Are you interested in a better understanding of factors which might be relevant to SEPA in a particular country? BNP Paribas has produced a series of guides to give a country-by-country overview, with the key facts highlighted. The guides are available for the following countries:
• United Kingdom
European Payments Council
In its role as SEPA regulator, the European Payments Council (EPC) publishes a number of documents, the most important of which are:
- SEPA rulebooks, which outline the rules to be followed in the SCT, SDD Core and SDD B2B schemes.
- Implementation guidelines, which align the rulebook requirements with the ISO20022 standards
- Clarification papers, explaining key elements where the rulebooks may be subject to interpretation. These documents can be found on the
SMART (SEPA Migration Action Round Table)
The principal aim of the Round Table is to support banks and corporates in their practical implementation of SEPA. It is open to practitioners from European payment banks who have a special focus on payments and operations.
All SMART publications are available on the Euro Banking Association website.
- The SEPA schemes take as their source regulations adopted by the European Parliament. The original texts and subsequent amendments are available on the
Frequently asked Questions
SEPA is a new and evolving product, giving rise to questions from those involved in its implementation. In response BNP Paribas has put together a list of those most commonly asked.