The British Crown Dependencies are Now Part of the SEPA Schemes Geogra...

The British Crown Dependencies are Now Part of the SEPA Schemes Geographical Scope

25 April 16

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The islands of Jersey, Guernsey, and the Isle of Man (known as ’British Crown Dependencies’) are since 1 May 2016 part of the geographical scope of the Single Euro Payments Area ( ) schemes. From now on, it is possible to send and receive credit transfers and direct debits to and from the British Crown Dependencies.

Payment service providers of these territories and of the wider region have benefited from a three-month period in order to be operationally ready to implement the schemes in the British Crown Dependencies. The inclusion of these territories into the schemes geographical scope is a natural extension of the project and demonstrates the European willingness to harmonise digital payments in a broader area.

The jurisdictional scope of the schemes consists of the 28 Member States plus Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Monaco and San Marino. The full list of countries and territories in which the schemes are operational is available in the map below.






















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