Glossary

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.

acceptance for settlement

The stage in the processing of a payment at which it has passed all risk management and other tests and can be settled under the system's rules and procedures.

Updated: 19 Jan 2001

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