Domestic Clearing and Settlement (YTH) System

Domestic Clearing and Settlement (YTH) System

  • What is Domestic Clearing and Settlement (YTH) System?
    YTH system provides a system for clearing and settlement operations of domestic transactions, where one participant’s card used in another participant’s POS or ATM. YTH System Participiants send the transaction records to the System and records are cleared, netted multilaterally and settled by the System.
  • Who is responsible for YTH System?
    BKM is responsible from Domestic Clearing and Settlement System. As published in The Official Gazette on 19 June 2015, Central Bank gave official authorization to BKM as a Payment System Operator.
     
    BKM has the administirative supervision right and can take immediate action to keep the System operate without interruption. BKM informs the Participants about the precautions that will be taken.
  • YTH System Statistics

    Yearly transaction volume that was processed by YTH System has reached to 2 billion and yearly transaction volume has reached to 200 Billion TL.
     
    Sharp increase in 2012 is the result of including the Debit Card transaction in the YTH System with dual message format.
     
    In 2006 average transaction volume was 76 TL, and has increased to 114 TL in 2017.
     
    As of 10/31/2017;
     
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  • What are the Criteria for YTH Participant Acceptance?

     
    In order to be a Participant of YTH System,
     
    • A bank, subject to current Turkish banking law and other Turkish legislation related to banking, which issues or plans to issue cards under its name or concludes or plans to conclude merchant agreements and has obtained “necessary permits” from competent authorities,
     
    or
     
    • An institution, which is a member of at least one of the card system organizations and plans to operate within the context of Bank Cards and Credit Cards Law, No. 5464, and has obtained operating license from competent authorities for that purpose,
     
    or
     
    • An institution, which is a member of at least one of the card system organizations and plans to operate within the context of Payment and Securities Settlement Systems, Payment Services and Electronic Money Institutions Law, No.6493, and has obtained operating license from competent authorities for that purpose,
     
    or
     
    • A Service Provider institution, which undertakes the Sub Acquiring(*) activity without the act of issuing or accepting a card on its behalf;
    must have BKM Membership and meet administrative, technical and financial requirements.
     
     
    (*) With the authority of the agreement made with Card System Organizations, Sub-Acquirer makes agreements with  Domestic Clearing and Settlement (YTH) Participants for the international card acceptance and intermediates between the Card System Organization and YTH Participants by undertaking the clearing liability.
     
  • How does YTH System operate?

    The System works in 3 steps;
    1. Clearing;
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    For a sale transaction that takes place in a merchant, the merchant  sends all the sale records to Acquirer Participant at the End Of Day Report. Acquirer Participant sends the records to BKM with “Outgoing Clearing File”. BKM processes all the “Outgoing Clearing File”s received from all System Participants via YTH System, and prepares “Incoming Clearing File”s for Issuer Participants and sends the files to the Issuers.
    2. Multilateral Netting:
    Multilateral Netting is a process step where one Participant’s credits and obligations to other participants due to records received and sent via YTH System are detucted to calculate one final debit or credit amount.
    3. Settlement:
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    After Clearing and Multilateral Netting, Obligator Participants pay their debts to BKM Account. After receiving all the debts, BKM pays credit amounts to Creditor Participants’ Accounts.
  • What are the working hours for YTH System?

    System Participants can send Outgoing Clearing File from 18:00 of previous date to 10:00 of clearing date.
    Clearing and Multilateral Netting is processed on the clearing date from 10:00 to 13:30. “Incoming Clearing File” and Reconcilation Reports are shared at 13:30 of the clearing date.
    Obligator Participants are liable to pay the debt amount until 12:00 of the following day of the clearing day. BKM pays credit amounts to Creditor Participants’ Accounts by 14:00 of the following day of the clearing day.
  • What are YTH System Fees?

    1. Inter-Participant Interchange Commissions
    Please click here to see Inter-Participant Interchange Commissions.
     
    2. BKM Fees
    Different fees are charged from Source Participants and Destination Participants. Participants are charged with stepped fee structure on a monthly basis. Total fee is calculated according to steps that participants reached with the total amount of all financial records.
  • How is the Resignation Process?

    There are 2 condition for resignation process
     
    1) Dispersement of Participant
     
    2) Exclusion of Participant
     
    1) Dispersement of a Participant
     
    Participant that decided to disperse the system, have to submit a written application to the BKM. Within 6 days, BKM informs the related parties on this dispersement and  excludes the participant from routing services. By the end of the next 4 days, YTH system will start to  decline the first presentment transactions of the participant. The participant will be excluded from YTH system and all its’ transactions will be declined after a pre-defined time. The time period will be decided by BKM which cannot exceed 540 days.
     
    2) Exclusion of a Participant
     
     
    A Participant is excluded from the Routing Services and first presentment transactions are started to be declined by YTH System immediately, if;
    • A Participant fails to meet one of the participation criteria and it is aggreed that the participant will not be able to meet the criteria in an acceptable time period
     
    or
     
    • Emergence of risks those may endanger the security and uninterrupted process of the YTH system have been arised
     
    or
     
    • A written instruction from the participant have been received
     
    BKM, immediately, informs the related parties on this exclusion and takes necessary actions to limit the risks on the YTH System. The participant will be excluded from the YTH system and all its’ transactions will be declined after a pre-defined time. The time period will be decided by BKM which cannot exceed 540 days.