PSD2 Access to Bank Accounts

Based on the requirements of the revised Payment Services Directive (EU 2015/2366, also known as PSD2) and of the European Banking Authority Regulatory Technical Standards (EBA RTS), Berlin Group NextGenPSD2 has worked on a detailed 'Access to Account  (XS2A) Open Banking Framework' with data model (at conceptual, logical and physical data levels) and associated messaging.

Berlin Group NextGenPSD2 has been implemented in all EU countries, in several non-EU countries in Europe and in countries outside Europe who are focused on maintaining reachability and compatibility with the European market. More than 75% of European banks and hundreds of Third Party Providers (TPPs) have implemented the Berlin Group NextGenPSD2 Framework.

While the NextGenPSD2 Framework is considered as finalised and mature, any new PSD2-relevant clarifications from EBA or National Competent Authorities (NCAs) will continue to be integrated into the NextGenPSD2 Framework. Since 1 January 2021 the NextGenPSD2 Framework has become an integrated part of the Berlin Group openFinance Framework. The openFinance Framework aims to leverage the NextGenPSD2 Framework technology and infrastructure investments with standardised Open Finance extensions beyond the regulatory PSD2 scope that will enable bank customers (consumer or corporate account owners), directly or via a Third Party Provider (TPP), to access bank accounts for commercial premium services and data.

Please Note: On this webpage only the 'Archived information' section below may be updated infrequently, when new publications are announced on the dedicated NextGenPSD2 download page. Open Finance updates are provided on the openFinance website.

History NextGenPSD2

 

Berlin Group NextGenPSD2 developed uniform and interoperable XS2A communications and this helped tremendously to

  • provide TPPs with uniform access to the market and optimal reachability;

  • reduce the PSD2 XS2A complexity and fragmentation risks;

  • save costs and risks on development, documentation, implementation, maintenance, testing and operations;

  • generate better, more, cheaper and faster time-to-market services for bank customers;
     

The NextGenPSD2 Taskforce represented the market supply-side (i.e. banks, payment/banking associations, payment schemes and interbank processors operating in SEPA), which was mandated by PSD2 and EBA RTS to provide an XS2A interface and is also liable for any operational damages. The NextGenPSD2 Framework covers the requirements from almost 70 participants from more than 25 payment communities on amongst others consent models, SCA architectures and related payment products for retail and corporate business.

The NextGenPSD2 Taskforce was supported by several Working Groups, by a NextGenPSD2 Advisory Group & Board and with feedback via market consultations and other direct channels. Since 2021 the NextGenPSD2 Taskforce migrated into the openFinance Taskforce and the Advisory Group & Board migrated into the openFinance Advisory Group & Board.

NextGenPSD2 Deliverables

The NextGenPSD2 Framework itself is built of 4 artefacts, which are all published for free under Creative Commons (CC-BY-ND):

  1. An Introductions Paper;

  2. An Operational Rules document that covers the service description, abstract (logical) data model and detailed process flow descriptions in a B2B interface;

  3. Implementation Guidelines that specify the XS2A interface in technical detail, including XML/JSON schemas. In addition to the core Implementation Guidelines, an Appendix document with domestic payment definitions has been published.

  4. An OpenAPI file that helps implementers during development;

 

The documents were and are still used by banks and TPPs for implementing PSD2-required bank account access. Technical errata, clarifications and additional functionality required by EBA or NCAs might still be published here where you can also find all above-mentioned and updated NextGenPSD2 deliverables available for download.

 

Implementation Related Information

While the NextGenPSD2 Framework focuses on standardisation and implementation support is out of scope, the NextGenPSD2 Taskforce would still like to make sure that TPPs are able to find NextGenPSD2 implementers and are involved and supported for testing. This section provides links to NextGenPSD2 implementation support sites where TPPs can register for testing and find testing support (from e.g. test directories with BICs of banks, URL testsandboxes, NextGenPSD2 version information, etc.):
 


Any new implementer support information can be sent to info@berlin-group.org and will, after validation, be listed here as well.

Archived information

Schedule of Events


Please note: this section will only update for NextGenPSD2 publications. Any documents on openFinance will be provided on the openFinance website.

  • On 30 June 2021 an Errata document on the V1.3.9 Implementation Guidelines has been published in the Core PSD2 compliancy section of the Available Documents. On the same date an updated version of the single cards AIS service has been published in the Extended value-added services section of the Available Documents.
  • On 19 April 2021 the AIS for Savings and Loans Accounts extension has been published as an extension to the core NextGenPSD2 Framework.
  • On 29 March 2021, an updated V1.3.9 Implementation Guidelines and related detailed change log have been published on the dedicated NextGenPSD2 download page in the Core PSD2 compliancy section of the Available Documents section.
  • On 15 December 2020, an Errata document on the V1.3.8 Implementation Guidelines has been published in the Core PSD2 compliancy section of the Available Documents. On the same date an updated version of the single cards AIS service has been published in the Extended value-added services section of the Available Documents.
  • On 2 November 2020, updated versions of the NextGenPSD2 Framework Implementation Guidelines (and related detailed change log), of the domestic AIS/PIS documentation, and of the Security Bulletin have been published (in the Core PSD2 compliancy section of the Available Documents). On the same date an updated version of the single cards AIS service and a new document for multiple consents handling have been published in the Extended value-added services section of the Available Documents.
  • On 14 July 2020, an Errata document and a final version of the Extended Service ‘AIS for Single Cards’ have been published.
  • On 19 May 2020, a 6-weeks market consultation on a new single cards for AIS endpoint service has been announced and new and updated NextGenPSD2 deliverables have been published.
  • On 27 March 2020, several updates have been published: an Errata document with minor errata and new attributes to support the EU price regulation for crossborder credit transfers, an updated Annex with domestic payment and account information features for the Hungarian and the Danish markets, an updated Change Request status overview, and a new OpenAPI file which integrates the requirements from the published errata documentation and from the support of data model extensions induced by the introduction of the Trusted Beneficiary List service (note: the Trusted Beneficiary List related endpoint will be published separately at a later stage).
  • On 27 February 2020, an extended ‘List of Trusted Beneficiaries Service’ has been published, required by some jurisdictions in Europe as part of NextGenPSD2 compliancy. The service addresses the provision to the Third Party Provider (TPP) of the list of ‘trusted beneficiaries’ (referenced to the definition in the EBA RTS). The provision of this additional information might depend on rules and conditions within the bank (ASPSP) and/or on an explicit consent of the PSU submitted to the ASPSP. Extensions to the existing account access data data model are shown with revision marks.
  • On 3 February 2020, a new update version 1.3.6. of the NextGenPSD2 Framework Implementation Guidelines has been published, integrating all previously published Errata on version 1.3.4, as well as the extended services on displaying account owner names and standing orders, new functionality on transaction confirmation as introduced by the security bulletin in Autumn 2019, extended transaction report and payment initiation data models, new http headers e.g. for transporting TPP brand information for logging, and several other clarifications and new features or functionality. A detailed change log document has been published separately.
  • On 6 December 2019, a new Errata document has been published.
  • On 25 November 2019, an extension covering Additional Account Information Services with the account owner name has been published.
  • On 6 November 2019, a Security Bulletin, an extended Standing Orders Report Service, and an updated full Catalogue of Change Requests have been published.
  • On 1 July 2019, a Whitepaper on the results of a recent Market Survey has been published. The Market Survey Whitepaper shows the consolidated results on the major NextGenPSD2 core compliancy implementation choices of already more than 2,500 banks from 24 countries.
  • On 12 April 2019, an updated Version 1.3 OpenAPI file has been published.
  • On 29 March 2019, a new Errata document, an Annex with domestic payment definitions and an updated Version 1.3 OpenAPI file have been published, together with the formalised Change Management Process and Change Request Form.
  • On 18 March 2019 an updated Version 1.3 OpenAPI file has been published.
  • On 1 March 2019 the first two extended value add services have been published.
  • On 15 February 2019, a new Errata document and an updated Version 1.3 OpenAPI file have been published.
  • On 19 October 2018, a Version 1.3 release update of the NextGenPSD2 Implementation Guidelines has been published, complemented on 21 December 2018 with an updated Operational Rules document, an Errata document and a Version 1.3 OpenAPI file.
  • On 5 October 2018, a dedicated website for the NextGenPSD2 Conference 2018 was launched at www.xs2a-inpractice.eu
  • On 14 September 2018, a Bulletin (Bulletin 01) has been published on the NextGenPSD2 downloads page, announcing important changes within the Berlin Group NextGenPSD2 Framework which will be covered in Version 1.3, relative to Version 1.2.
  • On 25 July 2018, a Version 1.2 release update of the NextGenPSD2 Implementation Guidelines has been published.
  • On 6 July 2018, a first webinar conference call of the future NextGenPSD2 Advisory Board took place. As a matter of transparency, please find the presentation slides here and a consolidated Q&A document listing the questions and answers that resulted from the audience in this first meeting can be found here.
  • On 8 June 2018, a market consultation resolved issues document has been published.
  • On 18 May 2018, a detailed change log from Version 1.0 to 1.1 has been published.
  • On 11 May 2018, a Version 1.1 release update of the NextGenPSD2 Implementation Guidelines has been published.
  • On 8 February 2018 the NextGenPSD2 Framework Version 1.0 was published and announced in a press release.
  • A NextGenPSD2 Public Market Consultation was organised from 02 October 2017 until 17 November 2017.
  • On 25 October 2017 a NextGenPSD2 Conference has been organised in Berlin.
  • On 27 September 2017 the launch of the NextGenPSD2 Public Market Consultation was announced in a press release.
  • On 13 June 2017 the creation of the 'Access to Account Framework' was announced in a press release.

Archived Articles


Archived files are no longer published and can only be made available upon specific and argued request

  • 20201202 - Advisory Group Participants list.pdf
    DXC Technology from Switzerland and One Global from Kuwait added as participants to the NextGenPSD2 Advisory Group.
  • 20201116 - Advisory Group Participants list.pdf
    KAL ATM Software GmbH from Germany added as participant to the NextGenPSD2 Advisory Group.
  • 20201008 - Advisory Group Participants list.pdf
    PayBelgium vzw from Belgium added as participant to the NextGenPSD2 Advisory Group.
  • 20200911 - Advisory Group Participants list.pdf
    FinTech Istanbul Platform from Turkey added as participant to the NextGenPSD2 Advisory Group.
  • 20200827 - Advisory Group Participants list.pdf
    Apiseq Inc. from the United States, EM@NEY PLC from Malta and Mambu GmbH from Germany added as participants to the NextGenPSD2 Advisory Group.
  • 20200702 - Advisory Group Participants list.pdf
    Architecht Bilişim Sistemleri ve Pazarlama Ticaret A.Ş. from Turkey, SOFORT GmbH from Germany and ZTL Payment Solution AS from Norway added as participants to the NextGenPSD2 Advisory Group.
  • 20200629 - NextGenPSD2 Taskforce Participants list.pdf
    ING Group NV from The Netherlands added as participant to the NextGenPSD2 Taskforce.
  • 20200612 - Advisory Group Participants list.pdf
    BirAPI Ödeme Hizmetleri A.Ş. from Turkey, JoomPay Europe S.A. from Luxembourg, and PayServices BVA from Belgium added as participants to the NextGenPSD2 Advisory Group.
  • 20200302 - NextGenPSD2 Taskforce Participants list.pdf
    Commerzbank AG from Germany added as participant to the NextGenPSD2 Taskforce.
  • 20200514 - Advisory Group Participants list.pdf
    Bizcuit Payments BV from The Netherlands added as participant to the NextGenPSD2 Advisory Group.
  • 20200417 - Advisory Group Participants list.pdf
    Afterbanks Ltd from the United Kingdom added as participant to the NextGenPSD2 Advisory Group.
  • 20200302 - Advisory Group Participants list.pdf
    SQUER Solutions GmbH from Austria added as participant to the NextGenPSD2 Advisory Group.
  • 20200218 - Advisory Group Participants list.pdf
    Plaid Financial Limited from The United Kingdom, WSO2 Inc from The United States, and Yolt Technology Services from The Netherlands added as participants to the NextGenPSD2 Advisory Group.
  • 20200203 - Advisory Group Participants list.pdf
    Grant Thornton and Oxlin, both from France, added as participants to the NextGenPSD2 Advisory Group.
  • 20191217 - Advisory Group Participants list.pdf
    Budget Insight from France, TrueLayer from the United Kingdom, and yes.com from Switzerland added as participants to the NextGenPSD2 Advisory Group.
  • 20191202 - Advisory Group Participants list.pdf
    EMA (Electronic Money Association) and Openitio from the United Kingdom, and petaFuel from Germany added as participants to the NextGenPSD2 Advisory Group.
  • 20191121 - Advisory Group Participants list.pdf
    UMT United Mobility Technology AG from Germany added as participant to the NextGenPSD2 Advisory Group.
  • 20191113 - Advisory Group Participants list.pdf
    Oracle Corporation from the United States added as participant to the NextGenPSD2 Advisory Group.
  • 20191104 - Advisory Group Participants list.pdf
    Bruc Bond from Lithuania and waydear from Germany added as participants to the NextGenPSD2 Advisory Group.
  • 20191015 - Advisory Group Participants list.pdf
    Ostia Software Solutions from Ireland and Senacor Technologies from Germany added as participants to the NextGenPSD2 Advisory Group.
  • 20190925 - NextGenPSD2 Taskforce Participants list.pdf
    myPOS Europe from the UK and iCard from Bulgaria added as participants to the NextGenPSD2 Taskforce.
  • 20190923 - Advisory Group Participants list.pdf
    PPI from Germany added as participant to the NextGenPSD2 Advisory Group.
  • 20190820 - Participants list.pdf
    NSPK from Russia added as participant to the NextGenPSD2 Taskforce.
  • 20190910 - Advisory Group Participants list.pdf
    Mastercard Europe from Belgium and Omikron Systemhaus from Germany added as participants to the NextGenPSD2 Advisory Group.
  • 20190829 - Advisory Group Participants list.pdf
    Enfuce Financial Services from Finland, ETPPA (European Third Party Providers Association IVZW) from Belgium and Tink AB from Sweden added as participants to the NextGenPSD2 Advisory Group.
  • 20190813 - Advisory Group Participants list.pdf
    J.P. Morgan from the United Kingdom added as participant to the NextGenPSD2 Advisory Group.
  • 20190813 - Participants list.pdf
    Fidor Group from Germany added as participant to the NextGenPSD2 Taskforce.
  • 20190701 - NextGenPSD2 Access to Account Interoperability Framework - Market Survey Whitepaper 2019 WP.201901.pdf

    This Whitepaper shows the consolidated results on the major NextGenPSD2 core compliancy implementation choices of already more than 2,500 banks from 24 countries, as collected from a Market Survey in Q1 2019.
  • 20190524 - Participants list.pdf
    Aegean Baltic Bank and Attica Bank from Greece and EFG Bank from Luxembourg added as participant to the NextGenPSD2 Taskforce.
  • 20190702 - Advisory Board Participants list.pdf
    DATEV from Germany added as participant to the NextGenPSD2 Advisory Board.
  • 20190604 - Advisory Board Participants list.pdf
    SRC from Slovenia added as participant to the NextGenPSD2 Advisory Board.
  • 20190523 - Advisory Board Participants list.pdf
    Unisystems from Greece added as participant to the NextGenPSD2 Advisory Board.
  • 20190415 - Participants list.pdf
    Eurobank from Greece added as participant to the NextGenPSD2 Taskforce.
  • 20190515 - Advisory Board Participants list.pdf
    Reflow Zone Limited from the United Kingdom added as participant to the NextGenPSD2 Advisory Board.
  • 20190506 - Advisory Board Participants list.pdf
    adorsys from Germany added as participant to the NextGenPSD2 Advisory Board.
  • 20190430 - Advisory Board Participants list.pdf
    ForgeRock from the United States and Sopra Banking Software from France added as participants to the NextGenPSD2 Advisory Board.
  • 20190423 - Advisory Board Participants list.pdf
    Accenture from Switzerland and figo from Germany added as participants to the NextGenPSD2 Advisory Board.
  • 20190408 - Advisory Board Participants list.pdf
    Numbrs from Luxembourg and Vipps from Norway added as participants to the NextGenPSD2 Advisory Board.
  • 20190318 - Participants list.pdf
    Bank of Israel from Israel added as participant to the NextGenPSD2 Taskforce.
  • 20190329 - Advisory Board Participants list.pdf
    This document lists the first selection of participant stakeholders to the NextGenPSD2 Advisory Board.
  • 20190307 - Participants list.pdf
    UniCredit Group replacing HypoVereinsbank/UniCredit Bank AG.
  • 20190304 - Participants list.pdf
    Bankart from Slovenia added as participant.
  • 20181214 - Participants list.pdf
    J.P. Morgan from the United Kingdom added as participant.
  • 20180924 - Participants list.pdf
    ICBPI from Italy renamed to Nexi Payments, STUZZA added as separate participant (previously represented via PSA Austria).
  • 20180917 - Participants list.pdf
    Liberbank from Spain added as participant.
  • 20180904 - Participants list.pdf
    Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich from Austria added as participant.
  • 20180825 - Participants list.pdf
    Erste Group Bank and Raiffeisen Bank International, both from Austria, added as participants.
  • 20180608 - NextGenPSD2 XS2A Market Consultation - Resolved Issues.pdf
    This document lists the resolved issues that resulted from the October/November 2017 market consultation.
  • 20180507 - Participants list.pdf
    Credorax Bank from Malta added as participant.
  • 20180328 - NextGenPSD2 FAQ.pdf
    This document lists frequently asked questions since the start of the public market consultation of October/November 2017.
  • 20180326 - Participants list.pdf
    Consorzio CBI from Italy added as participant.
  • 20180316 - Participants list.pdf
    Bankdata from Denmark added as participant.
  • 20180208 - Planning Outline.pdf
    Planning extended with future work items, after publication of NextGenPSD2 Framework Version 1.0.
  • 20180129 - Participants list.pdf
    Payments UK removed due to organisation changes (functions will be integrated into new organisation).
  • 20180112 - Participants list.pdf
    Borica Bank Services from Bulgaria, Holvi Payment Services from Finland and Mastercard Europe added as participant.
  • 20171129 - Participants list.pdf
    DNB Bank ASA from Norway and Raiffeisen Schweiz Genossenschaft from Switzerland added as participant.
  • 20170331 - Planning Outline.pdf
    Planning adjusted to the impact of EC announced RTS endorsement and publication in September/October 2017.
  • 20171003 - Participants list.pdf
    The Association of Latvian Commercial Banks added as participant.
  • 20170911 - Participants list.pdf
    The Croatian Banking Association added as participant.
  • 20170825 - Participants list.pdf
    The Polish Bank Association, PSA Payment Services Austria, the Romanian Banking Association, SIBS Portugal and SIX Payment Services Switzerland added as participants.
  • 20170707 - Participants list.pdf
    FirstData UK, N26 Germany, Nets Denmark and SDC Denmark added as participants.
  • 20170606 - Participants list.pdf
    Bancontact Belgium, Danske Bank Denmark, Deutsche Postbank Germany and STET France added as participants.
  • 20170331 - Participants list.pdf
    Société Générale France and Trionis Belgium added as participants.
  • 20170307 - Participants list.pdf
    Banking & Payments Federation Ireland, BITS Norway, SEB Sweden and Swedbank Sweden added as participants.
  • 20170307 - Planning Outline.pdf
    Planning adjusted to delay in publication final draft EBA RTS and reduced market consultation.