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Tag archive: Euro

European Union Regulatory Initiatives Impacting the Security of Euro Payments: the 2015 Outlook

This is a guest bog post from Javier Santamaría, Chair of the European Payments Council (EPC). Regulatory action rolling out in 2015 will determine the foreseeable future with regard to the security of payments in Europe. The European Commission published its proposal for the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) on 24 July 2013. This draft […]

SEPA: how it all started

For a full understanding of the reasons why we are switching completely to IBAN bank account numbers in February 2014 – an important requirement for establishing a European payments area – some knowledge on the history of SEPA is required. The Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) may be regarded as the next logical step after the […]