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Specific directions

Our decisions, specific directions and requirements

The PSR adopts decisions in individual cases.

‘Specific directions and requirements’ are the decisions that the PSR adopts under FSBRA which relate to individual named industry participants.

Individual specific directions and requirements may include guidance to clarify how a decision will be applied.

We decide which is the most appropriate and proportionate way to intervene – a rule or a decision – based on the specific circumstances of the matter.  The procedures we follow when adopting rules and decisions are set out in our Powers and Procedures Guidance (see box).  We will normally publish all specific directions and requirements.

Latest specific directions and requirements

Specific direction on Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds and RBS on access to regulated payment systems (Sponsor Bank Information Direction) – this requires these four sponsor banks to publish information on their sponsor services and indirect access offering.