The European Payments Council Single Euro Payments Area payment schemes are updated every two years to reflect market needs and the evolution of technical standards.
A scheme rulebook change management cycle had been organised throughout 2018 and ended with the publication of the 2019 and rulebooks on 22 November 2018.
In line with its commitment to transparency, the European Payments Council publishes all comments received during the public consultation, as well as the position of the European Payments Council stakeholder forums on these comments.
The next scheme rulebook change management cycle will take place in 2020. Stakeholders are invited to submit change requests to the and rulebooks by 31 December 2019 by completing a dedicated template . The received change requests will be considered regarding the rulebook versions and associated implementation guidelines to be published in November 2020 to take effect in November 2021.