An introduction to FFI as a concept is available on this website. Below is an overview of the documentation that describe FFI in more detail and how this is made available.
FFI is in itself a set of documents in combination with the Technical Platform. The Technical Platform is implemented and used in accordance with the documentation. The documentation is divided into three categories – the FFI Regulatory Framework, the FFI Message Catalogue, and the FFI Technical Standards.
FFI Regulatory Framework
The FFI Regulatory Framwork consists of the FFI General Rulebook that covers the rules that govern the participants in the FFI Network, the FFI Organisation, and how FFI is operated and maintained. The FFI General Rulebook is accepted by an Entity by signing the FFI General Adherance Agreement.
The FFI Regulatory Framework further consists of a Rulebook and an associated Adherance Agreement for each Request Type, for example the FFI Transaction Inquiry Customer Rulebook and the FFI Transaction Inquiry Customer Adherance Agreement.
Representatives from potential FFI participants may request access to the FFI Regulatory Framework from the FFI Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FFI Message Catalogue
By adhering to the FFI Message Catalogue is how FFI messages are structured and standardised. The FFI Message Catalogue consists of many different documents. Some of the documents descibe the format of messages independent of Request Type, and some describe the parts of messages that are specific for each Request Type. To send or receive FFI messages it is necessary to understand both.
Request Type independent documents:
- FFI Metadata Specification, and FFIMetadataScheme.json.
- FFI Error Specification, and FFIErrorScheme.json.
Request Type specific documents:
- Request Type Message Specification, and, for example TransactionInquiryCustomerRequestScheme,json and TransactionInquiryCustomerResponseSchema.json
- Request Type Error Specification, and, for example TransactionInquiryCustomerErrorSchema.json.
There are also samples available of messages – Requests, Responses, and Errors.
Representatives from potential FFI participants may request access to the FFI Message Catalogue from the FFI Secretariat at email@example.com.
FFI Technical Standards
There is currently one technical standard available - FFI Technical Standard – SMTP/MIME. This describes the technical solution used for transporting FFI messages between Entities.
Representatives from potential FFI participants may request access to the FFI Technical Standards from the FFI Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.