Payment Services Directive 2


The Payments Services Directive creates new capabilities to enable clients to interact with their payment account through certified Third Party Providers. The Third Party Providers will be able to show you a view across multiple payment accounts and enable you to pay through an account rather than a credit or debit card.

To receive services from Third Party Providers you need to authenticate yourself to UBS; this means you 'consent' to this service and the Third Party Provider. This authentication works like your e-banking login  and you will use your same Access Card and Card Reader.

As of June 14 2019, you have the option to receive Account Information and Payment Initiation services from Third Party Providers that you have granted access to your current accounts and Third Party Providers have the option of receiving Confirmation of Funds information from UBS.

PSD2 Services:

Account Information

Account Information consists of balance and transaction information that you would normally see on your UBS account statement. To receive such services you need to give your consent to the Third Party Provider and successfully authenticate yourself to UBS. Your successful authentication to UBS allows Third Party Providers to receive account information for 90 days. After 90 days you need to re-authenticate yourself to ensure your consent is still given.

Payment Initiation

You can instruct payments via a Third Party Provider e.g. when online shopping. Payments instructed via a Third Party Provider are subject to the same security requirements as your e-banking payments and will therefore need to be authenticated with your Access Card and Card Reader.

Confirmation of Funds

Provided you give your consent to UBS by authenticating yourself, Third Party Providers can request confirmation if you have sufficient funds for a specific transaction.

Availability and Performance Reporting

The PSD2 third party interfaces have the same availability and performance as the UBS client channels E-Banking and Mobile Banking.

UBS does provide daily statistics published on a quarterly basis for the availability and performance of their interfaces. Details are available on the following links:

Information for Third Party Providers

UBS works with NDGIT for the PSD2 Third Party interfaces. NDGIT provides the PSD2 sandbox, documentation and test support to Third Party Providers.