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Preamble

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Directive 2014/92/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 July 2014 on the comparability of fees related to payment accounts, payment account switching and access to payment accounts with basic features, and in particular the second subparagraph of Article 5(4) thereof,

Whereas:

  1. (1)

    Directive 2014/92/EU requires Member States to ensure that payment service providers provide the consumer, at least annually and free of charge, with a statement of all fees incurred, as well as, where applicable, information regarding the interest rates for services linked to a payment account. Payment service providers are required to use the standardised terms set out in the final list of the most representative services linked to a payment account. The final lists are to be published by Member States, integrating the Union standardised terminology laid down in Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2018/32.

  2. (2)

    In order to ensure that the statement of fees achieves the aims of Directive 2014/92/EU and, at the same time, provides the consumer with all relevant information in a way that enhances comparison and transparency, payment service providers should use a standardised template for the statement of fees.

  3. (3)

    As regards the presentation of packages of services linked to a payment account, it needs to be taken into account that there are different kinds of packages offered by payment service providers. The provision of some packages is included in a general fee, such as for maintaining or operating the account, while other packages are charged separately from such general fee and some packages include a certain quantity of services. In order to make it easier for the consumer to understand the content of the different types of packages and their fees, the statement of fees should list the packages separately. In particular, if the packages are charged as part of a general fee, such packages should be displayed together with that fee.

  4. (4)

    Member States are able to require key indicators such as a comprehensive cost indicator to be provided with the statement of fees. Therefore the template for the statement of fees should include a separate table, to be used by those payment service providers which are subject to such conditions.

  5. (5)

    Furthermore, since the statement of fees should be easily produced by payment service providers, there should be clear instructions for payment service providers on how to complete the statement of fees.

  6. (6)

    This Regulation is based on the draft implementing technical standards submitted by the European Supervisory Authority (European Banking Authority) ("EBA") to the Commission.

  7. (7)

    The EBA has conducted open public consultations on the draft implementing technical standards on which this Regulation is based, analysed the potential related costs and benefits and requested the opinion of the Banking Stakeholder Group established in accordance with Article 37 of Regulation (EU) No 1093/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council,

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