EBA releases CP on fraud reporting requirements under psd2

The EBA’s Consultation Paper on the Guidelines on Fraud Reporting under PSD2 (EBA/CP/2017/13)  has been developed  in close cooperation with the European Central Bank (ECB) to ensure that the high-level fraud reporting requirements under Article 96(6) of the PSD2 are implemented consistently among Member States and that the aggregated data provided by competent authorities  to the EBA and the ECB is comparable and reliable.

The first part of the Guidelines sets out requirements applicable to all payment service providers, with the exception of account information service providers, while the second part introduces requirements that are applicable to all competent authorities in the EU.

The Guidelines define the meaning of ‘fraudulent payment transactions’ for the purpose of the data reporting under these particular Guidelines.

The Guidelines also include periodic reporting requirements on payment transactions and fraudulent payment transactions and set out the methodology for collating and reporting data, including data breakdown, reporting periods, frequency and reporting deadlines.

The Guidelines leave it to the discretion of the competent authority to decide on the technological aspects of the reporting format and the means of communication.

Payment service providers are expected to provide high-level data on a quarterly basis and more detailed data on a yearly basis. The level of data breakdown will depend on the payment instrument used and the payment service provided. Competent authorities are expected to provide the EBA and ECB with aggregated data following the same data breakdown used by individual payment service providers.

The deadline for the submission of comments is 03 November 2017.

A public hearing will take place at the EBA premises on Thursday 05 October 2017 from 2:00 to 3.30pm UK time.