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ESAS and NZClear on 26 September 2022

Reserve Bank of New Zealand – Te Pūtea Matua would like to provide an update regarding the operational functionality of ESAS and NZClear on 26 September 2022- Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day.

As an FMI (Financial Markets Infrastructure) provider, both NZClear and ESAS platforms will remain open and available for use on 26 September 2022.

Please note, there will be limited functionality in NZClear:

  • The NZX interface will not be open  no automated transactions across the NZX interface will be processed
  • No manual lodges or uplifts will be processed by Link Market Services or Computershare
  • Computershare and Link Market Services have confirmed that all coupon and maturity payments will be processed as normal.

ESAS will remain open for all RTGS payments activity, including:

  • SBI transactions
  • HVCS

It is at the discretion of each participant whether they will be operating on this day. Should they choose to remain open, the settlement/RTGS platforms will be available.
The RTGS/NZClear help desk will be open and available, operating normal business hours.

How to contact the NZClear helpdesk