Payment Service Providers (PSP) and Payment System Operators (PSO) resident in Ireland have a reporting obligation to the Central Bank (effective since December 2014). This Guidance Note is designed to help reporting agents complete the Payments Statistics Return. The returns also satisfy credit institutions’ reporting requirements as laid down in Regulation (EC) No 1409/2013 of the ECB of 28 November 2013 on payment statistics (ECB/2013/43). The primary aim of the return is to inform national and euro area policy-making.