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RBA Glossary definition for CLS Bank

CLS Bank – CLS Bank is a multi-currency bank, regulated by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which uses central bank funds to simultaneously settle cross-currency transactions in real time through a process known as Continuous Linked Settlement (CLS).

RBA Glossary definition for CLS

CLS – Continuous Linked Settlement. A process enabling simultaneous foreign exchange settlement across the globe, eliminating the settlement risk caused by delays arising from time-zone differences.

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The Reserve Bank's Collateral Framework

7 Dec 2017 Bulletin – December 2017
Yasaman Naghiloo and David Olivan
The Reserve Bank, like other central banks, holds collateral to reduce the risk of financial loss in its domestic market operations. The Reserve Bank's collateral framework sets out how the diverse portfolio of collateral assets is managed and

The Foreign Exchange Market and Central Counterparties

10 Mar 2010 Bulletin – March 2010
Mark Manning, Alex Heath and James Whitelaw
In some cases, the public sector may be required to facilitate and encourage cooperation, as was the case with the establishment of CLS Bank in 2002 (see below). ... CLS (2009), ‘Briefing on the Global FX Market and the Role of CLS Bank’, September

General Background | 2013 Self-assessment of the Reserve Bank Information and Transfer System

9 Mar 2023
The SWIFT PDS is used primarily to submit customer and bank-to-bank payments to RITS, including the Australian dollar leg of foreign exchange transactions that settle in CLS Bank International ... Reserve Bank of Australia (2012), Strategic Review of

Continuous Linked Settlement: RITS Session Times and Operational Arrangements – July 2015

20 Aug 2015 PDF 256KB
Continuous Linked Settlement

Foreign Exchange Settlement Practices in Australia

10 Feb 1998 Bulletin – February 1998
Participating banks would hold accounts with a special purpose bank, to be called Continuous Linked Settlement (CLS) Bank. ... The CLS Bank would be a member of the RTGS system of each of the currencies being settled, enabling it to effect payments to

Trends in Payments, Clearing and Settlement Systems

20 Sep 2018 PSB Annual Report – 2018
Reflecting these concerns, it has been analysing the case for the central bank to issue an electronic form of the krona and considering requirements on banks to continue to provide cash ... Foreign exchange transactions involving the AUD are generally


18 Dec 1997 Media Release PDF 268KB
Overall, though, Australian practice does not appear to vary significantlyfrom that reported for the G10 banks in 1995. ... This isconsistent with the broad findings of the CPSS for the G10 banks in 1995.

International Financial Cooperation

27 Oct 2022 RBA Annual Report – October 2022
The Reserve Bank is one of 63 central banks and monetary authorities holding shares in the BIS. ... Over 2021/22, staff from the Payments Policy Department participated in:. an arrangement led by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to oversee CLS Bank

The Role of the Payments System Board

22 Feb 2001 Bulletin PDF 65KB
13. The most ambitious global initiative toreduce foreign exchange settlement risk is theContinuous Linked Settlement (CLS) Bank,which is being developed by a group of majorinternational banks. ... In the meantime, the Reserve Bank has beenworking

Appendix A: Background Information | 2022 Assessment of the Reserve Bank Information and Transfer System

9 Mar 2023
A.1 Activity and Participation. RITS is used to settle time-critical wholesale payments for other financial market infrastructures (FMIs): Australian dollar pay-ins to, or pay-outs from, CLS Bank ... A.3 Governance and Oversight. RITS is owned and