Updated 17 October 2016

The Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) provides this glossary of payments and market infrastructure terminology as a reference to the standard terms and definitions used in connection with payment, clearing, settlement and related arrangements. Current definitions are now shown alongside the previous ones. You can generate a PDF version of the glossary here.

indirect participant (in an FMI)

An entity that does not have direct access to the FMI's services, and is typically not directly bound by the rules of the FMI, but whose transactions are cleared, settled, or recorded by the FMI through a direct participant. An indirect participant has a bilateral agreement with a direct participant.

Updated: 16 Jun 2015

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 Additional terms that are not included in the main glossary can be found in the previous version of the glossary.