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15 February 19

Discover itsme®: Belgian digital ID

* The views expressed in this article are solely those of the authors and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. itsme® is a Belgian ID application that allows users to confirm their identity and approve transactions. Created by a consortium of four leading Belgian banks and one...

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28 January 19

API Evaluation Group: achievements, challenges and looking ahead

* The views expressed in this article are solely those of the authors and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. Created in January 2018, the Application Programming Interface Evaluation Group (API EG) was composed of representatives from various account-servicing payment service...

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10 January 19

Italy: an evolving payment landscape

* The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. Italy, one of the largest economies in Europe, has made significant progress in electronic payments in the past ten years and was among the first to adhere to Single...

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15 November 18

Key findings of World Payments Report 2018

* The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. Capgemini, in conjunction with BNP Paribas recently published the “World Payments Report 2018” (WPR) which provides insightful analysis of the development of the new...

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03 October 18

Taking a closer look at Norway's payment landscape

* The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. The Norwegian payment landscape is characterised by increasingly popular card payments and the well-developed infrastructure that supports them. We wanted to find out...

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06 June 18

SEPA Instant Credit Transfer adoption: an overview of ABN AMRO

ABN AMRO, one of the largest banks in the Netherlands, was an early adopter of the SEPA Instant Credit Transfer (SCT Inst) scheme. We interviewed Sandra Peute, Business Developer for SEPA Payments at ABN AMRO, about the scheme’s rollout, its challenges, and the future of instant payments.  Q....

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09 May 18

Changing the reality of payments: Standardised Proxy Lookup service

Instant payment solutions like the recently launched SEPA Instant Credit Transfer scheme (SCT Inst) are emerging around Europe. Although the big drivers include mobile person-to-person (P2P) payments, most of the existing P2P solutions are domestic and do not allow cross-border payments. The Mobile Proxy...

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26 April 18

Consumer Financial Services Action Plan: payment-related actions

* The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. A key priority of the Juncker Commission is building a deeper and fairer Single Market, which allows people, services, goods and capital to move freely in an economy...

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11 April 18

Is Germany’s payment landscape changing?

* The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. Germany has a fascinating and ever-changing payment landscape. This Western European country is not only a cash country but also a big fan of direct debits. So what is...

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14 March 18

Digital Payments and Cybersecurity: trends, risks and solutions

The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. In the new era of digital payments, where technologies are constantly changing and evolving, there are numerous cybersecurity challenges to take into account. Christoph...

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