- 10.03.15EPC and Cards Stakeholders Group release version 7.05 of the SEPA Cards Standardisation Volume for public consultation. All interested parties are invited to provide feedback by 5 June 2015.
- 26.02.15EPC Blog: SEPA compliance in the euro area – get ready for February 2016. Act now.
- 10.02.15EPC Blog: European Payments Council 2.0 – the EPC has adapted its structure to further enhance governance and stakeholder involvement.
- 26.01.15EPC publishes the SEPA Direct Debit (SDD) Core Rulebook version 9.0 and SDD Business to Business Rulebook version 7.0 to take effect in November 2016.
“With the euro introduction, EU governments, the European Parliament, the European Commission and the ECB called on the banking industry to develop harmonised SEPA schemes for electronic euro payments. The EPC delivered as requested. Payment service users confirm: migration to SCT and SDD generates tangible benefits.”
Javier Santamaría, Chairman of the European Payments Council (EPC), January 2014
“SEPA has created more efficiency across the European payments industry. Three-quarters of treasury professionals say their European payments are more efficient post SEPA [migration].”
EuroFinance Treasury Verdict, October 2014
“SEPA has been successfully implemented for credit transfers and direct debits in the euro area. Every month more than 2 billion payments now flow across the euro area in new standardised formats. (…) The successful completion of SEPA further accelerates Europe’s financial integration.”
European Central Bank press release, August 2014
“Meeting the next SEPA deadlines established by the European Union lawmakers applicable in 2016 requires continued and coordinated efforts by the public authorities driving the SEPA process, the representatives of payment service users as well as banks and other service providers. Act now.”
Javier Santamaría, Chairman of the European Payments Council (EPC), August 2014
“SEPA is more than just credit transfers and direct debits. It is also about card payments and might also cover internet and mobile payments. It will contribute to the further harmonisation of retail payments in the internal market.”
European Commission statement, August 2014
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