IPSO continues to aim for full SEPA migration on 1 February
The following is a statement issued today by IPSO:
The Irish Payment Services Organisation notes the EU Commission’s proposal to amend Regulation (EU) 260/2012 as regards migration to the SEPA payment schemes. The 1st February 2014 end date is maintained and the commission proposal provides for an additional transitional period during which payments in legacy formats can still be processed. The proposal will minimise any possible risk of disruption in payments to consumers and businesses.
IPSO’s SEPA Ireland Programme Manager, Michael O’Neill, stated today that “unlike some other European countries, SEPA migration in Ireland is well advanced and it estimates that in excess of 95% of all payments and companies will be migrated to SEPA by 1st February 2014. IPSO and its member banks therefore continue to aim for completion of the changeover by 1st February 2014.”
While we at Celtrino believe the 95% figure may be slightly optimistic based on the numbers of businesses yet to implement a SEPA solution, especially those processing Direct Debits, this does indicate the banks intention to proceed as planned and migrate the bulk of their customers by February 1st.
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