Publications

Insight

25 February 21

European payments: looking back and ahead

The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. The European payment landscape is going through a considerable transformation due to technological developments, entry by new actors and regulatory changes. We interviewed...

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Insight

11 February 21

The opportunity for the LEI in 2021

The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. The Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) is the body responsible for managing the implementation of the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) - a unique global identifier...

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05 February 21

Clarification Paper on the SEPA Request-to-Pay scheme rulebook

Today the European Payments Council (EPC) published its clarification paper on the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) Request-to-Pay (SRTP) scheme rulebook which can be found in “related document”.  The purpose of this document is to provide guidance and, where feasible, recommendations to the...

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01 February 21

SEPA Request-to-Pay Implementation Guidelines Version 1.0

Today the European Payments Council (EPC) published version 1.0 of the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) Request-to-Pay (SRTP) Implementation Guidelines (IGs). These IGs set out the rules for implementing the relevant ISO 20022 XML message standards based on version 1.0 of the SRTP scheme rulebook,...

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01 February 21

Call for input on the SEPA Proxy Lookup (SPL) scheme

The EPC launches a public call for input to gather suggestions on the opportunities, potential evolution and improvements related to the SEPA Proxy Lookup (SPL) scheme. The purpose of this call is to understand what are the market needs to ensure that any future  development of the SPL scheme will...

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Insight

26 January 21

Instant payment environment in Slovenia

The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. Since November 2020, the SEPA Instant Credit Transfer (SCT Inst) scheme has been in use in Slovenia, where six payment service providers (PSPs) have joined the scheme to...

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20 January 21

Call for nominations for five open seats in the MSG MSCT Plenary

To contribute to the take-up of mobile initiated (instant) credit transfers (MSCTs) in Europe, the EPC created in 2018 an ad-hoc multi-stakeholder group (MSG MSCT). The group has been focusing during the past years on the interoperability of MSCTs across Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) and published...

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06 January 21

2020 - a year to remember

In the newly published infographic, the EPC reports on how it fulfilled its main objectives in 2020. It has been a challenging but rewarding year with several memorable achievements, including: 2287 payment service providers have already joined the SEPA Instant Credit (SCT Inst) scheme: over 57%...

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22 December 20

Call for independent candidates for the Scheme Management Board (SMB)

The EPC Scheme Management Board (SMB) – the body responsible for the administration and evolution of the EPC Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) payment schemes will be renewed in 2021. In addition to the seats allocated to scheme participant representatives (maximum 20), three seats (including the Chairmanship...

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Insight

15 December 20

SRTP: the newest EPC scheme

The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. On 30 November 2020, the European Payment Council (EPC) launched the first version of its Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) Request-To-Pay (SRTP) scheme rulebook. The SRTP...

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10 December 20

Understanding the cash cycle

The European Payment Council (EPC) published today a brief public information paper titled “Understanding the cash cycle for banknotes: a high-level description of the generic model and some observations” which was created by its Cash Efficiency Working Group (CEWG), aiming to provide a high-level description...

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08 December 20

Technical interoperability of MSCTs based on payer-presented data

Following the publication of the “Mobile Initiated SEPA (Instant) Credit Transfer Interoperability Guidance” (MSCT IG) document in November 2019, the ad-hoc multi-stakeholder group on MSCTs (MSG MSCT) has conducted a more detailed analysis on the technical interoperability of MSCTs based on payer-presented...

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07 December 20

2020 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 reason,...

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30 November 20

The EPC publishes the first SRTP scheme rulebook

Following a three-month public consultation, and in close collaboration with stakeholders from the entire payment value chain, the EPC publishes today the first version of the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) Request-To-Pay (RTP) scheme rulebook. The SRTP scheme covers the set of operating rules and...

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26 November 20

Publication of the 2021 EPC SEPA payment scheme rulebooks

Today the EPC published the 2021 EPC SEPA payment scheme rulebooks and the related Implementation guidelines (IGs). All 2021 EPC SEPA payment scheme rulebooks enter into force on 21 November 2021. To ensure planning security for all market participants, the publication of the new rulebook versions follows...

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24 November 20

Results of the EPC poll on future share of SCT Inst volumes

November 2017 marked a major event in an increasingly instant world: the launch of the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) Instant Credit Transfer (SCT Inst), which enables credit transfers in ten seconds – or less – across the SEPA. Since its launch, the SCT Inst scheme has kept on growing, and the latest...

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