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Register of Participants

The Register of Participants lists all payment service providers and other eligible institutions who adhere to the EPC SEPA payment and payment related schemes.

Register of Participants

This is also a key tool for any and Clearing and Settlement Mechanism (CSM) that needs to know which organisations are able to send and receive credit transfers and direct debits.

Register of participants for download

There is a Register of Participants for each European Payments Council scheme (the Credit Transfer, the Instant Credit Transfer, the Direct Debit Core, the Direct Debit Business-to-Business schemes and the Request-to-pay schemes). A separate register is kept for those scheme participants that have adhered to the Extended Remittance Information option.

Only legal entities within that have adhered to the schemes are included in the Register of Participants. Branches are not included, unless they are branches of a Payment Service Provider incorporated in a country that is outside the geographical scope of the schemes.
 

Schedule of updates to the Register

Scheme participants and as well as other technical infrastructures seeking to ensure their systems have up-to-date statuses for all participating (as well as non- for the scheme) can find the planned updates of the Register of Participants below. The schedule also includes the deadlines for applicant scheme participants to submit their adherence packs for a given Register update publication.

Download here the calendar of 2022.

In accordance with industry practice, the operational start date is the first Monday after the first full weekend of the month.

Publication cycle

Adherence receipt deadline by

Register , and publication

Operational Readiness date

  20 August 2021 10 September 2021 4 October 2021
  17 September 2021 8 October 2021 2 November 2021
  22 October 2021 12 November 2021 6 December 2021
1 17 December 2021 7 January 2022 31 January 2022
2 21 January 2022 11 February 2022 7 March 2022
3 18 February 2022 11 March 2022 4 April 2022
4 18 March 2022 8 April 2022 2 May 2022
5 22 April 2022 13 May 2022 7 June 2022
6 20 May 2022 10 June 2022 4 July 2022
7 22 July 2022 12 August 2022 5 September 2022
8 19 August 2022 9 September 2022 3 October 2022
9 16 September 2022 7 October 2022 31 October 2022
10 28 October 2022 18 November 2022 12 December 2022

 

Overview of SEPA scheme participants by country

For those interested in knowing the numbers of Payments Service Providers ( ) who adhered to the Credit Transfer ( ), Instant Credit Transfer ( ), Direct Debit ( ) Core, Direct Debit Business-to-Business ( ) and Request-to-Pay ( ) schemes per country you can find the latest data in the document below.

scheme participants may need to know the total number of scheme participants in order to be able to assess the percentage of scheme participants affected in the circumstances of a so-called major incident.

Overview SEPA Scheme Participants Status

The EPC Register of Participants contains only reference BICs, which should not be used as routing BICs

The Business Identifier Codes (BICs) that are listed in the Register of Participants are reference BICs only (used to unambiguously identify the scheme participants adhering to the relevant scheme), and must not be relied upon as valid routing BICs. Any organisation using these BICs for routing rather than reference purposes may face difficulties when initiating or processing transactions.

When a scheme participant chooses a CSM, it provides its routing BICs (including those of its branches) to this organisation.

compliant with the schemes use the Register of Participants to check which are reachable in the context of transactions.

The EPC Register of Participants related to the EPC SEPA Request to Pay Scheme contains only reference Identifiers

The Identifiers that are listed in the Register of Participants are reference Identifiers which might or not be used as valid routing data.