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Document 32016D0009

Decision (EU) 2016/821 of the European Central Bank of 26 April 2016 amending Decision ECB/2007/7 concerning the terms and conditions of TARGET2-ECB (ECB/2016/9)

OJ L 136, 25.5.2016, p. 12–18 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/2016/821/oj

25.5.2016   

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 136/12


DECISION (EU) 2016/821 OF THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK

of 26 April 2016

amending Decision ECB/2007/7 concerning the terms and conditions of TARGET2-ECB (ECB/2016/9)

THE EXECUTIVE BOARD OF THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular the first and fourth indents of Article 127(2) thereof,

Having regard to the Statute of the European System of Central Banks and of the European Central Bank, and in particular Article 3.1 and Articles 17, 18 and 22 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Guideline (EU) 2016/579 of the European Central Bank (ECB/2016/6) (1) has amended Guideline ECB/2012/27 (2) with a view to clarifying the scheme by which national central banks (NCBs) provide auto-collateralisation services and settlement in central bank money. These clarifications follow on from amendments introduced by Guideline (EU) 2015/930 of the European Central Bank (ECB/2015/15) (3), which amended Guideline ECB/2012/27 to introduce Dedicated Cash Accounts and auto-collateralisation services with regard to the operation of TARGET2-Securities (T2S).

(2)

Guideline (EU) 2016/579 (ECB/2016/6) has also introduced amendments to Guideline ECB/2012/27 on a number of policy issues, including the treatment of TARGET2 participants subject to resolution proceedings, from the perspective of their TARGET2 participation.

(3)

To reflect the foregoing amendments to Guideline ECB/2012/27, Decision ECB/2007/7 (4), which is concerned with the terms and conditions of TARGET2-ECB, should be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Amendments

Annexes I and II to Decision ECB/2007/7 are amended in accordance with the Annex to this Decision.

Article 2

Entry into force

This Decision shall enter into force on 16 May 2016.

Done at Frankfurt am Main, 26 April 2016.

The President of the ECB

Mario DRAGHI


(1)  Guideline (EU) 2016/579 of the European Central Bank of 16 March 2016 amending Guideline ECB/2012/27 on a Trans-European Automated Real-time Gross settlement Express Transfer system (TARGET2) (ECB/2016/6) (OJ L 99, 15.4.2016, p. 21).

(2)  Guideline ECB/2012/27 of the European Central Bank of 5 December 2012 on a Trans-European Automated Real-time Gross settlement Express Transfer system (TARGET2) (OJ L 30, 30.1.2013, p. 1).

(3)  Guideline (EU) 2015/930 of the European Central Bank of 2 April 2015 amending Guideline ECB/2012/27 on a Trans-European Automated Real-time Gross settlement Express Transfer system (TARGET2) (ECB/2015/15) (OJ L 155, 19.6.2015, p. 38).

(4)  Decision ECB/2007/7 of 24 July 2007 concerning the terms and conditions of TARGET2-ECB (OJ L 237, 8.9.2007, p. 71).


ANNEX

1.

Annex I to Decision ECB/2007/7 is amended as follows:

(a)

in Article 1, the following definition is replaced:

‘—

“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,’;

(b)

Article 28 is amended as follows:

(i)

the following sentence is added at the end of paragraph 1:

‘For the purposes of this paragraph, the taking of resolution action within the meaning of Directive 2014/59/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council (*) against a PM account holder shall not automatically qualify as the opening of insolvency proceedings.

(*)  Directive 2014/59/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 establishing a framework for the recovery and resolution of credit institutions and investment firms and amending Council Directive 82/891/EEC, and Directives 2001/24/EC, 2002/47/EC, 2004/25/EC, 2005/56/EC, 2007/36/EC, 2011/35/EU, 2012/30/EU and 2013/36/EU, and Regulations (EU) No 1093/2010 and (EU) No 648/2012, of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 173, 12.6.2014, p. 190).’;"

(ii)

paragraph 4(a) is replaced by the following:

‘(a)

In the event that the ECB suspends or terminates a PM account holder's participation in TARGET2-ECB under paragraph 1 or 2, the ECB 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 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 DCA holder that receives the message.’;

(iii)

paragraph 4(b) is deleted;

(c)

in Article 32, paragraph 1 is replaced by the following:

‘1.   The ECB 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.’;

(d)

in Appendix II, paragraph 3(a)(ii) is replaced by the following:

‘(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’;

(e)

in Appendix IV, paragraph 4 is amended as follows:

(i)

point (b) is replaced by the following:

‘(b)

In the event that the operation of the SSP or the T2S Platform, as referred to in Annex II, 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 ECB all relevant information in this respect.’;

(ii)

the following point (c) is added:

‘(c)

Where a PM to 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.’;

(f)

in Appendix IV, paragraph 8(c) is replaced by the following:

‘(c)

The ECB 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 ECB. Any costs incurred by the participants as a result of such testing or other arrangements shall be borne solely by the participants.’;

(g)

in Appendix VI, the following text is added:

‘15.

An ancillary system using the ASI or the Participant Interface, irrespective of the number of any accounts it may hold with the ASCB and/or the SCB, shall be subject to a fee schedule consisting of the following elements:

(a)

A fixed monthly fee of EUR 1 000 to be charged to each ancillary system (Fixed Fee I).

(b)

A second monthly fixed fee of between EUR 417 and EUR 8 334, in proportion to the underlying gross value of the ancillary system's euro cash settlement transactions (Fixed Fee II).

Band

From (EUR million/day)

To (EUR million/day)

Annual fee

Monthly fee

1

0

below 1 000

EUR 5 000

EUR 417

2

1 000

below 2 500

EUR 10 000

EUR 833

3

2 500

below 5 000

EUR 20 000

EUR 1 667

4

5 000

below 10 000

EUR 30 000

EUR 2 500

5

10 000

below 50 000

EUR 40 000

EUR 3 333

6

50 000

below 500 000

EUR 50 000

EUR 4 167

7

Above 500 000

EUR 100 000

EUR 8 334

The gross value of the ancillary system's euro cash settlement transactions shall be calculated by the ASCB once a year on the basis of such gross value during the previous year and the calculated gross value shall be applied for calculating the fee from 1 January of each calendar year. The gross value shall exclude transactions settled on DCAs.

(c)

A transaction fee calculated on the same basis as the schedule established for PM account holders, in line with paragraph 1(b). The ancillary system may choose one of the two options: either to pay a flat EUR 0,80 fee per payment instruction (Option A) or to pay a fee calculated on a degressive basis (Option B), subject to the following modifications:

(i)

for Option B, the limits of the bands relating to volume of payment instructions are divided by two; and

(ii)

a monthly fixed fee of EUR 150 (under Option A) or EUR 1 875 (under Option B) shall be charged in addition to Fixed Fee I and Fixed Fee II.

(d)

In addition to the fees set out in points (a) to (c), an ancillary system using the ASI or the Participant Interface shall also be subject to the following fees:

(i)

If the ancillary system makes use of the TARGET2 value-added services for T2S, the monthly fee for the use of the value added services shall be EUR 50 for those systems that have chosen option A and EUR 625 for those systems that have chosen option B. This fee shall be charged for each account held by the ancillary system that uses the services;

(ii)

If the ancillary system holds a Main PM account linked to one or more DCAs, the monthly fee shall be EUR 250 for each linked DCA; and

(iii)

The ancillary system as Main PM account holder shall be charged the following fees for T2S services connected with the linked DCA(s). These items shall be billed separately:

Tariff items

Price

Explanation

Settlement services

DCA to DCA liquidity transfer orders

9 euro cent

per transfer

Intra-balance movement (i.e. blocking, unblocking, reservation of liquidity etc.)

6 euro cent

per transaction

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’;

2.

Annex II to Decision ECB/2007/7 is amended as follows:

(a)

in Article 1, the following definitions are replaced:

‘—

“auto-collateralisation” means intraday credit granted by the euro area national central bank (NCB) in central bank money triggered when a 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 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,’;

‘—

“Main PM account” means the PM account to which a DCA is linked and to which any remaining balance will be automatically repatriated at the end of the day,’;

(b)

The introductory paragraph of Article 16(3) is replaced by the following:

‘An agreement is to be signed between the Eurosystem CBs and the connected NCBs, on the one hand, and all CSDs participating in T2S, on the other hand, on the exchange of information in the event of the insolvency of a participant, and the liability of each of the signatories to the agreement. Two weeks after the ECB has confirmed to all of the agreement's signatories that procedures for the exchange of the abovementioned information have been established and approved by all parties thereto, the rules provided for in paragraph 2 shall be replaced by the following:’;

(c)

Article 24 is amended as follows:

(i)

the following sentence is added at the end of paragraph 1:

‘For the purposes of this paragraph, the taking of resolution action within the meaning of Directive 2014/59/EU against a DCA holder shall not automatically qualify as the opening of insolvency proceedings’;

(ii)

paragraph 4(a) is replaced by the following:

‘(a)

In the event that the ECB suspends or terminates a DCA holder's participation in TARGET2-ECB under paragraph 1 or 2, the ECB shall immediately inform, by means of an ICM broadcast message or a T2S broadcast message, that DCA holder, other CBs and DCA holders and PM account holders in all of the TARGET2 component systems of such suspension or termination. Such a message shall be deemed to have been issued by the home CB of the DCA holder and PM account holder that receives the message.’;

(iii)

paragraph 4(b) is deleted;

(d)

in Appendix II, paragraph 3(a)(ii) is replaced by the following:

‘(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’;

(e)

in Appendix IV, paragraph 7(b) is replaced by the following:

‘(b)

The ECB may require that the 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 ECB. Any costs incurred by the DCA holders as a result of such testing or other arrangements shall be borne solely by the DCA holders.’;

(f)

Appendix VI is replaced by the following:

‘APPENDIX VI

FEE SCHEDULE

Fees for T2S services

The following fees for T2S services connected with DCAs shall be charged to the Main PM account holders:

Tariff items

Price

Explanation

Settlement services

DCA to DCA liquidity transfer orders

9 euro cent

per transfer

Intra-balance movement (i.e. blocking, unblocking, reservation of liquidity etc)

6 euro cent

per transaction

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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