The EPC is launching today a call for (additional) participants in the SEPA Payment Account access (SPAA) Scheme Interest Group, which was set up at the end of 2021 to ensure maximum stakeholder involvement and contribution - in addition to the creation of the SPAA Multi-Stakeholder Groups (MSG) in charge of the development of the SPAA scheme.
The Interest Group consists of volunteering non-EPC Members that are not represented in the SPAA MSG but interested in participating in the work on the development of the SPAA scheme.
A fixed contribution of € 3,000 (+ VAT) will be due by each Interest Group participant to help fund the SPAA scheme’s 2024 development costs.
SPAA Scheme Interest Group participants receive at regular intervals the unpublished draft deliverables of the SPAA MSG for input, with their contributions being fed into the work of the SPAA MSG. In addition, a couple of ad hoc virtual meetings are foreseen to be scheduled before key milestones to allow the participants to share their views and to review the latest status update on the activities of the SPAA MSG.
In this context it is interesting to note that last week the EPC launched the SPAA scheme’s first change management cycle with the aim of finalising a version 2.0 of the SPAA scheme rulebook by the end of November 2024.
Entities interested in joining the SPAA Scheme’s Interest Group are invited to send their expression of interest to [email protected] by 29 December 2023 close of business.
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