MAS Electronic Payment System (MEPS+)

MEPS+ began operating on 9 December 2006. The system provides several improved features over its predecessor, MEPS, including:

  • use of SWIFT message formats and network;
  • advanced queue management capabilities;
  • automated collateralised intra-day liquidity facilities; and
  • automated gridlock detection and resolution.

The new features improve the efficiency of MEPS+ in several ways. For example, the use of common SWIFT standards for both domestic and international payments allows for greater straight-through processing and cost savings by banks. Participants are also able to better manage their settlement risk using the advanced queue management capabilities. Gridlock resolution and intra-day liquidity facilities reduce the number and duration of queued transactions, resulting in faster settlement.

These benefits extend well beyond the direct participants of the system to reach MAS' clients, such as International Financial Institutions and other central banks, who are able to hold and settle Singapore Government Securities in MEPS+ on a delivery versus payment basis.

MEPS+ Direct Participants

Aust and New Zealand Bkg Group
Bangkok Bank Pcl
Bank J. Safra Sarasin Ltd
Bank of America NA
Bank of China Ltd
Bank of East Asia Ltd
Bank of India
Bank of Taiwan
Barclays Bank Plc
BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas Securities Services
Central Depository (Pte) Ltd
China Citic Bank International Ltd
CIMB Bank Bhd
Citibank NA
Citibank Singapore Limited
CLS Bank International
Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft
Cooperatieve Rabobank U.A.
Credit Agricole CIB, Singapore
Credit Suisse Ag
CTBC Bank Co., Ltd
DBS Bank Ltd
Deutsche Bank AG
DNB Bank ASA, Singapore Branch
First Commercial Bank, Ltd.
Habib Bank Ltd
HL Bank
Hongkong and Shanghai Bkg Corp Ltd
HSBC Bank (Singapore) Limited 
Hua Nan Commercial Bank Ltd
ICICI Bank Ltd
Indian Bank
Indian Overseas Bank
Industrial and Comm Bk of China
ING Bank NV
Intesa Sanpaolo Spa
JPMorgan Chase Bank NA
KEB Hana Bank
Macquarie Bank Limited
Malayan Banking Bhd
Mega International Commercial Bk Co
Mizuho Bank Limited
Monetary Authority of Singapore
MUFG Bank Ltd, Singapore Branch
National Australia Bank Ltd
Natixis
NatWest Markets Plc
Nordea Bank Abp
Oversea-Chinese Bkg Corp Ltd
Pt Bank Negara Indonesia (Persero)
RHB Bank Bhd
Royal Bank of Canada
SGX Derivatives Clearing Limited
Shinhan Bank
Scandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB
Standard Chartered Bank
Standard Chartered Bank (S) Ltd
State Bank of India
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp
UBS AG
UCO Bank
United Overseas Bank Ltd
Westpac Banking Corporation 

as of 1 October 2018

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Last Modified on 02/10/2018