On approval of the Rules for the submission by the operator or operation center of a systemically significant or significant payment system of information on payments and (or) money transfers

Resolution of the Board of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated August 31, 2016 No. 214. Registered with the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan on October 18, 2016 No. 14334.

      Unofficial translation

      Footnote. The heading was amended in Kazakh, the text in Russian does not change in accordance with the resolution of the National Bank of Kazakhstan Board dated August 27, 2018 No. 182 (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after the day its first official publication) .

      In accordance with subparagraph 19) of part two of Article 15 of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan” and subparagraph 7) of paragraph 1 of Article 4 of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On payments and payment systems”, the Board of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan hereby RESOLVES:

      Footnote. Preamble as amended by Resolution No. 98 of the Board of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated November 22, 2021 (shall be enforced from July 1, 2022).

      1. To approve the attached Rules for the functioning of the interbank payment card system.

      Footnote. Clause 1 was amended in the Kazakh language, the text in Russian does not change in accordance with the resolution of the Board of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated August 27, 2018 No. 182 (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after the day its first official publication) .

      2. Recognize invalid some of the resolutions of the Board of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as the structural elements of some resolutions of the Board of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan according to the list in accordance with the appendix to this resolution.

      3. The Department of Payment Systems ( Ashykbekov E.T.) in the manner prescribed by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, shall ensure:

      1) together with the Legal Department ( Sarsenova N.V.) the state registration of this resolution in the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

      2) the direction of this resolution to the republican state enterprise on the right of economic management "Republican Center for Legal Information of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan":

      in the official publication for information ion the legal system " Ә dіlet " within ten calendar days after its state registration in the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

      for inclusion in the State Register of regulatory legal acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Reference Control Bank of regulatory legal acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan within ten calendar days from the date of its state registration with the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

      3) posting of this resolution on the official Internet resource of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan after its official publication. 

      4. The Office for the Protection of the Rights of Consumers of Financial Services and External Communications (Terentyev A.L.) to ensure the direction of this resolution for official publication in periodicals within ten calendar days after its state registration with the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      5. Control of execution of this resolution to assign to the Vice-President of the National Bank of Republika iki Kazakhstan Pirmatov GO

      6. This resolution becomes effective after ten calendar days after the day its first official publication.

      The chairman 
National Bank
D. Akishev 

  Approved
by Resolution No. 217 of the
Board of the National Bank
of the Republic of Kazakhstan
dated August 31 2016

Rules for the interbank payment card system functioning

      Footnote.Rules as amended by Resolution No.98 of the Board of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan (shall be enforced from 01.07.2022).

Chapter 1. General provisions

      1. These Rules for the functioning of the interbank payment card system (hereinafter referred to as the Rules) have been developed in accordance with subparagraph 19) of part two of Article 15 of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan”, subparagraph 7) of paragraph 1 of Article 4 of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On payments and payment systems” (hereinafter referred to as the Law on Payments and Payment Systems) and define the procedure for the functioning of the interbank payment card system (hereinafter referred to as the system).

      2. The Rules use the concepts provided for by the Law on Payments and Payment Systems, the Rules for issuing payment cards, as well as the requirements for servicing transactions with their use in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan, approved by Resolution No. 205 of the Board of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated August 31, 2016, registered in the Register of State Registration of Regulatory Legal Acts under No. 14299, and also the following concepts:

      1) authorization - the permission of the payment card issuer to perform transactions using the payment card. The procedure for obtaining authorization is established in accordance with the agreement concluded between the operating center of the system and (or) the operator of the international payment card system and the system participant;

      2) authorization message - a request (response), containing information necessary for authorization, and transmitted between the system participants through the system operation center;

      3) interbank commission - a sum of money paid by one system participant to another system participant when performing a transaction on payment cards issued by a system participant in the service network of another system participant;

      4) interbank payments and (or) money transfers (hereinafter - interbank payments) - payments and (or) money transfers made by one system participant in favor of another system participant for transactions using payment cards in the service network of this system participant;

      5) system participant - a second-tier bank, a branch of a non-resident bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan and (or) an organization carrying out certain types of banking operations (hereinafter referred to as the bank) performing in the system the functions of a payment card issuer and (or) acquirer on the basis of a contract concluded with the operating center of the system;

      6) bank identification number for issued payment cards of a system participant (hereinafter - bank identification number) - a unique number assigned to the issuer by the relevant payment card system to identify the payment card issued by it in this system;

      7) the operating center of the system - the Republican State Enterprise with the right of economic management "Kazakhstan Center for Interbank Settlements of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan";

      8) operating rules of the operating center of the system (hereinafter - operating rules) - an internal document of the operating center of the system, which defines the procedure for its activities and the conditions for the fulfillment of the functions assigned to it;

      9) financial message - a payment document containing information necessary for making an interbank payment on a transaction with the use of a payment card, and constituting monetary obligations (claims) of one system participant in relation to another system participant;

      10) a day "overdraft" loan - a short-term loan for one operating day, provided by the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan to system participants in the absence or insufficiency of money in their positions in the interbank money transfer system for the transfer of money based on the results of clearing interbank payments (hereinafter referred to as clearing) ;

      11) message routing for transactions using payment cards (hereinafter - message routing) - the process of determining the route and transmission of messages for interbank payments between the system participants;

      12) message - a group of information data used to exchange information between the operating center of the system and the system participants;

      13) international payment card system - a system of payment cards that ensures the implementation of transactions using payment cards within the framework of this system on the territory of three or more countries, whose participants are banks, and the operator is a legal entity established in accordance with the legislation of a foreign state.

      3. The system is intended for making interbank payments on transactions performed in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan using payment cards issued by banks.

      Message routing, authorization and clearing of transactions made on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan using payment cards is carried out by the operating center of the system on the basis of an agreement concluded with the bank and (or) the operator of the international payment card system.

Chapter 2. Provision of message routing, authorization and clearing services to banks

      4. In the message routing, authorization and clearing, the following functions shall be assigned to the operational center of the system:

      1) message routing associated with authorization messages;

      2) organization of the exchange and transmission of financial messages between the system participants;

      3) implementation of clearing;

      4) formation and transmission of payment documents for money transfers based on the results of clearing in the interbank money transfer system;

      5) protection of messages during their routing, clearing and transfer of money based on the clearing results in accordance with the requirements established by the laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On electronic document and electronic digital signature", "On informatization" and agreements;

      6) formation and submission of reports on message routing, clearing and money transfer based on the clearing results.

      5. Message routing and authorization in the system is carried out around the clock.

      6. To identify a participant in the system, when routing messages, the operating center of the system uses the bank identification numbers provided by it.

      In case of changing or updating bank identification numbers, the system participant shall immediately, but no later than the next business day from the date of updating, notify the system operating center via secure channels, which sends the updated details to other system participants.

      7. Based on the results of transactions performed with the use of payment cards of other system participants in their service network, the system participants generate and transfer financial messages to the system in relation to other system participants for making interbank payments.

      8. Clearing is carried out on the basis of offsetting counterclaims and obligations of the system participants on financial messages issued by them, as well as calculated interbank commissions for interbank payments made in accordance with operational rules.

      9. The net positions of the system participants are determination by taking the difference in the amounts of counterclaims of the system participants’ obligations, as well as the calculated interbank commissions. Calculation of the system participants’ net positions is performed by the operation center of the system according to the operating day schedule approved by the system operating center.

      10. When determining the system participants’ net positions, the difference between the amounts of debit and credit net positions of all system participants is equal to zero.

      11. Upon the clearing completion, the system operation center shall transfer information on financial messages processed in the system, interbank commissions to the system participants in the manner and within the timeframes stipulated by the agreement between the system operating center and the system participant.

      12. The transfer of money based on the clearing results is carried out after the end of the process of offsetting counterclaims and obligations of the system participants.

      13. The transfer of money based on the results of clearing between the system participants is carried out in the interbank money transfer system in accordance with the net position of each system participant.

      14. Based on the clearing results, the system operating center shall draw up and submit payment documents to the interbank money transfer system for money transfers in the following sequence:

      1) first of all, money is transferred from the positions of the system participants, who on the clearing result have net debit positions, to the position of the system;

      2) in the second place, money is transferred from the position of the system to the positions of the participants in the system, who, on the clearing result, have net credit positions.

      15. Upon completion of the money transfer based on the clearing results, the system operating center shall issue a notification to the system participant about the completion of the money transfer in accordance with the net position of this system participant. The balance of money on the position of the system in the interbank money transfer system is equal to zero.

      16. In case of insufficiency or absence of money of the system participant for the transfer of money based on the clearing results, the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan provides an overdraft loan on the basis of an agreement between the system participant and the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan, which determines the procedure and conditions for providing a day overdraft loan.

      17. Creation of a reserve fund of the system participants and other risk management methods are allowed in accordance with the concluded agreements between the system operating center and the system participants to ensure timely money transfers based on the clearing results.

      18. The formats for the electronic messages transmission used in the system, the features and standards of the system are developed and approved by the operating center of the system and they shall be observed by all the participants in the system.

      20. Types of interbank commissions shall be applied in the system in accordance with internal documents of the operating center of the system.

      21. The requirements of this chapter do not apply to relations pertaining to the provision by the system operating center to the operator of the international payment card system of services in message routing, authorization and clearing of interbank payments on transactions made in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan using payment cards of international payment card systems, in accordance with the terms of the agreement concluded between the operating center of the system and the operator of the international payment card system.

Chapter 3. Provision of message routing, authorization and clearing services to the international payment card system operator

      22. Message routing, authorization and clearing services on payment cards in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall be provided by the operating center of the system to the operator of the international payment card system in accordance with the terms of the agreement concluded between them.

      23. Within the interaction with the international payment card system operator, the operating center of the system shall fulfill the following requirements:

      1) providing all participants of the international payment card system with equal conditions for access and use of its services;

      2) availability of technical and other premises for the safe placement and operation of the system;

      3) availability of a backup center for storing information and restoring information systems, databases in the event of emergencies and unforeseen situations;

      4) ensuring the implementation of message routing, obtaining of authorization, clearing on transactions made with the use of payment cards, in the manner determined by the international payment card system operator;

      5) ensuring confidentiality of information on the system participants’ operations.

      24. Message routing, authorization, clearing, transfer of money based on clearing results, establishment of interbank commissions and service rates, assessment and management of risks in the system, as well as pre-trial consideration of disputes on interbank payments shall be carried out in accordance with agreements concluded between the operating center and (or) the system operator and the international payment card system operator.

      25. The interaction procedure between the operating center of the system and the international payment card system operator shall be established by the agreement concluded between them and the internal document of the international payment card system.

      26. Participation in the system of the international payment card system participant shall be terminated in the following cases:

      1) deprivation (withdrawal) of the license to conduct transfer operations issued by the state body exercising state regulation, control and supervision of the financial market and financial organizations;

      2) termination of the agreement between the payment card system participant and the international payment card system operator;

      3) reorganization or liquidation of a participant in the international card payment system.

      27. In the event of suspension and (or) termination of participation of a participant in international payment card system at the initiative of its operator, it is allowed to service this system participant by the operating center of the system on the basis of an agreement between the participant in the system and the operating center of the system.

      28. Money transfers using payment cards of international payment card systems based on the clearing results shall be made in the national currency of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the interbank money transfer system.

      29. For the system security, the system operating center shall:

      1) ensure integrity, availability, authenticity and confidentiality of information at all stages of its processing and transmission;

      2) perform procedures for secure distribution of cryptographic keys used in the processing and transmission of information between the system participants and the system operation center;

      3) ensure the use of an electronic digital signature for incoming and outgoing electronic messages.

      30. Uninterrupted functioning of the system shall be achieved through:

      1) redundancy of the software and hardware complex of the system (main and backup centers);

      2) data backup and archiving;

      3) reservation of communication channels (main and backup) for interaction with system participants;

      4) monitoring and analysis of the functioning of the system in order to identify the causes of malfunctioning of the system, devices, information systems, development and implementation of measures to eliminate them;

      5) application by the operating center of the system of organizational and technical measures aimed to achieve uninterrupted functioning of the system.

      31. The system operating center shall monitor compliance by the international payment card system participants with the requirements for information protection, determined by the agreement and internal documents of the international payment card system.

      The operating center of the system shall take the necessary emergency measures, including disconnecting the international payment card system participant by notifying it in the manner prescribed by the terms of the concluded agreement in case of breaching by the international payment card system participant of the security requirements established in the Rules, the agreement and internal documents of the international payment card system.

  Appendix
to the Resolution of the Board
of the National Bank of the
Republic of Kazakhstan
dated August 31, 2016 No. 217

The list of some decisions of the Board of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan,
as well as the structural elements of some of the decisions of the Board of the
National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan, which are recognized as invalid

      1. Decree of the Board of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated December 23, 2002 No. 510 “On the Approval of the Rules for the Functioning of the National Interbank System of Payment Cards Based on Microprocessor Cards” (registered in the Register of State Registration of Normative Legal Acts No. 2158).

      2. Clause 2 of Resolution of the Board of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated October 27, 2003 No. 370 “On Amending and Adding to Some Decisions of the Board of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the Use of Payment Cards” (registered in the Register of State Registration of Normative Legal Acts under No. 2582, published on December 9, 2003 in the newspaper Kazakhstanskaya Pravda No. 353-354 (24293-24294)).

      3. Clause 2 of Resolution of the Board of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated October 27, 2003 No. 371 “On Amendments and Additions to Resolution of the Board of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated August 24, 2000 No. 331“ On Approval of the Rules for the Issue and Use of Payment Cards in the Republic of Kazakhstan ”, Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan under No. 1260, as well as in the resolution of the Board of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated December 23, 2002 No. 510“ On approval of the Rules for the functioning of the NAC of the interbank microprocessor card-based interbank payment card system ”, registered with the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan under No. 2158” (registered in the Register of State Registration of Normative Legal Acts under No. 2581, published on December 4, 2003 in the newspaper Kazakhstanskaya Pravda).

      4. Resolution of the Board of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated January 28, 2016 No. 28 “On approval of the Rules for the functioning of the interbank payment card system” (registered in the Register of State Registration of Normative Legal Acts under No. 13188, published on March 14, 2016 in the legal information system “ Әdіlet "of the republican state enterprise on the right of economic management" Republican Center for Legal Information of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan").