Legal documentation

TARGET2 Compensation Scheme

For more information on the TARGET2 compensation scheme, please see the information provided in Annex I of the terms and conditions for participation in TARGET2-BE (TARGET2 Compensation scheme)


You can submit a claim for compensation in accordance with the TARGET2 compensation scheme in case that, due to a technical failure of TARGET2, a TARGET2 payment was not settled on the business day on which it was accepted and this non-timely settlement resulted in an interest rate disadvantage.

For submitting a claim based on the TARGET2 compensation scheme, fill in the document form TARGET2 Compensation Scheme (claim form) and send it to the following e-mail address 

We would also like to ask you to print out the completed application form, sign it and send it together with applicable information and documents verifying your statements in the application to the following address:

National Bank of Belgium SA
Helpdesk TARGET2-BE
De Berlaimontlaan 14
1000 Brussels

Claim form

FSB Continuity of Access to FMIs for Firms in Resolution

On 6 July 2017 the Financial Stability Board (FSB) published its Guidance on Continuity of Access to Financial Market Infrastructures (FMIs) for a Firm in Resolution, according to which providers of critical FMI services should take appropriate steps to consider and plan for the interaction between the resolution regimes of their FMI service users and their own risk management framework; thereby clarifying the actions they may take in a resolution scenario, to support firms and authorities in enhancing resolution readiness. Since then, the TARGET2 operator has taken measures to reflect the FSB Guidance in the relevant TARGET2 legal and operational documentation.

On 14 August 2020, the FSB published a common template for gathering information about continuity of access to FMIs for firms in resolution with the objective to streamline the provision of information from FMIs to firms and authorities and to reduce the number of inquiries from banks and authorities to FMIs. The template takes the form of a questionnaire that all FMIs are encouraged to complete.

The Eurosystem as the operator of TARGET2 supports this initiative of the FSB.  In order to meet the indicative timeline provided by the FSB for the publication of responses and, at the same time, to ensure sufficient quality of the responses, it decided to publish the responses for TARGET2 in two steps.  In a first step, the national central banks (NCBs) as the operators of their TARGET2 component system publish the responses to all those questions that can be answered for TARGET2 as a whole. This does primarily cover all those aspects that are regulated in the TARGET2 Guideline. It explains the general approach of the TARGET2 operator towards TARGET2 participants in resolution. This first set of responses is identical across NCBs.

In a second step, not later than early February 2021, all NCBs will respond to the remaining questions (and possibly complement further the responses provided in step 1) , namely those that primarily concern domestically defined rules and procedures for the interaction between the central bank and a TARGET2 participant in resolution.

Participants in TARGET2-BE are invited to contact The National Bank of Belgium in case of questions related to the general approach or to the responses for TARGET2.

FSB Questionnaire on Continuity of Access to FMIs for Firms in Resolution: TARGET2 answers

FSB Questionnaire on Continuity of Access to FMIs for Firms in Resolution: TARGET2 including TARGET2-BE answers