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Payment systems

Cashless money transfer

Tasks and services

Efficient and secure payment systems are the foundation of a stable financial system. The Bundesbank secures and monitors cashless payments in Germany as a financial centre, provides settlement and clearing services and plays an active role in the further development of the single European payment system.



On 9 and 10 September 2015 for the first time the Bundesbank will host an analytical conference on payments and settlement systems. Please find more details in the Conference program and call for participation.

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Statistics and monitors

TARGET2 - Balance

Bundesbank's TARGET2 claims
Amount: EUR 532,192,585,448.42
(As at: 30 April 2015)
Further information on the TARGET2 balance.


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Publication of the T2S-Forms

Here you can find the T2S-Registration Forms for Directly Connected Parties (DCPs) and Indirectly Connected Parties (ICPs).


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Information events on payments and account management for credit institutions

Please find the German presentation material for the events in September and October here.


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Renminbi clearing in Frankfurt

Since 2012, the German state of Hesse's Ministry of Economics has been making considerable efforts to establish Frankfurt as a renminbi trading venue. The Federal Ministry of Finance supports this objective. Since November 2014, it is possible to process RMB payments directly with China via the RMB clearing bank (Bank of China, Frankfurt Branch), which was selected by the Chinese central bank.


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Information sessions T2S

Please find the english presentation slides of past information sessions here.


Additional information

Creditor Identifier  

SEPA - Single Euro Payments Area

The SEPA direct debit scheme provides the Creditor Identifier to specify the identity of the direct debit creditor.



Newsletter in the mailbox

Receive information about bank sort codes and check-digit calculation for bank account numbers, TARGET2 or general information about payment systems and securities settlement.



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Should you have any questions regarding our payment and settlement systems, please contact the following persons.