can also provide additional services to meet specific customer needs.
There are two types of Additional Optional Services (AOS): those proposed by communities of PSPs and those offered by individual PSPs. In both instances, AOS must neither compromise the schemes’ interoperability nor create barriers to competition. When an AOS becomes increasingly popular among scheme participants, the may consider including it in the scheme, in line with the principles governing its evolution.
National or pan-European communities of scheme participants can agree on an AOS that meets the needs of customers in specific geographic areas. One such AOS involves the use of additional data elements in the payment messages based on the ISO 20022 standard.
Any AOS must be transparent to all scheme participants and publicly available to these communities.
The publishes the list of AOS brought to its attention by the concerned communities. The EPC is, however, not responsible for the accuracy and exhaustiveness of this list.