Call for candidates for the SEPA Payment Account Access Multi-Stakehol...

Call for candidates for the SEPA Payment Account Access Multi-Stakeholder Group (SPAA MSG)

Applications are invited by 22 September 2021

30 August 21

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The SEPA Payment Account Access Multi-Stakeholder Group (SPAA MSG) is expected to be established by the EPC following an invitation from the ERPB at its 28 June 2021 meeting for the EPC to take up the role of manager of a pan-European scheme in relation to access to payment accounts , in line with the requirements defined in the June 2021 report of the ERPB Working Group on a SEPA API Access Scheme.

The present call for candidate members (and co-chairs) of the SPAA MSG is conditional upon the acceptance by the EPC by end-September 2021 of the ERPB invitation.

The main objective for the first phase of the work of the SPAA MSG is to develop a SPAA rulebook covering prioritised business requirements, for publication on the EPC Website by November 2022. 

The SPAA MSG will consist of a maximum of 31 members and will be composed as follows:

•    Representing asset holders : 8 members (including 1 co-chair). 
•    Representing asset brokers : 8 members (including 1 co-chair) 
•    European associations that represent a specific category of PSPs and are members of the Euro Retail Payments Board (ERPB): 6 members.
•    European Consumer Organisation: 1 member.
•    European Association of Corporate Treasurers (EACT): 1 member.
•    SMEunited: 1 member.
•    EuroCommerce: 1 member.
•    Ecommerce Europe: 1 member.
•    Technical providers: 4 members.

The ECB and European Commission will be invited as Observers. 

The EPC invites all eligible interested candidates to apply by 22 September 2021.

More details regarding the membership criteria of the SPAA MSG, the structure of the SPAA MSG, together with details on the internal organisation, rules and processes, are detailed in the Terms of Reference of the SPAA MSG which are available for download in “Related Documents”.

Subject to EPC Board approval, the mandate will start on 30 September 2021, with the inaugural meeting to take place in the first week of October 2021.

How to apply?

Application letters including an up-to-date CV in English should be sent to [email protected] by 22 September 2021, close of business. Candidates representing asset holders or asset brokers are invited to indicate whether they would be a candidate for the role of co-chair of the SPAA MSG.

Kindly note that the present call for candidates is subject to the provisions of the privacy disclaimer available for download in “Related Documents”.

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