|Author (Corporate)||European Central Bank|
|Publication Date||May 2017|
TARGET stands for Trans-European Automated Real-time Gross settlement Express Transfer system. It is the Eurosystem’s real-time gross settlement system for the euro. The first-generation TARGET system was replaced by TARGET2 in May 2008. In TARGET2, the decentralised structure of the first-generation system was replaced by a single technical platform, or the 'Single Shared Platform' (SSP), to which all payment orders are submitted for processing. Three Eurosystem central banks – the Banca d’Italia, the Banque de France and the Deutsche Bundesbank – jointly provide the SSP for TARGET2 and operate it on behalf of the Eurosystem.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Countries / Regions||Europe|