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Payments: Australia gives Swift instant results

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Off the back of its involvement in Australia’s New Payments Platform (NPP), Swift has entered the instant payments market in Europe, with plans to launch a gateway solution in November 2018. The solution will enable instant payments to be made over the Swift network using a single gateway to connect to multiple instant payments systems across Europe.

Instant payments set to displace cards in Europe – Ovum

Real-time payments are coming to you

More than $809 billion is set to switch to the fledgling instant payments system in Europe by 2027, representing a significant threat to cards, according to a new report from Ovum, a London-based consultancy.

The Fed highlights progress toward faster, safer payments

Real-time payments system step closer in the US

The Federal Reserve’s plan to improve the speed, efficiency and security of the US payments system has made significant strides toward those goals, but there’s more work to do, according to the Fed’s latest progress report on the initiative.

Rabobank to modernise payments ops with ACI Worldwide

Real-time payments are coming to you

Rabobank is implementing ACI Worldwide’s UP Immediate Payments solution to support SEPA instant payments.

Single point of access to all real-time payments schemes worldwide from ACI

Real-time payments are coming to you

Payments software and services vendor ACI Worldwide says its latest version of UP Immediate Payments provides “single point of access to all immediate payments schemes globally”.

Hungary’s central bank endorses instant payment infrastructure plans

Instant payments infrastructure coming to Hungary

Hungary’s central bank and regulator, Magyar Nemzeti Bank (MNB), is bringing a new instant payments system to the country. It will require “state-of-the-art IT and communication solutions in payments”.

Sibos 2016: Focus on domestic payments for real-time success in Europe, delegates told

Sibos 2016: Focus on domestic payments for real-time success in Europe, delegates told

Delegates attending yesterday’s Making real time successful in the Eurozone session at Sibos 2016 heard that the key to success for banks will be to initially focus on their own domestic payments markets – which still constitute the vast majority of their payments.

ACI Worldwide and Vocalink team up for real-time payments push

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ACI Worldwide and Vocalink have joined forces “to offer a complete end-to-end immediate payments solution to launch a domestic or regional immediate payments network”. The partnership will combine Vocalink’s Immediate Payments System (IPS) offering for central payment infrastructures and ACI’s UP Immediate Payments solution for banks and financial institutions.

EBA Clearing unveils specifications for new pan-European instant payment solution


EBA Clearing, a provider of payment infrastructure solutions owned by 53 major banks in Europe, has published the specifications for its future pan-European real-time payments solution. The new solution is set to go live in November 2017. It will comply with the SCT Inst Scheme of the European Payments Council (EPC). The document, which can […]

Instant Payments Framework launched by Icon Solutions


The new framework – available worldwide – is set to open up access to real-time payments for banks. UK-based Icon Solutions, an IT payment consultancy and specialist technology provider, describes its Instant Payments Framework (IPF) as “an agile yet robust software product that expedites financial institutions’ transition to instant payments”. The vendor emphasises that “IPF […]