SEPA CT

Credit Transfers in the SEPA Area

International Bank Account Number

IBAN number: definition, structure and checker

The IBAN number or simply IBAN (International Bank Account Number) serves as the unique identifier for the bank account in SEPA payments. Debtor and Creditor accounts must be provided therein in IBAN formats. But contrary to what many believe, IBANs are not used everywhere in the world as we will see below. This article begins with …

IBAN number: definition, structure and checker Read More »

Focus on SCT beneficiary bank messages in the interbank space

In this article, we will look at all the messages exchanged by the beneficiary bank in the interbank space. If you are starting your journey in SEPA, you will think immediately that is the bank that receives credit transfers. And that is true. Yes it receives the credit transfers. But it does much more that. …

Focus on SCT beneficiary bank messages in the interbank space Read More »

Picture of Model for intrabank transfer

On-us transactions – Intrabank

On-us transactions represent a significant part of transactions processed by banks. They can be classified in two groups: Intrabank and Intrabankgroup transactions. The word Intra is a prefix meaning “within something, inside something, on the inside”. An intrabank transaction is a transaction exchanged inside or within the same bank. An intrabankgroup transaction is a transaction …

On-us transactions – Intrabank Read More »

Image of Messages exchange periods in the Interbank Space

Exchange periods of the SCT messages

As we saw in a previous article, the SEPA Credit Transfer Rulebook obliges the scheme participants to exchange exception messages (the r-messages) during specific timeframes in the interbank space. The scheme does not say how many days before settlement a credit transfer can be forwarded to the clearing system. In the customer-to-bank space, the scheme …

Exchange periods of the SCT messages Read More »

Messages in SCT Interbank space – Pacs.004, Camt.056 and Camt.029

In this article, we continued our analysis of the SCT interbank messages. The previous article was about the pacs.008 and pacs.002 messages. The pacs.008 is used to transfer funds from Originator Bank to Beneficiary Bank. The pacs.002 is initiated to reject credit transfers that a CSM or Bank cannot process. As said in the previous …

Messages in SCT Interbank space – Pacs.004, Camt.056 and Camt.029 Read More »

Messages in the SCT interbank space – pacs.008 and pacs.002

Contrary to the messages used in the customer to bank space which are recommended, messages exchanged in the interbank space are mandatory. It means banks must comply with all the underlying SEPA rules. This is to insure that their messages can be received and processed by any participant to the interbank space. Banks can exchange …

Messages in the SCT interbank space – pacs.008 and pacs.002 Read More »

Camt messages for customer reporting in the Customer to bank space

The EPC recommends three messages for the customer reporting. The bank can use one or many of them, according to client’s needs, to provide account reports, account statements and debit/credit notification. It is important to understand that these reporting messages are for customers which can integrate and process them in own IT systems. They are …

Camt messages for customer reporting in the Customer to bank space Read More »

Pain messages in the Customer to bank space of SCT Scheme

Let me start by stressing out an important point about the EPC documents: the messages exchanged in the Customer-to-Bank space are recommended. It means that they are not mandatory. The Banks and their customers are not obliged to use them as they are specified in the Implementation Guidelines. And furthermore, a bank and his customer …

Pain messages in the Customer to bank space of SCT Scheme Read More »