EBF CONSULTATION RESPONSE
EBF response to European Commission’s Targeted Consultation on the review of the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2)
BRUSSELS, 18th July 2022 – The EBF has responded to the European Commission’s targeted consultation on PSD2.
The EBF response notes that overall, PSD2 has contributed to increasing levels of innovation, competition and security, consistent with the objectives of the Directive. Elements such as Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) measures and regulating Third Party Provider (TPP) access to payment accounts are welcomed as overall positive developments in the payments landscape.
Yet, as it might be too early to comprehensively gauge the impact PSD2 has had on the market, any change to the Directive should be based on further assessment on a number of areas, keeping regulatory consistency as a core principle. Importantly, for TPP access to payment accounts, the PSD2 review should seek to set a more balanced distribution of value and risk.
As the payments landscape is constantly evolving, only a holistic assessment of actual market developments and of the different market actors will be able to bring about a well-balanced and innovative framework under a possible PSD2 review.
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About the EBF:
The European Banking Federation is the voice of the European banking sector, bringing together 32 national banking associations in Europe that together represent a significant majority of all banking assets in Europe, with 3,500 banks – large and small, wholesale and retail, local and international – while employing approximately two million people. EBF members represent banks that make available loans to the European economy in excess of €20 trillion and that reliably handle more than 400 million payment transactions per day. Launched in 1960, the EBF is committed to a single market for financial services in the European Union and to supporting policies that foster economic growth.
European Banking Federation
The European Banking Federation is the voice of the European banking sector, bringing together national banking associations from across Europe. The federation is committed to a thriving European economy that is underpinned by a stable, secure and inclusive financial ecosystem, and to a flourishing society where financing is available to fund the dreams of citizens, businesses and innovators everywhere.
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