For the complete list of Open Banking terms, we recommend viewing the official glossary.
|Account Information Service Provider
|An Account Information Service provides account information services as an online service to provide consolidated information on one or more payment accounts held by a payment service user (PSU) with one or more payment service provider(s) (PSPs).
|Account Servicing Payment Service Provider
|Account Servicing Payment Service Providers provide and maintain a payment account for a payer as defined by the PSRs and, in the context of the Open Banking Ecosystem are entities that publish Read/Write APIs to permit, with customer consent, payments initiated by third party providers and/or make their customers’ account transaction data available to third party providers via their API end points.
|Card Based Payment Instrument Issuer
|Card Based Payment Instrument Issuers facilitate card payments from cardholders to Third Party Providers (TPPs) who do not have access to the cardholder's funds in such a way that the CBPIIs issue card-based payment instruments. The customer can use them to initiate card payments from payment accounts held with another service provider. Prior to authorising the payment, a CBPII has the right to obtain from the cardholder a confirmation that their payment account holds enough money for the payment to be successful (Confirmation of Funds), and if it doesn't, to decline the transaction.
|Payment Initiation Service Provider
|Payment Initiation Service Providers facilitate payments between a merchant and the customer in such a way that they can be authorised to connect to the customer's bank account and initiate a payment from that account directly. The payment is made on behalf of the customer, and must be authenticated by the customer, for example with biometrics through a mobile notification. The customer's credentials are not shared with the merchant.
|Payment Service User
|Payment Service Users, also referred to as customers, are the users of different services provided by AISPs, ASPSPs, CBPIIs and PISPs.
|Third Party Provider
|Third Party Providers are organisations or natural persons that use APIs developed to Standards to access customer’s accounts, in order to provide account information services and/or to initiate payments. Third Party Providers are either/both Payment Initiation Service Providers (PISPs) and/or Account Information Service Providers (AISPs).
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