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25 May 22

Important updates related to the EPC SEPA payment scheme rulebooks

Today the European Payments Council (EPC) published the version 1.0 of the 2023 EPC SEPA payment scheme rulebooks. All 2023 EPC SEPA payment scheme rulebooks enter into force on 19 November 2023. To ensure planning security for all market participants, the publication of the 2023 rulebook versions f

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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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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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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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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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