FIFA Clearing House

Training rewards intermediary payment institution

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.


How the FIFA Clearing House works

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

Compliance assessment, performed by the FCH on all parties, consisting of client due diligence and risk analysis

Payment in

Payment in by the new club to the FCH

Payment out

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

Compliance

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.

FAQS

Frequently asked questions about the FIFA Clearing House.

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