An Access Regime for the ATM System – February 2009 7. Conclusion and Implementation

The final Access Regime for the ATM system is set out in the Attachment. It is largely unchanged from the draft Access Regime gazetted on 10 December 2008 with the exception that it explicitly prohibits charges for the establishment of direct clearing/settlement arrangements and provides the Bank with the option of exempting participants from some or all of the interchange provisions.

The Access Regime will be effective from 3 March 2009 and will complement the industry's ATM Access Code, which will also come into effect on 3 March 2009.