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Insight

06 December 16

Get ready for the first SCT Inst transactions!

The SCT Inst scheme: a world-premiere in a region as large as SEPA Around the world, ‘instant’, ‘real-time’, and ‘faster’ payments are among the hottest payment topics. Many countries, including some in Europe, have already successfully launched instant payment solutions. However, currently these...

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Insight

05 December 16

A compilation of some interesting recent reports about payments

The views expressed in the below reports are solely those of the authors and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. Considering the large number of current discussions in the payment industry about the implementation of the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) and instant...

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Insight

05 December 16

The EPC publishes updated SCT and SDD rulebooks

You may remember that earlier this year, as part of the regular change management cycle of the EPC SEPA scheme rulebooks, a public consultation on the three existing schemes (SEPA Credit Transfer – SCT - SEPA Direct Debit Core - SDD Core - and SEPA Direct Debit Business to Business – SDD B2B) was organised. Throughout...

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Insight

02 December 16

Payment solutions in innovative Estonia

The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. Estonia has gained recognition as a hub for e-services and start-ups. A small country, with a preference for bank cards and online banking, which is following its own...

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News

30 November 16

The SEPA Instant Credit Transfer Scheme Rulebook is Published!

Today is a major milestone for European payments: the EPC publishes the first rulebook of the SEPA Instant Credit Transfer (SCT Inst) scheme. It will allow the transfer of initially up to 15,000 euro per single transaction in less than ten seconds, any time and any day, and in an international area that...

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News

28 November 16

The December 2016 EPC Newsletter is Out!

The latest issue of the free quarterly EPC newsletter is published. It focuses on the hot payment topics of the moment, in particular on: The new SEPA Instant Credit Transfer (SCT Inst) scheme. Anthony Richter and Jean-Yves Jacquelin, both Chair of EPC task forces dedicated to SCT Inst, explain...

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News

17 October 16

31 October 2016 Marks the Final Migration to SEPA for Non-Euro Countries

31 October 2016 is the last major milestone of the migration to the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA). From now on, when a person (or business, corporate, government…) located in a SEPA country not using the euro as its currency will send a euro credit transfer or direct debit to another account located...

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News

13 October 16

Minutes of the Latest Meetings of the EPC Stakeholders Fora

In line with its commitment to stakeholders’ involvement and transparency, the EPC publishes the agenda and minutes of the third meeting of its two stakeholders’ Fora, i.e. the EPC Scheme End-User Forum (SEUF), and the EPC Scheme Technical Forum (ESTF), which took place in late August 2016. Both established...

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News

13 September 16

The EPC Welcomes the Creation of the European Cards Stakeholders Group

The EPC, as one of the founding members of the European Cards Stakeholders Group (ECSG), is glad to announce the creation of this multi-stakeholder association dedicated to the promotion of card harmonisation in the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA). Built on the foundations of the Cards Stakeholders...

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