Open Banking Europe (OBE) has officially launched on its website the TPP Authorisation Number Lookup tool.
The Global Unique Reference Number (GURN) is the national number issued by a National Competent Authority (NCA) to uniquely identify an account-servicing payment service provider (AS-PSP), a third-party provider (TPP) or any other regulated entity. This national number is made 'Globally Unique' by combining the Country Code, the National Competent Authority (NCA) Short Name, and the Unique Reference Number (URN) assigned by the Home NCA. This number is used for transactions under the Revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) to identify TPPs and AS-PSPs and is located in the eIDAS certificate to identify the subject of that certificate.
Open Banking Europe has extracted the Unique Reference Numbers of all of the regulated entities registered with the 31 National Competent Authorities across Europe and fed them into this tool to facilitate PSD2-regulated operations.
By writing the name of a regulated entity in the search bar, it is possible to find out their Global Unique Reference Number within seconds. This tool is publicly available on Open Banking Europe’s website.
“Open Banking Europe is committed to providing openness and transparency and tools to the industry to support Open Banking in Europe. A free and publicly available utility to check the authorisation numbers issued by national competent authorities is a basic building block of this promise,” said John Broxis, Managing Director of PRETA.