About: SEPA

Economy & Jobs 26-10-2018

Commission eyes FinTech to boost euro’s role on global stage

New pan-European payment instruments, including solutions based on emerging technologies in the financial sector or FinTech, are a part of the European Commission’s plan to boost the euro's standing in international markets.
Digital & Media 17-11-2014

Mobile phones call up a cashless future

SPECIAL REPORT: A boom in payment-enabled smartphone manufacture and the entry of key phone and finance players into the mobile wallets market has made 2014 a watershed year, as the tide turns against the future use of cash.
Euro & Finance 31-07-2014

End in sight for Single Euro Payment Area

After a six month extension period, eurozone countries are now forging ahead with the switchover to the new Single Euro Payment Area (SEPA). EURACTIV France reports.
Euro & Finance 25-10-2013

ECB and Bundesbank urge speed up of Sepa switchover

The European Central Bank and the German Bundesbank have warned that businesses are stalling on updating their payment systems in preparation for the switchover to the new EU-wide transfer and direct debit procedure, the Single Euro Payments Area (Sepa). EURACTIV Germany reports.
Euro & Finance 12-07-2013

Economist: Lower card fees did not benefit Spanish consumers

The Spanish experience of lowering multilateral interchange fees for debit and credit cards was not positive, says Gustavo Matías Clavero, who is pessimistic about the European Commission's chances of achieving its goal of a single payments area through an updated Payments Services Directive.
Digital & Media 12-07-2013

Academic says EU payments regulation will dampen innovation

SPECIAL REPORT / An updated Payment Services Directive (PSD II) that aims to embrace new mobile payments methods could end up acting as a hindrance to entrepreneurs, a leading Spanish academic told EURACTIV.
Euro & Finance 11-07-2013

New mobile payment systems pose regulatory, security challenges

SPECIAL REPORT / An updated Payment Services Directive (PSD II), to be published by the European Commission this month, will struggle to cover regulatory and security challenges posed by a range of new mobile payments services expected to explode onto the European scene over the next two years.
Euro & Finance 10-07-2013

Cultural differences challenge European single payments area

SPECIAL REPORT / New rules to promote a Single European Payments Area (SEPA) will be presented this month, but the EU executive faces cultural as well as regulatory hurdles in attempting to promote online and mobile payments across the EU.
Brexit 13-04-2011

EU close to agreeing single payment area switchover

A consensus is emerging among the EU's institutions on setting a deadline for banks' switchover to the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) system. However, divisions persist among banks, insurers and others regarding certain features of the proposal, notably on the modality of the switch and various national waivers.
Brexit 24-09-2010

SEPA: Smart, Easy – Perfectly Adequate!

Establishing a Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) for non-cash bulk transfers, which would cut costs for European companies and bring greater transparency for consumers, is easy and logical, write Meta Zähres and Sophie Ahlswede from Deutsche Bank (DB) Research.