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30 November 22

Publication of the first SPAA scheme rulebook

Today the European Payments Council (EPC) publishes the first (v1.0) SEPA Payment Account Access (SPAA) scheme rulebook. It consists of a set of rules, practices and standards that will allow the exchange of payment accounts related data and facilitates the initiation of payment transactions in the

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Insight

28 November 22

SCT Inst scheme – where are we now and where are we heading?

This time of the year is very special for the European Payments Council (EPC): the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) Instant credit transfer (SCT Inst) scheme is celebrating its fifth anniversary! To mark this occasion, we are sharing the most significant achievements of the SCT Inst scheme, its oppo

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16 November 22

European Commission's proposal for a regulation on instant payments

The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. On 26 October the European Commission (EC) adopted a legislative proposal on instant payments in euro, fulfilling its commitment of the 2020 Retail Payments Strategy f

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26 October 22

The Nordic Payments Council: harmonising payments in the Nordics

The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. The Nordic Payments Council (NPC) plays a critical role in the management of Nordic payment schemes. Newly appointed Secretary General Camilla Åkerman offers us her vi

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14 October 22

Accessibility to retail payments in the EU

The views expressed in this article are solely those of the authors and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. The European retail payments landscape has changed due to a multitude of reasons: innovation, regulatory developments, the Covid-19 pandemic and changing consumer hab

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Dialogue with stakeholders

The evolution of EPC SEPA schemes is organised in close collaboration with a broad range of stakeholders in order to truly reflect market needs. 

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