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26 April 19

Calls for candidates for the SEUF and the ESTF

The European Payments Council (EPC) calls for candidates representing European associations of end-users of the EPC SEPA schemes who wish to become a Scheme End-User Forum (SEUF) member, and for candidates representing technical players who want to be an EPC Scheme Technical Forum (ESTF) member as of...

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01 March 19

The EPC updates members’ list

The EPC is glad to count among its members two additional organisations: • HomeSend (based in Belgium); • MTACC (based in Malta); The EPC now represents 75 payment service providers and their associations. Two further organisations have the status of ‘associate member’.

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11 February 19

How does the SPL scheme work?

The SEPA Proxy Lookup (SPL) scheme, managed by the European Payments Council, covers the exchange of the data necessary to initiate payments between proxy-based payment solutions on a pan-European level and aims to facilitate interoperability between participating payment solutions. The scheme is...

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30 January 19

Call for experts for Multi-Stakeholder Group on Request-To-Pay

We invite experts to join our new Request-To-Pay Multi-Stakeholder Group (RTP MSG): applications have to be submitted by 15 February 2019. The landscape of payment solutions in the retail market is undergoing transformation, under the influence of the development of account-based real-time payment...

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18 January 19

Guidelines on cryptographic algorithms usage and key management

Today the EPC published a new version of the Guidelines on cryptographic algorithms usage and key management in order to provide guidance to the European payments industry, more precisely to security officers, risk managers, system engineers and systems designers. Although its content does not assume...

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20 December 18

Publication of the SEPA Proxy Lookup (SPL) scheme rulebook

Today the EPC has published the first version of the SEPA Proxy Lookup (SPL) scheme rulebook which consists of a set of rules, practices and standards that makes it possible to operate, join and participate in the SPL scheme. The SPL scheme covers the exchange of the data necessary to initiate payments...

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30 November 18

Extension of the geographical scope of SEPA schemes in March 2019

As of 1 March 2019, the Principality of Andorra and the Vatican City State / the Holy See will be part of the geographical scope of the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) schemes. The inclusion of financial institutions from these two states is a natural extension of the SEPA project and demonstrates the...

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29 November 18

2018 Payment Threats and Fraud Trends Report

To contribute to creating awareness on payment threats and fraud trends, and to help payment stakeholders decide on possible actions, the EPC publishes the 2018 Payment Threat and Fraud Trends Report. The report provides an overview of the most important threats that affect electronic payments such...

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22 November 18

Publication of the updated 2017 EPC SEPA scheme rulebooks

Updated 2017 EPC SEPA scheme rulebook versions for the SEPA Credit Transfer (SCT) scheme, the SEPA Instant Credit Transfer (SCT Inst) scheme, the SEPA Direct Debit Core (SDD Core) scheme and the SDD Business-to-Business (SDD B2B) scheme have been published on 22 November 2018 and are effective as of...

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22 November 18

Publication of the 2019 EPC SEPA scheme rulebooks

The EPC Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) scheme rulebooks are updated every two years to reflect market needs and evolutions in the technical standards. We have just published the new versions of the four EPC SEPA scheme rulebooks as a result of the rulebook change management cycle that started in 2017....

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