European Central Bank
For further information see:
- ECB on SEPA
- Brochure on SEPA
- ECB/Commission joint statement
- 7th Progress Report
- ECB/Eurosystem indicators on SEPA
European Payments Council
The European Payments Council (EPC) supports and promotes the creation of SEPA through industry self-regulation. It defines common positions for core payment services within a competitive market place, provides strategic guidance for standardisation, formulates best practices and supports and monitors implementation of decisions taken.
For SEPA, the EPC has designed new product schemes for credit transfers and direct debits, and a framework for payment cards.
EPC members are from banks and banking associations in all EU Member States and represent all sizes and sectors of credit institutions within the European market.