Agenda and minutes of the 12th meeting of the EPC Scheme Technical Forum (March 2020)

The Scheme Technical Forum (ESTF) is made up of the representatives of technical players who provide services facilitating the processing of transactions under the Single Euro Payments Area ( ) payment schemes. Members of this forum include Clearing and Settlement Mechanism (CSM) organisations, technical solution providers and payment messaging services companies.

The ESTF held its twelfth meeting on 10 March 2020. The approved agenda and minutes are available on this page.

During this meeting, the ESTF discussed in detail the various payment scheme rulebook change requests which the received by the end of 2019. These change requests are subject to a public consultation from 12 March to 9 June 2020.

The ESTF further discussed the  scheme implementation status at that point in time. The main topics were the scheme adherence status and projections, issues from scheme participants about the current processing and about the interoperability between scheme-compliant CSMs, and the prospects and current obstacles for the further use of the scheme by payment end-users.

The ESTF was also informed about the planned publication of the updated version of the clarification paper on the SCT and SCT Inst rulebooks, the publication of the updated 2019 SEPA payment scheme rulebooks, and the internal developments on Request-To-Pay (RTP) and on one-leg out euro (instant) credit transfer transactions entering or leaving .

There are still vacant seats among some categories of technical players (see ‘Related documents’). Application letters including an up-to-date CV in English should be sent to [email protected].

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