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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.

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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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The Four Corner Model for the SEPA Direct Debit

The Four Corner Model for SEPA Direct Debit

If you ever want to understand how a payment instrument works and specifically the SEPA Direct Debit, the place to start is to draw the Four Corner Model and to study it. In introductory articles, we analyzed the open loop model, which remains the most widespread payments system model in the world. The Four Corner […]

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