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 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 payment scheme rulebook change management cycle, and discussed in detail the various payment scheme rulebook change requests which the 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 Instant Credit Transfer ( ) scheme implementation status at that point in time. The main topics were the scheme adherence status and projections, the interoperability developments between scheme-compliant , and any issues from scheme participants about the current processing.
The ESTF was also informed about the internal developments on the ’s Request-To-Pay ( ) scheme rulebook and on one-leg out euro (instant) credit transfer transactions entering or leaving .
The ESTF members were also briefed about the ’s intentions to transform the Scheme End-User Forum (SEUF) and the ESTF into Multi-Stakeholder Groups (MSGs) with as scope all existing payment and payment-related schemes. The aim of the was to establish the two new MSGs as from 1 January 2022.