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Insight

05 June 19

MADRE: a Banque de France blockchain project

In 2017, Banque de France launched MADRE, a project using blockchain to improve the interbank system to enable the exchange of Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) creditor identifiers between SEPA Direct Debit (SDD) scheme participants. Today, four large French banks have already joined the project and...

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News

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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News

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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News

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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