Request for Information to find a Directory Service to play the role of Operational Scheme Manager

In the context of the SEPA Payment Account Access (SPAA) and the SEPA Request to Pay (SRTP) schemes, the use of application programming interfaces (APIs) created new challenges related to the reachability between participants. Therefore, for operating these schemes, new information needs to be managed and made available to participants.

These tasks form the role of Operational Scheme Manager (OSM) for providing and operating a Directory Service for the European Payments Council (EPC) schemes to enable the functioning of these schemes, along with the EPC itself who remains the scheme manager from the governance and adherence point of view.

The EPC contemplates outsourcing the Operational Scheme Manager’s tasks and launches today a public Request for Information (RFI) to allow interested parties to outline their relevant credentials and their potential interest in providing this service.

Any interested, suitably qualified market actor can respond to this RFI via email to [email protected] by 21 April 2023 at 18:00 CET.

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