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SEPA stands for Single Euro Payments Area. It consists of 34 countries where SEPA payments instruments like SEPA Credit Transfer and SEPA Direct Debits are used for funds transfer.

Payment Market Infrastructures in the World – United Kingdom Part I

In our last videos, we spoke about the payment market infrastructures in Sweden. In today’s video, we will consider the payment market infrastructures of the United Kingdom. As before, we first look at the generic model that you can use to study the market infrastructures of your own country.Like Sweden, the UK has its own […]

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Secrets to understand Payments Market Infrastructures – Sweden Part 2

In the previous video, we explained how Payment Market Infrastructures are structured anywhere in the world while focusing on the example of Sweden. Swedish banks can join the Payment Market Infrastructures for the Swedish krona, but they can join European Market Infrastructures as well: Which impact does it have on banks and Sweden and how can […]

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PSD2 and The New Generation of Third-Party Providers

The revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) went live in January 2018 and is set to have a broad impact on the financial services industry across and beyond Europe. One main goal of the revised PSD2 is to encourage competition by allowing new players, the Third-Party Providers, to enter the European Single Market. The directive removes […]

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SWIFT BIC Code

The SWIFT BIC code is a standardized international identifier (ISO 9362) used in financial messages exchanges. Understanding what the BIC code is fundamental because it is used to identify entities and to route payments messages over SWIFTNet, the SWIFT secure IP Network. What does BIC stand for? and what is the BIC? Does BIC stand for […]

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Main differences between SEPA Direct Debit Core and SEPA Direct Debit B2B Schemes

Before considering the differences between SEPA Direct Debit Core and SEPA Direct Debit B2B Schemes, it is worth reminding ourselves what a scheme is. The European Payments Council (EPC) defines a scheme as following: “A payment scheme is a set of rules which Payment Services Providers (PSPs) have agreed upon to execute transactions through a specific […]

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