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EPC Scheme End-User Forum


The evolution of the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) Credit Transfer (SCT) and SEPA Direct Debit (SDD) schemes relies on close dialogue between the European Payments Council (EPC) as the scheme manager, and the representatives of the demand side of the payments market, as well as providers developing technical solutions which help the market to fully reap the SEPA benefits.

To this end, and in line with the EPC’s new governance aimed at further enhancing the involvement of scheme end-users and technical players, the EPC created the EPC Scheme End-User Forum (SEUF) and EPC Scheme Technical Forum (ESTF) in 2015 (refer to the ESTF webpage for more information about the ESTF).

Mission and Objective of the Scheme End-User Forum

The mission of the SEUF is to establish and maintain a formal and regular dialogue between the EPC and representatives of European associations of users (for instance, merchants and corporate treasurers) of existing EPC SEPA schemes and any other future relevant EPC SEPA scheme.

The objective of the SEUF is twofold:

The SEUF has no decision-making power but may make recommendations to the Scheme Management Board of the EPC.

Composition of the SEUF

The membership profile as well as the current composition of the SEUF can be found in the section ‘Related files’ below.

There are currently still open seats available. Candidates nominated by European associations representing the demand side of the payments interested to become a member of the SEUF are invited to submit their application letters, including a CV in English, to seuf@epc-cep.eu.

The renewal of the SEUF composition is done on a two-year basis, starting from September 2015.

Scheme End-User Forum Position on the Change Requests Submitted for the 2016 Scheme Change Management Cycle

Chapter 4 of the Scheme Management Internal Rules (SMIRs) being an integral part of each EPC scheme rulebook describes the maintenance and the evolution of each EPC scheme. Section 4.4 of the SMIRs in particular describes that the EPC Stakeholder Forums are invited to provide their consolidated comments about the change requests and the related change proposals outlined in the Change Proposal Submission Document for each rulebook, in a position document.

The concerned Change Proposal Submission Documents and the position from the Scheme End-User Forum are available under ‘EPC technical documents’.

Scheme End-User Forum meetings

The SEUF meets physically or by telephone conference at least twice yearly, on an as-needed basis. The approved versions of the SEUF agendas and meeting minutes are made public on this webpage.

The first meeting of the SEUF took place in September 2015.

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