Call for European standardisation initiatives in the field of PSD2 API...

Call for European standardisation initiatives in the field of PSD2 API’s to participate in the API Work Block of the SEPA Payment Account Access Multi-Stakeholder Group

Applications are invited by 15 February 2022

03 February 22

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At its 24 November 2021 meeting, the Board accepted the Euro Retail Payments Board’s ( ) invitation to act as Scheme Manager for a new Single Euro Payments Area ( ) Payment Account Access (SPAA) scheme. 

To develop the scheme, the Board established the SPAA Multi-Stakeholder Group (SPAA MSG). In line with the requirements defined in the June 2021 ERPB Working Group report on a SEPA Application Programming Interface (API) Access scheme, the SPAA MSG will operate with the legal and regulatory requirements of the revised Payment Services Directive ( ) constituting its 'baseline’. However, it will also go beyond this baseline to encompass value-added services that may be provided in the context of ‘open banking’ as a natural evolution of .

As a next step a dedicated Work Block will be created which operates under the authority of the SPAA MSG with the objective of developing ‘minimum requirements’ that ensure pan-European harmonisation and interoperability as well as the integrity of the scheme. The Work Block will be chaired by SPAA MSG co-chair A. González Mac Dowell and consist of ten experts nominated by SPAA MSG members as well as representatives of interested European standardisation initiatives in the field of .

How to participate?

The hereby invites interested European standardisation initiatives in the field of to send their application by email to [email protected] by 15 February 2022, close of business. 

What’s next?

The ‘kick-off’ (virtual) meeting of the SPAA Work Block is envisaged to take place around the end of February 2022.

The Terms of Reference of the SPAA Work Block which provide further information on inter alia the concrete deliverables and the group organisation are available for download in “Related Documents”.

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