An article by
Dr. Martin Berger
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In February 2022 we will once again look at instant payment progress, the current participation of banks in interbank payments for SEPA Instant Payment and current relevant news on the same topic. As background information for more in-depth information, you will find the essential features of SEPA instant credit transfers in our article SEPA Instant Credit Transfer: Transfers up to € 100K in 10 seconds.
9th of February 2022: On the edge of fintech & Regulation Conference, Mairead McGuinness, Commissioner for Financial Services, Financial Stability and Capital Markets Union in the EU Commission, confirmed in a tweet that the EU Commission will present a legislative initiative to accelerate the introduction of instant payments in the second half of 2022:
Today I’m confirming the Commission will present a legislative initiative on instant payments in the second half of 2022 💶
We need this to accelerate the roll-out of instant payments in the EU.
— Mairead McGuinness (@McGuinnessEU) February 9, 2022
Instant payment progress: Comparison of SCT Inst vs. SCT participation in the SEPA area
Based on the data from ECB, from EBA Clearing and the Bundesbank’s directory of available payment service providers, the total number of payment service providers participating in SCT in the SEPA countries (measured using their BIC bank codes) is set in relation to the number of those opted for SEPA Instant participation. The following figure shows the comparision:
Instant payment progress: Number of BIC bank code participants in TIPS and RT1
The following figure shows the number of BIC bank codes participating in TIPS and RT1 in the period from May 2020 to February 2022. The significant increase in TIPS participants is probably due to the updated rules for SEPA Instant.
Statistics from EBA Clearing
The following figure shows the average daily SEPA Instant transaction volume processed via RT1 from January 2020 to January 2022.
The following figure shows the average daily SEPA Inst volume in EUR million processed via RT1 from January 2020 to January 2022.
The following figure shows the average transfer amount for instant transfers for the period January 2020 to January 2022:
Are you as a bank interested in software solutions for processing SEPA instant credit transfers?
Among other things, we offer a high-performance software solution CPG.instant for processing SCT Inst transfers, which allow your bank to flexibly connect one or more core banking systems and clear SEPA instant payments accordingly via interfaces to TIPS or RT1.
If you have any questions or suggestions or you are interested in the topic of payment transactions, instant payment and related software products, please do not hesitate to contact us.
This article is part of a bi-monthly series and appears in our blog category on SEPA instant payments.
External data sources:
- ECB TIPS facts (07.02.2022)
- EBA Clearing RT1 participants (07.02.2022)
- Bundesbank Verzeichnis der erreichbaren Zahlungsdienstleister (14.02.2022)