Agenda and minutes of the 15th meeting of the EPC Scheme Technical Forum (September 2021)

The EPC Scheme Technical Forum (ESTF) is made up of the representatives of technical players who provide services facilitating the processing of transactions under the EPC Single Euro Payments Area        (SEPA) 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 15th meeting on 09 September 2021. The approved agenda and minutes are available on this page.

During this meeting, the ESTF was informed about the remaining timeline of the 2022 EPC SEPA payment scheme rulebook change management cycle, and discussed in detail the various EPC payment scheme rulebook change requests which the EPC had received by the end of June 2021. These change requests would then be subject to a public consultation from 13 September to 11 December 2021

The ESTF further discussed the SEPA Instant Credit Transfer (SCT Inst ) scheme implementation status at that point in time. The main topics were the SCT Inst scheme adherence status and projections, the interoperability developments between SCT Inst scheme-compliant CSMs, and any issues from SCT Inst scheme participants about the current SCT Inst processing.

The ESTF was also informed about the internal EPC developments on the EPC’s SEPA Request-To-Pay (SRTP) scheme rulebook and on one-leg out euro (instant) credit transfer transactions entering or leaving SEPA. 

The ESTF members were also briefed about the EPC’s intentions to transform the Scheme End-User Forum (SEUF) and the ESTF into EPC Multi-Stakeholder Groups (MSGs) with as scope all existing EPC SEPA payment and payment-related schemes. The aim of the EPC was to establish the two new EPC MSGs as from 1 January 2022. 

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