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SEPA Direct Debit Core public consultation

All stakeholders are invited to contribute towards shaping the future version of the Direct Debit (SDD) Core scheme by submitting change requests for the latest version published. A formal public consultation will then be organised.

The SEPA payment schemes are updated every two years to reflect market needs and the evolution of technical standards.

Read more about the evolution of the EPC SEPA schemes

scheme evolution calendar

  • Until 31 December 2017
    Call for change requests
  • Between April and July 2018
    Three month public consultation
  • November 2018
    Publication of the next rulebook (entering into effect one year later)
All stakeholders can now send their change requests

The first step of the scheme evolution process organised by the is currently open. Stakeholders are invited to have their say on the future of the SDD Core scheme and to submit change requests by 31 December 2017 using the template below.

Download the template to propose change requests

To request changes to the scheme, please base suggestions on the last published SDD Core rulebook and Implementation Guidelines (), i.e. the 2017 versions.

Read more about the 2017 versions of the SDD Core scheme

To ensure that these change requests are broadly supported by stakeholders, they will be subject to a public consultation organised by the EPC in 2018.

Previous public consultation

The previous three-month public consultation took place between April and July 2016 and resulted in the publication of the 2017 rulebook and version 1.0 in November 2016.

In line with its commitment to transparency, the publishes all comments received during the public consultation, as well as the position of the EPC stakeholder forums on these comments.

Read more about the comments received during the 2016 public consultation
Read more about the positions of the EPC stakeholder forums