Payment Primer for Faster Payment System (FPS)
To address the increasing market needs for efficient retail payment services, HKMA/HKICL launched Faster Payment System (FPS) on 17 September 2018. Banks and stored value facilities (“SVF”) in Hong Kong participate in the FPS that enables their customers to make cross-bank/SVF payments easily with funds transferred to the recipient almost immediately. The FPS operates on 24×7 basis and supports payments in Hong Kong dollar and Renminbi during 1st phase.
Payment Primer, Kofill’s flagship product for Faster Payment System, is a bridge between Customer Database Transaction and Faster Payment System (provided by HKICL). As launched by HKICL, FPS message format is in XML format embedding ISO20022 payment messages as payload.
Payment Primer code and decode FPS message envelope and deal with digital signature required. Interface with Customer Database Transaction with pure ISO 20022 XML messages.
In addition, for Customer Database Transaction that does not accept or generate ISO 20022 XML messages, Payment Primer translates ISO 20022 XML to a flat file and vice versa for interfacing.