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News

05 March 20

Publication of the updated SEPA Proxy Lookup scheme rulebook

Today the EPC has published version 2.0 of the SEPA Proxy Lookup (SPL) scheme rulebook which consists of a set of rules, practices and standards that makes it possible to operate, join and participate in the SPL scheme. The rulebook will come into effect on 1 June 2020. The updated SPL rulebook, resulting...

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What is a payment scheme?

The payment schemes developed by the EPC are used by thousands of payment service providers (PSPs) in Europe to facilitate some 40 billion transactions each year.

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About SEPA

The introduction of the euro as the common currency for millions of Europeans was a great advance in European integration, but it was just the first step towards European payments harmonisation.

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SEPA goals and benefits

The Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) is a European Union (EU) payments integration initiative aimed at harmonising electronic euro payments in Europe.

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Insight

29 January 20

The payment landscape of Luxembourg

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 Luxembourg, which is characterised by the highest banking internationalisation rate in Europe as...

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Insight

09 January 20

TPPs: latest views on PSD2 implementation

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 interviews presenting the opinions of various stakeholders on the implementation of the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) with the interview...

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News

06 January 20

EPC calls for independent candidates for its Dispute Resolution Committee

The European Payments Council’s Dispute Resolution Committee (DRC) – the body responsible for the compliance function of scheme management) will enter into office on 1 April 2020, when the revised EPC By-laws as well as the Dispute Resolution Committee Mandate become effective. As of that date, the DRC...

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News

19 December 19

2019 - a year to remember

In the newly published infographic, the EPC reports on how it fulfilled its main objectives in 2019. It was an important year with several memorable achievements, including: Extension of the geographical scope of the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) payment schemes as of March 2019 with the Principality...

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Insight

12 December 19

PSD2 implementation: challenges for ASPSPs

The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. Today we start a series of articles representing the views of various stakeholders on the implementation of the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2).  What are...

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News

09 December 19

2019 Payment Threats and Fraud Trends Report

To contribute to the creation of awareness on payment threats and fraud trends, and to help payment stakeholders decide on possible actions, the EPC publishes the yearly Payment Threats and Fraud Trends Report. Since security is one of the cornerstones of customers’ trust in payment systems, the...

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Insight

05 December 19

What’s next for RTP?

*The views expressed in this article are solely those of the authors and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. The landscape of payment solutions in the retail market is undergoing transformation and Request to Pay (RTP) is gathering momentum. Last week we issued a guidance document...

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News

27 November 19

E-invoice Presentment and Payment: 2019 report

The Multi-stakeholder Group on E-invoice Presentment and Payment (EIPP), the group responsible for coordinating the work on standardisation of ISO 20022 messages for EIPP, completed its task for 2019.  Today the EPC publishes the MSG’s report which sets out the work done in 2019 and provides...

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