EBICS procedural rules

With its electronic access for credit institutions, which is based on the Electronic Banking Internet Communication Standard (EBICS), the Deutsche Bundesbank offers a communication channel based on accepted protocols and standards which is capable of processing the growing data volumes in the data exchange between payment service providers with bank sort code efficiently, securely and cost-effectively.

The procedural rules define the amendments to the EBICS standard which are required for the exchange of data between payment service providers with bank sort code, specifications for a fully automated processing system and the Bundesbank's range of EBICS-based services for the following applications: retail payment system (RPS), customer access mechanism (CAM), SEPA clearer (SCL) and electronic account information (EAI).