LUXHUB launch a secure data file transfer via API to support Luxembourg’s credit and payment institutions

28 iulie 2020

Law of 25 March 2020 established a central electronic data retrieval system (CEDRS) related to payment and bank accounts identified by IBAN, as well as safe-deposit boxes, held by credit institutions in Luxembourg.

In accordance with the CSSF Circular 20/747, credit institutions are required to put in place a secure data file transfer via API towards the CSSF to enable the identification of any natural or legal person holding or controlling payment or bank accounts identified by IBAN or safe-deposit boxes by mid-September 2020.

The Luxembourg banking ecosystem must ensure permanent, automated and confidential access for the CSSF to this data file.

With tight EU-wide deadlines, as part of the AML5 directive – which is partially implemented through the CEDRS – LUXHUB is deploying all its efforts and resources in order to support banks throughout this new compliance journey.

This has resulted in the development of the new CEDR API, which builds upon LUXHUB’s established API Gateway and Service Desk. Furthermore, the CSSF’s decision to impose an API route to compliance falls squarely within LUXHUB’s overarching vision of catalyzing and empowering digitalization within Luxembourg’s financial ecosystem.

Acting as a complete end-to-end compliance solution, the CEDR API will see the company – recognized as Europe’s 2nd largest Open Banking hub – continue its compliance partnership with many of Luxembourg’s leading financial institutions.

With efforts already firmly underway, LUXHUB’s CEDR API will provide partner institutions with a clear head start on their compliance path.

LUXHUB’s CEDR API will enable financial institutions to meet the tight deadline imposed by the EU and gain compliance efficiently and effectively. We ensure security at the highest level and are ready to build upon the successful development and implementation of our API Gateway and Service Desk to deliver a seamless service and complete solution,” said Jacques Pütz, CEO.

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Gabriela Nistor – director general adjunct BT

Tendinţele pe care le-am remarcat înainte de începerea pandemiei s-au accelerat pe perioada stării de urgenţă. Am văzut acest lucru ca o oportunitate, un tipping point pentru bancă. Post-pandemie nu avem cum sa ne întoarcem la comportamentul financiar pe care îl aveam până în februarie a.c. Relaţia românilor cu online-ul s-a schimbat. In plus, cardul fizic se va dematerializa. Vom asista la o scădere a cererii pentru cardurile fizice, respectiv la o creştere a preferinţei pentru componenta digitală a acestora.”


In 23 septembrie 2019, BNR a anuntat infiintarea unui Fintech Innovation Hub pentru a sustine inovatia in domeniul serviciilor financiare si de plata. In acest sens, care credeti ca ar trebui sa fie urmatorul pas al bancii centrale in 2020?