On September 22, 2016, the EBA published proposed draft technical standards on fee terminology and disclosure documents under the Payment Accounts Directive. The PAD aims to assist consumers to understand the fees of payment service providers and to make informed decisions about which account is most suitable for customers, by setting common standards for PSPs across EU Member States, harmonizing the terminology used by PSPs and introducing fee information templates. The EBA is responsible for preparing draft Regulatory Technical Standards setting out the Union standardized terminology for the most common services linked to a payment account, as well as Implementing Technical Standards on the standardized presentation format of the fee information document (FID) and the statement of fees (SoF). The EBA's consultation paper sets out its proposed RTS and ITS, the options it has considered and the rationale for choosing the proposed requirements and examples of completed FIDs and SoFs. Responses to the consultation are due by December 22, 2016.
The consultation paper is available at: http://www.eba.europa.eu/documents/10180/1586509/EBA-CP-2016- 13+Consultation+Paper+on+draft+RTS+and+ITSs+under+PAD.pdf.