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23 May 19

Public consultation: draft Mobile Initiated SEPA Credit Transfer Interoperability Implementation Guidelines (including SCT Inst)

Developed by the ad-hoc multi-stakeholder group (MSG) on Mobile Initiated SEPA Credit Transfers (MSCT), including SEPA Instant Credit transfers (SCT Inst) (MSG MSCT), the draft MSCT Interoperability Implementation Guidelines (IIGs) (including SCT Inst) are now published for a 3-month public consultation.  MSG...

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Insight

15 May 19

Instant Payments System in Romania

* The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. Transfond developed a local currency Instant Payments (IP) system based on the SEPA Instant Credit Transfer Scheme (SCT Inst) in Romania. The system was recently launched...

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26 April 19

Calls for candidates for the SEUF and the ESTF

The European Payments Council (EPC) calls for candidates representing European associations of end-users of the EPC SEPA schemes who wish to become a Scheme End-User Forum (SEUF) member, and for candidates representing technical players who want to be an EPC Scheme Technical Forum (ESTF) member as of...

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Insight

25 April 19

SPL: the newest EPC scheme

The Single Euro Payments Area Proxy Lookup (SPL) scheme managed by the European Payments Council (EPC) covers the exchange of the data necessary to initiate payments between proxy-based payment solutions on a pan-European level. Based on this scheme, the SPL service has been ready for market use since...

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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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Insight

03 April 19

Country profile: payment habits in the Czech Republic

* The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. We continue our series of European payment landscapes with a profile of the Czech Republic. Czechs are frontrunners for contactless card payments and have the highest...

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Insight

19 March 19

Banks regaining the initiative

* The views expressed in this article are solely those of the authors and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. Background It has been evident in the last years that banks are increasingly being driven -    by the regulator (stop thinking nationally ! do instant...

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01 March 19

The EPC updates members’ list

The EPC is glad to count among its members two additional organisations: • HomeSend (based in Belgium); • MTACC (based in Malta); The EPC now represents 75 payment service providers and their associations. Two further organisations have the status of ‘associate member’.

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Insight

15 February 19

Discover itsme®: Belgian digital ID

* The views expressed in this article are solely those of the authors and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. itsme® is a Belgian ID application that allows users to confirm their identity and approve transactions. Created by a consortium of four leading Belgian banks and one...

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News

11 February 19

How does the SPL scheme work?

The SEPA Proxy Lookup (SPL) scheme, managed by the European Payments Council, covers the exchange of the data necessary to initiate payments between proxy-based payment solutions on a pan-European level and aims to facilitate interoperability between participating payment solutions. The scheme is...

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30 January 19

Call for experts for Multi-Stakeholder Group on Request-To-Pay

We invite experts to join our new Request-To-Pay Multi-Stakeholder Group (RTP MSG): applications have to be submitted by 15 February 2019. The landscape of payment solutions in the retail market is undergoing transformation, under the influence of the development of account-based real-time payment...

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28 January 19

API Evaluation Group: achievements, challenges and looking ahead

* The views expressed in this article are solely those of the authors and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. Created in January 2018, the Application Programming Interface Evaluation Group (API EG) was composed of representatives from various account-servicing payment service...

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News

18 January 19

Guidelines on cryptographic algorithms usage and key management

Today the EPC published a new version of the Guidelines on cryptographic algorithms usage and key management in order to provide guidance to the European payments industry, more precisely to security officers, risk managers, system engineers and systems designers. Although its content does not assume...

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