On May 5, 2015, the TARGET2-Securities advisory group of the European Central Bank published an impact analysis report on non-compliance with T2S harmonization standards. The standards aim to provide a single centralized platform for securities settlement in central bank funds across European securities markets. In November 2014, six jurisdictions declared that it would not be likely that they would be able to comply with some of the obligatory harmonization standards by the time their markets plan to migrate to T2S. These jurisdictions are Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania and Switzerland. The report states that there have been no new cases of non-compliance with T2S harmonization standards. The T2S group has assessed the impact of non-compliant T2S markets on the T2S community as a whole. For the Belgian, Dutch, French, Romanian and Swiss markets, the impact of non-compliance is deemed to be manageable and the T2S group has asked for the further monitoring of implementation plans. A decision for the German market has been postponed until the next impact analysis.
The impact analysis is available at: http://www.ecb.europa.eu/paym/t2s/progress/pdf/ag/20150428_ag_impact_analysis_report_of_non_compliance_with_t2s_harmo nisation_standards_v.2.0.pdf?db9a61812e8e8cce8300f99552b2130d.