Publications

Insight

07 July 21

The Payments Landscape in the UK after Brexit

The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. The UK payments industry highly values the work of the European Payments Council (EPC) and its members ensured the UK retained its membership of the Single Euro Payments...

Read more
Insight

23 June 21

SWIFT – latest developments in cross border payments

The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication), one of the largest financial messaging systems in the world’s international payment network is constantly...

Read more
News

15 June 21

The SRTP rulebook now into force

Today, the first version of the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) Request-to-Pay (SRTP) scheme rulebook enters into force (see in “related document”). The 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,...

Read more
Insight

09 June 21

SRTP scheme - a major advance for European payments

The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. The Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) Request-to-Pay (SRTP) scheme covers a wide range of use cases and business models, applicable in many sectors. The scheme can be considered...

Read more
Insight

26 May 21

Pushing the frontiers of payments: towards a global payments area

The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and not necessarily those of the BIS or CPMI and they should not be attributed to the European Payments Council.  The Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI), the global standard setter that aims to enhance the...

Read more
Insight

12 May 21

Using CoP to mitigate fraud and mistakes in online payments

The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. SurePay was founded in 2016, providing the Confirmation of Payee (CoP) to all major Dutch banks since 2017 and recently implemented this service in the United Kingdom (UK)....

Read more
News

05 May 21

SRTP scheme – the adherence process is now open!

Payment Service Providers (PSPs) and non-PSPs across Europe can now apply for adherence to the European Payments Council’s (EPC) SEPA Request-to-Pay (SRTP) scheme ahead of its effective date and pending the announcement of its homologation body.  As part of its vision to support an increasingly...

Read more
Insight

28 April 21

Instant payments in Bulgaria

The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. The Bulgarian payment services company BORICA AD launched BLINK, its local-currency (lev) instant payments project, at the beginning of this month. The project is compliant...

Read more
Insight

13 April 21

Empowering European payments with SCT Inst

The instant payments space had been gaining significant traction in recent years, and access to immediate funds has become paramount for consumers and businesses in particular in the current pandemic. We launched the SEPA Instant Credit Transfer (SCT Inst) scheme almost three and a half years ago, and...

Read more
Insight

25 March 21

The PCI Security Standards maintaining payment security

The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) is a global organisation that maintains, evolves and promotes PCI standards for the safety of cardholder...

Read more
News

16 March 21

Guidelines on Cryptographic Algorithms Usage and Key Management

Today the European Payments Council (EPC) published a new version of the guidelines on cryptographic algorithms usage and key management. The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to the European payment industry in the field of cryptographic algorithms and related key management issues. As...

Read more
Insight

11 March 21

The Spunta project – blockchain for Italian interbank reconciliation

The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. Spunta Banca distributed ledger technology (DLT) is a project promoted by the Italian Banking Association (ABI) and coordinated by ABI Lab. It has been fully operational...

Read more
News

10 March 21

Public consultation on new MSCT use cases and interoperability models

The ad-hoc multi-stakeholder group on Mobile Initiated SEPA (Instant) Credit Transfers, (MSG MSCT), which is facilitated by the European Payments Council (EPC) has developed a document “New MSCT use cases and interoperability models” (see in “related documents”). This document provides an analysis...

Read more