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With regard to establishing a new or expanding an already existing entity domiciled in Germany, the German supervisory authorities stand ready to discuss the pertinent issues.
The Bundesbank provides a new procedure for the automated download of statistical data sets. The web service offers an interface for programmatic access.
The Bundesbank’s up-to-date statistical data in the form of time series (also available to download as a CSV file or SDMX-ML file).
Here you will find information on the bank sort code file and on the bank sort code update service. You can also download the bank sort code files.
In the press area, you will find press releases, speeches, guest contributions and interviews with Bundesbank Executive Board members as well as further press materials.
The Bundesbank published various studies and conference proceedings, resulting from the research activities of its employees and guest researchers.
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In October 2020, the Governing Council of the ECB decided to extend the duration of the ECMS project by 12 months. It is now scheduled to go live in November 2023.
In version 1.1 of the Business Description Document for the ECMS, we introduce the functions and properties of the ECMS to our counterparties and thereby support stake-holders in their go-live preparations. The document explains the different functionalities available to external agents (counterparties, CSDs and TPAs) and provides information on communication between the ECMS and those groups of users.
The ECMS Connectivity Guide provides counterparties with a detailed description of technical connectivity to the ECMS for both the test and live environments. It explains the different communication modes available to counterparties and provides detailed information on the steps needed to subscribe to the Value Added Network Service Provider’s (VA-NSP) Services for the ECMS (U2A – user-to-application and/or A2A – application-to-application).
The central access point to the TARGET services, T2 (CLM and RTGS), T2S, TIPS and ECMS is the Eurosystem Single Market Infrastructure Gateway (ESMIG). For future communication with the TARGET services and therefore ECMS, every counterparty needs to be connected via ESMIG (directly or can use third-party technical access). The two network service providers SIA-COLT and SWIFT, licensed by the Eurosystem, are available for this purpose. Further documents on the connection via ESMIG as well as information on contracts with the network service providers SIA-COLT and SWIFT can be found in the "TARGET2/T2S Consolidation" section.
The introduction of the ECMS has raised a whole host of questions for monetary policy counterparties. The Bundesbank has responded by compiling and publishing frequently asked questions (FAQs). The document is updated regularly.
Find an overview of planned ECMS information to be published (e.g. „ECMS Message Usage Guide” and “U2A and A2A roles in the ECMS”)
Documents and information on the ECMS
On 13 April 2021, the Governing Council decided important changes that will be valid with the go-live of ECMS in November 2023. One is the TARGET2-Securities (T2S) settlement policy, according to which Eurosystem monetary policy counterparties will be required to mobilise collateral for use in Eurosystem credit operations into accounts held by euro area national central banks (NCBs) in central securities depositories (CSDs) that participate in T2S. Furthermore the elimination of fees for the mobilisation of marketable assets as collateral via the Correspondent Central Banking Model (CCBM).