PRETA Open Banking Europe launches TPP Authorisation Number Lookup

17 februarie 2020

Open Banking Europe (OBE) has officially launched on its website the TPP Authorisation Number Lookup tool. The Global Unique Reference Number (GURN) is the national number issued by a National Competent Authority (NCA) to uniquely identify an account-servicing payment service provider (AS-PSP), a third-party provider (TPP) or any other regulated entity.

This national number is made ‘Globally Unique’ by combining the Country Code, the National Competent Authority (NCA) Short Name, and the Unique Reference Number (URN) assigned by the Home NCA.

This number is used for transactions under the Revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) to identify TPPs and AS-PSPs and is located in the eIDAS certificate to identify the subject of that certificate.

Open Banking Europe has extracted the Unique Reference Numbers of all of the regulated entities registered with the 31 National Competent Authorities across Europe and fed them into this tool to facilitate PSD2-regulated operations.

„By writing the name of a regulated entity in the search bar, it is possible to find out their Global Unique Reference Number within seconds. This tool is publicly available on Open Banking Europe’s website.”, according to the press release.

“Open Banking Europe is committed to providing openness and transparency and tools to the industry to support Open Banking in Europe. A free and publicly available utility to check the authorisation numbers issued by national competent authorities is a basic building block of this promise,” said John Broxis, Managing Director of PRETA/Open Banking Europe.

About PRETA S.A.S.

PRETA S.A.S. was created in 2013 to develop innovative services for digital payment and identity solutions. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of EBA CLEARING, a provider of pan-European payment solutions. PRETA’s objective is to ensure the protection of digital identities and to provide secure and simple solutions in the online and mobile space.

PRETA owns and runs MyBank, an e-authorisation solution enabling the exchange of financial and non-financial information among and between payment service providers and other market players. MyBank Payments enables customers to pay online or via mobile channels, directly from their bank account.

About Open Banking Europe

Open Banking Europe (OBE) is a PRETA initiative launched in June 2017 with the aim of fostering innovation, competition and efficiency to increase consumer choice and enhance security for online payments in the EU. To do that, Open Banking Europe brings market players together with the aim to turn regulatory requirements into operational reality and to provide the industry with PSD2 directory services.

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