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Payment systems

Cashless money transfer

Payment systems

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.


Statistics and monitors

TARGET2 - Balance

Bundesbank's TARGET2 claims
Amount: EUR 467,866,334,309.06
(As at: 30 November 2014)
Further information on the TARGET2 balance.


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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.



SIBOS 2014

Eurosystem once again represented at specialist convention in Boston from 29 September to 2 October 2014.


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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. In July 2013, a steering committee was set up, in which the ministries and the Deutsche Bundesbank play an active part. On 19 June 2014, the Chinese Central Bank has selected Bank of China, Frankfurt Branch, as RMB clearing bank for the city of Frankfurt.


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Information sessions T2S

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


SEPA - Single Euro Payments Area

Creditor Identifier

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


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Payment Statistics

The “Payment systems” section includes data on the payment instruments employed and transaction volumes as well as statistics on securities settlement systems.


Additional information



Publications issued by the Bundesbank about its role in payment systems and its payment services as well as a selection of documents issued by national and international institutions.


Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems (CPSS)  


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.