Payment service providers providing services can find on this page information to help them implement the scheme.
The rulebook currently in effect until 21 November 2021 is the 2019 Credit Transfer rulebook version 1.0
The Implementation Guidelines are based on ISO 20022.
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The 2019 rulebook contains a clarification about which scheme participants must comply with the mandatory Customer-to-Bank (C2B) of the rulebook. The C2B also include usage rules on how a Beneficiary can make a ‘Repayment’ to transfer back funds to the Originator when the Beneficiary has not received the IBAN of the payment account of the Originator in the original transaction.
A transaction containing an IBAN but not the related BIC, can be transmitted by the Originator to the Originator Bank, even if one of the two scheme participants covered by that transaction is based in a non- country.
It further includes additional r-transaction reason codes related to clearing and settlement-specific issues. Several changes have been made to the procedures for Recall and for Request for Recall by the Originator.
The 2019 rulebook contains a new annex V describing the Extended Remittance Information option to facilitate the transmission of multiple occurrences of 280 characters of structured remittance information per single transaction.
Annex III of the 2019 rulebook contains a table listing all changes made compared to the 2017 rulebook v1.3.