Updated 1 September 2014

Payment, clearing and settlement systems are a core element of the financial infrastructure at the national as well as the international level. The Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures periodically publishes reference works on payment, clearing and settlement arrangements in various countries. These reports are known as Red Books. The Red Book refers to the publication on Payment, clearing and settlement systems in selected countries - the CPMI countries. The statistics included in the Red Book are updated yearly and published separately.

The statistics include indicators of retail payment systems and payment instruments as well as of wholesale systems used amongst banks. Moreover, they include data on trading platforms, clearing houses and settlement systems for securities as well as on the systems used to perform cross-border transactions. All data are national data collected by the central banks participating in the exercise.