Issue 1 - January 2009
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New EPC Publications availableEverything you always wanted to know about SEPA
22.01.09 By Meral Ruesing
Get the latest EPC publications providing the information needed in your community, your company and your public administration to drive forward SEPA implementation.***
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Making SEPA a Reality - the definitive Guide to the Single Euro Payments Area
The introduction of the Single Euro Payments Area is the most ambitious project ever undertaken in European payments history. In practice, this means that an entirely new framework of EU-wide applicable payment schemes and standards has to be put in place to process billions of electronic euro payments. In addition, the appropriate regulatory and legal environment for SEPA implementation needs to be created. Last but not least, customers must get inspired to join the SEPA initiative. This publication is the stepping stone to understanding all aspects of the SEPA process and provides the links and sources needed for further research. (This brochure was replaced by new material. Please visit the EPC Website page 'SEPA Customers').
SEPA for Business
SEPA benefits first and foremost customers. For businesses, common standards, faster settlement and simplified processing will improve cash flow, reduce costs and facilitate the access to new markets. Re-engineering payment processes based on innovative end-to-end solutions will further reduce costs due to standardisation, automation and enhanced banking services. SEPA schemes and standards are an integral part of such solutions. This publication delivers practical information for individuals coordinating or seeking to set up a SEPA implementation project in any business within the 31 SEPA countries. (This brochure was replaced by new material. Please visit the EPC Website page 'SEPA Customers').
SEPA for the Public Sector
To reach a critical mass of SEPA payments, the engagement of all public administrations is indispensable. The public sector accounts for up to 20 per cent or more of payments made in society. Moving this volume to SEPA instruments would significantly contribute to creating critical mass and trigger the adoption of SEPA instruments by others, such as corporates and consumers. Given the wider benefits for society, public administrations could and should therefore play a major role in kick-starting migration by setting an example for all customers. This publication provides practical information for individuals in public administrations anywhere coordinating or seeking to set up a SEPA implementation project. (This brochure was replaced by new material. Please visit the EPC Website page 'SEPA Customers').
The EPC Shortcut Series
The EPC Shortcut Series offers easy access to essential SEPA concepts - on two pages or less. Anybody involved in the payments business - be it a payments services supplier or an individual managing payments in a company or a public administration - can now inhale key SEPA principles within ten minutes.
Shortcut to the SEPA Credit Transfer Scheme, Shortcut to the SEPA Direct Debit Schemes and Shortcut to the SEPA Data Format
Other articles in this issue
22.01.09 Update EPC Plenary Meetings - Main decisions taken in December 2008 By Herman Segers 22.01.09 SEPA Schemes: EPC approves Release Schedule - Predictable release cycle ensures planning security By Herman Segers 22.01.09 SEPA for Cards: From Vision to Reality - EPC takes forward its Cards Standardisation Programme By Francis Geets 22.01.09 Less is more: one Standard for Customer-to-Bank Communication - EPC approves updated Implementation Guidelines for the initiation of SEPA payments By Bettina Schönfeld, Esther Uyehara and Ingo Beyritz 22.01.09 The SEPA Highway for E-Payments*** - Make electronic payments from your current account across 32 countries By John Holsberg 22.01.09 Seeking common Ground - EPC advocates consistent implementation of the Payment Services Directive (PSD) By Ruth Wandhöfer 22.01.09 New Rules on cross-border Payments - Outlook on the revision of EU Regulation 2560/2001 By Séverine Anciberro 22.01.09 Cheer up: SEPA is on Track and open for Business - Market uptake is in line with roll-out of any major EU integration initiative By Herman Segers 22.01.09 Financial Crisis - SEPA can be part of the solution By Charlie McCreevy 22.01.09 Facing the Facts - The EPC Newsletter tracks SEPA progress By Herman Segers 22.01.09 Bring the Prophet to the Mountain - How to convince corporate customers of the benefits SEPA holds for them By Gerard Hartsink 22.01.09 Tomorrow is another Day - SEPA Survey 2008: corporate community lacks sense of SEPA urgency By Taco de Vries and Eddy Ouwendijk 22.01.09 Ready, willing and able? - The corporate View on SEPA Implementation An interview with Olivier Brissaud 22.01.09 SEPA goes mobile - EPC enables SEPA payments across 32 countries via a cell phone By Dag-Inge Flatraaker 22.01.09 Secure and convenient: the E-Mandate Solution - The SEPA Core Direct Debit Scheme now features electronic authorisation of payments By John Holsberg 22.01.09 The SEPA Direct Debit Mandate - you will just love it - EPC provides guidance on the creation of easy-to-use SEPA mandate forms By Meral Ruesing 22.01.09 New SCT Features meet key corporate Requirements - Updated SEPA Credit Transfer Scheme Rulebook goes live in February 2009 By Christian Westerhaus 22.01.09 Keep up the good Work - Banks offering SCT services: you in particular want to read this article By Andrew Bolton
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