PRESS RELEASE

19 September 2017

  • Baltics and Spain successfully connect to Eurosystem’s TARGET2-Securities (T2S) securities settlement platform
  • Other central securities depositories and currencies welcome to join platform
  • T2S provides a single technical platform and harmonised rules for 20 markets

The single European securities settlement platform TARGET2-Securities (T2S) is now fully operational. The final migration wave, with Iberclear from Spain and Nasdaq CSD from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, successfully implemented all migration-related tasks over the weekend of 15-17 September 2017. Having completed their first operational day on Monday, 18 September, the two central securities depositories (CSDs) can now settle all their securities transactions in euro via T2S.

Some 20 CSDs representing 20 European markets are now linked up to T2S and can benefit from its advanced functionalities. T2S currently processes securities transactions in euro only. However, it was designed to function as a multi-currency platform and by the end of 2018 settlement in Danish kroner will also be possible. Other interested CSDs and currencies are invited to join upon request.

For media queries, please contact Lena-Sophie Demuth, tel.: +49 69 1344 5423.

Notes:

T2S is a European securities settlement engine which offers centralised delivery-versus-payment (DvP) settlement in central bank money across European securities markets. T2S has removed barriers and eliminated differences between domestic and cross-border settlement by offering a single market infrastructure solution. It allows market participants to optimise their liquidity and collateral management and also offers CSDs harmonised rules for domestic and cross-border transactions.

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