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Data presentation - Summary description

The PIS dataset currently contains statistics on payment transactions initiated by payment initiation services. 

Methodological information
Time period

Semi-annual data since 2022 to ongoing

Frequency of data collection


Statistical concepts and definitions

For information about the naming convention (series key dimensions and metadata), refer to the PIS underlying DSD (ECB_PAY6) maintained by the ECB.

Statistical unit

Pure number, EUR (euro area Member States) and domestic currencies (non-euro area Member States)

Statistical processing
Data validation

Structured Feedback Reports and confirmation of data by NCBs

Data revision - policy

Revisions to historical data are transmitted alongside data reported for the latest reference period

Administrative Information

PIS – Payment initiation service

Data source

National Central Banks in the European Union

Contact organisation

DG-S Financial Statistics (MOE/FINS)

Quality management

Logical and plausibility checking


Data are published 7 months after the reference period for semi-annual data.

Release policy - release calendar
Dissemination format

ECB’s Statistical Data Warehouse; time series to the ESCB; updated documentation in the ECB’s website

Dissemination format - news release
Documentation on methodology
Technical Information

Download the series catalogue containing a full list of series and associated metadata of the dataset PIS in CSV format (zipped)

Dataset last update
21 February 2024 14:10 CET
Metadata last update
8 November 2023 10:52 CET