How to Go Live

Bats Europe's Trade Reporting Services (BXTR) are Europe's leading solution for on- and off-Exchange services. Detailed below are the steps that existing and new Participants need to undertake in order to utilise the services. The steps below describe the existing pre-APA process. For more information on APA services and associated documentation, please click here.

Please also see our Document Library for a list of all other agreements, price lists, specifications and manuals you may need. If you would like help through the application process, please contact our Sales team at or +44 20 7012 8906.

Detailed below are the steps existing and new Participants need to undertake in order to utilise the Services.

Note: The steps set out below can be completed separately or in parallel.

  • Step 1: Documentation

    Begin by reading the Service Description, which describes the suite of Trade Reporting Services, and the Off-Exchange Services Tariffs document.

    Next, complete and sign the following documents and e-mail them to Participant Services.

    For more information on Step 1, please contact Participant Services.

    For draft APA documentation please click here.

  • Step 2: Connection

    New applicants must gain connectivity to our platform. Existing Participants can utilise existing physical connectivity, subject to available bandwidth.

    Firms can connect to Bats Europe (Bats) directly or via a service provider. To learn about connectivity to Bats, click the documents below.

    If your firm trades via a hosted Service Provider solution, contact your representative and ask them to add Bats as a destination to your firm's account. View a list of Service Providers that have established relationships.

  • Step 3: Testing and Go Live

    After your firm's connection has been established and the documentation is in place, you can then commence application testing. Once your own application testing is complete, please contact the Bats Trade Desk to schedule a certification test.

    For more information on Steps 2 and 3, please contact the Bats Trade Desk.