System Documents, or if the Participant represents any kind of systemic risk or has serious operational problems) are valid and enforceable under the laws of [jurisdiction].

3.3.e.    Penalty regime

Where applicable to the Participant, the provisions contained in [list of sections] of the Rules in respect of penalties imposed on a Participant which is unable to reimburse intraday credit or overnight credit, where applicable, on time are valid and enforceable under the laws of [jurisdiction].

3.3.f.    Assignment of rights and obligations

The rights and obligations of the Participant cannot be assigned, altered or otherwise transferred by the Participant to third parties without the prior written consent of the [insert name of CB].

3.3.g.    Choice of governing law and jurisdiction

The provisions contained in [list of sections] of the Rules, and in particular in respect of the governing law, the resolution of a dispute, competent courts, and service of process are valid and enforceable under the laws of [jurisdiction].

3.4.    Voidable preferences

We are of the opinion that no obligation arising out of the System Documents, the performance thereof, or compliance therewith prior to the opening of any Insolvency Proceedings or Proceedings in respect of the Participant may be set aside in any such proceedings as a preference, voidable transaction or otherwise under the laws of [jurisdiction].

In particular, and without limitation to the foregoing, we express this opinion in respect of any payment orders submitted by any participant in the System. In particular, we are of the opinion that the provisions of [list of sections] of the Rules establishing the enforceability and irrevocability of payment orders will be valid and enforceable and that a payment order submitted by any participant and processed pursuant to [list of sections] of the Rules may not be set aside in any Insolvency Proceedings or Proceedings as a preference, voidable transaction or otherwise under the laws of [jurisdiction].

3.5.    Attachment

If a creditor of the Participant seeks an attachment order (including any freezing order, order for seizure or any other public or private law procedure that is intended to protect the public interest or the rights of the Participant’s creditors) — hereinafter referred to as an ‘Attachment’ — under the laws of [jurisdiction] from a court or governmental, judicial or public authority that is competent in [jurisdiction], we are of the opinion that [insert the analysis and discussion].

3.6.    Collateral [if applicable]

3.6.a.    Assignment of rights or deposit of assets for collateral purposes, pledge and/or repo

Assignments for collateral purposes will be valid and enforceable under the laws of [jurisdiction]. Specifically, the creation and enforcement of a pledge or repo under the [insert reference to the relevant arrangement with the CB] will be valid and enforceable under the laws of [jurisdiction].

3.6.b.    Priority of assignees’, pledgees’ or repo purchasers’ interest over that of other claimants

In the event of Insolvency Proceedings or Proceedings in respect of the Participant, the rights or assets assigned for collateral purposes, or pledged by the Participant in favour of the [insert reference to CB] or other participants in the System, will rank in priority of payment above the claims of all other creditors of the Participant and will not be subject to priority or preferential creditors.

3.6.c.    Enforcing title to security

Even in the event of Insolvency Proceedings or Proceedings in respect of the Participant, other participants in the System and the [insert name of CB] as [assignees, pledgees or repo purchasers as applicable] will still be free to enforce and collect the Participant’s rights or assets through the action of the [insert name of CB] pursuant to the Rules.

3.6.d.    Form and registration requirements

There are no form requirements for the assignment for collateral purposes of, or the creation and enforcement of a pledge or repo over the Participant’s rights or assets and it is not necessary for the [assignment for collateral purposes, pledge or repo, as applicable], or any particulars of such [assignment, pledge or repo, as applicable,] to be registered or filed with any court or governmental, judicial or public authority that is competent in [jurisdiction].

3.7.    Branches [to the extent applicable]

3.7.a.    Opinion applies to action through branches

Each of the statements and opinions presented above with regard to the Participant applies with equal accuracy and validity under the laws of [jurisdiction] in situations where the Participant acts through its one or more of its branches established outside [jurisdiction].

3.7.b.    Conformity with law

Neither the execution and performance of the rights and obligations under the System Documents nor the submission, transmission or receipt of payment orders by a branch of the Participant will in any respect breach the laws of [jurisdiction].

3.7.c.    Required authorisations

Neither the execution and performance of the rights and obligations under the System Documents nor the submission, transmission or receipt of payment orders by a branch of a Participant will require any additional authorisations, approvals, consents, filings, registrations, notarisations or other certifications of or with any court or governmental, judicial or public authority that is competent in [jurisdiction].

This Opinion is stated as of its date and is addressed solely to the [insert name of CB] and the [Participant]. No other persons may rely on this Opinion, and the contents of this Opinion may not be disclosed to persons other than its intended recipients and their legal counsel without our prior written consent, with the exception of the European Central Bank and the national central banks of the European System of Central Banks [and [the national central bank/relevant regulatory authorities] of [jurisdiction]].

Yours faithfully,

[signature]




Appendix IV

BUSINESS CONTINUITY AND CONTINGENCY PROCEDURES

1.    General provisions

(a) This Appendix sets out the arrangements between the [insert name of CB] and participants, or ancillary systems, if one or more components of the SSP or the telecommunications network fail or are affected by an abnormal external event, or if the failure affects any participant or ancillary system.

(b) All references to specific times in this Appendix are to the local time at the seat of the ECB, i.e. Central European Time (CET ( 20 )).

2.    Measures of business continuity and contingency processing

(a) In the event that an abnormal external event occurs and/or there is a failure of the SSP or the telecommunications network which affects the normal operation of TARGET2, the [insert name of CB] shall be entitled to adopt business continuity and contingency processing measures.

(b) The following main business continuity and contingency processing measures shall be available in TARGET2:

(i) relocating the operation of the SSP to an alternative site;

(ii) changing the SSP’s operating hours; and

(iii) initiating contingency processing of very critical and critical payments, as defined in paragraph 6(c) and (d) respectively.

(c) In relation to business continuity and contingency processing measures, the [insert name of CB] shall have full discretion regarding whether and which measures are adopted to settle payment orders.

3.    Incident communication

(a) Information about the failure of the SSP and/or an abnormal external event shall be communicated to participants through the domestic communication channels, the ICM and T2IS. In particular, communications to participants shall include the following information:

(i) a description of the event;

(ii) the anticipated delay in processing (if known);

(iii) information on the measures already taken; and

(iv) the advice to participants.

(b) In addition, the [insert name of CB] may notify participants of any other existing or anticipated event which has the potential to affect the normal operation of TARGET2.

4.    Relocation of the operation of the SSP to an alternative site

(a) In the event that any of the events referred to in paragraph 2(a) occurs, the operation of the SSP may be relocated to an alternative site, either within the same region or in another region.

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(b) In the event that the operation of the SSP or the T2S Platform is relocated from one region (Region 1) to another region (Region 2), the participants shall endeavour to reconcile their positions up to the point of the failure or the occurrence of the abnormal external events and provide to the [insert name of CB] all relevant information in this respect.

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(c) Where a ►M6  PM to T2S DCA liquidity transfer order ◄ is debited on the participant's PM account on the SSP in Region 1, but, after reconciliation, is not shown as debited on the SSP in Region 2, the CB responsible for the participant shall debit the participant's PM account in Region 2 to return the participant's PM account balance to the level it had prior to the relocation.

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5.    Change of operating hours

(a) The daytime processing of TARGET2 may be extended or the opening time of a new business day may be delayed. During any extended operating time of TARGET2, payment orders shall be processed in accordance with the [insert reference to arrangements implementing the Harmonised Conditions], subject to the modifications contained in this Appendix.

(b) Daytime processing may be extended and the closing time thereby delayed if an SSP failure has occurred during the day but has been resolved before 18.00. Such a closing time delay shall in normal circumstances not exceed two hours and shall be announced as early as possible to participants. If such a delay is announced before 16.50, the minimum period of one hour between the cut-off time for customer and interbank payment orders shall remain in place. Once such a delay is announced it may not be withdrawn.

(c) The closing time shall be delayed in cases where an SSP failure has occurred before 18.00 and has not been resolved by 18.00. The [insert name of CB] shall immediately communicate the delay of closing time to participants.

(d) Upon recovery of the SSP, the following steps shall take place:

(i) the [insert name of CB] shall seek to settle all queued payments within one hour; this time is reduced to 30 minutes in the event that the SSP failure occurs at 17.30 or later (in cases where the SSP failure was on-going at 18.00);

(ii) participants’ final balances shall be established within one hour; this time shall be reduced to 30 minutes in the event that the SSP failure occurs at 17.30 or later, in cases where the SSP failure was on-going at 18.00;

(iii) at the cut-off time for interbank payments, the end-of-day processing, including recourse to the Eurosystem standing facilities shall take place;

(e) ancillary systems that require liquidity in the early morning need to have established means to cope with cases where the daytime processing cannot be started in time due to an SSP failure on the previous day.

6.    Contingency processing

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(a) If [insert name of CB] deems it necessary to do so, it shall initiate the contingency processing of payment orders using the Contingency Solution of the SSP. In such cases, only a minimum service level shall be provided to participants and ancillary systems. The [insert name of CB] shall inform its participants and ancillary systems of the start of contingency processing by any available means of communication.

(b) In contingency processing, payment orders shall be submitted by the participants and authorised by the [insert name of CB]. In addition, the ancillary systems may submit files containing payment instructions, which may be uploaded into the Contingency Solution by [insert name of CB].

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(c) The following payments shall be considered as ‘very critical’ and the [insert name of CB] shall use best efforts to process them in contingency situations:

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(i) CLS Bank International-related payments, with the exception of payments related to the CLS CCP and the CLSNow services;

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(ii) end-of-day settlement of EURO1;

(iii) central counterparty margin calls.

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(d) Payments required to avoid systemic risk shall be considered as ‘critical’ and the [insert name of CB] may decide to initiate contingency processing in relation to them.

(e) Participants shall submit payment orders for contingency processing directly into the Contingency Solution and information to payees shall be provided through [insert communication means]. Ancillary systems shall submit files which contain payment instructions to [insert name of CB] for uploading into the Contingency Solution and which authorise [insert name of CB] to do so. [insert name of CB] may, exceptionally, also manually input payments on behalf of participants. Information concerning account balances and debit and credit entries may be obtained via the [insert name of CB].

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(f) Payment orders that have already been submitted to TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference], but are queued, may also undergo contingency processing. In such cases the [insert name of CB] shall endeavour to avoid the double processing of payment orders, but the participants shall bear the risk of such double processing if it occurred.

(g) For contingency processing of payment orders, participants shall provide additional collateral. During contingency processing, incoming contingency payments may be used to fund outgoing contingency payments. For the purposes of contingency processing, participants’ available liquidity may not be taken into account by the [insert name of CB].

7.    Failures linked to participants or ancillary systems

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(a) In the event that a participant has a problem that prevents it from settling payments in TARGET2 it shall be its responsibility to resolve the problem. In particular, a participant may use in-house solutions or the ICM functionality, i.e. backup liquidity redistribution payments and backup contingency payments (e.g. CLS, EURO1).

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(b) If a participant decides to use the ICM functionality for making backup liquidity redistribution payments, the [insert name of CB] shall, if the participant so requests, open this functionality via the ICM. If the participant so requests, the [insert name of CB] shall transmit an ICM broadcast message to inform other participants about the participant’s use of backup liquidity redistribution payments. The participant shall be responsible for sending such backup liquidity redistribution payments exclusively to other participants with which it has bilaterally agreed on the use of such payments and for any further steps in relation to such payments.

(c) If the measures referred to in subparagraph (a) are exhausted or if they are inefficient, the participant may request support from the [insert name of CB].

(d) In the event that a failure affects an ancillary system, that ancillary system shall be responsible for resolving the failure. If the ancillary system so requests, the [insert name of CB] may act on its behalf. The [insert name of CB] shall have discretion to decide what support it gives to the ancillary system, including during the night-time operations of the ancillary system. The following contingency measures may be taken:

(i) the ancillary system initiates clean payments, i.e. payments that are not linked to the underlying transaction, via the Participant Interface;

(ii) the [insert name of CB] creates and/or processes XML instructions/files on behalf of the ancillary system; and/or

(iii) the [insert name of CB] makes clean payments on behalf of the ancillary system.

(e) The detailed contingency measures with respect to ancillary systems shall be contained in the bilateral arrangements between the [insert name of CB] and the relevant ancillary system.

8.    Other provisions

(a) In the event that certain data are unavailable because one of the events referred to in paragraph 3(a) has occurred, the [insert name of CB] is entitled to start or continue processing payment orders and/or operate TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] on the basis of the last available data, as determined by the [insert name of CB]. If so requested by the [insert name of CB], participants and ancillary systems shall resubmit their FileAct/Interact messages or take any other action deemed appropriate by the [insert name of CB].

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(b) In the event of a failure of the [insert name of CB], some or all of its technical functions in relation to TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] may be performed by other Eurosystem CBs or ►M6  the operational team of the SSP ◄ .

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(c) The [insert name of CB] may require that the participants participate in regular or ad hoc testing of business continuity and contingency processing measures, training or any other preventative arrangements, as deemed necessary by the [insert name of CB]. Any costs incurred by the participants as a result of such testing or other arrangements shall be borne solely by the participants.

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Appendix V

OPERATING SCHEDULE

1. TARGET2 is open on all days, except Saturdays, Sundays, New Year’s Day, Good Friday and Easter Monday (according to the calendar applicable at the seat of the ECB), 1 May, Christmas Day and 26 December.

2. The reference time for the system is the local time at the seat of the ECB, i.e. CET.

3. The current business day is opened during the evening of the previous business day and operates to the following schedule:

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Time

Description

6.45-7.00

Business window to prepare daytime operations (1)

7.00-18.00

Daytime processing

17.00

Cut-off time for customer payments, i.e. payments where the originator and/or the beneficiary of a payment is not a direct or indirect participant as identified in the system by the use of an MT 103 or MT 103+ message

18.00

Cut-off time for interbank payments, i.e. payments other than customer payments

Cut-off time for liquidity transfers between TARGET2 and TIPS

Shortly after 18.00

Completion of last algorithms in TARGET2

Upon completion of last algorithms

TARGET2 sends message to TIPS to initiate change of business day in TIPS

Shortly after completion of last algorithms

End-of-day files (General Ledger) received from TIPS

18.00-18.45 (2)

End-of-day processing

18.15 (2)

General cut-off time for the use of standing facilities

(Shortly after) 18.30 (3)

Data for the update of accounting systems are available to CBs

18.45-19.30 (3)

Start-of-day processing (new business day)

19.00 (3)-19.30 (2)

Provision of liquidity on the PM account

19.30 (3)

‘Start-of-procedure’ message and settlement of the standing orders to transfer liquidity from the PM accounts to the subaccounts/technical account (ancillary system-related settlement)

Start of liquidity transfers between TARGET2 and TIPS

19.30 (3)-22.00

Execution of additional liquidity transfers via the ICM for settlement procedure 6 real time; execution of additional liquidity transfers via the ICM before the ancillary system sends the ‘start of cycle’ messages for settlement procedure 6 interfaced; settlement period of night-time ancillary system operations (only for ancillary system settlement procedure 6 real-time and settlement procedure 6 interfaced)

22.00-1.00

Technical maintenance window

1.00-7.00

Settlement procedure of night-time ancillary system operations (only for ancillary system settlement procedure 6 real-time and settlement procedure 6 interfaced)

Liquidity transfers between TARGET2 and TIPS

(1)   ‘Daytime’ operationsmeans daytime processing and end-of-day processing.

(2)   Ends 15 minutes later on the last day of the Eurosystem reserve maintenance period.

(3)   Starts 15 minutes later on the last day of the Eurosystem reserve maintenance period.

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4. The ICM is available for liquidity transfers from 19.30 ( 21 ) until 18.00 the next day, except during the technical maintenance period from 22.00 until 1.00.

5. The operating hours may be changed in the event that business continuity measures are adopted in accordance with paragraph 5 of Appendix IV.

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6. Up-to-date information on the SSP's operational status shall be available on the TARGET2 Information System (T2IS) on a dedicated webpage on the ECB's website. The information on the SSP's operational status on T2IS and the ECB's website shall only be updated during normal business hours.

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Appendix VI

FEE SCHEDULE AND INVOICING

Fees for direct participants

1. The monthly fee for the processing of payment orders in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] for direct participants, depending on which option the direct participant has chosen, shall be either:

(a) EUR 150 per PM account plus a flat fee per transaction (debit entry) of EUR 0,80; or

(b) EUR 1 875 per PM account plus a fee per transaction (debit entry) determined as follows, based on the volume of transactions (number of processed items) per month:



Band

From

To

Price

1

1

10 000

EUR 0,60

2

10 001

25 000

EUR 0,50

3

25 001

50 000

EUR 0,40

4

50 001

100 000

EUR 0,20

5

Above 100 000

EUR 0,125

Liquidity transfers between a participant's PM account and its sub-accounts shall not be subject to a charge.

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PM to T2S DCA liquidity transfer orders or PM to TIPS DCA liquidity transfer orders sent from a participant's PM account and T2S DCA to PM liquidity transfer orders or TIPS DCA to PM liquidity transfer orders received on a participant's PM account shall be charged according to the pricing option (a) or (b) above chosen for that PM account.

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2. The monthly fee for multi-addressee access shall be EUR 80 for each 8-digit BIC address other than the BIC of the direct participant's account.

3. There shall be an additional monthly fee for direct participants who do not wish the BIC of their account to be published in the TARGET2 directory of EUR 30 per account.

4. The monthly fee for each registration by a direct participant of an indirect participant in the TARGET2 directory shall be EUR 20.

5. The one-time fee for each registration in the TARGET2 directory of an addressable BIC holder, for branches of direct and indirect participants, branches of correspondents and addressable BIC holders that are members of the same group, as defined in Article 1, shall be EUR 5.

6. The monthly fee for each registration in the TARGET2 directory of an addressable BIC holder for a correspondent shall be EUR 5.

7. The monthly fee for direct participants subscribing to the TARGET2 value-added services for T2S shall be EUR 50 for those participants which have opted for option (a) in paragraph 1 above, and EUR 625 for those participants which have opted for option (b) in paragraph 1 above.

Fees for liquidity pooling

8. For the CAI mode, the monthly fee shall be EUR 100 for each account included in the group.

9. For the AL mode, the monthly fee shall be EUR 200 for each account included in the AL group. If the AL group uses the CAI mode, accounts not included in the AL mode shall pay the CAI monthly fee of EUR 100 per account.

10. For both the AL mode and the CAI mode, the degressive transaction fee structure set out in the table in paragraph 1(b) shall apply to all payments by the participants in the group, as if these payments were sent from one participant's account.

11. The monthly fee of EUR 1 875 referred to in paragraph 1(b) shall be paid by the relevant group manager, and the monthly fee of EUR 150 referred to in paragraph 1(a) shall be paid by all other members of the group. If an AL group is part of a CAI group, and the AL group manager is the same as the CAI group manager, the monthly fee of EUR 1 875 shall only be paid once. If the AL group is a part of a CAI group and the CAI group manager is different from the AL group manager, then the CAI group manager shall pay an additional monthly fee of EUR 1 875 . In such cases the invoice for the total fees for all the accounts in the CAI group (including the AL group accounts) shall be sent to the CAI group manager.

Fees for Main PM account holders

12. In addition to the fees set out above in this Appendix, a monthly fee of EUR 250 for each linked ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ shall be charged to Main PM account holders.

13. The Main PM account holders shall be charged the following fees for T2S services connected with the linked ►M6  T2S DCA(s) ◄ . These items shall be billed separately.



Tariff items

Price

Explanation

Settlement services

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T2S DCA to T2S DCA liquidity transfer orders

14,1 euro cent

per transfer

Intra-balance movement (i.e. blocking, unblocking, reservation of liquidity etc.)

9,4 euro cent

per transaction

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Information services

A2A reports

0,4 euro cent

Per business item in any A2A report generated

A2A queries

0,7 euro cent

Per queried business item in any A2A query generated

U2A queries

10 euro cent

Per executed search function

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U2A queries downloaded

0,7 euro cent

Per queried business item in any U2A query generated and downloaded

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Messages bundled into a file

0,4 euro cent

Per message in a file

Transmissions

1,2 euro cent

Per transmission

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Fees for Linked PM account holders

13a. The holder of the Linked PM account shall be charged the following fees for the TIPS service connected with the TIPS DCAs linked to that PM account.



Tariff items

Price

Explanation

Settlement services

Instant payment order

0,20 euro cent

To be charged also for unsettled transactions

Recall request

0,00

 

Negative recall answer

0,00

 

Positive recall answer

0,20 euro cent

To be charged to the holder of the Linked PM account associated with the TIPS DCA to be credited (also for unsettled transactions)

13b. Up to the first ten million instant payment orders and positive recall answers, cumulatively, received by the TIPS Platform by the end of 2019, shall be free of charge. The [insert name of CB] shall charge Linked PM account holders for any further instant payment orders and positive recall answers received by the TIPS Platform by the end of 2019, in the following year.

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Invoicing

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14. In the case of direct participants, the following invoicing rules apply. The direct participant (the AL group or CAI group manager in the event that the AL or CAI modes are used) shall receive the relevant invoices for the previous month specifying the fees to be paid, no later than on the ninth business day of the following month. ►M6  Payments shall be made no later than the 14th business day of that month to the account specified by [insert name of CB] or shall be debited from an account specified by the PM account holder. ◄

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Appendix VII

AGGREGATED LIQUIDITY AGREEMENT — VARIANT A

Template for use of the AL mode by more than one credit institution



Article 1

Effectiveness of this agreement

This agreement and any amendment made hereto shall only be effective when the managing NCB, after having obtained any information or documents that it deems appropriate, confirms in writing that this agreement or amendments thereto comply with the requirements laid down in the respective conditions for participation in the TARGET2 component systems.

Article 2

Mutual interest of AL group members and of AL NCBs

1.  The AL group members expressly declare and acknowledge that their entry into this agreement serves their mutual economic, social and financial interests since the payment orders of all AL group members may be settled in their respective TARGET2 component systems, up to an amount corresponding to the available liquidity on all the AL group members’ PM accounts, thereby leveraging the liquidity available in other TARGET2 component systems.

2.  The AL NCBs have a mutual interest in providing intraday credit to the AL group members, as this promotes the overall efficiency of settling payments in TARGET2. The intraday credit is collateralised in accordance with Article 18 of the Statute of the European System of Central Banks and of the European Central Bank since the debit balance resulting from the execution of a payment order is covered by the available liquidity on the PM accounts held by the other AL group members with their respective AL NCBs, which are collateralised for the discharge of the obligations owed by any of the AL group members to the AL NCBs.

Article 3

AL group members’ rights and obligations

1.  AL group members shall be jointly and severally liable towards all AL NCBs in relation to all claims resulting from the settlement in their respective TARGET2 component system of the payment order of any AL group member. AL group members shall not be entitled to rely on any internal group arrangements on the division of liabilities to avoid any liability to the AL NCBs in relation to the aggregation of all abovementioned liabilities.

2.  The total value of all payment orders settled by the AL group members on their PM accounts may never exceed the aggregate amount of all available liquidity on all such PM accounts.

3.  AL group members shall be authorised to use the CAI mode, as described in the [insert the reference to the arrangements implementing the Harmonised Conditions].

4.  The AL group members shall ensure that there is an internal agreement between them containing inter alia:

(a) the rules of internal organisation of the AL group;

(b) the conditions under which the AL group manager has a duty to report to the AL group members;

(c) the costs of the AL mode (including their allocation between AL group members); and

(d) the fees to be paid as remuneration between the AL group members for the services under the AL agreement and the rules for calculating the financial consideration.

With the exception of subparagraph (d), the AL group members may decide whether or not to disclose this internal agreement or parts of it to the AL NCBs. The AL group members shall disclose information referred to in subparagraph (d) to the AL NCBs.

Article 4

AL NCBs’ rights and obligations

1.  When an AL group member submits a payment order to its respective TARGET2 component system for an amount exceeding the available liquidity on that AL group member’s PM account, its respective AL NCB shall extend intraday credit that is collateralised with the available liquidity on other PM accounts held by the AL group member with its respective AL NCB or on the PM accounts held by the other AL group members with their respective AL NCBs. Such intraday credit shall be governed by the rules applicable to the provision of intraday credit by such AL NCB.

2.  Payment orders submitted by any of the AL group members which have the effect of exceeding the available liquidity on all PM accounts of the AL group members shall be queued until sufficient liquidity is available.

3.  Except on the opening of insolvency proceedings against one or more AL group members, an AL NCB may claim from each of the AL group members the full discharge of all obligations resulting from the settlement of payment orders of any AL group member in the latter’s TARGET2 component system.

Article 5

Designation and role of the AL group manager

1.  The AL group members hereby designate as AL group manager [indicate the participant designated as AL group manager], which shall be the contact point for all administrative matters relating to the AL group.

2.  All AL group members shall provide their respective AL NCB, as well as the AL group manager, with any information which may affect the validity, enforceability and implementation of this agreement, including, without limitation, any modification or ending of the links between the AL group members needed to comply with the definition of a group laid down in the [insert reference to the relevant provisions in the arrangements implementing the Harmonised Conditions], the occurrence of any events of default within the meaning of the [insert reference to the arrangements implementing the Harmonised Conditions] or any event which may affect the validity and/or enforceability of the [insert reference to the pledge, close-out netting provisions or any other relevant provisions of the arrangements implementing the Harmonised Conditions].

3.  The AL group manager shall immediately convey to the managing NCB any information described in paragraph 2 relating to itself or to any other AL group member.

4.  The AL group manager shall be responsible in respect of intraday monitoring of the liquidity available within the AL group.

5.  The AL group manager shall have power of attorney over the PM accounts of the AL group members and, in particular, shall act as agent of the AL group members in respect of the following operations:

(a) any ICM operations in respect of the AL group members’ PM accounts, including, but not limited to, any change in priority of a payment order, revocation, change of settlement time, liquidity transfers (including from and to sub-accounts), reordering of queued transactions, reservation of liquidity in respect of the AL group, and setting and changes of limits in respect of the AL group;

(b) all end-of-day liquidity transactions between the PM accounts of the AL group members ensuring that all balances of the AL group members’ PM accounts are levelled out, so that none of these accounts have a debit balance at the end of the day or, where applicable, a debit balance not secured by eligible collateral (hereinafter such procedure is referred to as ‘levelling out’);

(c) general instructions according to which automatic levelling out shall be performed, i.e. defining the sequence of AL group members’ PM accounts with available liquidity to be debited within the levelling out;

(d) in the absence of any explicit instructions by the AL group manager, as set out in subparagraphs (b) and (c), automatic levelling out shall be performed starting with the PM account with the highest credit balance towards the PM account with the highest debit balance.

The same criteria as defined in subparagraphs (c) and (d) shall be used if an enforcement event, as defined in [insert reference to the relevant provisions in the arrangements implementing the Harmonised Conditions], occurs.

6.  The AL group members explicitly waive any rights they may have against the AL group manager under [insert, if applicable, a reference to the relevant provision of national law], resulting from the combination of such manager’s capacity as a PM account holder and AL group member with its capacity as AL group manager.

Article 6

Role of the managing NCB

1.  The managing NCB shall be the contact point for all administrative matters relating to the AL group.

2.  All of the AL NCBs shall immediately provide the managing NCB with any information relating to their respective AL group members which may affect the validity, enforceability and implementation of this agreement, including, but not limited to, any modification or ending of the links between the AL group members needed to comply with the definition of a group, the occurrence of any events of default within the meaning of the [insert reference to the arrangements implementing the Harmonised Conditions] or events which may affect the validity and/or enforceability of the [insert reference to the pledge, close-out netting or any other relevant provisions of the arrangements implementing the Harmonised Conditions].

3.  The managing NCB shall have access to all relevant information in respect of all PM accounts of the AL group members, including, but not limited to, information in respect of any credit line, the balance, total turnover, settled payments, queued payments, as well as information on the AL group members’ limits and liquidity reservations.

Article 7

Duration and termination of this agreement

1.  This agreement shall be of unlimited duration.

2.  Each of the AL group members may unilaterally terminate its participation in this agreement, provided it gives 14 business days’ written notice to the AL NCB in whose TARGET2 component system it participates and to the managing NCB. The managing NCB shall confirm to that AL group member the date of its termination of participation in the AL agreement and shall communicate such date to all AL NCBs which shall inform their AL group members accordingly. If that AL group member was the AL group manager, the remaining AL group members shall immediately appoint a new AL group manager.

3.  This agreement or the participation of any AL group member in this agreement, as the case may be, shall automatically be terminated without prior notice and with immediate effect if one or more of the following events occurs:

(a) modification or ending of the links between all AL group members needed to comply with the definition of a group, as laid down in the [insert reference to the arrangements implementing the Harmonised Conditions], or affecting one or more AL group members; and/or

(b) any other requirements for using the AL mode, as described in the [insert reference to the arrangements implementing the Harmonised Conditions] are no longer met by all AL group members, or one or more AL group members.

4.  Notwithstanding the occurrence of any of the events described in paragraph 3, a payment order that has already been submitted by any AL group member into the relevant TARGET2 component system shall remain valid and enforceable in respect of all AL group members and the AL NCBs. [Insert if relevant: In addition, the [insert reference to pledge and/or close-out netting or other relevant security arrangement] shall remain valid after the termination of this agreement until all debit positions on the PM accounts whose liquidity was aggregated are fully discharged by the AL group members.]

5.  Without prejudice to paragraph 3, the managing NCB, in agreement with the relevant AL NCB, may at any time terminate without prior notice and with immediate effect the participation of any AL group member in this agreement if such AL group member is in breach of any of the provisions hereof. Such decision shall be addressed in writing to all the AL group members setting out the reasons for the decision. If participation is terminated in this way, the AL group members whose participation in this agreement has not been terminated are entitled to terminate their participation in this agreement provided that they give the managing NCB and the relevant AL NCB five business days’ written notice thereof. If the AL group manager’s participation is terminated, the remaining AL group members shall immediately appoint a new AL group manager.

6.  The managing NCB, in agreement with the other AL NCBs, may terminate this agreement without prior notice and with immediate effect if the maintenance of it would endanger the overall stability, soundness and safety of TARGET2 or jeopardise the performance by the AL NCBs of their tasks pursuant to the Statute of the European System of Central Banks and of the European Central Bank. Any decision to do so shall be addressed in writing to the AL group members, setting out the reasons for the decision.

7.  This agreement shall remain valid for as long as there are at least two AL group members.

Article 8

Amendment procedure

Any change to this agreement, including the extension of the AL group to other participants, shall only be valid and enforceable if expressly agreed to by all parties in writing.

Article 9

Governing law

This agreement shall be governed, construed and implemented in accordance with the [insert reference to the law governing the PM account of the AL group manager held with the managing NCB]. This shall be without prejudice to:

(a) the relationship between an AL group member and its respective AL NCB governed by the law of the respective AL NCB; and

(b) the rights and obligations between the AL NCBs governed by the law of the AL NCB which maintains the PM account of the AL group member whose available liquidity is used as collateral.

Article 10

Application of the [insert reference to the arrangements implementing the Harmonised Conditions]

1.  In relation to each of the AL group members and their respective AL NCBs, the relevant provisions of the [insert reference to the arrangements implementing the Harmonised Conditions] shall govern any matter not expressly governed by this agreement.

2.  [Insert reference to the arrangements implementing the Harmonised Conditions] and this agreement shall be deemed to form part of the same contractual relationship.

Made, in as many copies as there are parties, the […date….]

AGGREGATED LIQUIDITY AGREEMENT — VARIANT B

Template for use of the AL mode by one credit institution



Article 1

Effectiveness of this agreement

This agreement and any amendment made hereto shall only be effective when the managing NCB, after having obtained any information or documents that it deems appropriate, confirms in writing that this agreement or amendments thereto comply with the requirements laid down in the respective conditions for participation in TARGET2 component systems.

Article 2

Mutual interest of AL NCBs

The AL NCBs have a mutual interest in providing intraday credit to the AL group members, as this promotes the overall efficiency of settling payments in TARGET2. The intraday credit is collateralised in accordance with Article 18 of the Statute of the European System of Central Banks and of the European Central Bank since the debit balance resulting from the execution of a payment order is covered by the available liquidity on the PM accounts held by the AL group members with their respective AL NCBs, which are collateralised for the discharge of the obligations owed by the AL group members to the AL NCBs.

Article 3

AL group members’ rights and obligations

1.  AL group members shall be liable towards all AL NCBs in relation to all claims resulting from the settlement in their respective TARGET2 component systems of the payment orders of any AL group member.

2.  The total value of all payment orders settled by the AL group members on their PM accounts may never exceed the aggregate amount of the available liquidity on all such PM accounts.

3.  The AL group members shall be authorised to use the consolidated account information (CAI) mode, as described in the [insert the reference to the arrangements implementing the Harmonised Conditions].

Article 4

AL NCBs’ rights and obligations

1.  When the AL group member submits a payment order to a TARGET2 component system for an amount exceeding the available liquidity on that AL group member’s PM account, the relevant AL NCB shall extend intraday credit that is collateralised with the available liquidity on other PM accounts held by the AL group member with its respective AL NCB or on PM accounts held by other AL group members with their respective AL NCBs. Such intraday credit shall be governed by the rules applicable to the provision of intraday credit by such AL NCBs.

2.  Payment orders submitted by the AL group members which have the effect of exceeding the available liquidity on all PM accounts of the AL group members shall be queued until sufficient liquidity is available.

3.  Each AL NCB may claim from the AL group members the full discharge of all obligations resulting from the settlement of payment orders of the AL group members in the TARGET2 component systems in which they hold PM accounts.

Article 5

Designation and role of the AL group manager

1.  The AL group members hereby designate as AL group manager [indicate the participant designated as AL group manager], which shall be the contact point for all administrative matters relating to the AL group.

2.  The AL group members shall provide the relevant AL NCBs with any information which may affect the validity, enforceability and implementation of this agreement, including, without limitation, the occurrence of any events of default within the meaning of the [insert reference to the relevant provisions in the arrangements implementing the Harmonised Conditions] or any event which may affect the validity and/or enforceability of the [insert reference to the pledge, close-out netting provisions or any other relevant provisions of the arrangement s implementing the Harmonised Conditions].

3.  The AL group manager shall immediately convey to the managing NCB any information described in paragraph 2.

4.  The AL group manager shall be responsible in respect of intraday monitoring of the liquidity available within the AL group.

5.  The AL group manager shall have power of attorney over all PM accounts of the AL group members and, in particular, shall conduct the following operations:

(a) any ICM operations in respect of the AL group members’ PM accounts, including, but not limited to, any change in priority of a payment order, revocation, change of settlement time, liquidity transfers (including from and to sub-accounts), reordering of queued transactions, reservation of liquidity in respect of the AL group, and setting and changes of limits in respect of the AL group;

(b) all end-of-day liquidity transactions between the PM accounts of the AL group members ensuring that all balances of the AL group members’ PM accounts are levelled out, so that none of these accounts have a debit balance at the end of the day or, where applicable, a debit balance not secured by eligible collateral (hereinafter such procedure is referred to as ‘levelling out’);

(c) general instructions according to which an automatic levelling out shall be performed, i.e. defining the sequence of AL group members’ PM accounts with available liquidity to be debited within the levelling out;

(d) in the absence of any explicit instructions by the AL group manager, as set out in subparagraphs (b) and (c), an automatic levelling out shall be performed starting with the PM account with the highest credit balance towards the PM account with the highest debit balance.

The same criteria as defined in subparagraphs (c) and (d) shall be used if an enforcement event, as defined in [insert reference to the relevant provisions in the arrangements implementing the Harmonised Conditions], occurs.

Article 6

Role of the managing NCB

1.  The managing NCB shall be the contact point for all administrative matters relating to the AL group.

2.  All of the AL NCBs shall immediately provide the managing NCB with any information relating to the AL group member which may affect the validity, enforceability and implementation of this agreement, including, but not limited to, the occurrence of any events of default within the meaning of the [insert reference to the relevant provisions in the arrangements implementing the Harmonised Conditions] or events which may affect the validity and/or enforceability of the [insert reference to the pledge, close-out netting or any other relevant provisions of the arrangements implementing the Harmonised Conditions].

3.  The managing NCB shall have access to all relevant information in respect of all PM accounts of the AL group members, including, but not limited to, information in respect of any credit line, the balance, total turnover, settled payments, queued payments, as well as information on the AL group members’ limits and liquidity reservations.

Article 7

Duration and termination of this agreement

1.  This agreement shall be of unlimited duration.

2.  Each of the AL group members may unilaterally terminate its participation in this agreement, provided it gives 14 business days’ written notice to the AL NCB in whose TARGET2 component system it participates and to the managing NCB. The managing NCB shall confirm to the AL group member the date of its termination of participation in the AL agreement and shall communicate such date to all AL NCBs which shall inform their AL group members accordingly. If that AL group member was the AL group manager, the remaining AL group members shall immediately appoint a new AL group manager.

3.  This agreement shall automatically be terminated without prior notice and with immediate effect if the requirements for using the AL mode, as described in the [insert reference to the arrangements implementing the Harmonised Conditions] are no longer met.

4.  Notwithstanding the occurrence of an event described in paragraph 3, a payment order that has already been submitted by the AL group member into the relevant TARGET2 component system shall remain valid and enforceable in respect of all AL group members and the AL NCBs. [Insert if relevant: In addition, the [insert reference to pledge and/or close-out netting or other relevant security arrangement] shall remain valid after the termination of this agreement until all debit positions on the PM accounts whose liquidity was aggregated are fully discharged by the AL group members.]

5.  Without prejudice to paragraph 3, the managing NCB, in agreement with the AL NCBs, may at any time terminate this agreement if any AL group member is in breach of any of the provisions hereof. Such decision shall be addressed in writing to all the AL group members setting out the reasons for the decision.

6.  The managing NCB, in agreement with the other AL NCBs, may terminate this agreement if the maintenance of it would endanger the overall stability, soundness and safety of TARGET2 or jeopardise the performance by the AL NCBs of their tasks pursuant to the Statute of the European System of Central Banks and of the European Central Bank. Any decision to terminate this agreement shall be addressed in writing to the AL group members, setting out the reasons for the decision.

Article 8

Amendment procedure

Any change to this agreement, including the extension of the AL group to other participants, shall only be valid and enforceable if expressly agreed to by all parties in writing.

Article 9

Governing law

This agreement shall be governed, construed and implemented in accordance with the [insert reference to the law governing the PM account of the AL group manager]. This shall be without prejudice to:

(a) the relationship between the AL group members and their respective AL NCBs governed by the law of the respective AL NCB; and

(b) the rights and obligations between the AL NCBs governed by the law of the AL NCB which maintains the PM account in which available liquidity is used as collateral.

Article 10

Application of the [insert reference to the arrangements implementing the Harmonised Conditions]

1.  In relation to each of the PM accounts of the AL group members, the relevant provisions of the [insert reference to the arrangements implementing the Harmonised Conditions] shall govern any matter not expressly governed by this agreement.

2.  The [insert reference to the arrangements implementing the Harmonised Conditions] and this agreement shall be deemed to form part of the same contractual relationship.

Made, in as many copies as there are parties, the […date….]

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ANNEX IIA

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HARMONISED CONDITIONS FOR THE OPENING AND OPERATION OF A T2S DEDICATED CASH ACCOUNT (T2S DCA) IN TARGET2

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TITLE I

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Article 1

Definitions

For the purposes of these Harmonised Conditions (hereinafter the 'Conditions') the following definitions apply:

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 ‘Auto-collateralisation’ means intraday credit granted by the euro area national central bank (NCB) in central bank money triggered when a ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ has insufficient funds to settle securities transactions, whereby such intraday credit is collateralised either with the securities being purchased (collateral on flow), or with securities already held by the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ (collateral on stock). An auto collateralisation transaction consists of two distinct transactions, one for the granting of auto-collateralisation and one for its reimbursement. It may also include a third transaction for any eventual relocation of collateral. For the purposes of Article 16, all three transactions are deemed to have been entered into the system and deemed to be irrevocable at the same time as the transaction for the granting of the auto-collateralisation,

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  ►M6  ‘T2S Dedicated Cash Account (T2S DCA)’, means an account held by a T2S DCA holder, opened in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference], and used for cash payments in relation to securities settlement in T2S, ◄

 ‘Immediate liquidity transfer order’ means an instruction to make a ►M6  T2S DCA to PM liquidity transfer order ◄ , a ►M6  PM to T2S DCA liquidity transfer order ◄ or a ►M6  T2S DCA to T2S DCA liquidity transfer order ◄ in real-time upon the receipt of the said instruction,

 ‘Predefined liquidity transfer order’ means an instruction to transfer a specified amount of funds from a ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ to a PM account to be executed only once at a defined time or event,

 ‘Liquidity adjustment’ means the authorisation given by the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ , to its participating CSD or [insert name of CB] by special contractual arrangement duly documented and registered in the Static Data to initiate liquidity transfers between a ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ and a PM Account, or between two ►M6  T2S DCAs ◄ ,

  ►M6  T2S DCA to PM liquidity transfer order ◄ ’ means the instruction to transfer a specified amount of funds from a ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ to a PM account,

  ►M6  PM to T2S DCA liquidity transfer order ◄ ’ means the instruction to transfer a specified amount of funds from a PM account to a ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ ,

  ►M6  T2S DCA to T2S DCA liquidity transfer order ◄ ’ means the instruction to transfer a specified amount of funds from (i) a ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ to a ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ linked to the same Main PM account; or (ii) from a ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ to a ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ held by the same legal entity,

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 ‘Main PM account’ means the PM Account to which a ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ is linked and to which any remaining balance will be automatically repatriated at the end of the day,

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 ‘Standing liquidity transfer order’ means an instruction to transfer a specified amount of cash or ‘all cash’ available in the T2S DCA from a ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ to a PM account to be executed repetitively at a defined time or event in the T2S processing cycle until the order is deleted or the validity period expires,

 ‘Static Data’ means the set of business objects, specific to a ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ or central bank, in T2S and owned respectively by that ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ or central bank, that T2S requires to process the transactional data related to that ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ or central bank,

 ‘Business Identifier Code (BIC)’ means a code as defined by ISO Standard No 9362,

 ‘ISO country code’ means a code as defined by ISO Standard No 3166-1,

  ►M6  ‘business day’ or ‘TARGET2 business day’ means any day on which TARGET2 is open for the settlement of payment orders, as set out in Appendix V, ◄

 ‘capacity opinion’ means a participant-specific opinion that contains an assessment of a participant's legal capacity to enter into and carry out its obligations under these Conditions,

 ‘central banks (CBs)’ means the Eurosystem CBs and the connected NCBs,

 ‘connected NCB’ means an NCB, other than a Eurosystem CB, which is connected to TARGET2 pursuant to a specific agreement,

 ‘credit institution’ means either: (a) a credit institution within the meaning of point (1) of Article 4(1) of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 [and, if relevant, insert national law provisions implementing Article 2(5) of Directive 2013/36/EU] that is subject to supervision by a competent authority; or (b) another credit institution within the meaning of Article 123(2) of the Treaty that is subject to scrutiny of a standard comparable to supervision by a competent authority,

 ‘euro area NCB’ means the NCB of a Member State whose currency is the euro,

 ‘Eurosystem CB’ means the European Central Bank (ECB) or a euro area NCB,

 ‘event of default’ means any impending or existing event, the occurrence of which may threaten the performance by a participant of its obligations under these Conditions or any other rules applying to the relationship between that participant and the [insert name of CB] or any other CB, including:

 

(a) where the participant no longer meets the access criteria laid down in Article 5 or the requirements laid down in Article 6(1)(a)(i);

(b) the opening of insolvency proceedings in relation to the participant;

(c) the submission of an application relating to the proceedings referred to in point (b);

(d) the issue by the participant of a written declaration of its inability to pay all or any part of its debts or to meet its obligations arising in relation to intraday credit;

(e) the entry of the participant into a voluntary general agreement or arrangement with its creditors;

(f) where the participant is, or is deemed by its CB to be, insolvent or unable to pay its debts;

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(g) where the participant's credit balance on its PM account, T2S DCA, or TIPS DCA or all or a substantial part of the participant's assets are subject to a freezing order, attachment, seizure or any other procedure that is intended to protect the public interest or the rights of the participant's creditors;

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(h) where participation of the participant in another TARGET2 component system and/or in an ancillary system has been suspended or terminated;

(i) where any material representation or pre-contractual statement made by the participant or which is implied to have been made by the participant under the applicable law is incorrect or untrue;

(j) the assignment of all or a substantial part of the participant's assets,

 ‘insolvency proceedings’ means insolvency proceedings within the meaning of Article 2(j) of Directive 98/26/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 24 ),

 ‘TARGET2 network service provider’ means a provider of computerised network connections appointed by the ECB's Governing Council for the purpose of submitting payment messages in TARGET2,

 ‘T2S network service provider’ means an undertaking that has concluded a licence agreement with the Eurosystem to provide connectivity services in the context of T2S,

 ‘payee’, except where used in Article 28 of these Conditions, means a TARGET2 participant whose ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ will be credited as a result of a payment order being settled,

 ‘payer’, except where used in Article 28 of these Conditions, means a TARGET2 participant whose ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ will be debited as a result of a payment order being settled,

 ‘payment order’ means a, ►M6  T2S DCA to PM liquidity transfer order ◄ , a ►M6  PM to T2S DCA liquidity transfer order ◄ or a ►M6  T2S DCA to T2S DCA liquidity transfer order ◄ ,

 ‘Payments Module (PM)’ means an SSP module in which payments of TARGET2 participants are settled on PM accounts,

 ‘PM account’ means an account held by a TARGET2 participant in the PM with a Eurosystem CB which is necessary for such TARGET2 participant to:

 

(a) submit payment orders or receive payments via TARGET2; and

(b) settle such payments with such Eurosystem CB,

 ‘Single Shared Platform (SSP)’ means the single technical platform infrastructure provided by the SSP-providing NCBs,

 ‘TARGET2-Securities (T2S)’ or ‘T2S Platform’ means the set of hardware, software and other technical infrastructure components through which the Eurosystem provides the services to participating CSDs and Eurosystem CBs that allow core, neutral and borderless settlement of securities transactions on a delivery-versus-payment basis in central bank money,

 ‘SSP-providing NCBs’ means the Deutsche Bundesbank, the Banque de France and the Banca d'Italia in their capacity as the CBs building and operating the SSP for the Eurosystem's benefit,

 ‘4CBs’ means the Deutsche Bundesbank, the Banque de France, the Banca d'Italia and Banco de España in their capacity as the CBs building and operating the T2S Platform for the Eurosystem's benefit,

 ‘static data collection form’ means a form developed by [insert name of CB] for the purpose of registering applicants for TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] services and registering any changes in relation to the provision of such services,

 ‘suspension’ means the temporary freezing of the rights and obligations of a participant for a period of time to be determined by the [insert name of CB],

 ‘T2S GUI’ means module on the T2S Platform which allows ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ to obtain on-line information and gives them the possibility to submit payment orders,

 ‘TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference]’ means the TARGET2 component system of [insert CB name],

 ‘TARGET2’ means the entirety resulting from all TARGET2 component systems of the CBs,

 ‘TARGET2 component system’ means any of the CBs' real-time gross settlement (RTGS) systems that form part of TARGET2,

 ‘TARGET2 participant’ means any participant in any TARGET2 component system,

  ►M6  ‘participant’ or ‘direct participant’ means an entity that holds at least one PM account (PM account holder) and/or one T2S Dedicated Cash Account (T2S DCA holder) and/or one TIPS Dedicated Cash Account (TIPS DCA holder) with a Eurosystem CB, ◄

 ‘technical malfunction of TARGET2’ means any difficulty, defect or failure in the technical infrastructure and/or the computer systems used by TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] including the SSP or T2S Platform, or any other event that makes it impossible to execute and complete the ►M6  same-business day processing ◄ of payments in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference],

 ‘available liquidity’ means the credit balance on the ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ decreased by the amount of any processed reservations of liquidity or blocking of funds,

 ‘participating Central Securities Depository’ or ‘participating CSD’ means a CSD that has signed the T2S Framework Agreement,

 ‘A2A’ or ‘Application-to-application’ means a connectivity mode allowing the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ to exchange information with the software application of the T2S Platform,

 ‘U2A’ or ‘User-to-application’ means a connectivity mode allowing the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ to exchange information with software applications on the T2S Platform through a graphical user interface,

 ‘T2S Distinguished Name’ or ‘T2S DN’ means the network address for the T2S Platform which must be included in all messages intended for the system,

 ‘branch’ means a branch within the meaning of point (17) of Article 4(1) of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013,

 ‘non-settled payment order’ means a payment order that is not settled on the same business day as that on which it is accepted,

 ‘real-time gross settlement’ means the processing and settlement of payment orders on a transaction by transaction basis in real-time,

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 ‘Information and Control Module (ICM)’ means the SSP module that allows PM account holders to obtain online information and gives them the possibility to submit liquidity transfer orders, manage liquidity and, if applicable, initiate backup payment orders or payment orders to the Contingency Solution in a contingency,

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 ‘ICM broadcast message’ means information made simultaneously available to all or a selected group of PM account holders via the ICM,

 ‘TARGET Instant Payment Settlement (TIPS) service’ means the settlement in central bank money of instant payment orders on the TIPS Platform,

 ‘TIPS Platform’ means the single technical platform infrastructure provided by the TIPS Platform-providing NCBs,

 ‘TIPS Platform-providing NCBs’ means the Deutsche Bundesbank, the Banco de España, the Banque de France and the Banca d'Italia in their capacity as the CBs building and operating the TIPS Platform for the Eurosystem's benefit,

 ‘TIPS Dedicated Cash Account (TIPS DCA)’ means an account held by a TIPS DCA holder, opened in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference], and used for the provision of instant payment services to its customers,

 ‘instant payment order’ means, in line with the European Payments Council's SEPA Instant Credit Transfer (SCT Inst) scheme, a payment instruction which can be executed 24 hours a day any calendar day of the year, with immediate or close to immediate processing and notification to the payer,

 ‘recall request’ means, in line with the SCT Inst scheme, a message from a TIPS DCA holder requesting reimbursement of a settled instant payment order,

 ‘positive recall answer’ means, in line with the SCT Inst scheme, a payment order initiated by the receiver of a recall request, in response to a recall request, for the benefit of the sender of that recall request,

 ‘PM to TIPS DCA liquidity transfer order’ means the instruction to transfer a specified amount of funds from a PM account to a TIPS DCA,

 ‘TIPS DCA to PM liquidity transfer order’ means the instruction to transfer a specified amount of funds from a TIPS DCA to a PM account,

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 ‘investment firm’ means an investment firm within the meaning of [insert national law provisions implementing Article 4(1)(1) of Directive 2014/65/EU], excluding the institutions specified in [insert national law provisions implementing Article 2(1) of Directive 2014/65/EU], provided that the investment firm in question is:

 

(a) authorised and supervised by a recognised competent authority, which has been designated as such under Directive 2014/65/EU; and

(b) entitled to carry out the activities referred to under [insert national law provisions implementing items 2, 3, 6 and 7 of Section A of Annex I to Directive 2014/65/EU],

 ‘Contingency Solution’ means the SSP functionality that processes very critical and critical payments in contingency.

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Article 2

Scope

The present Conditions govern the relationship between the relevant euro area NCB and its ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ as far the opening and the operation of the ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ is concerned.

Article 3

Appendices

1.  The following Appendices form an integral part of these Conditions:

Appendix I

:

Parameters of the ►M6  T2S Dedicated Cash Accounts ◄ — Technical specifications;

Appendix II

:

TARGET2 compensation scheme in relation to the opening and the operation of the ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ ;

Appendix III

:

Terms of reference for capacity and country opinions;

Appendix IV

:

Business continuity and contingency procedures;

Appendix V

:

Operating schedule;

Appendix VI

:

Fee schedule.

2.  In the event of any conflict or inconsistency between the content of any appendix and the content of any other provision in these Conditions, the latter shall prevail.

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Article 4

General description of TARGET2

1.  TARGET2 provides real-time gross settlement for payments in euro, with settlement in central bank money across PM accounts, T2S DCAs for the purpose of securities transactions and TIPS DCAs for the purpose of instant payments.

2.  The following transactions are processed in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference]:

(a) transactions directly resulting from or made in connection with Eurosystem monetary policy operations;

(b) settlement of the euro leg of foreign exchange operations involving the Eurosystem;

(c) settlement of euro transfers resulting from transactions in cross-border large-value netting systems;

(d) settlement of euro transfers resulting from transactions in euro retail payment systems of systemic importance;

(e) settlement of the cash leg of securities transactions;

(f) T2S DCA to T2S DCA liquidity transfer orders, T2S DCA to PM liquidity transfer orders and PM to T2S DCA liquidity transfer orders;

(fa) instant payment orders;

(fb) positive recall answers;

(fc) TIPS DCA to PM liquidity transfer orders and PM to TIPS DCA liquidity transfer orders; and

(g) any other transactions in euro addressed to TARGET2 participants.

3.  TARGET2 provides real-time gross settlement for payments in euro, with settlement in central bank money across PM accounts, T2S DCAs and TIPS DCAs. TARGET2 is established and functions on the basis of the SSP through which payment orders are submitted and processed and through which payments are ultimately received in the same technical manner. As far as the technical operation of the T2S DCAs is concerned, TARGET2 is technically established and functions on the basis of the T2S Platform. As far as the technical operation of the TIPS DCAs is concerned, TARGET2 is technically established and functions on the basis of the TIPS Platform. The [insert name of CB] is the provider of services under these Conditions. Acts and omissions of the SSP-providing NCBs and the 4CBs shall be considered acts and omissions of [insert name of CB], for which it shall assume liability in accordance with Article 21 below. Participation pursuant to these Conditions shall not create a contractual relationship between T2S DCA holders and the SSP-providing NCBs or the 4CBs when any of the latter acts in that capacity. Instructions, messages or information which a T2S DCA holder receives from, or sends to, the SSP or T2S Platform in relation to the services provided under these Conditions are deemed to be received from, or sent to, [insert name of CB].

4.  TARGET2 is legally structured as a multiplicity of payment systems composed of all the TARGET2 component systems, which are designated as ‘systems’ under the national laws implementing Directive 98/26/EC. TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] is designated as a ‘system’ under [insert the relevant legal provision implementing Directive 98/26/EC].

5.  Participation in TARGET2 takes effect via participation in a TARGET2 component system. These Conditions describe the mutual rights and obligations of T2S DCA holders in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] and the [insert name of CB]. The rules on the processing of payment orders under these Conditions (Title IV and Appendix I) refer to all payment orders submitted or payments received by any T2S DCA holder.

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TITLE II

PARTICIPATION

Article 5

Access criteria

1.  The following types of entities are eligible to become a ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ upon request in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference]:

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(a) credit institutions established in the Union or the EEA, including when they act through a branch established in the Union or the EEA;

(b) credit institutions established outside the EEA, provided that they act through a branch established in the Union or the EEA;

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(c) NCBs of Member States and the ECB;

provided that the entities referred to in points (a) and (b) are not subject to restrictive measures adopted by the Council of the European Union or Member States pursuant to Article 65(1)(b), Article 75 or Article 215 of the Treaty, the implementation of which, in the view of [CB/country reference] after informing the ECB, is incompatible with the smooth functioning of TARGET2.

2.  The [insert name of the CB] may, at its discretion, also admit the following entities as ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ :

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(a) treasury departments of central or regional governments of Member States;

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(b) public sector bodies of Member States authorised to hold accounts for customers;

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(c)

 

(i) investment firms established in the Union or the EEA, including when they act through a branch established in the Union or the EEA; and

(ii) investment firms established outside the EEA, provided that they act through a branch established in the Union or the EEA.

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(d) entities managing ancillary systems and acting in that capacity; and

(e) credit institutions or any of the entities of the types listed in points (a) to (d), in both cases where these are established in a country with which the Union has entered into a monetary agreement allowing access by any of such entities to payment systems in the Union subject to the conditions set out in the monetary agreement and provided that the relevant legal regime applying in the country is equivalent to the relevant Union legislation.

3.  Electronic money institutions, within the meaning of [insert national law provisions implementing Article 2(1) of Directive 2009/110/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 25 )], are not entitled to participate in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference].

Article 6

Application procedure

1.  In order for [insert name of CB] to open a ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ for an entity, such entity must comply with the access criteria of the provisions of [insert name of CB] implementing Article 5 and shall:

(a) fulfil the following technical requirements:

(i) install, manage, operate and monitor and ensure the security of the necessary IT infrastructure to provide a technical connection to the SSP and/or the T2S Platform and submit payment orders to it. In doing so, applicant participants may involve third parties, but retain sole liability. In particular, when connecting directly to the T2S Platform, applicant ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ shall enter into an agreement with a T2S network service provider to obtain the necessary connection and admissions, in accordance with the technical specifications in Appendix I; and

(ii) have passed the certification testing and obtained the authorisation required by the [insert name of CB]; and

(b) fulfil the following legal requirements:

(i) provide a capacity opinion in the form specified in Appendix III, unless the information and representations to be provided in such capacity opinion have already been obtained by the [insert name of CB] in another context; and

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(ii) for credit institutions or investment firms established outside the EEA, acting through a branch established in the Union or the EEA, provide a country opinion in the form specified in Appendix III, unless the information and representations to be provided in such country opinion have already been obtained by the [insert name of CB] in another context.

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2.  Entities wishing to open a ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ shall apply in writing to the [insert name of CB], as a minimum enclosing the following documents/information:

(a) completed static data collection forms as provided by [insert name of CB],

(b) the capacity opinion, if required by the [insert name of CB], and

(c) the country opinion, if required by the [insert name of CB].

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3.  The [insert name of CB] may also request any additional information it deems necessary to decide on the application to open a T2S DCA.

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4.  The [insert name of CB] shall reject the application to open a ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ if:

(a) access criteria referred to in Article 5 are not met;

(b) one or more of the participation criteria referred to in paragraph 1 are not met; and/or

(c) in the [insert name of CB]'s assessment, opening a ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ would endanger the overall stability, soundness and safety of TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] or of any other TARGET2 component system, or would jeopardise the [insert name of CB]'s performance of its tasks as described in [refer to relevant national law] and the Statute of the European System of Central Banks and of the European Central Bank, or poses risks on the grounds of prudence.

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5.  The [insert name of CB] shall communicate its decision on the application to open a T2S DCA to the applicant T2S DCA holder within one month of the [insert name of CB]'s receipt thereof. Where the [insert name of CB] requests additional information pursuant to paragraph 3, the decision shall be communicated within one month of the [insert name of CB]'s receipt of this information from the applicant T2S DCA holder. Any rejection decision shall contain reasons for the rejection.

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Article 7

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T2S DCA holders

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►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] shall comply with the requirements set out in Article 6. They shall have at least one ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ with the [insert name of CB].

Article 8

Links between securities accounts and ►M6  T2S DCAs ◄

1.  A ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ may request the [insert name of CB] to link its ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ to one or more securities account(s) held on its own behalf or on behalf of its clients which hold securities accounts in one or more participating CSD.

2.   ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ linking their ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ to securities account(s) on behalf of clients as set out in paragraph 1 are responsible for establishing and maintaining the list of linked securities accounts and, where relevant, the set-up of the client-collateralisation feature.

3.  As a result of the request under paragraph 1, the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ is deemed to have given a mandate to the CSD where such linked securities accounts are maintained to debit the ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ with the amounts resulting from securities transactions taking place on these securities accounts.

4.  Paragraph 3 shall apply regardless of any agreements the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ has with the CSD and/or the securities account holders.

TITLE III

OBLIGATIONS OF THE PARTIES

Article 9

Obligations of the [insert name of CB] and the ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄

1.  The [insert name of CB] shall open upon request of the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ and operate [one or more] ►M6  T2S DCA(s) ◄ denominated in euro. Save where otherwise provided in these Conditions or required by law, the [insert name of CB] shall use all reasonable means within its power to perform its obligations under these Conditions, without guaranteeing a result.

2.  The fees for ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ services are laid down in Appendix VI. The holder of the Main PM account to which the ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ is linked is liable for paying these fees.

3.   ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ shall ensure that they are connected to TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] on business days, in accordance with the operating schedule in Appendix V.

4.  The ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ represents and warrants to the [insert name of CB] that the performance of its obligations under these Conditions does not breach any law, regulation or by-law applicable to it or any agreement by which it is bound.

5.   ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ shall ensure that the liquidity in the ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ during the day is properly managed. This obligation shall include but is not limited to obtaining regular information on their liquidity position. The [insert name of CB] shall provide a daily statement of accounts to any ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ that has opted for such service on the T2S Platform provided that the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ is connected to the T2S Platform via a T2S network service provider.

Article 10

Cooperation and information exchange

1.  In performing their obligations and exercising their rights under these Conditions, the [insert name of CB] and ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ shall cooperate closely to ensure the stability, soundness and safety of TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference]. They shall provide each other with any information or documents relevant for the performance of their respective obligations and the exercise of their respective rights under these Conditions, without prejudice to any banking secrecy obligations.

2.  The [insert name of CB] shall establish and maintain a system support desk to assist ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ in relation to difficulties arising in connection with system operations.

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3.  Up-to-date information on the operational status of the SSP and the T2S Platform shall be available on the TARGET2 Information System (T2IS) and the TARGET2-Securities Information System, respectively, on dedicated webpages on the ECB's website. The T2IS and the TARGET2 Securities Information System may be used to obtain information on any event affecting the normal operation of the respective platforms.

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4.  The [insert name of CB] may either communicate messages to ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ by means of broadcast messages or by any other means of communication. ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ may collect information via the ICM, to the extent they also hold a PM account, or otherwise via the T2S GUI.

5.   ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ are responsible for the timely update of existing static data collection forms and the submission of new static data collection forms to the [insert name of CB]. ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ are responsible for verifying the accuracy of information relating to them that is entered into TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] by the [insert name of CB].

6.  The [insert name of CB] shall be deemed to be authorised to communicate to the SSP-providing NCBs or the 4CBs any information relating to ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ which the former may need in their role as service administrators, in accordance with the contract entered into with the TARGET2 network service provider and/or the T2S network service provider.

7.   ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ shall inform the [insert name of CB] about any change in their legal capacity and relevant legislative changes affecting issues covered by the country opinion relating to them.

8.   ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ shall inform the [insert name of CB] of:

(a) any new holder of a securities account linked to the ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ pursuant to Article 8(1), which they accept; and

(b) any changes related to the holders of securities accounts listed in point (a).

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9.  T2S DCA holders shall immediately inform the [insert name of CB] if an event of default occurs in relation to themselves or if they are subject to crisis prevention measures or crisis management measures within the meaning of Directive 2014/59/EU or any other equivalent applicable legislation.

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Article 11

Designation, suspension or termination of the Main PM account

1.  The ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ shall designate a Main PM account to which the ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ is linked. The Main PM account may be held in a TARGET2 component system other than [insert name of CB] and may belong to a different legal entity from the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ .

2.  A participant using internet based access cannot be designated as a Main PM account holder.

3.  If the holder of the Main PM account and the holder of the ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ are different legal entities and in the event that the participation of that designated Main PM account holder is suspended or terminated, the [insert name of CB] and the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ shall take all reasonable and practicable steps to mitigate any ensuing damage or loss. The ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ shall take all necessary steps to designate a new Main PM account without undue delay which will then be liable for any outstanding invoices. On the day of the suspension or termination of the Main PM account holder and until a new Main PM account holder has been designated, any funds remaining on the ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ at the end of the day shall be moved to an account of [insert name of CB]. These funds will be subject to the remuneration conditions of [insert reference to the arrangements implementing Article 12(5) of the Harmonised Conditions for the Opening and Operation of a PM account in TARGET2] as updated from time to time.

4.  [insert name of CB] shall not be liable for any losses incurred by the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ as a consequence of the suspension or termination of the Main PM account holder's participation.

TITLE IV

OPENING AND MANAGEMENT OF THE ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ AND PROCESSING OF OPERATIONS

Article 12

Opening and management of the ►M6  T2S DCA ◄

1.  The [insert name of CB] shall open and operate at least one ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ for each ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ . A ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ shall be identified ►M6  by means of a unique account number of up to 34 characters ◄ which will be structured as follows.



 

Name

Format

Content

Part A

Account type

1 char. exactly

‘C’ for cash account

Country code of the central bank

2 char. exactly

ISO country code 3166-1

Currency code

3 char. exactly

EUR

Part B

Account holder

11 char. exactly

BIC Code

Part C

Sub-classification of the account

Up to 17 char.

Free text (alphanumeric) to be provided by the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄

2.  No debit balance shall be allowed on ►M6  T2S DCAs ◄ .

3.  The ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ shall not hold any funds overnight. At the beginning and end of a business day, there shall be a zero balance on the ►M6  T2S DCAs ◄ . ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ shall be deemed to have instructed the [insert name of CB] to transfer any remaining balance at the end of a business day as defined in Appendix V to the Main PM account referred to in Article 11(1).

4.  The ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ shall only be used within the period between the T2S start-of-day and T2S end-of-day as defined in the T2S User Detailed Functional Specifications (UDFS).

5.   ►M6  T2S DCAs ◄ shall be interest free.

Article 13

Operations that may be carried out through the ►M6  T2S DCA ◄

Subject to the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ designating the necessary securities account(s), the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ may carry out the following operations through the ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ either on its own behalf or on behalf of its customers:

(a)  ►M6  T2S DCA to PM liquidity transfer orders ◄ ;

(b)  ►M6  T2S DCA to T2S DCA liquidity transfer orders ◄ ;

(c) the settlement of cash instructions stemming from the T2S Platform; and

(d) cash transfers between the ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ and the ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ of [insert name of CB] in the particular context of paragraphs 8 and 9 of Annex IIIa.

Article 14

Acceptance and rejection of payment orders

1.  Payment orders submitted by ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ are deemed accepted by the [insert name of CB] if:

(a) the payment message complies with the rules established by the T2S network service provider;

(b) the payment message complies with the formatting rules and conditions of TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] and passes the double-entry check described in Appendix I; and

(c) in cases where a payer or a payee has been suspended, the suspended participant's CB's explicit consent has been obtained.

2.  The [insert name of CB] shall immediately reject any payment order that does not fulfil the conditions laid down in paragraph 1. The [insert name of CB] shall inform the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ of any rejection of a payment order, as specified in Appendix I.

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3.  The T2S Platform attaches its timestamp for the processing of payment orders in the sequence of their receipt.

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Article 15

Reservation and blocking of liquidity

1.  Participants may reserve or block liquidity on their ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ . This does not constitute a settlement guarantee vis-à-vis any third party.

2.  By requesting to reserve or block an amount of liquidity, a participant instructs the [insert name of CB] to decrease the available liquidity by this amount.

3.  A reservation request is an instruction by which, if the available liquidity is equal to or higher than the amount to be reserved, the reservation is processed. If the available liquidity is lower, it is reserved and the shortfall may be met by incoming liquidity until the full amount of the reservation is available.

4.  A blocking request is an instruction by which, if the available liquidity is equal to or higher than the amount to be blocked, the blocking request is processed. If the available liquidity is lower, no amount is blocked and the blocking request is resubmitted, until the full amount of the blocking request can be met by available liquidity.

5.  The participant may at any time during the business day on which a request to reserve or block liquidity has been processed, instruct the [insert name of CB] to cancel the reservation or blocking. Partial cancelation shall not be permitted.

6.  All requests for reservation or blocking of liquidity under this article shall expire at the end of the business day.

Article 16

Moment of entry, moment of irrevocability

1.  For the purposes of the first sentence of Article 3(1) and Article 5 of Directive 98/26/EC and [insert national law provision implementing these Articles of Directive 98/26/EC], ►M6  T2S DCA to T2S DCA liquidity transfer orders ◄ or ►M6  T2S DCA to PM liquidity transfer orders ◄ are deemed entered into TARGET2-[Insert CB/country reference] and are irrevocable at the moment that the relevant ►M6  T2S DCA holder's ◄ ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ is debited. ►M6  PM to T2S DCA liquidity transfer orders ◄ are governed by the Harmonised Conditions for the Opening and Operation of a PM account in TARGET2 applicable to the TARGET2 component system from which they originate.

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2.  For the purposes of the first sentence of Article 3(1) and Article 5 of Directive 98/26/EC and [insert national law provision implementing these Articles of Directive 98/26/EC] and for all transactions settling on T2S DCAs, the following rules apply.

(a) for all transactions settling on T2S DCAs and which are subject to matching of two separate transfer orders, such transfer orders are deemed entered into TARGET2-[Insert CB/country reference] at the moment at which they have been declared compliant with the technical rules of T2S by the T2S Platform and irrevocable at the moment the transaction has been given the status ‘matched’ on the T2S Platform; or

(b) as an exception to point (a), for transactions involving one participating CSD having a separate matching component where transfer orders are sent directly to that participating CSD to be matched in its separate matching component, transfer orders are deemed entered into TARGET2-[Insert CB/country reference] at the moment at which they have been declared compliant with the technical rules of T2S by that participating CSD and irrevocable from the moment the transaction has been given the status ‘matched’ on the T2S Platform. A list of CSDs for which this point (b) applies is available on the website of the ECB.

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TITLE V

SECURITY REQUIREMENTS, CONTINGENCY ISSUES AND USER INTERFACES

Article 17

Business continuity and contingency procedures

In the event of an abnormal external event or any other event which affects transactions on the ►M6  T2S DCAs ◄ , the business continuity and contingency procedures described in Appendix IV shall apply.

Article 18

Security requirements

1.   ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ shall implement adequate security controls to protect their systems from unauthorised access and use. ►M6  T2S DCA holders shall be exclusively responsible for the adequate protection of the confidentiality, integrity and availability of their systems. ◄

2.   ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ shall inform the [insert name of CB] of any security-related incidents in their technical infrastructure and, where appropriate, security-related incidents that occur in the technical infrastructure of the third party providers. ►M6  The [insert name of CB] may request further information about the incident and, if necessary, request that the T2S DCA holders take appropriate measures to prevent a recurrence of such an event. ◄

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3.  The [insert name of CB] may impose additional security requirements, in particular with regard to cybersecurity or the prevention of fraud, on all T2S DCA holders and/or on T2S DCA holders that are considered critical by the [insert name of CB].

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Article 19

User interfaces

1.  The ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ , or the Main PM account holder acting on its behalf, shall use either one or both of the following means to access that ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ :

(a) direct connection to the T2S Platform in either U2A or A2A modes; or

(b) the ►M6  ICM ◄ in combination with TARGET2 value-added services for T2S.

2.  A direct connection to the T2S Platform allows ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ :

(a) to access and, when applicable, amend information relating to their accounts;

(b) to manage liquidity and to initiate liquidity transfer orders from the ►M6  T2S DCAs ◄ .

3.  The ►M6  ICM ◄ in combination with TARGET2 value-added services for T2S allows the holder of the Main PM account:

(a) to access information relating to their accounts;

(b) to manage liquidity and to initiate liquidity transfer orders to and from the ►M6  T2S DCAs ◄ .

Further technical details relating to the ►M6  ICM ◄ are contained in [insert national provisions implementing Appendix I to Annex II to the Guideline].

TITLE VI

COMPENSATION, LIABILITY REGIME AND EVIDENCE

Article 20

Compensation scheme

In the event that funds remain overnight on a ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ due to a technical malfunction of either the SSP or the T2S Platform, the [insert name of CB] shall offer to compensate the participants concerned in accordance with the special procedure laid down in Appendix II.

Article 21

Liability regime

1.  In performing their obligations pursuant to these Conditions, the [insert name of CB] and the ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ shall be bound by a general duty of reasonable care in relation to each other.

2.  The [insert name of CB] shall be liable to its ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ in cases of fraud (including but not limited to wilful misconduct) or gross negligence, for any loss arising out of the operation of TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference]. In cases of ordinary negligence, the [insert name of CB]'s liability shall be limited to the ►M6  T2S DCA holder's ◄ direct loss, i.e. the amount of the transaction in question and/or the loss of interest thereon, excluding any consequential loss.

3.  The [insert name of CB] is not liable for any loss that results from any malfunction or failure in the technical infrastructure (including but not limited to the [insert name of CB]'s computer infrastructure, programmes, data, applications or networks), if such malfunction or failure arises in spite of the [insert name of CB] having adopted those measures that are reasonably necessary to protect such infrastructure against malfunction or failure, and to resolve the consequences of such malfunction or failure (the latter including but not limited to initiating and completing the business continuity and contingency procedures referred to in Appendix IV).

4.  The [insert name of CB] shall not be liable:

(a) to the extent that the loss is caused by the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ ; or

(b) if the loss arises out of external events beyond the [insert name of CB]'s reasonable control (force majeure).

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5.  Notwithstanding the [insert national law provisions implementing Directive (EU) 2015/2366], paragraphs 1 to 4 shall apply to the extent that the [insert name of CB]'s liability can be excluded.

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6.  The [insert name of CB] and the ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ shall take all reasonable and practicable steps to mitigate any damage or loss referred to in this Article.

7.  In performing some or all of its obligations under these Conditions, the [insert name of CB] may commission third parties in its own name, particularly telecommunications or other network providers or other entities, if this is necessary to meet the [insert name of CB]'s obligations or is standard market practice. The [insert name of CB]'s obligation shall be limited to the due selection and commissioning of any such third parties and the [insert name of CB]'s liability shall be limited accordingly. For the purposes of this paragraph, the SSP-providing NCBs and the 4CBs shall not be considered as third parties.

Article 22

Evidence

1.  Unless otherwise provided in these Conditions, all payment and payment processing-related messages in relation to the ►M6  T2S DCAs ◄ , such as confirmations of debits or credits, or statement messages, between the [insert name of CB] and the ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ shall be made through the T2S network service provider.

2.  Electronic or written records of the messages retained by the [insert name of CB] or by the T2S network service provider shall be accepted as a means of evidence of the payments processed through the [insert name of CB]. The saved or printed version of the original message of the T2S network service provider shall be accepted as a means of evidence, regardless of the form of the original message.

3.  If a ►M6  T2S DCA holder's ◄ connection to the T2S network service provider fails, the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ shall use an alternative means of transmission of messages agreed with [insert name of CB]. In such cases, the saved or printed version of the message produced by the [insert name of CB] shall have the same evidential value as the original message, regardless of its form.

4.  The [insert name of CB] shall keep complete records of payment orders submitted and payments received by ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ for a period of [insert period required by relevant national law] from the time at which such payment orders are submitted and payments are received, provided that such complete records shall cover a minimum of five years for any ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ in TARGET2 that is subject to continuous vigilance pursuant to restrictive measures adopted by the Council of the European Union or Member States, or more if required by specific regulations.

5.  The [insert name of CB]'s own books and records (whether kept on paper, microfilm, microfiche, by electronic or magnetic recording, in any other mechanically reproducible form or otherwise) shall be accepted as a means of evidence of any obligations of the ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ and of any facts and events that the parties rely on.

TITLE VII

TERMINATION AND CLOSURE OF ►M6  T2S DCAS ◄

Article 23

Duration and ordinary termination of ►M6  T2S DCAs ◄

1.  Without prejudice to Article 24, a ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] is opened for an indefinite period of time.

2.  A ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ may terminate its ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] at any time giving 14 business days' notice thereof, unless it agrees a shorter notice period with the [insert name of CB].

3.  The [insert name of CB] may terminate a ►M6  T2S DCA holder's ◄ ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] at any time giving three months' notice thereof, unless it agrees a different notice period with that ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ .

4.  On termination of the ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ , the confidentiality duties laid down in Article 27 remain in force for a period of five years starting on the date of termination.

5.  On termination of the ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ , it shall be closed in accordance with Article 25.

Article 24

Suspension and extraordinary termination of participation

1.  A ►M6  T2S DCA holder's ◄ participation in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] shall be immediately terminated without prior notice or suspended if one of the following events of default occurs:

(a) the opening of insolvency proceedings; and/or

(b) the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ no longer meets the access criteria laid down in Article 5.

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For the purposes of this paragraph, the taking of crisis prevention measures or crisis management measures within the meaning of Directive 2014/59/EU against a T2S DCA holder shall not automatically qualify as the opening of insolvency proceedings.

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2.  The [insert name of CB] may terminate without prior notice or suspend the ►M6  T2S DCA holder's ◄ participation in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] if:

(a) one or more events of default (other than those referred to in paragraph 1) occur;

(b) the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ is in material breach of these Conditions;

(c) the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ fails to carry out any material obligation to the [insert name of CB];

(d) the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ is excluded from, or otherwise ceases to be a member of, a T2S Closed Group of Users (CGU); and/or

(e) any other event related to the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ occurs which, in the [insert name of CB]'s assessment, would threaten the overall stability, soundness and safety of TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] or of any other TARGET2 component system, or which would jeopardise the [insert name of CB]'s performance of its tasks as described in [refer to relevant national law] and the Statute of the European System of Central Banks and of the European Central Bank, or poses risks on the grounds of prudence.

3.  In exercising its discretion under paragraph 2, the [insert name of CB] shall take into account, inter alia, the seriousness of the event of default or events mentioned in points (a) to (c).

4.  

►M4  (a) In the event that the [insert name of CB] suspends or terminates a ►M6  T2S DCA holder's ◄ participation in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] under paragraph 1 or 2, the [insert name of CB] shall immediately inform, by means of an ICM broadcast message or a T2S broadcast message, that ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ , other CBs and ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ and PM account holders in all of the TARGET2 component systems of such suspension or termination. Such message shall be deemed to have been issued by the home CB of the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ and PM account holder that receives the message. ◄

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(c) Once such an ICM broadcast message (in the case of PM account holders) or T2S broadcast message (in the case of ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ ) has been received by the participants, such participants shall be deemed informed of the termination/suspension of a ►M6  T2S DCA holder's ◄ participation in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] or another TARGET2 component system. The participants shall bear any losses arising from the submission of a payment order to participants whose participation has been suspended or terminated if such payment order was entered into TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] after receipt of the ICM broadcast message or of the T2S broadcast message depending on which technical option provided for in Article 19 the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ uses.

5.  Upon termination of a ►M6  T2S DCA holder's ◄ participation, TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] shall not accept any new payment orders to or from that ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ .

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6.  If a ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ is suspended from TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] on grounds other than those specified in paragraph 1(a), all of its incoming and outgoing payment orders shall only be presented for settlement after they have been explicitly accepted by the suspended ►M6  T2S DCA holder's ◄ CB.

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7.  If a ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ is suspended from TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] on the grounds specified in paragraph 1(a), any outgoing payment orders from that ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ shall only be processed on the instructions of its representatives, including those appointed by a competent authority or a court, such as the ►M6  T2S DCA holder's ◄ insolvency administrator, or pursuant to an enforceable decision of a competent authority or a court providing instructions as to how the payments are to be processed. All incoming payments shall be processed in accordance with paragraph 6.

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Article 25

Closure of ►M6  T2S DCAs ◄

1.   ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ may request the [insert name of CB] to close their ►M6  T2S DCAs ◄ at any time provided they give the [insert name of CB] 14 business days' notice thereof.

2.  On termination of participation, pursuant to either Article 23 or 24, the [insert name of CB] shall close the ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ of the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ concerned, after having settled or returned any unsettled payment orders and made use of its rights of pledge and set-off under Article 26.

TITLE VIII

FINAL PROVISIONS

Article 26

The [insert name of CB]'s rights of pledge and set-off

1.  [Insert if applicable: The [insert name of CB] shall have a pledge over the ►M6  T2S DCA holder's ◄ existing and future credit balances on its ►M6  T2S DCAs ◄ , thereby collateralising any current and future claims arising out of the legal relationship between the parties.]

1a. [Insert if applicable: A ►M6  T2S DCA holder's ◄ current and future claims towards the [insert name of the CB] arising from a credit balance on the ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ shall be transferred to the [insert name of the CB] as collateral, i.e. as a fiduciary transfer, for any current or future claim of the [insert name of the CB] towards the participant arising out of the [insert reference to the arrangement implementing these Conditions]. Such collateral shall be established by the mere fact that the funds have been credited to the ►M6  T2S DCA holder's ◄ ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ .]

1b. [Insert if applicable: The [insert name of CB] shall have a floating charge over the ►M6  T2S DCA holder's ◄ existing and future credit balances on their ►M6  T2S DCAs ◄ , thereby collateralising any current and future claims arising out of the legal relationship between the parties.]

2.  [Insert if applicable: The [insert name of CB] shall have the right referred to in paragraph 1 even if its claims are only contingent or not yet due.]

3.  [Insert if applicable: The participant, acting in its capacity as a ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ , hereby acknowledges the creation of a pledge in favour of [insert name of CB], with whom that ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ has been opened; this acknowledgement shall constitute the provision of pledged assets to the [insert name of CB] referred to under [insert relevant national adjective] law. Any amounts paid into the ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ whose balance is pledged shall, by the mere fact of being paid in, be irrevocably pledged, without any limitation whatsoever, as collateral security for the full performance of the secured obligations.]

4.  On the occurrence of:

(a) an event of default referred to in Article 24(1); or

(b) any other event of default or event referred to in Article 24(2) that has led to the termination or suspension of the ►M6  T2S DCA holder's ◄ participation, notwithstanding the commencement of any insolvency proceedings in respect of a ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ and notwithstanding any assignment, judicial or other attachment or other disposition of or in respect of the ►M6  T2S DCA holder's ◄ rights;

all obligations of the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ shall be automatically and immediately accelerated, without prior notice and without the need for any prior approval of any authority, so as to be immediately due. In addition, the mutual obligations of the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ and the [insert name of CB] shall automatically be set off against each other, and the party owing the higher amount shall pay to the other the difference.

5.  The [insert name of CB] shall promptly give the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ notice of any set-off pursuant to paragraph 4 after such set-off has taken place.

6.  The [insert name of CB] may without prior notice debit any ►M6  T2S DCA holder's ◄ ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ by any amount which the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ owes the [insert name of CB] resulting from the legal relationship between the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ and the [insert name of CB].

Article 27

Confidentiality

1.  The [insert name of CB] shall keep confidential all sensitive or secret information, including when such information relates to payment, technical or organisational information belonging to the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ or the ►M6  T2S DCA holder's ◄ customers, unless the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ or its customer has given its written consent to disclose [insert the following phrase if applicable under national law: or such disclosure is permitted or required under [insert adjective relating to country name] law].

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1a.  By derogation from paragraph 1, the T2S DCA holder agrees that information on any action taken under Article 24 shall not be considered as confidential.

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2.  By derogation from paragraph 1, the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ agrees that the [insert name of CB] may disclose ►M6  payment ◄ , technical or organisational information regarding the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ , other ►M6  T2S DCAs ◄ held by ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ of the same group, or the ►M6  T2S DCA holder's ◄ customers obtained in the course of the operation of TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] to (a) other CBs or third parties that are involved in the operation of TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference], to the extent that this is necessary for the efficient functioning of TARGET2, or the monitoring of the ►M6  T2S DCA holder's ◄ or its group's exposure; (b) other CBs in order to carry out the analyses necessary for market operations, monetary policy functions, financial stability or financial integration; or ►M7  (c) supervisory, resolution and oversight authorities of Member States and the Union, including CBs, to the extent that this is necessary for the performance of their public tasks, and provided in all such cases that the disclosure is not in conflict with the applicable law. ◄ The [insert name of CB] shall not be liable for the financial and commercial consequences of such disclosure.

3.  By derogation from paragraph 1 and provided that this does not make it possible, whether directly or indirectly, to identify the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ or the ►M6  T2S DCA holder's ◄ customers, the [insert name of CB] may use, disclose or publish payment information regarding the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ or the ►M6  T2S DCA holder's ◄ customers for statistical, historical, scientific or other purposes in the exercise of its public functions or of functions of other public entities to which the information is disclosed.

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4.  Information relating to the operation of TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] to which ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ have had access, may only be used for the purposes laid down in these Conditions. ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ shall keep such information confidential, unless the [insert name of CB] has explicitly given its written consent to disclose. ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ shall ensure that any third parties to whom they outsource, delegate or subcontract tasks which have or may have an impact on the performance of their obligations under these Conditions are bound by the confidentiality requirements in this Article.

5.  The [insert name of CB] shall be authorised, in order to settle payment orders, to process and transfer the necessary data to the T2S network service provider.

Article 28

Data protection, prevention of money laundering, administrative or restrictive measures and related issues

1.   ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ shall be deemed to be aware of, and shall comply with, all obligations on them relating to legislation on data protection, prevention of money laundering and the financing of terrorism, proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities and the development of nuclear weapons delivery systems, in particular in terms of implementing appropriate measures concerning any ►M6  payments ◄ debited or credited on their ►M6  T2S DCAs ◄ . Prior to entering into the contractual relationship with its T2S network service provider, ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ shall acquaint themselves with its data retrieval policy.

2.   ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ shall be deemed to have authorised the [insert name of CB] to obtain any information relating to them from any financial or supervisory authority or trade body, whether national or foreign, if such information is necessary for the ►M6  T2S DCA holders' ◄ participation in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference].

3.   ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ , when acting as the payment service provider of a payer or payee, shall comply with all requirements resulting from administrative or restrictive measures imposed pursuant to Articles 75 or 215 of the Treaty to which they are subject, including with respect to notification and/or the obtaining of consent from a competent authority in relation to the processing of transactions. In addition:

(a) when the [insert name of CB] is the payment service provider of a ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ that is a payer:

(i) the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ shall make the required notification or obtain consent on behalf of the central bank that is primarily required to make notification or obtain consent, and shall provide the [insert name of CB] with evidence of having made a notification or having received consent;

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(ii) the T2S DCA holder shall not enter any T2S DCA to PM liquidity transfer order or T2S DCA to T2S DCA liquidity transfer order, with the exception of such liquidity transfer orders between different accounts of the same T2S DCA holder, into TARGET2 until it has obtained confirmation from the [insert name of CB] that the required notification has been made or the consent has been obtained by or on behalf of the payment service provider of the payee;

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(b) when the [insert name of CB] is a payment service provider of a ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ that is a payee, the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ shall make the required notification or obtain consent on behalf of the central bank that is primarily required to make notification or obtain consent, and shall provide the [insert name of CB] with evidence of having made a notification or having received consent.

For the purposes of this paragraph, the terms ‘payment service provider’, ‘payer’ and ‘payee’ shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the applicable administrative or restrictive measures.

Article 29

Notices

1.  Except where otherwise provided for in these Conditions, all notices required or permitted pursuant to these Conditions shall be sent by registered post, facsimile or otherwise in writing or by an authenticated message through the T2S network service provider. Notices to the [insert name of CB] shall be submitted to the head of the [insert payment systems department or relevant CB unit] of [insert name of CB], [include relevant address of CB] or to the [insert BIC address of the CB]. Notices to the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ shall be sent to it at the address, fax number or its BIC address as the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ may from time to time notify to the [insert name of CB].

2.  To prove that a notice has been sent, it shall be sufficient to prove that the notice was delivered to the relevant address or that the envelope containing such notice was properly addressed and posted.

3.  All notices shall be given in [insert relevant national language and/or ‘English’].

4.   ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ shall be bound by all forms and documents of the [insert name of CB] that the ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ have filled in and/or signed, including but not limited to static data collection forms, as referred to in Article 6(2)(a), and information provided under Article 10(5), which were submitted in compliance with paragraphs 1 and 2 and which the [insert name of CB] reasonably believes to have received from the ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ , their employees or agents.

Article 30

Contractual relationship with T2S network service provider

1.  Each ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ may enter into a separate agreement with a T2S network service provider regarding the services to be provided in relation to the ►M6  T2S DCA holder's ◄ use of the ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ . The legal relationship between a ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ and the T2S network service provider shall be exclusively governed by the terms and conditions of their separate agreement.

2.  The services to be provided by the T2S network service provider shall not form part of the services to be performed by the [insert name of CB] in respect of TARGET2.

3.  The [insert name of CB] shall not be liable for any acts, errors or omissions of the T2S network service provider (including its directors, staff and subcontractors), or for any acts, errors or omissions of third parties selected by ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ to gain access to the T2S network service provider's network.

Article 31

Amendment procedure

The [insert name of CB] may at any time unilaterally amend these Conditions, including their Appendices. Amendments to these Conditions, including their Appendices, shall be announced by means of [insert relevant means of announcement]. Amendments shall be deemed to have been accepted unless the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ expressly objects within 14 days of being informed of such amendments. In the event that a ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ objects to the amendment, the [insert name of CB] is entitled immediately to terminate and close that ►M6  T2S DCA holder's ◄ ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference].

Article 32

Third party rights

1.  Any rights, interests, obligations, responsibilities and claims arising from or relating to these Conditions shall not be transferred, pledged or assigned by ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ to any third party without the [insert name of CB]'s written consent.

2.  These Conditions do not create any rights in favour of or obligations in relation to any entity other than the [insert name of CB] and ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference].

Article 33

Governing law, jurisdiction and place of performance

1.  The bilateral relationship between the [insert name of CB] and ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] shall be governed by [insert adjective relating to country name] law.

2.  Without prejudice to the competence of the Court of Justice of the European Union, any dispute arising from a matter relating to the relationship referred to in paragraph 1 falls under the exclusive competence of the competent courts of [insert place of the seat of the CB].

3.  The place of performance concerning the legal relationship between the [insert reference to CB] and the ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ shall be [insert place of the seat of the CB].

Article 34

Severability

If any provision in these Conditions is or becomes invalid, this shall not prejudice the applicability of all the other provisions of these Conditions.

Article 35

Entry into force and binding nature

1.  These Conditions become effective from [insert relevant date].

2.  [Insert if appropriate under relevant national law: By requesting a ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference], applying entities automatically agree to these Conditions between themselves and in relation to the [insert name of CB].]




Appendix I

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PARAMETERS OF THE T2S DEDICATED CASH ACCOUNTS – TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

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In addition to the Conditions, the following rules shall apply to the interaction with the T2S Platform:

1.    Technical requirements for participation in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] regarding infrastructure, network and formats

(1) T2S uses the services of a T2S network service provider for the exchange of messages. Each ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ using a direct connection shall have a connection to at least one T2S network service provider's secure IP network.

(2) Each ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ shall pass a series of tests to prove its technical and operational competence before it may participate in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference].

(3) For the submission of liquidity transfer orders in the ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ the services of the T2S network service providers shall be used. Liquidity transfer orders shall be directly addressed to the T2S DN and must contain the following information:

(a) in the case of liquidity transfers between two ►M6  T2S DCAs ◄ , the unique 34-character account numbers of both the sending and the receiving ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ ; or

(b) in the case of liquidity transfers from a ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ to a PM account, the unique 34-character account number of the sending ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ and the account number of the receiving PM account.

(4) For the exchange of information with the T2S Platform either A2A or U2A modes may be used. The security of the message exchange between ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ and the T2S Platform shall rely on the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) service offered by a T2S network service provider. Information on the PKI service is available in the documentation provided by such T2S network service provider.

(5)  ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ shall comply with the ISO20022 message structure and field specifications. All messages shall include a Business Application Header (BAH). Message structure, field specifications and BAHs are defined in the ISO documentation, under the restrictions set out for T2S, as described in Chapter 3.3.3 Cash Management (camt) of the T2S UDFS.

(6) Field contents shall be validated at the level of the T2S Platform in accordance with the T2S UDFS requirements.

2.    Message types

The following system message types are processed, subject to subscription:



Message Type

Description

(camt.003)

GetAccount

(camt.004)

ReturnAccount

(camt.005)

GetTransaction

(camt.006)

ReturnTransaction

(camt.009)

GetLimit

(camt.010)

ReturnLimit

(camt.011)

ModifyLimit

(camt.012)

DeleteLimit

(camt.018)

GetBusinessDayInformation

(camt.019)

ReturnBusinessDayInformation

(camt.024)

ModifyStandingOrder

(camt.025)

Receipt

(camt.050)

LiquidityCreditTransfer

(camt.051)

LiquidityDebitTransfer

(camt.052)

BankToCustomerAccountReport

(camt.053)

BankToCustomerStatement

(camt.054)

BankToCustomerDebitCreditNotification

(camt.064)

LimitUtilisationJournalQuery

(camt.065)

LimitUtilisationJournalReport

(camt.066)

IntraBalanceMovementInstruction

(camt.067)

IntraBalanceMovementStatusAdvice

(camt.068)

IntraBalanceMovementConfirmation

(camt.069)

GetStandingOrder

(camt.070)

ReturnStandingOrder

(camt.071)

DeleteStandingOrder

(camt.072)

IntraBalanceMovementModificationRequest

(camt.073)

IntraBalanceMovementModificationRequestStatusAdvice

(camt.074)

IntraBalanceMovementCancellationRequest

(camt.075)

IntraBalanceMovementCancellationRequestStatusAdvice

(camt.078)

IntraBalanceMovementQuery

(camt.079)

IntraBalanceMovementQueryResponse

(camt.080)

IntraBalanceModificationQuery

(camt.081)

IntraBalanceModificationReport

(camt.082)

IntraBalanceCancellationQuery

(camt.083)

IntraBalanceCancellationReport

(camt.084)

IntraBalanceMovementPostingReport

(camt.085)

IntraBalanceMovementPendingReport

3.    Double-entry check

(1) All liquidity transfer orders shall pass a double-entry check, the aim of which is to reject liquidity transfer orders that have been submitted more than once.

(2) The following parameters shall be checked:

 Order Reference (End to End Id),

 Debit and Credit Account ( ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ or PM account), and

 instructed Amount.

(3) If all the fields described in point (2) in a newly submitted liquidity transfer order are identical to those in a liquidity transfer order which has been accepted but not yet settled or a liquidity transfer order that has been settled within the past three business days, the newly submitted liquidity transfer order shall be rejected.

4.    Error codes

If a liquidity transfer order is rejected on grounds of non-compliance with the fields in paragraph 3(2), the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ shall receive a status advice message [camt.025], as described in Chapter 4.1 of the T2S UDFS.

5.    Settlement triggers

(1) For immediate liquidity transfer orders, no specific XML tag is required;

(2) Predefined liquidity transfer orders and standing liquidity transfer orders may be triggered by a specific time or event on the day of settlement:

 for settlement at a specific time, the XML tag ‘Time(/ExctnTp/Tm/)’ shall be used,

 for settlement upon occurrence of a specific event, the XML tag ‘(EventType/ExctnTp/Evt/)’ shall be used.

(3) The validity period for standing liquidity transfer orders shall be set by the following XML tags: ‘FromDate/VldtyPrd/FrDt/’ and ‘ToDate/VldtyPrd/ToDt/’.

6.    Settlement of liquidity transfer orders

Liquidity transfer orders are not recycled, queued or offset.

The different statuses for liquidity transfer orders are described in Chapter 1.6.4 of the T2S UDFS.

7.    Use of the U2A and A2A mode

(1) The U2A and A2A modes may be used for obtaining information and managing liquidity. The T2S network service providers' networks shall be the underlying technical communications networks for exchanging information and running control measures. The following modes shall be available for use by ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ :

(a) Application-to-application mode (A2A)

In A2A, information and messages are transferred between the T2S Platform and the ►M6  T2S DCA holder's ◄ internal application. The ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ therefore has to ensure that an appropriate application is available for the exchange of XML messages (requests and responses).

(b) User-to-application mode (U2A)

U2A permits direct communication between a ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ and the T2S GUI. The information is displayed in a browser running on a PC system. For U2A access the IT infrastructure has to be able to support cookies and JavaScript. Further details are described in the T2S User Handbook.

(2) Static data shall be available to view in U2A mode. The screens shall be offered in English only.

(3) Information shall be provided in ‘pull’ mode, which means that each ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ has to ask to be provided with information.

(4) Access rights to the U2A and A2A mode shall be granted by using T2S GUI.

(5) The ‘Non-Repudiation of Origin’ (NRO) signature allows the recipient of a message to prove that such message has been issued and has not been altered.

(6) If a ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ has technical problems and is unable to submit any liquidity transfer order, it may contact its central bank which will on a best efforts basis act on behalf of the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ .

8.    Relevant documentation

Further details and examples explaining the above rules are contained in the T2S UDFS and the T2S User Handbook, as amended from time to time and published on the ECB's website in English.




Appendix II

TARGET2 COMPENSATION SCHEME IN RELATION TO THE OPENING AND THE OPERATION OF THE ►M6  T2S DCA ◄

1.    General principles

(a) If there is a technical malfunction of TARGET2, ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ may submit claims for compensation in accordance with the TARGET2 compensation scheme laid down in this Appendix.

(b) Unless otherwise decided by the ECB's Governing Council, the TARGET2 compensation scheme shall not apply if the technical malfunction of TARGET2 arises out of external events beyond the reasonable control of the CBs concerned or as a result of acts or omissions by third parties.

(c) Compensation under the TARGET2 compensation scheme shall be the only compensation procedure offered in the event of a technical malfunction of the TARGET2. ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ may, however, use other legal means to claim for losses. If a ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ accepts a compensation offer under the TARGET2 compensation scheme, this shall constitute the ►M6  T2S DCA holder's ◄ irrevocable agreement that it thereby waives all claims in relation to the payment orders concerning which it accepts compensation (including any claims for consequential loss) it may have against any CB, and that the receipt by it of the corresponding compensation payment constitutes full and final settlement of all such claims. The ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ shall indemnify the CBs concerned, up to a maximum of the amount received under the TARGET2 compensation scheme, in respect of any further claims which are raised by any other participant or any other third party in relation to the payment order or payment concerned.

(d) The making of a compensation offer shall not constitute an admission of liability by the [insert name of CB] or any other CB in respect of a technical malfunction of the TARGET2.

2.    Conditions for compensation offers

(a) A payer may submit a claim for an administration fee and interest compensation if, due to a technical malfunction of TARGET2, a liquidity transfer order was not settled on the business day on which it was accepted.

(b) A payee may submit a claim for an administration fee if, due to a technical malfunction of TARGET2, it did not receive a payment that it was expecting to receive on a particular business day. The payee may also submit a claim for interest compensation if one or more of the following conditions are met:

(i) in the case of participants that have access to the marginal lending facility: due to a technical malfunction of TARGET2, a payee had recourse to the marginal lending facility; and/or

(ii) in the case of all participants: it was technically impossible to have recourse to the money market or such refinancing was impossible on other, objectively reasonable grounds.

3.    Calculation of compensation

(a) With respect to a compensation offer for a payer:

(i) the administration fee shall be EUR 50 for the first non-settled payment order, EUR 25 for each of the next four such payment orders and EUR 12,50 for each further such payment order. The administration fee shall be calculated separately in relation to each payee;

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(ii) interest compensation shall be determined by applying a reference rate to be fixed from day to day. This reference rate shall be the lower of the euro overnight index average (EONIA) rate and the marginal lending rate. The reference rate shall be applied to the amount of the payment order not settled as a result of the technical malfunction of TARGET2 for each day in the period from the date of the actual or, in relation to payment orders referred to in paragraph 2(b)(ii), intended submission of the payment order until the date on which the payment order was or could have been successfully settled. Any interest or charges resulting from the placing of any non-settled payment orders on deposit with the Eurosystem shall be deducted from, or charged to, the amount of any compensation, as the case may be; and

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(iii) no interest compensation shall be payable if and in so far as funds resulting from non-settled payment orders were placed in the market or used to fulfil minimum reserve requirements.

(b) With respect to a compensation offer for a payee:

(i) the administration fee shall be EUR 50 for the first non-settled payment order, EUR 25 for each of the next four such payment orders and EUR 12,50 for each further such payment order. The administration fee shall be calculated separately in relation to each payer;

(ii) the method set out in point (a)(ii) for calculating interest compensation shall apply except that interest compensation shall be payable at a rate equal to the difference between the marginal lending rate and the reference rate, and shall be calculated on the amount of any recourse to the marginal lending facility occurring as a result of the technical malfunction of TARGET2.

4.    Procedural rules

(a) A claim for compensation shall be submitted on the claim form available on the website of the [insert name of CB] in English (see [insert reference to website of CB]). Payers shall submit a separate claim form in respect of each payee and payees shall submit a separate claim form in respect of each payer. Sufficient additional information and documents shall be provided to support the information indicated in the claim form. Only one claim may be submitted in relation to a specific payment or payment order.

(b) Within four weeks of a technical malfunction of TARGET2, ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ shall submit their claim forms to the [insert name of CB]. Any additional information and evidence requested by the [insert name of CB] shall be supplied within two weeks of such request being made.

(c) The [insert name of CB] shall review the claims and forward them to the ECB. Unless otherwise decided by the ECB's Governing Council and communicated to the ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ , all received claims shall be assessed no later than 14 weeks after the technical malfunction of TARGET2 occurs.

(d) The [insert name of CB] shall communicate the result of the assessment referred to in point (c) to the relevant ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ . If the assessment entails a compensation offer, the ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ concerned shall, within four weeks of the communication of such offer, either accept or reject it, in respect of each payment or payment order comprised within each claim, by signing a standard letter of acceptance (in the form available on the website of the [insert name of CB] (see [insert reference to website of CB]). If such letter has not been received by the [insert name of CB] within four weeks, the ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ concerned shall be deemed to have rejected the compensation offer.

(e) The [insert name of CB] shall make compensation payments on receipt of a ►M6  T2S DCA holder's ◄ letter of acceptance of compensation. No interest shall be payable on any compensation payment.




Appendix III

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR CAPACITY AND COUNTRY OPINIONS

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR CAPACITY OPINIONS FOR ►M6  T2S DCA HOLDERS ◄ IN TARGET2

[Insert name of CB]

[address]

Participation in the [name of the system]

[location]

[date]

Dear Sir or Madam,

We have been asked to provide this Opinion as [in-house or external] legal advisers to [specify name of ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ or branch of ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ ] in respect of issues arising under the laws of [jurisdiction in which the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ is established; hereinafter the ‘jurisdiction’] in connection with the participation of [specify name of ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ ] (hereinafter the ‘ ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ ’) in the [name of the TARGET2 component system] (hereinafter the ‘System’).

This Opinion is confined to the laws of [jurisdiction] as they exist as on the date of this Opinion. We have made no investigation of the laws of any other jurisdiction as a basis for this Opinion, and do not express or imply any opinion in this regard. Each of the statements and opinions presented below applies with equal accuracy and validity under the laws of [jurisdiction], whether or not the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ acts through its head office or one or more branches established inside or outside of [jurisdiction] in submitting liquidity transfer orders and receiving liquidity transfers.

I.   DOCUMENTS EXAMINED

For the purposes of this Opinion, we have examined:

(1) a certified copy of the [specify relevant constitutional documents] of the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ such as is/are in effect on the date hereof;

(2) [if applicable] an extract from the [specify relevant company register] and [if applicable] [register of credit institutions or analogous register];

(3) [to the extent applicable] a copy of the ►M6  T2S DCA holder's ◄ licence or other proof of authorisation to provide banking, investment, funds transfer or other financial services in [jurisdiction];

(4) [if applicable] a copy of a resolution adopted by the board of directors or the relevant governing body of the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ on [insert date], [insert year], evidencing the ►M6  T2S DCA holder's ◄ agreement to adhere to the System Documents, as defined below; and

(5) [specify all powers of attorney and other documents constituting or evidencing the requisite power of the person or persons signing the relevant System Documents (as defined below) on behalf of the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ ];

and all other documents relating to the ►M6  T2S DCA holder's ◄ constitution, powers, and authorisations necessary or appropriate for the provision of this Opinion (hereinafter the ' ►M6  T2S DCA holder's ◄ Documents').

For the purposes of this Opinion, we have also examined:

(1) the [insert reference to the arrangements implementing the Harmonised Conditions for Opening and Operation of a Dedicated Cash Account in TARGET2] for the System dated [insert date] (hereinafter the ‘Rules’); and

(2) […].

The Rules and the […] shall be referred to hereinafter as the ‘System Documents’ (and collectively with the ►M6  T2S DCA holder's ◄ Documents as the ‘Documents’).

II.   ASSUMPTIONS

For the purposes of this Opinion we have assumed in relation to the Documents that:

(1) the System Documents with which we have been provided are originals or true copies;

(2) the terms of the System Documents and the rights and obligations created by them are valid and legally binding under the laws of [insert reference to the Member State of the System] by which they are expressed to be governed, and the choice of the laws of [insert reference to the Member State of the System] to govern the System Documents is recognised by the laws of [insert reference to the Member State of the System];

(3) the ►M6  T2S DCA holder's ◄ Documents are within the capacity and power of and have been validly authorised, adopted or executed and, where necessary, delivered by the relevant parties; and

(4) the ►M6  T2S DCA holder's ◄ Documents are binding on the parties to which they are addressed, and there has been no breach of any of their terms.

III.   OPINIONS REGARDING THE ►M6  T2S DCA HOLDER ◄

A. The ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ is a corporation duly established and registered or otherwise duly incorporated or organised under the laws of [jurisdiction].

B. The ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ has all the requisite corporate powers to execute and perform the rights and obligations under the System Documents to which it is party.

C. The adoption or execution and the performance by the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ of the rights and obligations under the System Documents to which the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ is party will not in any way breach any provision of the laws or regulations of [jurisdiction] applicable to the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ or the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ Documents.

D. No additional authorisations, approvals, consents, filings, registrations, notarisations or other certifications of or with any court or governmental, judicial or public authority that is competent in [jurisdiction] are required by the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ in connection with the adoption, validity or enforceability of any of the System Documents or the execution or performance of the rights and obligations thereunder.

E. The ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ has taken all necessary corporate action and other steps necessary under the laws of [jurisdiction] to ensure that its obligations under the System Documents are legal, valid and binding.

This Opinion is stated as of its date and is addressed solely to [insert name of CB] and the [ ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ ]. No other persons may rely on this Opinion, and the contents of this Opinion may not be disclosed to persons other than its intended recipients and their legal counsel without our prior written consent, with the exception of the European Central Bank and the national central banks of the European System of Central Banks [and [the national central bank/relevant regulatory authorities] of [jurisdiction]].

Yours faithfully,

[signature]

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR COUNTRY OPINIONS FOR NON-EEA ►M6  T2S DCA HOLDERS ◄ IN TARGET2

[Insert name of CB]

[address]

[name of the system]

[location],

[date]

Dear Sir or Madam,

We have been asked as [external] legal advisers to [specify name of ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ or branch of ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ ] (the ‘ ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ ’) in respect of issues arising under the laws of [jurisdiction in which the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ is established; hereinafter the ‘jurisdiction’] to provide this Opinion under the laws of [jurisdiction] in connection with the participation of the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ in a system which is a component of TARGET2 (hereinafter the ‘System’). References herein to the laws of [jurisdiction] include all applicable regulations of [jurisdiction]. We express an opinion herein under the law of [jurisdiction], with particular regard to the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ established outside [insert reference to the Member State of the System] in relation to rights and obligations arising from participation in the System, as presented in the System Documents defined below.

This Opinion is confined to the laws of [jurisdiction] as they exist on the date of this Opinion. We have made no investigation of the laws of any other jurisdiction as a basis for this Opinion, and do not express or imply any opinion in this regard. We have assumed that there is nothing in the laws of another jurisdiction which affects this Opinion.

1.   DOCUMENTS EXAMINED

For the purposes of this Opinion, we have examined the documents listed below and such other documents as we have deemed necessary or appropriate:

(1) the [insert reference to the arrangements implementing the Harmonised Conditions for Opening and Operation of a Dedicated Cash Account in TARGET2] for the System dated [insert date] (hereinafter the ‘Rules’); and

(2) any other document governing the System and/or the relationship between the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ and other participants in the System, and between the participants in the System and the [insert name of CB].

The Rules and the [.] shall be referred to hereinafter as the ‘System Documents’.

2.   ASSUMPTIONS

For the purposes of this Opinion we have assumed in relation to the System Documents that:

(1) the System Documents are within the capacity and power of and have been validly authorised, adopted or executed and, where necessary, delivered by the relevant parties;

(2) the terms of the System Documents and the rights and obligations created by them are valid and legally binding under the laws of [insert reference to the Member State of the System], by which they are expressed to be governed, and the choice of the laws of [insert reference to the Member State of the System] to govern the System Documents is recognised by the laws of [insert reference to the Member State of the System];

(3) the documents submitted to us in copy or as specimens conform to the originals.

3.   OPINION

Based on and subject to the foregoing, and subject in each case to the points set out below, we are of the opinion that:

3.1.    Country-specific legal aspects [to the extent applicable]

The following characteristics of the legislation of [jurisdiction] are consistent with and in no way set aside the obligations of the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ arising out of the System Documents: [list of country-specific legal aspects].

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3.2.    General insolvency and crisis management issues

3.2.a.  Types of insolvency and crisis management proceedings

The only types of insolvency proceedings (including composition or rehabilitation) which, for the purpose of this Opinion, shall include all proceedings in respect of the T2S DCA holder’s assets or any branch it may have in [jurisdiction] to which the T2S DCA holder may become subject in [jurisdiction], are the following: [list proceedings in original language and English translation] (together collectively referred to as ‘Insolvency Proceedings’).

In addition to Insolvency Proceedings, the T2S DCA holder, any of its assets, or any branch it may have in [jurisdiction] may become subject in [jurisdiction] to [list any applicable moratorium, receivership, or any other proceedings as a result of which payment orders to and/or from the T2S DCA holder may be suspended, or limitations can be imposed in relation to such payment orders, or similar proceedings, including crisis prevention and crisis management measures equivalent to those defined in Directive 2014/59/EU, in original language and English translation] (hereinafter collectively referred to as ‘Proceedings’).

3.2.b.  Insolvency treaties

[jurisdiction] or certain political subdivisions within [jurisdiction], as specified, is/are party to the following insolvency treaties: [specify, if applicable which have or may have an impact on this Opinion].

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3.3.    Enforceability of System Documents

Subject to the points set out below, all provisions of the System Documents will be binding and enforceable in accordance with their terms under the laws of [jurisdiction], in particular in the event of the opening of any Insolvency Proceedings or Proceedings with respect to the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ .

In particular, we are of the opinion that:

3.3.a.    Processing of liquidity transfer orders

The provisions on processing of liquidity transfer orders [list of sections] of the Rules are valid and enforceable. In particular, all liquidity transfer orders processed pursuant to such sections will be valid, binding and will be enforceable under the laws of [jurisdiction]. The provision of the Rules which specifies the precise point in time at which liquidity transfer orders become enforceable and irrevocable ([add section of the Rules]) is valid, binding and enforceable under the laws of [jurisdiction].

3.3.b.    Authority of the [insert name of CB] to perform its functions

The opening of Insolvency Proceedings or Proceedings in respect of the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ will not affect the authority and powers of the [insert name of CB] arising out of the System Documents. [Specify [to the extent applicable] that: the same opinion is also applicable in respect of any other entity which provides the ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ with services directly and necessarily required for participation in the System, e.g. network service provider].

3.3.c.    Remedies in the event of default

[Where applicable to the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ , the provisions contained in [list of sections] of the Rules regarding accelerated performance of claims which have not yet matured, the set-off of claims for using the deposits of the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ , the enforcement of a pledge, suspension and termination of participation, claims for default interest, and termination of agreements and transactions ([insert other relevant clauses of the Rules or the System Documents]) are valid and enforceable under the laws of [jurisdiction].]

3.3.d.    Suspension and termination

Where applicable to the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ , the provisions contained in [list of sections] of the Rules (in respect of suspension and termination of the ►M6  T2S DCA holder's ◄ participation in the System on the opening of Insolvency Proceedings or Proceedings or other events of default, as defined in the System Documents, or if the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ represents any kind of systemic risk or has serious operational problems) are valid and enforceable under the laws of [jurisdiction].

3.3.e.    Assignment of rights and obligations

The rights and obligations of the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ cannot be assigned, altered or otherwise transferred by the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ to third parties without the prior written consent of the [insert name of CB].

3.3.f.    Choice of governing law and jurisdiction

The provisions contained in [list of sections] of the Rules, and in particular in respect of the governing law, the resolution of a dispute, competent courts, and service of process are valid and enforceable under the laws of [jurisdiction].

3.4.    Voidable preferences

We are of the opinion that no obligation arising out of the System Documents, the performance thereof, or compliance therewith prior to the opening of any Insolvency Proceedings or Proceedings in respect of the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ may be set aside in any such proceedings as a preference, voidable transaction or otherwise under the laws of [jurisdiction].

In particular, and without limitation to the foregoing, we express this opinion in respect of any transfer orders submitted by any participant in the System. In particular, we are of the opinion that the provisions of [list of sections] of the Rules establishing the enforceability and irrevocability of transfer orders will be valid and enforceable and that a transfer order submitted by any participant and processed pursuant to [list of sections] of the Rules may not be set aside in any Insolvency Proceedings or Proceedings as a preference, voidable transaction or otherwise under the laws of [jurisdiction].

3.5.    Attachment

If a creditor of the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ seeks an attachment order (including any freezing order, order for seizure or any other public or private law procedure that is intended to protect the public interest or the rights of the ►M6  T2S DCA holder's ◄ creditors) — hereinafter referred to as an ‘Attachment’ — under the laws of [jurisdiction] from a court or governmental, judicial or public authority that is competent in [jurisdiction], we are of the opinion that [insert the analysis and discussion].

3.6.    Collateral [if applicable]

3.6.a.    Assignment of rights or deposit of assets for collateral purposes, pledge and/or repo

Assignments for collateral purposes will be valid and enforceable under the laws of [jurisdiction]. Specifically, the creation and enforcement of a pledge or repo under the [insert reference to the relevant arrangement with the CB] will be valid and enforceable under the laws of [jurisdiction].

3.6.b.    Priority of assignees', pledgees' or repo purchasers' interest over that of other claimants

In the event of Insolvency Proceedings or Proceedings in respect of the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ , the rights or assets assigned for collateral purposes, or pledged by the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ in favour of the [insert reference to CB] or other participants in the System, will rank in priority of payment above the claims of all other creditors of the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ and will not be subject to priority or preferential creditors.

3.6.c.    Enforcing title to security

Even in the event of Insolvency Proceedings or Proceedings in respect of the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ , other participants in the System and the [insert name of CB] as [assignees, pledgees or repo purchasers as applicable] will still be free to enforce and collect the ►M6  T2S DCA holder's ◄ rights or assets through the action of the [insert name of CB] pursuant to the Rules.

3.6.d.    Form and registration requirements

There are no form requirements for the assignment for collateral purposes of, or the creation and enforcement of a pledge or repo over the ►M6  T2S DCA holder's ◄ rights or assets and it is not necessary for the [assignment for collateral purposes, pledge or repo, as applicable], or any particulars of such [assignment, pledge or repo, as applicable,] to be registered or filed with any court or governmental, judicial or public authority that is competent in [jurisdiction].

3.7.    Branches [to the extent applicable]

3.7.a.    Opinion applies to action through branches

Each of the statements and opinions presented above with regard to the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ applies with equal accuracy and validity under the laws of [jurisdiction] in situations where the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ acts through its one or more of its branches established outside [jurisdiction].

3.7.b.    Conformity with law

Neither the execution and performance of the rights and obligations under the System Documents nor the submission, transmission or receipt of payment orders by a branch of the ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ will in any respect breach the laws of [jurisdiction].

3.7.c.    Required authorisations

Neither the execution and performance of the rights and obligations under the System Documents nor the submission, transmission or receipt of payment orders by a branch of a ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ will require any additional authorisations, approvals, consents, filings, registrations, notarisations or other certifications of or with any court or governmental, judicial or public authority that is competent in [jurisdiction].

This Opinion is stated as of its date and is addressed solely to the [insert name of CB] and the [ ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ ]. No other persons may rely on this Opinion, and the contents of this Opinion may not be disclosed to persons other than its intended recipients and their legal counsel without our prior written consent, with the exception of the European Central Bank and the national central banks of the European System of Central Banks [and [the national central bank/relevant regulatory authorities] of [jurisdiction]].

Yours faithfully,

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Appendix IV

BUSINESS CONTINUITY AND CONTINGENCY PROCEDURES

1.    General provisions

(a) This Appendix sets out the arrangements between the [insert name of CB] and ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ , if one or more components of TARGET2 or a network service provider fail or are affected by an abnormal external event, or if the failure affects any ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ .

(b) All references to specific times in this Appendix are to the local time at the seat of the ECB, i.e. Central European Time (CET ( 26 )).

2.    Measures of business continuity

(a) In the event that an abnormal external event occurs and/or there is a failure of the SSP, the T2S Platform or a network service provider which affects the normal operation of TARGET2, the [insert name of CB] shall be entitled to adopt business continuity measures.

(b) The following main business continuity and contingency measures shall be available for the SSP:

(i) relocating the operation of the SSP to an alternative site;

(ii) changing the SSP's operating hours; and

(iii) initiating contingency processing of very critical and critical payment orders, as defined in paragraph 6(c) and (d) of Appendix IV to Annex II.

(c) The following main business continuity and contingency measures shall be available for the T2S Platform:

(i) relocating the operation of the T2S Platform to an alternative site;

(ii) rescheduling events in the T2S Settlement day.

(d) In relation to business continuity processing measures, the [insert name of CB] shall have full discretion regarding what measures are adopted.

3.    Incident communication

(a) Information about a failure of the TARGET2 and/or an abnormal external event shall be communicated to ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ through the domestic communication channels, the ICM, the T2S GUI and the T2S-information system as defined in the T2S UDFS. In particular, communications to ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ shall include the following information:

(i) a description of the event;

(ii) the anticipated delay in processing (if known);

(iii) information on the measures already taken.

(b) In addition, the [insert name of CB] may notify ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ of any other existing or anticipated event which has the potential to affect the normal operation of TARGET2.

4.    Relocation of the operation of the SSP and/or T2S Platform to an alternative site

(a) In the event that any of the events referred to in paragraph 2(a) occurs, the operation of the SSP and/or the T2S Platform may be relocated to an alternative site, either within the same region or in another region.

(b) In the event that the operation of the T2S Platform is relocated to another region, the ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ shall (i) refrain from sending new instructions to the T2S Platform; and (ii) at the request of [insert name of CB] perform a reconciliation and resubmit any instructions identified as missing submitted within a maximum of five minutes prior to the time of failure or the occurrence of the abnormal external event and provide the [insert name of CB] with all relevant information in this respect.

5.    Change of operating hours

(a) The daytime processing of TARGET2 may be extended or the opening time of a new business day may be delayed. During any extended operating time of TARGET2, payment orders shall be processed in accordance with this Appendix.

(b) TARGET2 daytime processing may be extended and the closing time thereby delayed, if a T2S Platform or SSP failure has occurred during the day but has been resolved before 18.00. Such a closing time delay shall in normal circumstances not exceed two hours and shall be announced as early as possible to ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ . Once such a delay is announced it may not be withdrawn.

6.    Failures linked to ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄

(a) In the event that a ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ has a problem that prevents it from settling payment orders in TARGET2 [insert name of CB/country reference], it shall be its responsibility to resolve the problem.

(b) In the event that a ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ unexpectedly submits an abnormally high number of messages, which threaten the stability of the T2S Platform, and does not, upon request of the [insert name of CB], refrain from such behaviour without delay, the [insert name of CB] may block from the T2S Platform all further messages submitted by such ►M6  T2S DCA holder ◄ .

7.    Other provisions

(a) In the event of a failure of the [insert name of CB], some or all of its technical functions in relation to TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] may be performed by other Eurosystem CBs.

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(b) The [insert name of CB] may require that the ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ participate in regular or ad hoc testing of business continuity and contingency processing measures, training or any other preventative arrangements, as deemed necessary by the [insert name of CB]. Any costs incurred by the ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ as a result of such testing or other arrangements shall be borne solely by the ►M6  T2S DCA holders ◄ .

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Appendix V

OPERATING SCHEDULE

1. TARGET2 is open on all days, except Saturdays, Sundays, New Year's Day, Good Friday and Easter Monday (according to the calendar applicable at the seat of the ECB), 1 May, 25 December and 26 December.

2. The reference time for the system is the local time at the seat of the ECB, i.e. CET ( 27 ).

3. The current business day is opened during the evening of the previous business day and operates according to the schedule set out in the T2S Scope Defining Set of Documents.

4. The T2S Platform is available for U2A and A2A mode during the whole settlement day, except during the technical maintenance period from 3.00 until 5.00. During the technical maintenance period messages sent using the A2A mode will be queued. It will not be possible to submit messages via the U2A mode.

5. The operating hours may be changed in the event that business continuity measures are adopted in accordance with paragraph 2 of Appendix IV.

6. An overview of the operating hours and significant business events during the day is shown in the following table:



SSP schedule

T2S schedule

(applicable to ►M6  T2S DCAs ◄ )

Time

Description

Time

Description

18.45-19.00 (1)

Start-of-day processing

(sending of GL files shortly after 18.45)

18.45-20.00

Start of day:

— Change of business date

— Deadline for acceptance of CMS data feeds (19.00)

— Preparation of the night time settlement

19.00-19.30 (1)

Night-time settlement: provision of liquidity from SF to HAM and PM; from HAM to PM and from PM to ►M6  T2S DCA ◄ .

20.00-3.00

Night-time settlement:

— First night-time settlement cycle

— Last night-time settlement cycle (sequence X includes the partial settlement of unsettled payment instructions eligible for partial settlement and that have failed to settle due to a lack of securities; sequence Y includes the reimbursement of multiple liquidity providers at the end of cycle)

19.30 (1)-22.00

Night-time settlement (NTS1):

— Start-of-procedure message

— Setting aside of liquidity on the basis of standing orders for the night-time processing (ancillary system settlement procedure 6 and T2S)

 

22.00-1.00

Technical maintenance window (2)

3.00-5.00

Technical maintenance window (3)

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Night-time processing (ancillary system settlement procedure 6 and T2S)

5.00-18.00

Day trade/Real-time settlement (4):

— Real-time settlement preparation (4)

— Partial settlement windows at 14.00 and 15.45 (5) (for 15 minutes

— 16.00: DvP cut-off

— 16.30: Automatic auto-collateralisation reimbursement, followed by the optional cash sweep

— 17.40: Cut-off for bilaterally agreed treasury management operations (BATM) and central bank operations (CBO) cut-off

— 17.45: Inbound liquidity transfer cut-off

— Automated cash sweep after 17.45

— 18.00: FOP cut-off

6.45-7.00

Business window to prepare daylight operations

 

 

7.00-18.00

Day trade phase:

— 17.00: Cut-off for customer payments

— 17.45: cut-off for liquidity transfers to ►M6  T2S DCAs ◄

— 18.00: Cut-off for interbank payments and incoming liquidity transfers from ►M6  T2S DCAs ◄

 

 

18.00-18.45

— 18.15 (1): Cut-off for the use of standing facilities

— Data needed to update the accounting system is available for central banks, shortly after 18.30

— 18.40 (1): Cut-off for use of marginal lending (NCBs only)

— End-of-day processing

18.00-18.45

— End of T2S settlement processing

— Recycling and purging

— End-of-day reporting and statements

Notes to table:

(1) Plus 15 minutes on the last day of the reserve maintenance period.

(2) Over a weekend or on a holiday, the technical window will last throughout the weekend or the holiday, i.e., from 22.00 on Friday until 1.00 on Monday or, in the case of a holiday, from 22.00 on the last business day until 1.00 on the next business day.

(3) Over a weekend or on a holiday, the technical window will last throughout the weekend or the holiday, i.e., from 3.00 on Saturday until 5.00 on Monday or, in the case of a holiday, from 3.00 on the holiday until 5.00 on the next business day.

(4) Real-time settlement preparation and real-time settlement may start before the maintenance window if the last night-time settlement cycle ends before 3.00.

(5) Each partial settlement window lasts for 15 minutes. The partial settlement applies to unsettled payment instructions eligible for partial settlement and that have failed to settle due to a lack of securities.

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7. Up-to-date information on the operational status of the SSP and the T2S Platform shall be available on the TARGET2 Information System (T2IS) and the TARGET2-Securities Information System, respectively, on dedicated webpages on the ECB's website. The information on the operational status of the SSP and the T2S Platform on T2IS, TARGET2-Securities Information System and the ECB's website shall only be updated during normal business hours.

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Appendix VI

FEE SCHEDULE

Fees for T2S services

The following fees for T2S services connected with ►M6  T2S DCAs ◄ shall be charged to the Main PM account holders:



Tariff items

Price

Explanation

Settlement services

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T2S DCA to T2S DCA liquidity transfer orders

14,1 euro cent

per transfer

Intra-balance movement (i.e. blocking, unblocking, reservation of liquidity etc.)

9,4 euro cent

per transaction

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Information services

A2A reports

0,4 euro cent

Per business item in any A2A report generated

A2A queries

0,7 euro cent

Per queried business item in any A2A query generated

U2A queries

10 euro cent

Per executed search function

U2A queries downloaded

0,7 euro cent

Per queried business item in any U2A query generated and downloaded

Messages bundled into a file

0,4 euro cent

Per message in a file

Transmissions

1,2 euro cent

Per transmission

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ANNEX IIB

HARMONISED CONDITIONS FOR THE OPENING AND OPERATION OF A TIPS DEDICATED CASH ACCOUNT (TIPS DCA) IN TARGET2



TITLE I

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Article 1

Definitions

For the purposes of these Harmonised Conditions (hereinafter the ‘Conditions’), the following definitions apply:

 ‘ancillary system’ means a system managed by an entity established in the European Union or European Economic Area (EEA) that is subject to supervision and/or oversight by a competent authority and complies with the oversight requirements for the location of infrastructures offering services in euro, as amended from time to time and published on the ECB's website ( 28 ), in which payments and/or financial instruments are exchanged and/or cleared or recorded with (a) the monetary obligations settled in TARGET2; and/or (b) funds held in TARGET2, in accordance with Guideline ECB/2012/27 and a bilateral arrangement between the ancillary system and the relevant Eurosystem CB,

 ‘authorised account user’ means an entity which: (a) holds a Business Identifier Code (BIC); (b) is registered as such by a TIPS DCA holder; and (c) is addressable through the TIPS Platform for the settlement of instant payments,

 ‘Business Identifier Code (BIC)’ means a code as defined by ISO Standard No 9362,

 ‘branch’ means a branch within the meaning of point (17) of Article 4(1) of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013,

 ‘business day’ or ‘TARGET2 business day’ means any day on which TARGET2 is open for the settlement of payment orders, as set out in Appendix III,

 ‘capacity opinion’ means a participant-specific opinion that contains an assessment of a participant's legal capacity to enter into and carry out its obligations under these Conditions,

 ‘central banks (CBs)’ means the Eurosystem CBs and the connected NCBs,

 ‘credit memorandum balance (CMB)’ means a limit set by the TIPS DCA holder for the use of liquidity on the TIPS DCA by a specific reachable party,

 ‘connected NCB’ means a national central bank (NCB), other than a Eurosystem CB, which is connected to TARGET2 pursuant to a specific agreement,

 ‘credit institution’ means either: (a) a credit institution within the meaning of point (1) of Article 4(1) of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 [and, if relevant, insert national law provisions implementing Article 2(5) of Directive 2013/36/EU] that is subject to supervision by a competent authority; or (b) another credit institution within the meaning of Article 123(2) of the Treaty that is subject to scrutiny of a standard comparable to supervision by a competent authority,

 ‘deposit facility’ means a Eurosystem standing facility which counterparties may use to make overnight deposits with an NCB at a pre-specified deposit rate,

 ‘deposit facility rate’ means the interest rate applicable to the deposit facility,

 ‘TIPS Dedicated Cash Account (TIPS DCA)’ means an account held by a TIPS DCA holder, opened in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference], and used for the provision of instant payment services to its customers,

 ‘T2S Dedicated Cash Account (T2S DCA)’ means an account held by a T2S DCA holder, opened in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference], and used for cash payments in relation to securities settlement in T2S,

 ‘euro area NCB’ means the NCB of a Member State whose currency is the euro,

 ‘Eurosystem CB’ means the ECB or a euro area NCB,

 ‘event of default’ means any impending or existing event, the occurrence of which may threaten the performance by a participant of its obligations under these Conditions or any other rules applying to the relationship between that participant and the [insert name of CB] or any other CB, including:

 

(a) where the participant no longer meets the access criteria laid down in Article 5 or the requirements laid down in Article 6(1)(a)(i) or Article 6(1)(b)(iii);

(b) the opening of insolvency proceedings in relation to the participant;

(c) the submission of an application relating to the proceedings referred to in point (b);

(d) the issue by the participant of a written declaration of its inability to pay all or any part of its debts or to meet its obligations arising in relation to intraday credit;

(e) the entry of the participant into a voluntary general agreement or arrangement with its creditors;

(f) where the participant is, or is deemed by its CB to be, insolvent or unable to pay its debts;

(g) where the participant's credit balance on its TIPS DCA, PM account, or T2S DCA, or all or a substantial part of the participant's assets are subject to a freezing order, attachment, seizure or any other procedure that is intended to protect the public interest or the rights of the participant's creditors;

(h) where participation of the participant in another TARGET2 component system and/or in an ancillary system has been suspended or terminated;

(i) where any material representation or pre-contractual statement made by the participant or which is implied to have been made by the participant under the applicable law is incorrect or untrue;

(j) the assignment of all or a substantial part of the participant's assets,

 ‘Information and Control Module (ICM)’ means the SSP module that allows TIPS DCA holders that also hold a Linked PM account to obtain online information and gives them the possibility to submit PM to TIPS DCA liquidity transfer orders and TIPS DCA to PM liquidity transfer orders, and to manage liquidity,

 ‘TIPS GUI’ means the module on the TIPS Platform which allows TIPS DCA holders to obtain online information and gives them the possibility to submit TIPS DCA to PM liquidity transfer orders,

 ‘ICM broadcast message’ means information made simultaneously available to all or a selected group of PM account holders via the ICM,

 ‘reachable party’ means an entity which: (a) holds a BIC; (b) is designated as such by a TIPS DCA holder; (c) is a correspondent, customer or branch of a TIPS DCA holder; and (d) is addressable through the TIPS Platform and is able to submit payment orders and receive payment orders either via the TIPS DCA holder or, if so authorised by the TIPS DCA holder, directly,

 ‘instructing party’ means an entity which has been designated as such by a TIPS DCA holder and which is allowed to send payment orders to the TIPS Platform and/or receive payment orders from the TIPS Platform on behalf of that TIPS DCA holder or a reachable party of that TIPS DCA holder,

 ‘insolvency proceedings’ means insolvency proceedings within the meaning of Article 2(j) of Directive 98/26/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 29 ),

 ‘investment firm’ means an investment firm within the meaning of [insert national law provisions implementing Article 4(1)(1) of Directive 2014/65/EU], excluding the institutions specified in [insert national law provisions implementing Article 2(1) of Directive 2014/65/EU], provided that the investment firm in question is:

 

(a) authorised and supervised by a recognised competent authority, which has been designated as such under Directive 2014/65/EU; and

(b) entitled to carry out the activities referred to under [insert national law provisions implementing items 2, 3, 6 and 7 of Section A of Annex I to Directive 2014/65/EU],

 ‘PM to TIPS DCA liquidity transfer order’ means the instruction to transfer a specified amount of funds from a PM account to a TIPS DCA,

 ‘TIPS DCA to PM liquidity transfer order’ means the instruction to transfer a specified amount of funds from a TIPS DCA to a PM account,

 ‘marginal lending facility’ means a Eurosystem standing facility which counterparties may use to receive overnight credit from a Eurosystem CB at the pre-specified marginal lending rate,

 ‘Linked PM account’ means the PM account with which a TIPS DCA is associated for the purpose of liquidity management and payment of TIPS fees,

 ‘TIPS network service provider’ means an undertaking which has: (a) met all of the necessary conditions to connect to, and established a technical connection to, the TIPS Platform in accordance with the rules and procedures set out and referred to in Appendix V; and (b) signed the TIPS connectivity hosting terms and conditions which are available on the ECB's website,

 ‘participant’ [or ‘direct participant’] means an entity that holds at least one TIPS DCA (TIPS DCA holder) and/or one PM account (PM account holder) and/or one T2S DCA (T2S DCA holder) with a Eurosystem CB,

 ‘payee’, except where used in Article 30 of this Annex, means a TIPS DCA holder whose TIPS DCA will be credited as a result of a payment order being settled,

 ‘payer’, except where used in Article 30 of this Annex, means a TIPS DCA holder whose TIPS DCA will be debited as a result of a payment order being settled,

 ‘payment order’, except where used in Articles 16 to 18 of this Annex, means an instant payment order, a positive recall answer, a PM to TIPS DCA liquidity transfer order or a TIPS DCA to PM liquidity transfer order,

 ‘instant payment order’ means, in line with the European Payments Council's SEPA Instant Credit Transfer (SCT Inst) scheme, a payment instruction which can be executed 24 hours a day any calendar day of the year, with immediate or close to immediate processing and notification to the payer,

 ‘recall request’ means, in line with the SCT Inst scheme, a message from a TIPS DCA holder requesting reimbursement of a settled instant payment order,

 ‘positive recall answer’ means, in line with the SCT Inst scheme, a payment order initiated by the receiver of a recall request, in response to a recall request, for the benefit of the sender of that recall request,

 ‘public sector body’ means an entity within the ‘public sector’, the latter term as defined in Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 3603/93,

 ‘Single Shared Platform (SSP)’ means the single technical platform infrastructure provided by the SSP-providing NCBs,

 ‘TIPS Platform’ means the single technical platform infrastructure provided by the TIPS Platform-providing NCBs,

 ‘SSP-providing NCBs’ means the Deutsche Bundesbank, the Banque de France and the Banca d'Italia in their capacity as the CBs building and operating the SSP for the Eurosystem's benefit,

 ‘TIPS Platform-providing NCBs’ means the Deutsche Bundesbank, the Banco de España, the Banque de France and the Banca d'Italia in their capacity as the CBs building and operating the TIPS Platform for the Eurosystem's benefit,

 ‘TARGET Instant Payment Settlement (TIPS) service’ means the settlement in central bank money of instant payment orders on the TIPS Platform,

 ‘static data collection form’ means a form developed by [insert name of CB] for the purpose of registering applicant TIPS DCA holders for TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] services and registering any changes in relation to the provision of such services,

 ‘suspension’ means the temporary freezing of the rights and obligations of a participant for a period of time to be determined by the [insert name of CB],

 ‘TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference]’ means the TARGET2 component system of [insert CB name],

 ‘TARGET2’ means the entirety resulting from all TARGET2 component systems of the CBs,

 ‘TARGET2 component system’ means any of the CBs' real-time gross settlement (RTGS) systems that form part of TARGET2,

 ‘TARGET2 participant’ means any participant in any TARGET2 component system,

 ‘technical malfunction of TARGET2’ means any difficulty, defect or failure in the technical infrastructure and/or the computer systems used by TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference], or any other event that makes it impossible to execute payments in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference],

 ‘TIPS Distinguished Name (TIPS DN)’ means the network address for the TIPS Platform which must be included in all messages intended for the system,

 ‘User Detailed Functional Specifications (UDFS)’ means the most up-to-date version of the UDFS, which is the technical documentation that details how a TIPS DCA holder interacts with TARGET2,

 ‘Home Account’ means an account opened outside the PM by a euro area NCB for a credit institution established in the Union or the EEA.

Article 2

Scope

The present Conditions govern the relationship between the relevant euro area NCB and its TIPS DCA holder as far as the opening and the operation of the TIPS DCA is concerned.

Article 3

Appendices

1.  The following Appendices form an integral part of these Conditions:

Appendix I: Parameters of the TIPS DCA — Technical specifications

Appendix II: Terms of reference for capacity and country opinions

Appendix III: Operating schedule

Appendix IV: Fee schedule

Appendix V: TIPS connectivity technical requirements

2.  In the event of any conflict or inconsistency between the content of any appendix and the content of any other provision in these Conditions, the latter shall prevail.

Article 4

General description of TARGET2

1.  TARGET2 provides real-time gross settlement for payments in euro, with settlement in central bank money across PM accounts, T2S DCAs for the purpose of securities transactions and TIPS DCAs for the purpose of instant payments.

2.  The following transactions are processed in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference]:

(a) transactions directly resulting from or made in connection with Eurosystem monetary policy operations;

(b) settlement of the euro leg of foreign exchange operations involving the Eurosystem;

(c) settlement of euro transfers resulting from transactions in cross-border large-value netting systems;

(d) settlement of euro transfers resulting from transactions in euro retail payment systems of systemic importance;

(e) settlement of the cash leg of securities transactions;

(f) T2S DCA to T2S DCA liquidity transfer orders, T2S DCA to PM liquidity transfer orders and PM to T2S DCA liquidity transfer orders;

(g) instant payment orders;

(h) positive recall answers;

(i) TIPS DCA to PM liquidity transfer orders and PM to TIPS DCA liquidity transfer orders; and

(j) any other transactions in euro addressed to TARGET2 participants.

3.  TARGET2 provides real-time gross settlement for payments in euro, with settlement in central bank money across PM accounts, T2S DCAs and TIPS DCAs. TARGET2 is established and functions on the basis of the SSP through which payment orders are submitted and processed and through which payments are ultimately received in the same technical manner. As far as the technical operation of the TIPS DCAs is concerned, TARGET2 is technically established and functions on the basis of the TIPS Platform. As far as the technical operation of the T2S DCAs is concerned, TARGET2 is technically established and functions on the basis of the T2S Platform.

4.  The [insert name of CB] is the provider of services under these Conditions. Acts and omissions of the TIPS Platform-providing NCBs shall be considered acts and omissions of [insert name of CB], for which it shall assume liability in accordance with Article 23 of this Annex. Participation pursuant to these Conditions shall not create a contractual relationship between TIPS DCA holders and the TIPS Platform-providing NCBs when any of the latter acts in that capacity. Instructions, messages or information which a TIPS DCA holder receives from, or sends to, the SSP or TIPS Platform in relation to the services provided under these Conditions are deemed to be received from, or sent to, [insert name of CB].

5.  TARGET2 is legally structured as a multiplicity of payment systems composed of all the TARGET2 component systems, which are designated as ‘systems’ under the national laws implementing Directive 98/26/EC. TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] is designated as a ‘system’ under [insert the relevant legal provision implementing Directive 98/26/EC].

6.  Participation in TARGET2 takes effect via participation in a TARGET2 component system. These Conditions describe the mutual rights and obligations of TIPS DCA holders in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] and the [insert name of CB]. The rules on the processing of payment orders under these Conditions (Title IV and Appendix I) refer to all payment orders submitted or payments received by any TIPS DCA holder.



TITLE II

PARTICIPATION

Article 5

Access criteria

1.  The following types of entities are eligible to become a TIPS DCA holder in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference]:

(a) credit institutions established in the Union or the EEA, including when they act through a branch established in the Union or the EEA;

(b) credit institutions established outside the EEA, provided that they act through a branch established in the Union or the EEA;

(c) NCBs of Member States and the ECB;

provided that the entities referred to in points (a) and (b) are not subject to restrictive measures adopted by the Council of the European Union or Member States pursuant to Article 65(1)(b), Article 75 or Article 215 of the Treaty, the implementation of which, in the view of [CB/country reference] after informing the ECB, is incompatible with the smooth functioning of TARGET2.

2.  The [insert name of the CB] may, at its discretion, also admit the following entities as TIPS DCA holders:

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(a) treasury departments of central or regional governments of Member States;

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(b) public sector bodies of Member States authorised to hold accounts for customers;

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(c)

 

(i) investment firms established in the Union or the EEA, including when they act through a branch established in the Union or the EEA; and

(ii) investment firms established outside the EEA, provided that they act through a branch established in the Union or the EEA;

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(d) entities managing ancillary systems and acting in that capacity; and

(e) credit institutions or any of the entities of the types listed in points (a) to (d), in both cases where these are established in a country with which the Union has entered into a monetary agreement allowing access by any of such entities to payment systems in the Union subject to the conditions set out in the monetary agreement and provided that the relevant legal regime applying in the country is equivalent to the relevant Union legislation.

3.  Electronic money institutions, within the meaning of [insert national law provisions implementing Article 2(1) of Directive 2009/110/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 30 )], are not entitled to participate in TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference].

Article 6

Application procedure

1.  In order for [insert name of CB] to open a TIPS DCA for an entity, such entity must comply with the access criteria of the provisions of [insert name of CB] implementing Article 5 and shall:

(a) fulfil the following technical requirements:

(i) install, manage, operate and monitor and ensure the security of the necessary IT infrastructure to connect to the TIPS Platform and submit payment orders to it. In doing so, applicant TIPS DCA holders may involve third parties, but retain sole liability. In particular, applicant TIPS DCA holders shall enter into an agreement with one or more TIPS network service providers to obtain the necessary connection and admissions, in accordance with the technical specifications and requirements in Appendices I and V; and

(ii) have passed the tests required by the [insert name of CB]; and

(b) fulfil the following legal requirements:

(i) provide a capacity opinion in the form specified in Appendix II, unless the information and representations to be provided in such capacity opinion have already been obtained by the [insert name of CB] in another context;

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(ii) for credit institutions or investment firms established outside the EEA, acting through a branch established in the Union or the EEA, provide a country opinion in the form specified in Appendix II, unless the information and representations to be provided in such country opinion have already been obtained by the [insert name of CB] in another context; and

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(iii) have adhered to the SCT Inst scheme by signing the SEPA Instant Credit Transfer Adherence Agreement.

2.  Entities wishing to open a TIPS DCA shall apply in writing to the [insert name of CB], as a minimum enclosing the following documents/information:

(a) completed static data collection forms as provided by [insert name of CB];

(b) the capacity opinion, if required by the [insert name of CB];

(c) the country opinion, if required by the [insert name of CB]; and

(d) evidence of their adherence to the SCT Inst scheme.

3.  The [insert name of CB] may also request any additional information it deems necessary to decide on the application to open a TIPS DCA.

4.  The [insert name of CB] shall reject the application to open a TIPS DCA if:

(a) access criteria referred to in Article 5 are not met;

(b) one or more of the participation criteria referred to in paragraph 1 are not met; and/or

(c) in the [insert name of CB]'s assessment, opening a TIPS DCA would endanger the overall stability, soundness and safety of TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] or of any other TARGET2 component system, or would jeopardise the [insert name of CB]'s performance of its tasks as described in [refer to relevant national law] and the Statute of the European System of Central Banks and of the European Central Bank, or poses risks on the grounds of prudence.

5.  The [insert name of CB] shall communicate its decision on the application to open a TIPS DCA to the applicant TIPS DCA holder within one month of the [insert name of CB]'s receipt thereof. Where the [insert name of CB] requests additional information pursuant to paragraph 3, the decision shall be communicated within one month of the [insert name of CB]'s receipt of this information from the applicant TIPS DCA holder. Any rejection decision shall contain reasons for the rejection.

Article 7

TIPS DCA holders

1.  TIPS DCA holders in TARGET2 [insert CB/country reference] shall comply with the requirements set out in Article 6. They shall have at least one TIPS DCA with the [insert name of CB].

2.  In order to send messages to the TIPS Platform, TIPS DCA holders may access the TIPS Platform:

(a) directly, and/or

(b) using one or more instructing parties.

For both of these methods of access, the TIPS DCA holder shall use one or more TIPS DNs.

3.  In order to receive messages from the TIPS Platform, TIPS DCA holders shall access the TIPS Platform:

(a) directly; or

(b) using one instructing party.

For both of these methods of access, the TIPS DCA holder shall use one TIPS DN to receive instant payment orders.

4.  If the TIPS DCA holder chooses to interact with the TIPS Platform via an instructing party, as set out in paragraphs 2 and 3, messages received or sent via the instructing party are deemed to be received from or sent to the TIPS DCA holder. The TIPS DCA holder shall be bound by such actions, regardless of the content of, or any non-compliance with, the contractual or other arrangements between that TIPS DCA holder and any designated instructing party.

Article 8

Reachable parties

1.  TIPS DCA holders may designate one or more reachable parties. Reachable parties must have adhered to the SCT Inst scheme and signed the SEPA Instant Credit Transfer Adherence Agreement.

2.  TIPS DCA holders shall provide evidence to [insert name of CB] of each designated reachable party's adherence to the SCT Inst scheme.

3.  A TIPS DCA holder shall inform [insert name of CB] if any designated reachable party no longer adheres to the SCT Inst scheme and shall, without undue delay, take steps to prevent the reachable party from accessing the TIPS DCA.

4.  The TIPS DCA holder may designate one or more instructing parties for its designated reachable parties.

5.  If a TIPS DCA holder designates one or more reachable parties and/or one or more instructing parties in accordance with paragraphs 1 or 4, respectively, messages received from these reachable parties or, if applicable, via these instructing parties are deemed to be received from the TIPS DCA Holder. Similarly, messages sent to these reachable parties or, if applicable, via these instructing parties are deemed to be sent to the TIPS DCA Holder. The TIPS DCA holder shall be bound by such actions, regardless of the content of, or any non-compliance with, the contractual or other arrangements between that TIPS DCA holder and any of the entities referred to in paragraphs 1 and 4.

Article 9

TIPS network service providers

1.  Participants shall use one or more TIPS network service providers to exchange messages with the TIPS Platform and shall enter into a separate agreement with such providers to that end.

2.  A list of TIPS network service providers, as amended from time to time, is available on the ECB's website. This list is provided for information purposes only. In the event that a TIPS network service provider is removed from the list of TIPS network service providers, the [insert name of CB] shall inform the TIPS DCA holders using that network service provider accordingly.

3.  The [insert name of CB] shall not be liable for any acts, errors or omissions of a TIPS network service provider (including its directors, staff and subcontractors) as provider of TIPS network services, or for any acts, errors or omissions of the TIPS network service provider selected by participants to gain access to the TIPS Platform. The [insert name of CB] shall also not be liable for any loss or damages as a result of the TIPS network service provider ceasing to provide a connection to the TIPS platform, whether due to the TIPS network service providers' non-compliance with the connectivity requirements set out in and referred to in Appendix V or termination of the TIPS connectivity hosting terms and conditions or any other reason.

Article 10

Sponsorship of network service providers

1.  If a TIPS DCA holder wishes to use the services of a network service provider which is not on the list of TIPS network service providers, as referred to in Article 9(2), the TIPS DCA holder may request the [insert name of CB] to initiate the assessment of whether a network service provider may operate as a TIPS network service provider.

2.  A network service provider may operate as a TIPS network service provider provided that it successfully passed the assessment conducted in accordance with the rules and procedure set out in Appendix V and after having signed the TIPS connectivity hosting terms and conditions as published on the ECB's website and as amended from time to time.

3.  The [insert name of CB] shall inform the TIPS DCA holder of the outcome of the assessment referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 within 120 calendar days from the date of the receipt of the request. In the event of the rejection of the network service provider, the [insert name of CB] shall inform the TIPS DCA holder of the reasons for the rejection.

4.  The requests referred to in paragraph 1 may be submitted to the [insert name of CB] from 1 June 2019.

Article 11

TIPS directory

1.  The TIPS directory is the list of TIPS DCA holders and reachable parties.

It shall be updated daily.

2.  TIPS DCA holders may only distribute the TIPS directory to their branches, their designated reachable parties and their instructing parties. Reachable parties may only distribute the TIPS directory to their branches.

3.  A specific BIC can only appear once in the TIPS directory.

4.  TIPS DCA holders acknowledge that the [insert name of CB] and other CBs may publish their names and BICs. In addition, the [insert name of CB] and other CBs may publish names and BICs of reachable parties designated by TIPS DCA holders and TIPS DCA holders shall ensure that reachable parties have agreed to such publication.



TITLE III

OBLIGATIONS OF THE PARTIES

Article 12

Obligations of the [insert name of CB] and the TIPS DCA holders

1.  The [insert name of CB] shall open upon request of the TIPS DCA holder and operate [one or more] TIPS DCA(s) denominated in euro. Save where otherwise provided in these Conditions or required by law, the [insert name of CB] shall use all reasonable means within its power to perform its obligations under these Conditions, without guaranteeing a result.

2.  Actions taken by reachable parties and instructing parties are deemed to be those of the TIPS DCA holder, including for the purposes of Directive 98/26/EC.

3.  The TIPS DCA holder shall register itself and its reachable parties as authorised account users for settlement purposes. For that purpose it shall only register its own BIC and/or that of a reachable party.

4.  The fees for TIPS DCA services are laid down in Appendix IV. The holder of the Linked PM account is liable for paying these fees.

5.  TIPS DCA holders shall ensure that at all times they are connected to the TIPS Platform via the TIPS DN used for the purpose of receiving messages under Article 7(3).

6.  TIPS DCA holders which have designated a reachable party shall ensure that at all times this reachable party is connected to the TIPS Platform via the TIPS DN used for the purpose of receiving messages under Article 8.

7.  The TIPS DCA holder represents and warrants to the [insert name of CB] that the performance of its obligations under these Conditions does not breach any law, regulation or by-law applicable to it or any agreement by which it is bound.

8.  TIPS DCA holders shall ensure that the liquidity in the TIPS DCA is properly managed. This obligation shall include but is not limited to obtaining regular information on their liquidity position. The [insert name of CB] shall provide a daily statement of accounts to any TIPS DCA holder that has opted for such service on the TIPS Platform. Daily statements are provided for each TARGET2 business day.

9.  It shall be incumbent upon TIPS DCA holders, in their own interest and under their separate agreement with their TIPS network service provider, to monitor that at all times their chosen TIPS network service provider continues to provide an active connection to the TIPS Platform and maintains its status of TIPS network service provider. This connection must be in compliance with the conditions laid out in the connectivity requirements set out and referred to in Appendix V.

Article 13

Designation, suspension or termination of a Linked PM account

1.  The TIPS DCA holder shall designate a Linked PM account. The Linked PM account may be held in a TARGET2 component system other than TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] and may belong to a different legal entity from the TIPS DCA holder. A Linked PM account may be linked to a maximum of 10 TIPS DCAs.

2.  A PM account holder using internet-based access cannot be designated as a Linked PM account holder.

3.  If the holder of the Linked PM account and the holder of the TIPS DCA are different legal entities and the participation of that Linked PM account holder is suspended or terminated, the [insert name of CB] and the TIPS DCA holder shall take all reasonable and practicable steps to mitigate any damage or loss. The TIPS DCA holder shall take all necessary steps to designate a new Linked PM account without undue delay which will then be liable for any outstanding invoices.

4.  The [insert name of CB] shall not be liable for any losses incurred by the TIPS DCA holder as a consequence of the suspension or termination of the Linked PM account holder's participation.

Article 14

Cooperation and information exchange

1.  In performing their obligations and exercising their rights under these Conditions, the [insert name of CB] and TIPS DCA holders shall cooperate closely to ensure the stability, soundness and safety of TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference]. They shall provide each other with any information or documents relevant for the performance of their respective obligations and the exercise of their respective rights under these Conditions, without prejudice to any banking secrecy obligations.

2.  The [insert name of CB] shall establish and maintain a system support desk to assist TIPS DCA holders in relation to difficulties arising in connection with system operations.

3.  Up-to-date information on the operational status of the TIPS Platform and the SSP shall be available on the TARGET2 Information System (T2IS) and on the TIPS Information System on dedicated webpages on the ECB's website. The T2IS and the TIPS Information System may be used to obtain information on any event affecting the normal operation of the SSP and the TIPS Platform.

4.  The [insert name of CB] may either communicate messages to TIPS DCA holders by means of ICM broadcast messages where they also hold a PM account, or otherwise by any other means.

5.  TIPS DCA holders are responsible for the timely update of existing static data collection forms and the submission of new static data collection forms to the [insert name of CB]. TIPS DCA holders are responsible for verifying the accuracy of information relating to them that is entered into TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] by the [insert name of CB].

6.  TIPS DCA holders shall inform the [insert name of CB] about any change in their legal capacity and relevant legislative changes affecting issues covered by the country opinion relating to them. TIPS DCA holders shall also inform [insert name of CB] if they no longer fulfil the requirements for adhering to the SCT Inst scheme.

7.  TIPS DCA holders shall inform the [insert name of CB] of any new reachable party which they register and any changes related to such registered reachable parties.

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8.  TIPS DCA holders shall immediately inform the [insert name of CB] if an event of default occurs in relation to themselves or if they are subject to crisis prevention measures or crisis management measures within the meaning of Directive 2014/59/EU or any other equivalent applicable legislation.

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TITLE IV

MANAGEMENT OF TIPS DCAs AND PROCESSING OF PAYMENT ORDERS

Article 15

Opening and management of TIPS DCAs

1.  The [insert name of CB] shall open and operate at least one TIPS DCA for each TIPS DCA holder. A TIPS DCA shall be identified by means of a unique account number of up to 34 characters which will be structured as follows.



 

Name

Format

Content

Part A

Account type

1 char. exactly

‘I’ for instant payment account

Country code of the central bank

2 char. exactly

ISO country code 3166-1

Currency code

3 char. exactly

EUR

Part B

Account holder

11 char. exactly

BIC

Part C

Sub-classification of the account

Up to 17 char.

Free text (alphanumeric) to be provided by the TIPS DCA holder

2.  No debit balance shall be allowed on TIPS DCAs.

3.  For the purpose of calculation of minimum reserves, remuneration of overnight balances and automatic recourse to marginal lending facility, the TIPS DCA holder shall link its TIPS DCA with a [insert PM account/Home Account as applicable] which it holds with [insert name of CB].

4.  If the TIPS DCA holder holds its minimum reserve directly, any end-of-day balance on its TIPS DCA recorded in accordance with Appendix III shall be taken into account for the purpose of its minimum reserves. If the TIPS DCA holder holds its minimum reserve indirectly, its TIPS DCA cannot be linked to a PM account or another account held by its intermediary, because where minimum reserves are indirectly held, the accounts of the TIPS DCA holder cannot be aggregated with the accounts held by the intermediary through which the TIPS DCA holder fulfils its minimum reserve requirements.

5.  TIPS DCAs shall either be remunerated at 0 % or the deposit facility rate, whichever is lower, unless they are used to hold required minimum reserves. In such a case, the calculation and payment of remuneration of holdings of minimum reserves shall be governed by Regulation (EC) No 2531/98 and Regulation (EC) No 1745/2003.

Article 16

Types of payment orders in TIPS DCA

The following are classified as payment orders for the purposes of the TIPS service:

(a) instant payment orders;

(b) positive recall answers; and

(c) TIPS DCA to PM liquidity transfer orders.

Article 17

Acceptance and rejection of payment orders

1.  Payment orders within the meaning of Article 16 and submitted by TIPS DCA holders are deemed accepted by the [insert name of CB] if:

(a) the payment message has been delivered to the TIPS Platform by the respective TIPS network service provider; and

(b) the payment message complies with the formatting rules and conditions of TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] and passes the double-entry check described in Appendix I.

2.  The [insert name of CB] shall immediately reject any payment order that does not fulfil the conditions laid down in paragraph 1. The [insert name of CB] shall inform the TIPS DCA holders of any rejection of a payment order, as specified in Appendix I. For the avoidance of doubt, if the payment order was submitted via an instructing party or by a reachable party on behalf of the TIPS DCA holder, the instructing or reachable party will receive the rejection.

Article 18

Processing of payment orders on TIPS DCAs

1.  The TIPS Platform attaches its timestamp for the processing of payment orders in the sequence of their receipt.

2.  All payment orders submitted to the TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] shall be processed on a first in-first out basis without prioritisation or reordering.

3.  After an instant payment order has been accepted as set out in Article 17, the TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] shall check if sufficient funds are available on the payer's TIPS DCA.

(a) If sufficient funds are not available, the instant payment order shall be rejected;

(b) If sufficient funds are available, the corresponding amount shall be reserved while awaiting the payee's response. In the event of acceptance by the payee, the instant payment order shall be settled and the reservation shall be simultaneously lifted. In the event of rejection by the payee or the absence of a timely response, within the meaning of the SCT Inst scheme, the instant payment order shall be cancelled and the reservation shall be simultaneously lifted.

4.  Funds reserved in accordance with paragraph 3(b) shall not be available for the settlement of subsequent payment orders. For the purposes of Article 15(4) and (5), funds reserved shall count towards the fulfilment of the minimum reserves and remuneration of the overnight balance of the TIPS DCA holder.

5.  Without prejudice to paragraph 3(b), the TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] shall reject instant payment orders if the amount of the instant payment order exceeds any applicable CMB.

6.  After a TIPS DCA to PM liquidity transfer order has been accepted as set out in Article 17, the TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] shall check if sufficient funds are available on the payer's TIPS DCA. If sufficient funds are not available the liquidity transfer order shall be rejected. If sufficient funds are available the liquidity transfer order shall be settled immediately.

7.  After a positive recall answer has been accepted as set out in Article 17, TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] shall check if sufficient funds are available on the TIPS DCA to be debited. If sufficient funds are not available the positive recall answer shall be rejected. If sufficient funds are available the positive recall answer shall be settled immediately.

8.  Without prejudice to paragraph 7, TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] shall reject positive recall answers if the amount of the positive recall answer exceeds any applicable CMB.

Article 19

Recall request

1.  A TIPS DCA holder may enter a recall request.

2.  The recall request shall be forwarded to the payee of the settled instant payment order which may answer positively with a positive recall answer, or negatively with a negative recall answer.

Article 20

Moment of entry, moment of irrevocability

1.  For the purposes of the first sentence of Article 3(1) and Article 5 of Directive 98/26/EC and [insert national law provisions implementing these Articles of Directive 98/26/EC]:

(a) instant payment orders are deemed entered into TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] and irrevocable at the moment that the relevant funds on the TIPS DCA of the TIPS DCA holder are reserved;

(b) TIPS DCA to PM liquidity transfer orders and positive recall answers are deemed entered into TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference] and irrevocable at the moment that the relevant TIPS DCA is debited.

2.  PM to TIPS DCA liquidity transfer orders are governed by the Harmonised Conditions for the opening and operation of a PM account in TARGET2 as set out in Annex II to Guideline ECB/2012/27 applicable to the TARGET2 component system from which they originate.



TITLE V

SECURITY REQUIREMENTS, BUSINESS CONTINUITY AND USER INTERFACE

Article 21

Security requirements and business continuity

1.  TIPS DCA holders shall implement adequate security controls to protect their systems from unauthorised access and use. TIPS DCA holders shall be exclusively responsible for the adequate protection of the confidentiality, integrity and availability of their systems.

2.  TIPS DCA holders shall inform the [insert name of CB] of any security-related incidents in their technical infrastructure and, where appropriate, security-related incidents that occur in the technical infrastructure of the third party providers. The [insert name of CB] may request further information about the incident and, if necessary, request that the TIPS DCA holders take appropriate measures to prevent a recurrence of such an event.

3.  In the event that a TIPS DCA holder has a problem that prevents it from settling instant payment orders and positive recall answers in TARGET2 [insert name of CB/country reference], it shall be its responsibility to resolve the problem.

4.  In the event that a TIPS DCA holder unexpectedly submits an abnormally high number of messages, which threaten the stability of the TIPS Platform, and does not, upon request of the [insert name of CB], refrain from such behaviour without delay, the [insert name of CB] may block from the TIPS Platform all further messages submitted by such TIPS DCA holder.

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5.  The [insert name of CB] may impose additional security requirements, in particular with regard to cybersecurity or the prevention of fraud, on all TIPS DCA holders.

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6.  TIPS DCA holders using instructing parties in line with Article 7(2) or (3), or allowing access to their TIPS DCA as set out in Article 8(1), shall be deemed to have addressed the risk stemming from such use or access in accordance with the additional security requirements imposed upon them.

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Article 22

User interfaces

1.  The TIPS DCA holder, or the Linked PM account holder acting on its behalf, shall use either one or both of the following means to access that TIPS DCA:

(a) a direct connection to the TIPS Platform in either U2A or A2A modes; or

(b) the ICM liquidity management features for the TIPS service.

2.  A direct connection to the TIPS Platform allows TIPS DCA holders:

(a) to access information relating to their accounts and to manage CMBs;

(b) to initiate TIPS DCA to PM liquidity transfer orders; and

(c) to manage certain static data.

3.  The ICM liquidity management features for the TIPS service allows the holder of the Linked PM account:

(a) to access information relating to the balance of the TIPS DCAs;

(b) to manage liquidity and to initiate liquidity transfer orders to and from the TIPS DCAs.

Further technical details relating to the user interfaces are contained in Appendix I.

As regards the ICM, further technical details are contained in [insert national provisions implementing Appendix I to Annex II to the Guideline].



TITLE VI

LIABILITY REGIME AND EVIDENCE

Article 23

Liability regime

1.  In performing their obligations pursuant to these Conditions, the [insert name of CB] and the TIPS DCA holders shall be bound by a general duty of reasonable care in relation to each other.

2.  The [insert name of CB] shall be liable to its TIPS DCA holders in cases of fraud (including but not limited to wilful misconduct) or gross negligence, for any loss arising out of the operation of TARGET2-[insert CB/country reference]. In cases of ordinary negligence, the [insert name of CB]'s liability shall be limited to the TIPS DCA holder's direct loss, i.e. the amount of the transaction in question and/or the loss of interest thereon, excluding any consequential loss.

3.  The [insert name of CB] is not liable for any loss that results from any malfunction or failure in the technical infrastructure (including but not limited to the [insert name of CB]'s computer infrastructure, programmes, data, applications or networks), if such malfunction or failure arises in spite of the [insert name of CB] having adopted those measures that are reasonably necessary to protect such infrastructure against malfunction or failure, and to resolve the consequences of such malfunction or failure.

4.  The [insert name of CB] shall not be liable:

(a) to the extent that the loss is caused by the TIPS DCA holder; or

(b) if the loss arises out of external events beyond the [insert name of CB]'s reasonable control (force majeure).

5.  Notwithstanding the [insert national law provisions implementing Directive (EU) 2015/2366] paragraphs 1 to 4 shall apply to the extent that the [insert name of CB]'s liability can be excluded.

6.  The [insert name of CB] and the TIPS DCA holders shall take all reasonable and practicable steps to mitigate any damage or loss referred to in this Article.

7.  In performing some or all of its obligations under these Conditions, the [insert name of CB] may commission third parties in its own name, particularly telecommunications or other network providers or other entities, if this is necessary to meet the [insert name of CB]'s obligations or is standard market practice. The [insert name of CB]'s obligation shall be limited to the due selection and commissioning of any such third parties and the [insert name of CB]'s liability shall be limited accordingly. For the purposes of this paragraph, the SSP-providing NCBs and the TIPS Platform-providing NCBs shall not be considered as third parties.

Article 24

Evidence

1.  Unless otherwise provided in these Conditions, all payment and payment processing-related messages in relation to TIPS DCAs, such as confirmations of debits or credits, or statement messages, between the [insert name of CB] and TIPS DCA holders shall be made through the TIPS network service provider.

2.  Electronic or written records of the messages retained by the [insert name of CB] or by the TIPS network service provider shall be accepted as a means of evidence of the payments processed through the [insert name of CB]. The saved or printed version of the original message of the TIPS network service provider shall be accepted as a means of evidence, regardless of the form of the original message.

3.  The [insert name of CB] shall keep complete records of payment orders submitted and payments received by TIPS DCA holders for a period of [insert period required by relevant national law] from the time at which such payment orders are submitted and payments are received, provided that such complete records shall cover a minimum of five years for any TIPS DCA holder in TARGET2 that is subject to continuous vigilance pursuant to restrictive measures adopted by the Council of the European Union or Member States, or more if required by specific regulations.

4.  The [insert name of CB]'s own books and records (whether kept on paper, microfilm, microfiche, by electronic or magnetic recording, in any other mechanically reproducible form or otherwise) shall be accepted as a means of evidence of any obligations of the TIPS DCA holders and of any facts and events that the parties rely on.



TITLE VII