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Instant payments in Europe: moving from theory to practice

Carlo Palmers, Swift

We live in impatient times – everyone wants to be able to pay who they want when they want, instantly and regardless of location. The UK has had instant payments since 2008; Faster Payments volumes have exceeded all predictions and now exceed 135 million per month.

Real-time payments: forging path to the “new normal”

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Escalating customer expectations, regulatory requirements and technological developments are fuelling the need for instant payments. Market providers agree that real-time payments will be the “new normal” and, it’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.

Instant payments momentum gathers pace globally as Swift strengthens its role

Real-time payments are coming to you

Instant payments are set to be one of this year’s hot topics at Sibos. Last week, Swift and EBA Clearing announced that users of EBA’s instant payments system, RT1, will be able to access the platform via SwiftNet Instant, Swift’s instant payments messaging solution, from November 2018. Elsewhere, Australian consumers have been told they will be able to make instant payments from January next year.

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.

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