European Payments Council


European Payments Council’s SEPA Instant Credit Transfer scheme goes live

The Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) Instant Credit Transfer (SCT Inst) scheme created by the European Payments Council (EPC) is now operational. As of today (21 November), the EPC says nearly 600 payment service providers (PSPs) from eight European countries are offering instant payment solutions based on SCT Inst. It was launched last year, with […]

Infographics: PSD2 explained

This nifty infographics, created by the European Payments Council (EPC), explains all you need to know about PSD2, from what it will change and its key components (such as APIs) to who the new players are.

European Payments Council launches SEPA Instant Credit Transfer scheme

The European Payments Council (EPC) has unveiled its Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) Instant Credit Transfer (SCT Inst) scheme. European payment service providers (PSPs) now have one year to get ready to process the first SCT Inst transactions in November 2017. Javier Santamaría, chair of the EPC, says the launch is a “new era in […]

SCT Inst scheme: instant payments Europe-wide – have your say!

Flexibility and transparency are key to the first pan-European instant payments scheme, states Javier Santamaria, chairman of the European Payments Council (EPC). Currently, instant payments in Europe operate only within the borders of individual countries or among customers of the same payment service providers (PSPs). To move away from this fragmentation, the EPC was invited […]

EPC launches public consultation on SEPA instant payments scheme

The European Payments Council (EPC) has launched a public consultation on the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) Instant Credit Transfer (SCT Inst) scheme. EPC says the proposed scheme is the “first in the world to be interoperable in a region as large as SEPA and is a response to European customer needs for faster payments”. […]