Solidarity mechanism and training compensation
The establishment of FIFA Clearing House SAS (FCH) is a key element of the transfer system reform package adopted by the FIFA Council in 2018 in order to promote and protect the integrity of professional football.
FCH is a payment institution established in France that acts as an intermediary in payments relating to training rewards (solidarity mechanism and training compensation) deriving from articles 20 and 21 and Annexes 4 and 5 of the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (RSTP). FCH ensures that payments by new clubs are correctly distributed to training clubs. The payments are based on the final electronic player passport (EPP) and allocation statement approved by the FIFA administration.
The process for paying training rewards through the FCH entity consists of five steps:
Communication of allocation
Communication of allocation statement from FIFA to the FCH, with the information necessary to process the payment of training rewards
Compliance assessment, performed by the FCH on all parties, consisting of client due diligence and risk analysis
Payment in by the new club to the FCH
Payment out to the training club(s), immediately distributed once the funds from the new club have been received by the FCH
Reporting to FIFA
Reporting to FIFA on general data and statistics from the FCH activities
Key processes in detail
In line with international financial rules, each club that wishes to process a transaction through the FCH must first successfully pass a compliance assessment.
Payments (after Compliance Approval)
Subject to the new club and training club(s) passing a compliance assessment, the FCH will issue a payment notification to the new club confirming the amount of training rewards due.
Guidelines & Regulations
Frequently asked questions about the FIFA Clearing House.