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14th April 2014 The latest EBA Insight Newsletter features, among others, an interview with Eva Herskovicova, Director of Operations, on STEP2 and SEPA migration, information about the STEP2 2014 releases as well as an update on the SDD R-transaction-related activities of the SEPA Migration Action Round Table. All EBA Members and Associate Members can download a PDF version of the newsletter by clicking [here].

07th April 2014 SMART has put together a questionnaire on issues related to SEPA Direct Debit R-transactions, which is addressed to banks operating in SEPA. It is aimed at collecting information about the key issues experienced by banks or raised by their customers with regard to SDD R-transactions. The objective is to better understand these issues as a basis for developing a common approach that will help to overcome them. For further information and to take part in the survey, please [click here].

21st March 2014 The final text of “Regulation (EU) No 248/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26th February 2014 amending Regulation (EU) No 260/2012 concerning the migration to Union-wide credit transfers and direct debits” has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union. Please [click here] for further information.

27th February 2014 The latest version of the SMART overview table on SEPA transition period arrangements across the Eurozone can be found in the [SMART section]. A repository of official statements and documents issued by the different communities can be found [here], with translations available to EBA members and SMART participants.

23rd January 2014 The EBA will run a Summer School on "Mobile, Electronic and Alternative Payments – Current Realities, Future Horizons" from 1st to 3rd July 2014. Please [click here] for further information.

23rd December 2013 The SEPA Migration Action Round Table (SMART) has published a bank user information guide providing best practice recommendations for SEPA Command Centres within a bank. The document explores key elements and considerations with regard to the organisational set-up of such a bank-internal support structure. It also contains information on how to engage with third parties in and across different countries. To download the guide, please click [here].

13th December 2013 The SEPA Migration Action Round Table (SMART) has published a note providing recommendations with regard to the issuing, handling and validation of creditor identifiers. To download the note, please click [here].

28th November 2013 Following the resignation of EBA Deputy Chairman Björn Flismark, SEB, the EBA Board today appointed Vincent Brennan, Bank of Ireland, as Interim Deputy Chairman until the next following EBA Annual General Meeting.

26th November 2013 The SEPA Migration Action Round Table (SMART) has published a note providing guidance on the question whether there is a need for banks to validate the BIC of the sending bank against an external BIC directory when they receive an SCT through a SEPA CSM. To download the note, please click [here].

04th November 2013 The EBA Award was introduced at this year’s Banking Technology Awards on 31st October 2013. The award recognises innovative ideas, outstanding research and farsightedness in payments and transaction banking. The first winner of the EBA Award is the winning team of the Liquidity Simulation Exercise that took place during the EBA Liquidity Management Seminar in October.

28th October 2013 The EBA Liquidity Seminar "Managing Intra-Day Liquidity and Liquidity Risk" took place in Amsterdam last week and was attended by close to 40 delegates. Delegates and alumni can now download the material used during the event by clicking [here].

09th October 2013 EBA speakers participate in the following conferences in November: Hansjörg Nymphius, Chairman, EBA, speaks at the "Payments Konferenz" at the Euro Finance Week, and Charles Bryant, Senior Adviser, EBA, chairs the panel “E-invoicing, supply chain finance and dematerialisation” at the ICC's annual Supply Chain Financing Summit.

19th September 2013 The presentation slides shown during the EBA Expert Panel at Sibos are now available for download.

17th September 2013 The SEPA Migration Action Round Table (SMART) has published a guidance document providing explanations and best practices on the handling of SEPA Direct Debit-related R-transactions. For more information, please click here. To download the guide, please click here. Paper copies of the Guide can be requested from association@abe-eba.eu.

04th July 2013 This year's EBA Summer School successfully took place in Barcelona, Spain, and was attended by more than 40 delegates. Alumni and delegates can now download the material used during the event by clicking [here].

04th June 2013 A SEPA Migration Action Round Table (SMART) initiated by the EBA has started to work on issues of operational nature that could hamper banks and their customers in the run-up to SEPA or following the migration end-date. The round table is open to practitioners from European payment banks with a special focus on payments and operations. If you wish to learn more about SMART, please click [here].

23rd May 2013 EBA Member Representatives can access the presentation slides shown at the Annual General Meeting by clicking [here].

22nd May 2013 Over 700 delegates attended EBAday in Berlin during the last two days. Over 60 speakers shared their views on the current state of payments with the audience, alongside an exhibition of over 40 vendors. For further information, please visit www.ebaday.eu.

21st May 2013 The Euro Banking Association (EBA) announced today the publication of a comprehensive guide to the European supply chain finance market. "Supply Chain Finance: EBA European Market Guide" was presented to the European payments community at the conference and exhibition EBAday in Berlin. Please [click here] to read more.

10th April 2013 The latest EBA Insight Newsletter features, among others, an item on the newly created SEPA Migration Action Round Table (SMART) as well as updates on the latest STEP2 and EURO1 developments. All EBA Members and Associate Members can download a PDF version of the newsletter by clicking [here].

22nd March 2013 The complete programme for the EBA Summer School “Payments and the Financial Supply Chain - Creating Profitable Customer Opportunities”, taking place from 2nd to 4th July 2013, can now be downloaded [here].

01st March 2013  Registration for this year's EBAday "Towards a Borderless World for Payments" in Berlin is now open. Please [click here] to learn more.

15th February 2013 The next EBA Summer School will take place in Barcelona, Spain from 2nd to 4th July. For further information, or to register an early interest in the event, please [click here].

26th October 2012 The latest EBA Insight Newsletter features, among others, an interview with Paul Anning from Osborne Clarke on issues surrounding the SEPA migration end-date as well as a look back on this year's EBA Summer and Winter Schools. All EBA Members and Associate Members can download a PDF version of the newsletter by clicking [here].

22nd October 2012 The EBA Summer and Winter School alumni network now includes more than 450 individuals from over 90 European banks, service providers and public authorities.

11th October 2012 This year's EBA Winter School successfully took place at the Hotel Majestic in Verbania, Lago Maggiore. Delegates and alumni can now download the material used during the event by clicking [here].

16th August 2012 The intro video to EBAday 2012 “Achieving innovation through collaboration”, which set the tone for the two days of the event, can be viewed by [clicking here]. If you want to find out why EBAday is one of the must-attend events for Europe's payment practitioners, please hear what our testmonials have to say about the event by [clicking here].

26th July 2012 EBA participates in the fundraising for the Special Olympics Ireland supported by the Irish Sports Council and EBA Board member Vincent Brennan. For more information, please visit www.paris2nice.com.

10th July 2012 EBA Members that have questions about our guide “Banks Preparing for SEPA migration” or about the SEPA Migration End-Date Regulation in general can contact us via the [EBA Helpdesk].

15th May 2012 The EBA issued a guide today which focuses on the SEPA Migration End-Date Regulation and its impact on banks and their customers. Please [click here] to download the guide or [contact us] for any paper copies.

12th April 2012 The next EBA Winter School will take place from 9th to 11th October 2012 near Milan, Italy. The theme will be announced shortly.

23rd March 2012 The latest EBA Insight Newsletter contains, among others, articles on the current projects of the EURO1 and STEP2 Services, the announcement of EBA CLEARING’s new SEPA large volume exchange project and an update on the current preparations for the launch of the MyBank technical pilot. All EBA Members and Associate Members can download a PDF version of the newsletter by clicking [here].

21st March 2012 EBA successfully launches a new initiative on Supply Chain Finance with the creation of the Supply Chain Working Group. The SCWG attracted a strong participation of practitioners to its first meetings on 25th January and 15th March 2012. The Group enlarged the scope of the EBA e-invoicing initiative to encompass end-to-end supply chain processes, while maintaining focus on achieving wide adoption of e-invoicing. Please [click here] for further information on the new SCWG.

28th November 2011 The EBA Winter School 2011 "Payments – A Regional Perspective on a New Business Model" was attended by 40 delegates from EBA Member Banks and Associate Members. Delegates and alumni can now download the material used during the event by clicking [here].

22nd September 2011 At its Sibos special interest session, the EBA provided practical recommendations for payment service providers and vendors around the in-house implementation needed to comply with the new technical requirements stipulated by European legislators. [Click here] to download the slides presented at the session.

21st September 2011 The EBA issued a leaflet at Sibos today, which gives a brief outlook on the impact the upcoming SEPA migration end-date regulation will have on key payments areas. Please [click here] to download the leaflet or contact association@abe-eba.eu for any paper copies.

12th September 2011 The EBA Group has teamed up with the Glenn Gould Foundation (www.glenngould.ca) at the occasion of Sibos 2011 and will display the famous Glenn Gould Prize Statue at its stand in Toronto. To learn more, [click here].

25th August 2011 The welcome speech held by Javier Alonso, Director General, Banco de Espana, at the EBA dinner on 14th June 2011 can be downloaded by clicking [here].

11th July 2011 The EBA Summer School 2011 "Payments – Leading with Information and Innovation" was attended by a record number of 61 delegates from EBA Member Banks and Associate Members. Delegates and alumni can now download the material used during the event by clicking [here].

04th July 2011 In May 2011, the EBA Working Group on SEPA Migration End-Date sent a document to the European legislators with regard to the proposed SEPA migration end-date Regulation. The document was aimed at seeking clarification on a number of the proposed requirements and at raising some practical concerns around their implementation.

EBA Members and Associate Members can download the document “Practical implications for the European payments industry and its customers of the Proposal for Regulation” composed by the SEPA Migration End-Date Working Group by clicking [here].

15th June 2011 EBA Member Representatives can access the presentation slides shown at yesterday’s Annual General Meeting by clicking [here].

14th June 2011 The Annual Report 2010 of the Euro Banking Association can now be downloaded [here].

21st April 2011 The latest EBA Insight Newsletter contains, among others, interviews with EBA CLEARING Board member Christian Westerhaus, as well as EURO1/STEP1 Director Alan Taylor and Head of Operations André Vink. All EBA Members and Associate Members can download a PDF version of the newsletter by clicking [here].

02nd March 2011 The first EBA Alumni Seminar "Payments – from SEPA to Strategy – the Challenge of Change” successfully took place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Brussels. Delegates can download the material used during the event [here].

16th December 2010 The European Commission has proposed to set EU-wide end-dates for the migration of the existing national credit transfers and direct debits to the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) instruments. More information and the full text of the proposal are available on the [EBA Portal] under the Legislation section.

15th December 2010 The latest EBA Insight Newsletter has just been published and contains, among others, a look back on the recent EBA Winter School and a report on the new EBA Working Group on SEPA Migration End-Date. All EBA Members and Associate Members can download a PDF version of the newsletter by clicking [here].

02nd December 2010 The second EBA Winter School of this year successfully took place at the Congress Hotel Seepark in Thun. The topic "Managing Bank and Corporate Liquidity under Stressed Conditions" raised a lot of interest with participating bankers and vendors alike.

27th October 2010 The presentation held by EBA Deputy Chairman Björn Flismark during the EBA Special Interest Session at the Sibos Conference and Exhibition in Amsterdan can be downloaded [here].

17th June 2010 The EBA Summer School 2010 titled "Payments - the Information Era" was attended by a record number of 51 delegates from EBA Member Banks and Associate Members.

26th May 2010 The Annual Report 2009 of the Euro Banking Association can now be downloaded [here].

26th May 2010 At its Annual General Meeting 2010, the members of the Euro Banking Association confirmed Hansjörg Nymphius (Deutsche Bank) and Björn Flismark (SEB) as Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Euro Banking Association for another three-year term. Wolfgang Ehrmann (WestLB) was elected as a new member to its Board of Directors. Vincent Brennan (Bank of Ireland) and Günther Gall (RZB) were both re-elected.

24th May 2010 The EBA has published the publication "E-Invoicing 2010 - European Market Guide". This update of the well-received E-invoicing 2008 report provides a description and analysis of the current European landscape for e-invoicing. Its objective is to provide general and specialist readers with a description of the market landscape and recent developments in e-invoicing in Europe. The full report can be downloaded [here].

13th April 2010 As a contribution to the discussions of the Payment Systems Market Expert Group on SEPA migration end-date, the Euro Banking Association has prepared the paper "Achieving SEPA: objective, migration and the issue of setting an end-date". EBA Members can access the paper by clicking [here].

05th April 2010 The PSD Practitioners Panel facilitated by the EBA has identified the need to clarify charge code practices. To access the note specifying the common understanding of the Panel on this subject, please [click here].

05th March 2010 The PSD Practitioners Panel facilitated by the EBA has identified the need to clarify the relevance of the PSD in the case of non-EU/EEA-based client banks using loro/nostro accounts located in the EU/EEA environment. [Click here] to access the note detailing the common understanding of the Panel on this matter.

05th March 2010 The Euro Banking Association published a White Paper detailing the work of the EBA E-Invoicing Working Group, called “EBA e-invoicing initiative”. In the upcoming weeks, the EBA will be undertaking a feedback gathering process to determine how to take this work forward.

24th February 2010 Registration for this year's EBAday "Unlocking the full potential of SEPA" in [Luxembourg] is now open. Please [click here] to learn more.

04th February 2010 The EBA Winter School 2010 titled "SEPA – A Compelling Customer Proposition” was attended by 43 delegates from EBA Members and Associate Members from 13 EU Member States.

02nd December 2009 The European Commission Expert Group on e-Invoicing, to which the EBA gave support, published its final report with recommendations for a European e-Invoicing framework. Please [click here] to learn more about the final report and the ongoing consultation process.

09th October 2009 The Euro Banking Association again co-hosts this year's European Transaction Banking Conference in Frankfurt on 16th November 2009. Please [click here] to view the programme.

29th September 2009 The EBA has co-opted Thomas Kraft, BNP Paribas, to its Board. Thomas Kraft takes over the Board mandate of Jean-Yves Garnier. [Click here] for more information.

01st September 2009 EBAday 2010 will take place on 26th and 27th May in Luxembourg. Please [click here] for delegate information and [here] for exhibition and sponsorship opportunities.

10th July 2009 The EBA Summer School 2009 titled "The Road to Recovery – Profiting from Payments” was attended by 37 delegates from EBA Members and Associate Members from 11 EU Member States.

02nd July 2009 The EBA welcomed 650 registered delegates to this year's EBAday in Vienna, making it a very successful event. Please [click here] to watch a short EBAday interview on SEPA with EBA Chairman Hansjörg Nymphius.

30th June 2009 At its Annual General Meeting 2009, the Euro Banking Association elected Maarten Mol (ABN AMRO Bank) and Luca Poletto (Banca Nazionale del Lavoro) as new members to its Board of Directors. Re-elected were James Barclay (J.P.Morgan Chase Bank NA), Alirio Fontes (Banco Comercial Português) and Javier Santamaria (Banco Santander).

23rd April 2009 The Euro Banking Association holds its third educational seminar for pan-European payment practitioners on 8th and 9th July near Nice, France. The EBA Summer School is open to delegates from EBA Members, EBA Associate Members and EBA CLEARING Banks. For more information, please [click here].

02nd April 2009 Registration for this year's EBAday “Taking a fresh approach to payments and risk management” is now open. Please [click here] to learn more.

06th February 2009 The EBA Winter School 2009 titled "Back to Basics: Centre Stage for European Payments” was attended by 45 delegates from EBA Members and Associate Members from 16 EU Member States.

15th December 2008 The Euro Banking Association organises a Winter School on 4th and 5th February 2009, which will give an in-depth insight into the key commercial, risk and regulatory challenges and opportunities facing the European payments industry today. This educational event is open to delegates from EBA Members, EBA Associate Members and EBA CLEARING Banks.

18th November 2008 The EBA Group participates in the European Banking and Insurance Fair in Frankfurt. Please visit our stand (D31) in Fair Hall 5.1. On 19th November, PPPG Chair Hans-Joachim Molitor will be at the stand to answer your questions on the EBA Priority Payment Scheme.

17th November 2008 The EBA issues version 1.1 of Banks Preparing for PSD at the Euro Finance Week in Frankfurt. [Click here] for the updated version of the guide.

20th October 2008 The EBA Working Group on E-Invoicing progressed the preparation of a Roadmap on electronic invoicing during its recent off-site meeting held from 13th to 15th October.

15th September 2008 Sibos has started - please visit the EBA Group stand (C303) or participate in our special interest session on 17th September at 14:00 (room: Lehar 4).

15th September 2008 The EBA publishes "Banks Preparing for PSD", a guide for bankers on the Payment Services Directive. Please [click here] to download the PDF version.

30th June 2008 At EBAday 2008, EBA Chairman Hansjörg Nymphius answered questions about ongoing payments industry projects, including SEPA and PSD implementation. Click [here] for the video interview.

27th June 2008 Janina Grönholm of Aktia Savings Bank is declared Chairperson of the STEP1 Committee at the AGM in Helsinki.

25th June 2008 EBAday 2008 starts in Helsinki with a corporate afternoon and a record participant number of over 600 delegates, exhibitors and sponsors.

12th June 2008 An interim status report from the Expert Group on e-invoicing, in which the EBA participates, has been published. Please click [here] to access it.

06th March 2008 The SEPA Ad hoc Panel hosted by the EBA is aimed at addressing SEPA industry issues of a practical nature. For more information and access to the notes recently issued by the panel, please click [here].

06th February 2008 The EBA issues the publication “E-Invoicing 2008. A reference guide providing a description and analysis of electronic invoicing in the Single Market,” which can be downloaded [here].

22nd January 2008 The EBA launches its new Helpdesk Service for Business Practices and SEPA matters. It is available on this website under "EBA Helpdesk."

30th November 2007 The EBA intends to participate to the EU Commission Expert Group on Electronic Invoicing.

28th November 2007 So far, over ten EBA member banks have been interviewed on their needs for an EBA e-invoicing initiative.

11th October 2007 The EBA will co-host again this year's SEPA Summit in Frankfurt on 19th and 20th November.

02nd October 2007 In the context of its interest session at Sibos, the EBA presents an appendix to its overview document "Banks Preparing for SEPA". Please [ click here ] to download the appendix "Achieving Reachability in SEPA".

04th June 2007 The Euro Banking Association (EBA) announced today that it is ready to launch the EBA Priority Payment Scheme, aimed at providing banks with a framework for delivering urgent euro payments in SEPA. For more information, see Priority Payments section.

04th June 2007 EBA publishes new update of Banks Preparing for SEPA including key SEPA-related PSD requirements. [ Click here ] for a PDF version of this overview paper.


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