The EPC Launches a Call for Independent Candidates for its Scheme Mana...

The EPC Launches a Call for Independent Candidates for its Scheme Management Board

05 December 16

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The Scheme Management Board (SMB – the body responsible for the administration and evolution of the payment schemes) will be renewed in 2017. In addition to the seats allocated to scheme participant representatives (maximum 20), three seats (including the Chairmanship of the SMB) are available for ‘independent members’. The invites all interested candidates to apply by 27 January 2017.

Joining the SMB enables to be at the centre of the decisions made to enhance the schemes and ensure they keep meeting technical and end-users’ needs.

scheme management within the consists of two functions:

  • One covers the administration of the Credit Transfer ( ) and Direct Debit ( ) schemes and the process of ensuring compliance (handling of complaints, conciliation cases, appeals) with the rules as laid down in the and Rulebooks, and this is mainly the responsibility of the Compliance and Adherence Committee and the Appeals Committee which regularly report to the SMB.
  • The second involves managing the development and evolution of the schemes and this is directly handled by the SMB supported by the Scheme Evolution and Maintenance Working Group.

The structure of the SMB, together with details on the internal organisation, rules and processes are detailed in the Scheme Management Internal Rules which are available at the bottom of this page.

To apply for the position of an independent member, the candidates should not be employed or be otherwise affiliated with an scheme participant or payment service provider communities, service providers or a payment services user group or user association. For more details regarding the criteria for independent membership of the SMB, please refer to the dedicated profile document at the bottom of this page.

The mandate will start in May 2017 and end in May 2019.

Application letters including an up-to-date CV in English can be sent to by 27 January 2017.

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