The general statistics reporting portal (AMS) is the standard channel for creating and sending external transaction and stock reports. The portal already has more than 100,000 users in Germany who appreciate it as a secure, electronic means of transmitting their reports to the Bundesbank.
Using the file transfer function, reporting parties are able to transmit external payment and stock reports securely in XML format (files are uploaded via browser or automated access) to the Bundesbank. Since June 2020, files in XML format should have been submitted through the AMS reporting portal as standard.
To submit external reports electronically, you must first apply for a reporting number (previously called “company identification number”) – provided it is not already known or has not already been requested.