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Register of Participants

The Register of Participants lists all the payment service providers (PSPs) who adhere to the EPC SEPA schemes.

Register of Participants

This is 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 scheme (the Credit Transfer, the Instant Credit Transfer, the Direct Debit Core and the Direct Debit Business-to-Business schemes). 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 incorporated in a country that is outside the geographical scope of the schemes.

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.

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

Schedule of updates to the Register

Scheme participants and CSMs seeking to ensure their systems have up-to-date statuses for all participating 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 2018.
Download here the calendar of 2019.

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

Adherence receipt deadline by

Register and SDD publication Operational Readiness date
22 December 2017 12 January 2018 5 February 2018
19 January 2018 9 February 2018 5 March 2018
16 February 2018 9 March 2018 3 April 2018
23 March 2018 13 April 2018 7 May 2018
20 April 2018 11 May 2018 4 June 2018
18 May 2018 8 June 2018 2 July 2018
22 June 2018 13 July 2018 6 August 2018
20 July 2018 10 August 2018 3 September 2018
24 August 2018 14 September 2018 8 October 2018
21 September 2018 12 October 2018 5 November 2018