15 February 19
* The views expressed in this article are solely those of the authors and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. itsme® is a Belgian ID application that allows users to confirm their identity and approve transactions. Created by a consortium of four leading Belgian banks and one...
SEPA INSTANT CREDIT TRANSFER SCHEME
Already 0 payment service
providers have joined the scheme,
i.e. 0% of European PSPs.
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.
We maintain the schemes and make them evolve in dialogue with our stakeholders.
We strive for a better harmonisation of other innovative electronic payment instruments, like card and mobile payments.
We define positions and make proposals on payment aspects of European policies and legislations.
billion electronic payments per year
(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.
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.
News and Insights
14 February 19
The call for change requests for possible modifications to be introduced into the SEPA Proxy Lookup (SPL) scheme rulebook starts today and runs until 31 March 2019. How to participate? The template to submit a change request to the SPL scheme rulebook can be downloaded below. Any person or organisation...
11 February 19
The SEPA Proxy Lookup (SPL) scheme, managed by the European Payments Council, covers the exchange of the data necessary to initiate payments between proxy-based payment solutions on a pan-European level and aims to facilitate interoperability between participating payment solutions. The scheme is...
30 January 19
We invite experts to join our new Request-To-Pay Multi-Stakeholder Group (RTP MSG): applications have to be submitted by 15 February 2019. The landscape of payment solutions in the retail market is undergoing transformation, under the influence of the development of account-based real-time payment...