Payment Service Providers


The Central Bank collects statistics on payments, from payment service providers and payment system operators, in common with all other euro area central banks to have a perspective on developments in retail payments both within Ireland and more generally in Europe and to inform retail payments policy. Following the successful adoption of SEPA standards for credit transfers and direct debits, the Payment Statistics Regulation (ECB/2013/43) aims to allow policy makers to follow developments in the cross-border provision of payment services, in the context of the internal European market. The statistics will also inform policy development on an on-going basis, which will be focused on limiting market fragmentation and promoting systems based on harmonised standards to foster a competitive environment for the provision of payment services.

Reporting Statistical Data

Returns and associated documentation can be accessed at the links below.