National level

Governance at the national level

All euro area countries have set up specific national bodies to coordinate national SEPA migration. These bodies consist mainly of representatives from the national governments, national banking associations, end-user organisations and the national central banks. Their purpose is to ensure the implementation of SEPA by keeping all participants fully informed and preparing them for SEPA.

Some Communities in the European Union have set up, or are planning to set up, national structures with a wider mandate than managing issues that are solely related to SEPA migration. An overview of current national governance arrangements on SEPA and retail payments can be found in the list below. The information was provided by the national central banks and will be updated on a regular basis.

National governance of retails payments per country: euro area countries

  • Austria: download last update: 15 August 2016

  • Belgium: download last update: 05 August 2014

  • Cyprus: download last update: 15 August 2016

  • Germany: Under discussion: 05 August 2014

  • Greece: Currently no established body

  • Estonia: download last update: 15 August 2016

  • Spain: download last update: 15 August 2016

  • Finland: download last update: 15 August 2016

  • France: Under discussion, http://sepafrance.fr 05 August 2014

  • Ireland: download last update: 05 August 2014

  • Italy: Under discussion: 05 August 2014

  • Latvia: Currently no established body

  • Lithuania: download last update: 05 August 2014

  • Luxembourg: download last update: 05 August 2014

  • Malta: Currently no established body

  • The Netherlands: download last update: 15 August 2016

  • Portugal: download last update: 15 August 2016

  • Slovenia: download last update: 15 August 2016

  • Slovakia: Currently no established body

EU Member States with currencies other than the euro

  • Bulgaria: download last update: 05 August 2014

  • Czech Republic: Currently no established body

  • Denmark: download last update: 05 August 2014

  • Croatia: download last update: 15 August 2016

  • Hungary: download last update: 05 August 2014

  • Poland: download last update: 15 August 2016

  • Romania: Currently no established body

  • Sweden: Currently no established body

  • United Kingdom: download last update: 05 August 2014