On September 22, 2016, the EBA published a consultation paper proposing draft Guidelines on how to stipulate the minimum monetary amount of professional indemnity insurance required for authorization under the Payment Services Directive II. The PSD2 entered into force on January 12, 2016, and will apply from January 13, 2018. The PSD2 recognizes new types of payment services that have emerged in the area of internet payments, such as payment initiation services and account information services. The PSD2 sets out the criteria on how to stipulate the minimum monetary amount of professional indemnity insurance or other comparable guarantee to be held by regulated firms. The draft Guidelines also set out the criteria, indicators, calculation methods and a formula that regulators should use when granting authorization or registration. The consultation paper explains the EBA's proposal for the use of a formula to calculate the minimum monetary amount of professional indemnity insurance or any comparable guarantee, when and how the lowest tier (the default value) should be used when calculating the monetary amount, provides details on indicators for the criteria set out in the PSD2 and the proposed methodology for some of the indicators. Responses to the consultation are due by November 30, 2016.

The consultation page is available at: http://www.eba.europa.eu/newspress/calendar?p_p_id=8&_8_struts_action=%2Fcalendar%2Fview_event&_8_eventId=1586016