In November 2018, the European Payments Council ( ) published updated and enhanced versions of the Credit Transfer ( ) and Direct Debit ( ) rulebooks. To ensure planning security for all market participants, the publication of the new rulebook versions follows a predictable release management cycle.
In accordance with industry best practice, payment service providers and their suppliers have enough time to address the rulebook updates ahead of November 2019, when these updates come into effect.
The 2019 Direct Debit Business-to-Business (B2B) rulebook version 1.0 entered into force on 17 November 2019 and remains in effect up to and including 31 March 2020.
Annex III of the 2019
rulebook version 1.0 lists all changes compared to the version 1.2 of the 2017