Most central banks vary fees charged on RTGS system

RTGS systems are used free of charge in one-tenth of jurisdictions

Nearly all central banks charge for the use of real-time gross settlement (RTGS) systems, but the majority of those charges are not fixed, data from the Payments Benchmarks 2023 shows.

The statistics reveal that 90% of 29 central banks charge a fee for the use of RTGS systems. Additional data from 25 respondents shows 44% of central banks vary their charges, while 28% fix fees and a further 28% combine both models.

The practice of varying charges is more common to central banks from emerging

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