On 26 January 2015 the European Payments Council () published the Direct Debit () Core Rulebook version 9.0 and the Business to Business (B2B) Rulebook version 7.0. The Core Rulebook version 9.0, the B2B Rulebook version 7.0 and associated implementation guidelines will take effect on 20 November 2016.
The Core Rulebook version 9.0 introduces a shorter standard time cycle. Both the Core Rulebook version 9.0 and B2B Rulebook version 7.0 have been amended to simplify the use of sequence types. Details on technical and operational aspects relevant to changes incorporated into these rulebook versions are addressed in the introductory note also published on 26 January 2015 (see ‘related files’ below).