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Insight

14 April 22

Pix: the rapid development of instant payments in Brazil

The views expressed in this article are solely those of the authors and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council.   Two years ago, the Brazilian Central Bank decided to launch Pix, an instant payment scheme that the bank developed, manages, operates, and owns. Since its lau

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Insight

16 March 22

Instant payments in Slovakia

The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. Since January 2022, the SEPA Instant Credit Transfer (SCT Inst) scheme has been in use in Slovakia, where three payment service providers (PSPs) have joined the scheme

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News

07 March 22

Guidelines on cryptographic algorithms usage and key management

The European Payments Council (EPC) published today a new version of the document called “Guidelines on cryptographic algorithms usage and key management”. Its purpose is to provide guidance to the European payment industry in the field of cryptographic algorithms and related key management issues.

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Insight

28 February 22

Empowering European account-based payments with standardised QR-codes

The world is going contactless. As smartphones spread and our economy goes digital, uptake of contactless payments has accelerated – including account-based mobile payments made using Quick-Response codes, or QR-codes for short. On 16 February 2022, we launched an eight-week public consultation on a

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Insight

14 January 22

European payments: a look at the past, present, and future

The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council.  This time we interviewed Narinda You, our former Vice-Chair and former Head of Strategy and Market Practice at Crédit Agricole Payment Services. We were curious

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News

06 December 21

2021 Payment Threats and Fraud Trends Report

The European Payments Council (EPC) is committed to contribute to safe, reliable, efficient, convenient, economically balanced and sustainable payments, which meet the needs of payment service users and support the goals of competitiveness and innovation in an integrated European economy. For this

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News

30 November 21

The EPC publishes the second version of the SRTP scheme rulebook

The Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) Request-to-Pay (SRTP) scheme rulebook consists of a set of rules, practices and standards that makes it possible for any eligible SEPA RTP Service Provider to join, participate and operate in the SRTP scheme. The SEPA Request-to-Pay (SRTP) scheme allows a Paye

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