Article 2 — Definitions
For the purposes of this Regulation, the following definitions apply:
- competent authority means the authority of a Member State competent for ensuring compliance of electronic money issuers and payment service providers that are established in their territory in forms other than a branch and whose head office is situated in another Member State with the requirements of Directive (EU) 2015/849 as transposed by national legislation;
- host Member State means the Member State in whose territory electronic money issuers and payment service providers whose head office is situated in another Member State are established in forms other than a branch;
- electronic money issuers and payment services providers means electronic money issuers as defined in point (3) of Article 2 of Directive 2009/110/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council(1) and payment services providers as defined in point (9) of Article 4 of Directive 2007/64/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council(2).