September 28, 2021
28 September 2021
Banca d’Italia and the Arab Regional Payments Clearing and Settlement Organization (ARPCSO) announced today the successful completion of a joint experiment aimed at linking for the first time the instant payment settlement platforms with multi-currency features (TIPS and BUNA) operated by the two organizations. The results of the experiment have been presented at an international webinar held under the auspices of the Italian Presidency of the G20 on 27-28 September.
The experiment simulated the payment of €1 by a current account holder of Banca Intesa Sanpaolo in favour of a customer of Jordan Ahli Bank, who received the money in Jordanian dinars (JOD). During the experiment, a number of cross-currency transactions were settled in both TIPS and Buna IPS, by debiting Intesa Sanpaolo’s TIPS account in EUR and crediting Jordan Ahli’s JOD account in BUNA. The average end-to-end response time for these transactions was approximately 15 seconds.