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Payments and Settlement Systems Statistics

  Data source

National Central Banks in the European Union

  Contact email address

Statistical Information Request form

  Legal acts and other agreements

Regulation ECB/2013/43:

Recommendation ECB/2013/44: 

Guideline ECB/2014/15:

Council regulation (EC) No 2533/98 of 23 November 1998 concerning the collection of statistical information by the European Central Bank:

ECB legal framework:


  Data presentation - Summary description

The PSS dataset currently contains information on:

  • Statistics on access and usage of payment services
  • Statistics on access and usage of payment terminals
  • Statistics on TARGET2 per country
  • Statistics on national retail and large-value payment systems
  • Statistics on pan-european systems
  • Euro area aggregates and comparative indicators
  Source data type

National data are collected and compiled by EU NCBs

  Time period

Annual data since 2000 to ongoing

  Base period

No base period

  Frequency of data collection


  Statistical unit

EUR (euro area Member States) and domestic currencies (non-euro area Member States)

  Data validation

Structured Feedback Reports and confirmation of data/tables by NCBs 

  Data revision - policy

Revisions to historical data are transmitted alongside data reported for the latest reference period

  Quality management

Logical and plausibility checking


Data are published 9 months after the reference period.

  Release policy - release calendar

Release calendar schedule on the ECB"s website:

  Dissemination format

ECB's Statistical Data Warehouse; time series to the ESCB; updated documentation in the ECB's website

  Dissemination format - news release

Press release in Q3 of each year:

  Documentation on methodology

Payments Statistics on the ECB website:


  Metadata last update 13/DEC/2018 11:51:43

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Show/Hide section   PSS : Search result for PSS.A.D0.S102.I00.I320.NC.X0.20.Z0Z.Z

Title Complement EU (changing composition) - Number of terminals - All types of payment services - Via customer terminals provided by resident PSPs - e-money card accepting terminals - Number per million inhabitants - Non-MFIs counterpart
Series Key PSS.A.D0.S102.I00.I320.NC.X0.20.Z0Z.Z
ECB Last update 2019-07-26 10:00:03.0
Unit Unit described in title
Reference area EU (changing composition) (D0)
Decimals Three (3)
Collection indicator End of period (E)
Methodology reference NA
Title Number per million inhabitants of e-money card accepting terminals - provided by resident PSPs - from EU (changing composition)
Publications Payment statistics:
Frequency Annual