Most RTGS systems operate between seven and 12 hours daily

More than 40 institutions on average have direct access to infrastructure

Around four-fifths of central banks keep their real time gross settlement (RTGS) systems open for seven to 12 hours daily, the Payments Benchmarks 2024 finds.

The data shows that 30 (78.9%) of 38 central banks keep their RTGS system operational for seven to 12 hours each day. Five (13.2%) others make it accessible between 13 and 16 hours, while three respondents report 17 to 24 hours for their RTGS operational hours.

In related data, central banks give an average of 41 institutions direct access

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