The World Bank’s Global Payment Systems Survey (GPSS) surveys national and regional central banks and monetary authorities on the status of payment systems.
The GPSS is the only global survey that combines quantitative and qualitative measures of payment system development and covers all aspects of national payment systems – from infrastructure and the legal and regulatory environment to technological and business model innovations, international remittances, and oversight framework.
The GPSS aims to take an accurate snapshot of payment systems worldwide to obtain information on payment system reforms and the factors which hinder and/or facilitate them in order to help guide policy-dialogue at the international and national levels, and World Bank Group technical assistance.
In April 2007, the World Bank launched the first Global Payment Systems Survey among national central banks to collect information on the situation of national payment and securities settlement systems worldwide and provide a payment systems snapshot of both advanced and emerging economies in order to identify main issues that should guide the agenda of authorities, multilaterals and market players in the field over the next few years.
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The fifth iteration of GPSS was launched in October 2018.
The fifth iteration integrated the module on “accounts and access points” in the main body of the survey and also added a section on FinTech and payment services, the latter focusing on the underlying innovations that enable enhanced access to and usage of transaction accounts.
- Report: Payment Systems Worldwide: A Snapshot – Summary Outcomes of the Fifth Global Payment Systems Survey (2020)
- Tables accompanying the Report:
- Section I: Legal and Regulatory Framework
- Section II: Large-Value Payment Systems
- Section III: Retail Payment Instruments and Systems
- Section IV: Settlement of Foreign Exchange Transactions
- Section V: International Remittances and Other Cross-Border Payments
- Section VI: Securities Settlement Systems
- Section VII: Payment System Oversight and Cooperation
- Section VIII: Payment Services
- Section IX: FinTech
- Section X: Reforming the National Payment System