Directly Connected Settling Participant (DCSP)

DCSPs are Payment Service Providers (PSPs) which connect directly to the FPS Central Infrastructure (FPS CI). A key requirement is that the PSP has Reserves / Settlement Accounts at the Bank of England to facilitate the settlement of FPS payments.


Please navigate the menu options to the left to discover more about Direct Participation access to Faster Payments.

Futher information can be found in the Faster Payments Service Principles Document.

If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a Direct Participant, please email