Payments Regulation Sounding Board (PRSB)
The mission of the Payments Regulation Sounding Board (PRSB) is to assist the EBA Board in identifying & evaluating relevant regulations and regulatory initiatives with a direct/indirect impact on payments and to assess the need for related dedicated activities from a pan-European perspective.
The PRSB also monitors the European payments regulation landscape and considers requests from EBA members. The PRSB prepares proposals to the EBA Board on the creation of dedicated activity groups in relation to a specific regulation or an upcoming regulatory initiative.
In September 2020, the European Commission (EC) adopted a new Digital Finance Package which consists of the Retail Payments Strategy (RPS), the Digital Finance Strategy, legislative proposals for an EU regulatory framework on crypto-assets, and proposals for an EU regulatory framework on digital operational resilience.
As part of its monitoring work, the PRSB has started to look into the Digital Finance Package, focussing first on the RPS. As part of this analysis, the group created an objective summary of the Retail Payments Strategy.