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Insight

09 October 19

Belgium: SCT Inst implementation

* The views expressed in this article are solely those of the authors and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. As of March 2019, the Centre for Exchange and Clearing (CEC), the Belgian automated interbank payment system for retail payments, initiated their instant payment platform...

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SEPA INSTANT CREDIT TRANSFER SCHEME

0 payment service providers
have already joined the scheme:
0% of European PSPs.

ESTIMATED SHARE OF SCT INST VOLUMES IN
TOTAL CT* VOLUMES

* SCT + SCT Inst.
SPAIN NUMBER NORWAY NUMBER FINLAND NUMBER ESTONIA NUMBER SWEDEN NUMBER LATVIA NUMBER BELARUS NUMBER LITHUANIA NUMBER GERMANY NUMBER POLAND NUMBER ICELAND NUMBER DENMARK NUMBER UNITED KINGDOM NUMBER IRELAND NUMBER NETHERLANDS NUMBER SWITZERLAND NUMBER LUXEMBOURG NUMBER BELGIUM NUMBER SPAIN NUMBER PORTUGAL NUMBER FRANCE NUMBER LICHTENSTEIN NUMBER ITALY NUMBER UKRAINE NUMBER SAN MARINO NUMBER MONACO NUMBER MOLDOVA NUMBER TURKEY NUMBER ROMANIA NUMBER BULGARIA NUMBER GREECE NUMBER BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINIA NUMBER SERBIA NUMBER HUNGARY NUMBER SLOVAKIA NUMBER SLOVENIA NUMBER CROATIA NUMBER AUSTRIA NUMBER CZECHIA NUMBER MALTA NUMBER CYPRUS NUMBER VATICAN NUMBER ANDORRA NUMBER
from
12
COUNTRIES
*The SCT Inst scheme generally counts PSPs with the most significant electronic payment volumes in their countries among its participants.


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We harmonise payments in Europe

We help make it possible for citizens and businesses to pay with the same ease and convenience across the Single Euro Payments Area ( ) as in their home country. We design and manage the payment schemes, which are the rules underlying most of the euro credit transfers and direct debits in Europe. We represent payment service providers ( ) on all European payment issues and contribute to shaping the future European payments landscape.


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4,000+ scheme participants

must formally adhere to the schemes in order to offer their customers the ease and convenience of transactions.

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520+
million citizens

139
billion electronic payments per year

36
European countries

About

(Single Euro Payments Area) is a European Union payments integration initiative to harmonise electronic euro payments in Europe. Thanks to this project, citizens and companies can use the same payment instruments – in particular, credit transfers, direct debits and cards – when making euro transactions across Europe as when paying in euros in their home country. The supports and promotes , which is driven by European institutions.

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Featured

Get ready for the Instant Credit Transfer scheme

The Instant Credit Transfer ( Inst) scheme is effective since November 2017; it will significantly change payments as we know them.

How to participate?

All are encouraged to adhere rapidly to the Inst scheme via the website as receivers of transactions and / or payers in order to give it momentum and meet customer needs.

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POLL

When do you believe that electronic identification (eID) will play a critical role in customer identification and authentication for payments in Europe?

  • Already now (32%)
  • Within 2 years (28%)
  • Within 2-5 years (24%)
  • Within 5-10 years (6%)
  • Beyond 10 years (5%)
  • Never (5%)

News and Insights

News

11 October 19

The first Register of Participants of the SCT ERI Option

As from 17 November 2019, the Extended Remittance Information (ERI) option can be used under the 2019 SEPA Credit Transfer (SCT) Rulebook. From today onwards, the EPC maintains a separate register of SCT scheme participants that support the ERI option. Already ten SCT participants will be able to provide...

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News

10 October 19

Intra-EU Mobility: a case for adhering to the SPL scheme

The Single Euro Payments Area Proxy Lookup (SPL) is the EPC’s latest scheme which covers the exchange of the data necessary to initiate payments between proxy-based mobile payment solutions on a pan-European level. It aims to facilitate interoperability between participating payment solutions. The...

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Insight

09 October 19

Belgium: SCT Inst implementation

* The views expressed in this article are solely those of the authors and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. As of March 2019, the Centre for Exchange and Clearing (CEC), the Belgian automated interbank payment system for retail payments, initiated their instant payment platform...

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