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23 July 20

Updated Intra-EU Mobility infographic

The Single Euro Payments Area Proxy Lookup (SPL) scheme covers the exchange of the data necessary to initiate payments between proxy-based mobile payment solutions on a pan-European level, aiming to facilitate interoperability between participating payment solutions. For those interested in joining...

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Insight

13 July 20

UK’s rollout of Confirmation of Payee

The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. After a few years in development, a new Confirmation of Payee (CoP) system was rolled out last month by UK banks. In short, the CoP enables consumers to see whether the...

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01 July 20

SCT Inst transaction limit increased to 100,000 euros

As of today, the maximum amount per SEPA Instant Credit Transfer (SCT Inst) transaction went up from 15,000 to 100,000 euros. Payment end-users can use the SCT Inst scheme in higher-value business-to-business and business-to-consumer transactions. This new transaction limit means additional freedom...

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Insight

10 June 20

SRTP scheme – facilitating a seamless way to pay within SEPA

On 2 June 2020, the EPC launched a three-month public consultation on the rulebook for the new SEPA Request-to-Pay (SRTP) scheme, which will provide a new way to request a payment initiation. We interviewed the ad-hoc RTP Task Force (RTP TF) chair Jean-Yves Jacquelin to shed some light on the future...

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02 June 20

Public consultation on the SEPA Request-to-Pay Scheme Rulebook

The European Payments Council (EPC) launches today a 90-day public consultation on the draft rulebook it developed for its new SEPA Request-to-Pay (SRTP) scheme. The SRTP scheme, which is based on the RTP specifications document  produced by the RTP Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG RTP), covers the...

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28 May 20

Technical interoperability of MSCTs based on payee-presented data

Following the publication of the “Mobile Initiated Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) (Instant) Credit Transfer Interoperability Guidance” (MSCT IG) document, the ad-hoc multi-stakeholder group on MSCTs has conducted, through a newly established dedicated work-stream, a more detailed analysis on the technical...

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Insight

20 May 20

SCT Inst scheme gaining further traction in Europe

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. Two and a half years on, the scheme has grown significantly, and the European...

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14 April 20

AFR – the Hungarian Retail Instant Payment System

The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. In order to improve the efficiency of domestic payments, Hungarian banks launched a local currency Instant Payment System (AFR) based on the SEPA Instant Credit Transfer...

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09 April 20

New version of the Clarification Paper on SCT and SCT Inst

Today the European Payments Council (EPC) published the version 1.5 of the clarification paper on Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) Credit Transfer (SCT) and SEPA Instant Credit Transfer (SCT Inst) rulebooks. The paper applies to the current applicable 2019 SCT and SCT Inst rulebooks and provides guidance...

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01 April 20

The EPC updates its members’ list

The EPC now counts among its members one additional organisation: •    PERSPECTEEV SAS (based in France) The EPC now represents 76 payment service providers and their associations. Two further organisations have the status of ‘associate member’.

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12 March 20

The EPC launches the public consultation on the 2020 change requests for the SEPA Credit Transfer and SEPA Direct Debit Scheme Rulebooks

As part of the EPC’s regular change management cycle the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) Credit Transfer (SCT), the SEPA Instant Credit Transfer (SCT Inst), the SEPA Direct Debit Core (SDD Core) and the SDD Business-to-Business (SDD B2B) schemes, and in line with its commitment to stakeholders’ involvement,...

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