- Systemically Important Payment System (SIPS) or Large Value Payment System (LVPS)
RENTAS was implemented in July 1999 with the objective to improve the overall efficiency of the large value payment system, particularly in respect of reducing interbank settlement risk. It enables the transfer and settlement of high value interbank funds and scripless securities transactions. There are two types of transactions handled by RENTAS namely Interbank Funds Transfer System (IFTS) and Scripless Securities Transfer System (SSTS). The following transactions can be performed by RENTAS members via the system:
- Interbank funds transfer;
- Cash withdrawals from Bank Negara Malaysia;
- Statutory reserve adjustment;
- Money market settlement;
- Ringgit leg of foreign exchange; and
- Scripless securities transfer.
Currently, there are 69 participants in RENTAS, which comprise of commercial banks, Islamic banks, investment banks, Development Financial Institutions as well as institutions that are active players in the money market or capital market.
There is no limit set for the transfer of funds between members. However, the minimum transaction amount for third party payments (payments that originate from a non-RENTAS member or beneficiary) is set at RM10,000. This limit does not apply for payments to and from Bank Negara Malaysia and government agencies.
In November 2006, Bank Negara Malaysia in collaboration with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, implemented the Payment versus Payment (PvP) infrastructure for settling interbank ringgit-US dollar trade transactions. The direct link between RENTAS in Malaysia for the settlement of ringgit and the USD CHATS system in Hong Kong for the settlement of US dollar, enable the simultaneous settlement of ringgit in Malaysia and US dollar in Hong Kong during Malaysian business hours, thus eliminating foreign exchange (FX) settlement risk for ringgit and US dollar FX transactions.
As part of the Bank's continue effort in improving and enhancing the capability of RENTAS to support cross-border payments and settlements, the onshore multi-currency funds and securities settlement facility was launched for renmimbi (RMB) settlements in March 2012. The new RENTAS facility will enhance the efficiency of RMB trade settlements for Malaysian corporate by reducing costs and ensuring finality of settlements.
Types of retail payment systems
- National Electronic Cheque Information Clearing System (eSPICK)
- Shared ATM Network
- Interbank GIRO
- Financial Process Exchange
- Direct Debit
Types of retail payment instruments
Types of retail payment channels
Bank Negara Malaysia had in 2008 implemented the National Electronic Cheque Information Clearing System (eSPICK) to replace the previous Sistem Penjelasan Imej Cek Kebangsaan (SPICK) cheque clearing system. eSPICK was fully rolled out nationwide in July 2009.
The implementation of eSPICK was part of the Bank's effort in enhancing the efficiency of the payment system. The Bank together with the banking industry have migrated the cheque processing phase from physically sending cheques for clearing at the clearing centres into a fully image-based cheque clearing process.
Customers and businesses will benefit from the speedier and more efficient cheque clearing system, especially in the timing of the availability of funds from the deposit of outstation cheques. Under the eSPICK, customers will receive funds from the cheques deposited during business hours on the next business day, compared to between 2 to 8 business days previously.
Shared ATM Network (SAN) enables bank customers to access their funds from any of the participating banks’ automated teller machine (ATMs). There are currently two shared ATM networks, namely, the MEPS SAN and HOUSe. The MEPS SAN is operated by the Malaysian Electronic Payment System Sdn Bhd (MEPS), which services offered includes cross-border cash withdrawal, interbank ATM funds transfer (IBTF), interbank mobile prepaid top-up and credit card and loan repayment. As at to date, 14 domestic banks and 7 foreign banks have participated the MEPS SAN.
Link to MEPS Website
Established in 2006, HOUSe is owned by four locally-incorporated foreign banks, namely, HSBC Bank, OCBC Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and UOB Bank. Services offered includes cash withdrawal and balance enquiry.
Link to MyClear Website
Direct debit, which is operated by MyClear Sdn Bhd, is an interbank collection service for regular and recurring payments enabling automated collection directly from a customer’s bank account at multiple banks with a single authorization.
Link to MyClear Website