National contacts

National fora have been established to deal with the special features of each country. Individual national migration plans have been drafted which outline the measures that need to be taken to implement SEPA.

Euro area countries
Austria

National forum: SEPA Stakeholder Forum

National migration plan/report:
SEPA migration timeline (July 2013)

More information
Oesterreichische Nationalbank
Fact sheets on SEPA migration in Austria
STUZZA – Austrian Payments Coordination Platform

Belgium

National forum: The Steering Committee on the Future of Means of Payment
National Bank of Belgium (NBB)

National migration report:
en . fr . nl (June 2013)
press release (20/01/2014): fr . nl

More information
Banking federation
National Bank of Belgium on SEPA
Fact sheets on SEPA migration in Belgium

Cyprus

National forum: National Payments Committee
Contact: FMI-Policy-Oversight@centralbank.cy

More information
Fact sheets on SEPA migration in Cyprus
SEPA website

Estonia

National forum: Estonian Retail Payments Forum – chaired by Eesti Pank (national counterpart to the ERPB) EN, ET

More information
SEPA webpage of Eesti Pank
Estonian Banking Association
Estonian IBAN
XML B2C & C2B communication messages

Finland

National forum: Finnish Payments Council

National migration plan/report: en, fi (April 2012)
Financial market report en

More information
The Federation of Finnish Financial Services
Fact sheets on SEPA migration in Finland

France

National forum: National Cashless Payments Committee
Contact: www.comite-paiements.fr

National migration plan/report: en, fr (July 2012)

More information
Banque de France, SEPA
Fact sheets on SEPA migration in France

Germany

National forum: Forum Zahlungsverkehr
Contact: forum-zv@bundesbank.de

More information
Deutsche Bundesbank, SEPA
Fact sheets on SEPA migration in Germany

Greece

SEPA implementation and migration plan: en (May 2013)

More information
Hellenic Bank Association
Bank of Greece: SEPA
Fact sheets on SEPA migration in Greece

Ireland

National forum: Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) – acting as national SEPA organisation for the banking and payments industry
Contact: Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI)

National implementation

More information
Central Bank of Ireland: SEPA
www.BPFI.ie: SEPA
Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) BIC derivation for Ireland
Fact sheets on SEPA migration in Ireland

Italy

National forum: Italian Payments Committee
Contact: Banca d´Italia

More information
Associazione bancaria italiana
http://www.sepaitalia.eu
https://www.sia.eu/
https://www.nexi.it/
https://www.aiti.it/
Fact sheets on SEPA migration in Italy

Latvia

National migration plan/report: en, lv (October 2013)

More information
Fact sheets on SEPA migration in Latvia

Lithuania

National forum: Payments Council
Contact: Bank of Lithuania

More information
Fact sheets on SEPA migration in Lithuania
SEPA website

Luxembourg

National forum: Luxembourg Bankers’ Association (ABBL) / commission moyens de paiement
Contact: ABBL

SEPA Implementation and Migration Plan: en

More information
ABBL
Central bank of Luxembourg
Fact sheets on SEPA migration in Luxembourg
SEPA website

Malta

National forum: Malta Bankers' Association (MBA) - acting as national SEPA organisation for the banking and payments industry
Contact: Malta Bankers Association

National migration plan/report: en (April 2014)

More information
Central Bank of Malta, SEPA
Fact sheets on SEPA migration in Malta

The Netherlands

National forum: National Forum on SEPA migration
Contact: De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB)

National migration plan/report: en, nl (February 2012)


More information
De Nederlandsche Bank on SEPA: en, nl
Dutch Payment Association
Fact sheets on SEPA migration in the Netherlands

Portugal

National forum: Payment Systems Forum

More information
Banco de Portugal
Newsletter SEPA
Fact sheets on SEPA migration in Portugal

Slovakia

National forum: Slovak Committee for SEPA

National migration plan/report: en (November 2012), sk (November 2012)

More information
National Bank of Slovakia
Slovak Banking Association
Fact sheets on SEPA migration in Slovakia
SEPA website

Slovenia

National forum: National payments council
Contact: Banka Slovenije and www.sepa.si

More information
SEPA Slovenija (available in Slovene only)
Banka Slovenije
Regulation implementing EU Regulation No 260/2012 si
The Bank Association of Slovenia
Fact sheets on SEPA migration in Slovenia

Spain

National forum: National Payments Committee
Contact: SEPA Spain

National migration plan/report: en, es (December 2012)
indicators: es

More information
www.sepaesp.es
Asociación Española de Banca (AEB)
Confederación Española de Cajas de Ahorro (CECA)
Union Nacional de Cooperativas de Crédito (UNACC)
Sociedad Española de Sistemas de Pago (Iberpay)
Banco de España, SEPA
Fact sheets on SEPA migration in Spain
SEPA website

EU Member States with currencies other than the euro
Bulgaria

National forum: National Payment Systems Council (NPSC) - acting as national SEPA organisation for the banking and payments industry, Bulgarian National Bank
Contact: BNB)

More information
Association of Banks in Bulgaria
Ministry of Finance
Fact sheets on SEPA migration in Bulgaria

Croatia

National forum

National migration plan:

More information
Payment Systems Act
Act on the Implementation of EU Regulations Governing Payment Systems
Croatian National Bank: The payment system, including bank codes and BIC
Fact sheets on SEPA migration in Croatia
SEPA website

Czech Republic Denmark

Contact: Danish Bankers Association

More information
Fact sheets on SEPA migration in Denmark

Hungary

National forum: Hungarian Banking Association
Contact: Hungarian Banking Association EN, HU

More information
Fact sheets on SEPA migration in Hungary

Poland

National forum: SEPA Polska / SEPA Poland (SEPA PL) – acting as national SEPA organisation for the banking and payments industry
Contact: SEPA Polska

More information
Search engine of bank numbers by Narodowy Bank Polski
Fact sheets on SEPA migration in Poland
SEPA website

Romania Sweden

National forum: Swedish SEPA Steering Group of the Swedish Bankers’ Association – acting as national SEPA organisation for the banking and payments industry
Contact: Swedish Banking Association

More information
Fact sheets on SEPA migration in Sweden

United Kingdom

UK Finance is the collective voice for the banking and finance industry, providing guidance on European and UK regulation and payments directives.

UK Finance is the UK’s National Adherence Support Organisation (NASO), helping UK-based PSPs with their applications to adhere to the EPC’s SEPA Payment Schemes. Any institution that meets the appropriate criteria outlined in the SEPA Scheme rulebooks can apply to become a SEPA Scheme participant.

Contact: NASO@ukfinance.org.uk

More information

Non-EU countries
Iceland

EEA Joint Committee: Decision No 86/2013 of 3 May 2013 amending Annex XII to the EEA Agreement – incorporating Regulation (EC) No 924/2009 and Regulation (EU) No 260/2012

Central Bank of Iceland

Liechtenstein

EEA Joint Committee: Decision No 86/2013 of 3 May 2013 amending Annex XII to the EEA Agreement – incorporating Regulation (EC) No 924/2009 and Regulation (EU) No 260/2012

Government of Liechtenstein: Report and proposal on enactment of EEA Joint Committee Decision No 86/2013 (in German)

Monaco Norway

"To increase the use of SEPA solutions, deadlines have been set for migration to SEPA schemes from national solutions. For EEA countries outside the euro area, the deadline has been set at 31 October 2016. This means that, as from that date, domestic and cross-border payments in EUR carried out by Norwegian banks must use SEPA schemes. Banks must ensure their systems can support the required SEPA message format."
Source: Annual Report on Payment Systems 2012 by Norges Bank

Ministry of Government administration, reform and church affairs: Digital agenda for Norway - SEPA

EEA Joint Committee: Decision No 86/2013 of 3 May 2013 amending Annex XII to the EEA Agreement – incorporating Regulation (EC) No 924/2009 and Regulation (EU) No 260/2012

Reports on Payment Systems by Norges Bank

San Marino

No additional information.

Switzerland

National forum: Swiss Payments Council (SPC)
Contact: http://www.sepa.ch/en/shared/contacts.html
Chair: SIX Interbank Clearing (National Adherence Support Organisation)

More information
www.sepa.ch
CPSS Red Book Switzerland 2011

Related links
  • Overview report on national SEPA fora in the EU
  • European Payments Council: Creditor identifier overview
  • Statistics on payment instruments in the EU
  • Blue Book, a comprehensive description of the main payment and securities settlement systems in all EU Member States (2007)
  • Red Book, a comprehensive description of the payment systems and the other financial market infrastructures in various CPSS member states and the euro area (2011/2012)
  • Regulation No 260/2012
  • Download all available national fact sheets

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