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On the 24th October 2018 at the ENISA Trust Services Forum – CA Day, Open Banking Europe announced the creation of a PSD2 QTSP Engagement group. This group aims to meet monthly to discuss and advise on practical topics related to using eIDAS for PSD2 Access to Account services. As eIDAS is fairly new, and...
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Paris, 2nd October 2018 – PRETA announced today that over 40 major European financial institutions and service providers have signed up to fund and complete PRETA’s pan-European PSD2 access directory. With the delivery of this directory, PRETA’s Open Banking Europe initiative is answering to the market need for a single, standardised, trusted and machine-readable repository of...
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PRETA, as part of its Open Banking Europe workstream , and ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards institute), have formally agreed to co-operate in the promotion and awareness of relevant standards, practices and legislations for their different stakeholder communities. This agreement takes the form of an MOU. PRETA with its Open Banking Europe initiative supports the regulatory...
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Dear Colleagues, 6-month after PSD2 went live, we are pleased to give you a short status update on the Open Banking Europe work as we move from Phase 1 to Phase 2. In a nutshell, things are going very well! We have a working directory in place. We have completed testing scripted testing with banks...
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LUXHUB and PRETA have signed today an agreement allowing LUXHUB to access PRETA’s Open Banking Europe Directory, the Pan European directory providing a single, standardised, trusted, machine readable source for all TPPs and to manage a local copy of PRETA’s directory in Luxembourg to insure a reliable, fast and performant TPP orchestration in the PSD2...
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Today, PRETA announced the launch of phase 2 of its Open Banking Europe (OBE) directory project. The Open Banking Europe initiative was launched in June 2017 to support account-servicing payment service providers (AS-PSPs) and third-party providers (TPPs) offering payment initiation services and account information services in meeting the access-to-account requirements of the revised Payment Services...
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ETSI have published the PSD2 eIDAS standard TS 119 495 which was finalised at their plenary in May and is available here. ETSI – the European Telecom’s and Standards Institution developing standards in Europe for global use, has been working to define the set of standards for implementing the requirements of the RTS for use...
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In PSD2 there are two effects that the core legislation has – Industry alignment and proactive PSP requirements. Prior to PSD2 many of the industry processes and procedures for regulating and harmonising cross-border access has been legal and manually or processed, or generally hidden to the Industry. As the Financial Industry and Payments Services more...
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On 17th and  18th May, OBE will organise a two-day assisted seminar for all Banks, PSPs and Solution Providers in the European market, to support the preparations in PSD2 implementation. In particular Open Banking Europe (comprised of the largest banks and service providers in Europe) has distilled the key information and processes under PSD2 to help National...
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On 20th March “eIDAS meets PSD2: Securing access to financial services with qualified certificates” took place. It was a joint event with Open Banking Europe and ETSI, the EU telecommunication Standard Institution, one of the bodies recognised from the Commission for standards. The event was the opportunity to exchange information between the different players involved...
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