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EPC European Payments Council

http://www.epc-cep.eu

The European Payments Council is the coordination and decision-making body of the European banking industry in relation to payments.

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The European Payments Council (EPC) is the coordination and decision-making body of the European banking industry in relation to payments. The term bank is used in a non-discriminatory fashion and includes payment institutions. The purpose of the EPC is to support and promote the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA). SEPA is a European Union (EU) integration initiative in the area of payments designed to achieve the completion of the EU internal market and monetary union. SEPA is currently defined as consisting of the 28 EU Member States plus Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Monaco. The EPC develops the payment schemes and frameworks which help to realise SEPA. EPC members represent banks, banking communities and payment institutions. More than 360 professionals are directly engaged in the work programme of the EPC, representing all sizes and sectors of the banking industry within Europe. For further information on the EPC please contact secretariat@epc-cep.eu or visit www.epc-cep.eu.