As of 1 March 2019, the Principality of Andorra and the Vatican City State / the Holy See will be part of the geographical scope of the Single Euro Payments Area ( ) schemes. The inclusion of financial institutions from these two states is a natural extension of the project and demonstrates the European willingness to harmonise electronic payments in a broader area than the European Union.
From that date onwards, all existing
scheme participants should be able to send or to receive
Credit Transfer (
Instant Credit Transfer (
Direct Debit (
) transactions to and from
scheme participants from the Principality of Andorra and the Vatican City State / the Holy See as and when their financial institutions join these schemes.
As of 1 March 2019, the geographical scope of the schemes will consist of the following 36 countries: the 28 Member States plus Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, the Principality of Andorra and the Vatican City State / the Holy See.
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