About CHAPS

CHAPS continues to be one of the largest RTGS systems in the world, offering efficient, risk-free and irrevocable same day payments to meet the sterling RTGS payment requirements of its Direct Participants.

Direct Access

CHAPS Co promotes a fair approach to access, whilst not compromising safety and stability. To obtain access to the CHAPS scheme as a Direct Participant, financial institutions need to meet certain access requirements.

Extending Operating Hours

As of 20 June 2016, the Bank of England’s Real Time Gross Settlement System (RTGS), which processes CHAPS payments, is open for an extra hour and 40 minutes, closing at 18.00 instead of 16.20