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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

06 March 17

SEPA Instant Credit Transfer scheme: registration is now open!

Payment Service Providers (PSPs) across Europe can now register for the European Payments Council’s (EPC) SEPA Instant Credit Transfer (SCT Inst) scheme in preparation for its starting date in November 2017. The first instant credit transfer scheme to cover a region as large as SEPA, the SCT Inst...

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Insight

14 November 19

Greece’s steady progress towards a cashless society

The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. Over the last five years, an evolution has taken place in Greece towards a more integrated retail payments market. While other traditional means of payment, such as cheques,...

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Insight

10 January 19

Italy: an evolving payment landscape

* The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. Italy, one of the largest economies in Europe, has made significant progress in electronic payments in the past ten years and was among the first to adhere to Single...

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Insight

15 November 18

Key findings of World Payments Report 2018

* The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. Capgemini, in conjunction with BNP Paribas recently published the “World Payments Report 2018” (WPR) which provides insightful analysis of the development of the new...

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21 September 17

Greece’s progress towards a ‘less cash’ society

While the average number of card transactions per capita and per year in the European Union (EU) is 90, it is only 50 in Greece, which places the country among the Member States most attached to cash. However, due to both government demands to reduce cash use in the country, and to the growing appetite...

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Insight

03 October 17

The Danish payment landscape: When instant becomes the new normal

With more than a month to go before the SEPA Instant Credit Transfer (SCT Inst) scheme is live, we were eager to hear the lessons learnt by one of Europe’s frontrunners in instant payments, Denmark. We interviewed Kristian Ring from Finance Denmark, and he explained the reasons for card payments’ (including...

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