Circular 8/2016

Prices and fees in Norges Bank's settlement system for 2017

Banks pay to participate in Norges Bank's settlement system (NBO) in accordance with the terms and conditions for account management, collateralisation and participation in NBO. Prices for settlement services are set to cover banks' share of the costs of implementing and operating the settlement system.

The total costs for settlement services calculated for 2017 are at the same level as for previous years. The price structure was changed from 2016 and there will be no further changes in the price structure for 2017. The prices for 2016 will therefore remain unchanged in 2017. The fees for breaches etc. of the terms and conditions for account management, collateralisation and participation in NBO will also remain unchanged in 2017.

Fixed prices per month are payable monthly and will be debited each bank's account in NBO automatically on the second banking day in the following month. Other prices and fees will be invoiced or debited separately.

Prices in Norges Bank's settlement system (NBO) for 2017

Participation/service

Prices in NOK

Fixed prices

Price per month

Banks in Group A1*

215 000

Banks in Group A2*

80 000

Banks in Group B**

10 000

Additional charge for banks participating in the securities settlement system (VPO)

60 000

 

Price per year

Contingency account ***

5 000

Entry prices

Single payment

Banks

10 000

* Group A
Banks with an ordinary account in active use for one or more of the following settlement functions: Direct participation in settlement of clearings from the Norwegian Interbank Clearing System (NICS), direct participation in the international multi-currency settlement system Continuous Linked Settlement (CLS), or use by agreement of the Scandinavian Cash Pool (SCP). Banks in Group A are divided into the following two subgroups: Banks that participate directly in CLS and/or have an agreement to use the SCP (subgroup A1) and other banks in Group A (subgroup A2).

** Group B
Banks with an ordinary account in NBO that are not in Group A.

*** Contingency account
Banks without an ordinary account in Norges Bank may request to establish a contingency account. A contingency account cannot be used for payment settlement until it has been activated by Norges Bank.
Fees in 2017 for breaches etc. of terms and conditions for account management, collateralisation and participation in Norges Bank's settlement system (NBO)

Breaches of terms and conditions, use of NBO Online

Fee

Lack of repayment of a loan under the SCP arrangement by the deadline determined in NBO operating schedule

NOK 25 000
per time

Lack of return of deposits used as collateral in Norges Bank under the SCP arrangement by the deadline determined in the NBO operating schedule

NOK 50 000
per time

Pledge of collateral that does not have loan value in Norges Bank on maturity or redemption

NOK 10 000
per time

Loans from Norges Bank in excess of borrowing access by end of day

D-loan rate plus 10 percentage points

Payment order incorrectly sent to Norges Bank

NOK 500
per payment order

Number of users of NBO Online beyond quota****

NOK 1 000
per extra user per month

Request to activate user of NBO Online that has been deactivated by Norges Bank

NOK 5 000
per user

 **** Quota for the number of users of NBO online for each group of banks

  • Banks in Group A1: Up to 25 users
  • Banks in Group A2: Up to 15 users
  • Banks in Group B: Up to 6 users
Published 28 October 2016 12:00