1Q47. We are a provider of account information and payment initiation services who was providing those services before 12 January 2016. Can we continue to provide those services after the PSRs 2017 come into force?
Yes, initially. Providers of account information services and payment initiation services which were providing those services before 12 January 2016 and which continue to provide such services immediately before 13 January 2018 will be able to continue to do so after that date without registration or authorisation until the EBA’s Regulatory Technical Standards on strong customer authentication and common and secure communication apply. However, while provided in reliance on this transitional provision, those services will be treated under the PSRs 2017 as if they were not account information services or payment initiation services. More information can be found in Chapters 3 and 17 of our Approach Document.