Exchange Settlement Account System resources
This page has resources for the Exchange Settlement Account System (ESAS) including guidelines and rules, annual reports and independent assessment reports, and survey results.
Requests for audit reports
ESAS participants and account holders can request a copy of the ESAS annual report by emailing our Head of Banking at: [email protected]
ESAS scheduled outages
We perform regular patching and implement improvements to keep the payments system running in optimal operational condition. These maintenance activities are done outside of the ESAS core hours to minimise disruption. Please contact [email protected] if you have a requirement for the system to be available after hours.
ESAS/NZClear Helpdesk Survey Results Summary 2022 (PDF 773KB)
More information about RTGS and settlement systems
These Bulletin research articles provide more information on real-time gross settlement (RTGS):
Recent developments in the payment system
Intra-day liquidity and real-time gross settlement 18 months on
New legislation on netting and payments finality
Payment system reform in New Zealand: the start of real-time gross settlement
The Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has published useful resources as follows:
A glossary of terms used in payment and settlement systems
Core principles for systemically important payment systems.
Older ESAS documents and resources are available by emailing [email protected]