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26 November 20

Publication of the 2021 EPC SEPA payment scheme rulebooks

Today the EPC published the 2021 EPC SEPA payment scheme rulebooks and the related Implementation guidelines (IGs). All 2021 EPC SEPA payment scheme rulebooks enter into force on 21 November 2021. To ensure planning security for all market participants, the publication of the new rulebook versions follows...

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24 November 20

Results of the EPC poll on future share of SCT Inst volumes

November 2017 marked a major event in an increasingly instant world: the launch of the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) Instant Credit Transfer (SCT Inst), which enables credit transfers in ten seconds – or less – across the SEPA. Since its launch, the SCT Inst scheme has kept on growing, and the latest...

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03 November 20

Brexit reminder: how to get ready for the end of the transition period

As of 1 January 2021 the United Kingdom (UK) is set to leave the single market and customs union, either with an European Union (EU) - UK deal, negotiated during the transition period, or without it (i.e. "no-deal" Brexit). The UK will at that point maintain participation in the Single Euro payments...

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30 October 20

The updated version 1.2 of the 2019 EPC SEPA payment scheme rulebooks

The European Payments Council (EPC) publishes today the updated version 1.2 of the 2019 SEPA payment rulebooks. The version 1.2 has no impact on the business and operational rules compared to the versions 1.0 and 1.1 of the 2019 rulebooks, or on any specification in the related implementation guidelines. The...

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30 September 20

Call for an independent member for the Scheme Management Board

The EPC Scheme Management Board (SMB) – the body responsible for the administration and evolution of the EPC Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) payment schemes – is inviting interested parties to apply for a vacancy for an 'independent member', effective from 18 November 2020 to 28 April 2021, with the...

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22 September 20

Some 2020 change requests entering into force in November 2023

In September 2020, the EPC decided to migrate all its SEPA payment schemes to the 2019 version of the ISO 20022 message standard by 19 November 2023 i.e. the entry-into-force date of the 2023 EPC SEPA payment scheme rulebooks. This implementation combined with possibly new/amended business and/or functional...

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23 July 20

Updated Intra-EU Mobility infographic

The Single Euro Payments Area Proxy Lookup (SPL) scheme covers the exchange of the data necessary to initiate payments between proxy-based mobile payment solutions on a pan-European level, aiming to facilitate interoperability between participating payment solutions. For those interested in joining...

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01 July 20

SCT Inst transaction limit increased to 100,000 euros

As of today, the maximum amount per SEPA Instant Credit Transfer (SCT Inst) transaction went up from 15,000 to 100,000 euros. Payment end-users can use the SCT Inst scheme in higher-value business-to-business and business-to-consumer transactions. This new transaction limit means additional freedom...

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02 June 20

Public consultation on the SEPA Request-to-Pay Scheme Rulebook

The European Payments Council (EPC) launches today a 90-day public consultation on the draft rulebook it developed for its new SEPA Request-to-Pay (SRTP) scheme. The SRTP scheme, which is based on the RTP specifications document  produced by the RTP Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG RTP), covers the...

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28 May 20

Technical interoperability of MSCTs based on payee-presented data

Following the publication of the “Mobile Initiated Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) (Instant) Credit Transfer Interoperability Guidance” (MSCT IG) document, the ad-hoc multi-stakeholder group on MSCTs has conducted, through a newly established dedicated work-stream, a more detailed analysis on the technical...

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09 April 20

New version of the Clarification Paper on SCT and SCT Inst

Today the European Payments Council (EPC) published the version 1.5 of the clarification paper on Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) Credit Transfer (SCT) and SEPA Instant Credit Transfer (SCT Inst) rulebooks. The paper applies to the current applicable 2019 SCT and SCT Inst rulebooks and provides guidance...

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01 April 20

The EPC updates its members’ list

The EPC now counts among its members one additional organisation: •    PERSPECTEEV SAS (based in France) The EPC now represents 76 payment service providers and their associations. Two further organisations have the status of ‘associate member’.

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12 March 20

The EPC launches the public consultation on the 2020 change requests for the SEPA Credit Transfer and SEPA Direct Debit Scheme Rulebooks

As part of the EPC’s regular change management cycle the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) Credit Transfer (SCT), the SEPA Instant Credit Transfer (SCT Inst), the SEPA Direct Debit Core (SDD Core) and the SDD Business-to-Business (SDD B2B) schemes, and in line with its commitment to stakeholders’ involvement,...

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