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Data presentation - Summary description

Detailed breakdowns related to institutions offering payment services. The data comprise the number of institutions and offices as well as the number of different types of accounts held by payment service users.

Reference area coverage


Sector coverage

Payment service providers (PSPs) as defined in Directive 2007/64/EC

Methodological information
Source data type

National data are collected and compiled by EU NCBs

Time period

Annual data since 2000 to ongoing

Base period

No base period

Frequency of data collection


Statistical concepts and definitions

For information about the naming convention (series key dimensions and metadata), refer to the SSP underlying DSD (ECB_SSI1) maintained by the ECB.

Statistical unit

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

Statistical processing
Data validation

Structured Feedback Reports and confirmation of data/tables by NCBs

Data revision - policy

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

Administrative Information

SSP - Structural Financial Indicators for Payments

Data source

National Central Banks in the European Union

Quality management

Logical and plausibility checking


Data are published 9 months after the reference period

Release policy - release calendar

Release calendar schedule on the ECB's website:

Dissemination format

ECB's Data Portal; 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 SSP in CSV format (zipped)

Dataset last update
2 February 2024 16:11 CET
Metadata last update
9 November 2023 09:29 CET