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Data presentation - Summary description

The PSN dataset currently contains information on:

  • Statistics on the number of participants in TARGET2
  • Statistics on the number of participants in payment systems (other than TARGET2)
Methodological information
Time period

Annual data since 2000 to ongoing (annual frequency not available for all series)

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 PSN underlying DSD (ECB_PAY13) maintained by the ECB.

Statistical processing
Data validation

Structured Feedback Reports and confirmation of data by NCBs

Administrative Information

PSN – Number of participants in payments system

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.

Technical Information

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

Dataset last update
31 January 2024 10:00 CET
Metadata last update
8 November 2023 12:08 CET