EPI successfully executes first instant payment transactions in Europe with wero between customers from Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne (Groupe BPCE) in France and Sparkasse Elbe-Elster Bank in Germany

The European Payments Initiative (EPI) is thrilled to announce the successful completion of its first account-to-account instant payment transactions with wero, EPI’s newly developed instant payment solution. This significant milestone was achieved today through a proof of concept conducted between customers from Sparkasse Elbe-Elster in Germany and Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne (Groupe BPCE) in […]

EPI successfully completes acquisition of iDEAL and Payconiq International  

Brussels, 31 October 2023:  The European Payments Initiative (EPI) is pleased to announce the successful closure of the acquisition of the Dutch payment solution iDEAL and the Luxembourg technology provider Payconiq International as announced earlier this year.  EPI is delighted to confirm that following the positive conclusion of all relevant regulatory approval processes, EPI has […]

EPI selects “wero” as commercial name for its innovative digital wallet 

Brussels, 21 September 2023: The European Payments Initiative (EPI) is proud to announce the selection of “wero” as the commercial name for its ground-breaking digital wallet solution. This strategic initiative aims to deliver a European digital payment solution built to meet evolving payment needs and to provide a seamless and user-friendly payment experience to consumers […]

EPI contributed to the prototyping exercise conducted by the European Central Bank

EPI contributed to the prototyping exercise conducted by the European Central Bank (ECB) to test how design choices for a digital euro could be implemented into existing European payments solutions.  EPI was selected in 2022 with four other companies, to test how well the technology behind a digital euro integrates with prototypes developed by companies […]

EPI Company announces acquisitions, additional shareholders and the coming launch of its new instant payment solution

Brussels: 25 April 2023   Building a unique, European-grown instant payment solution – The European Payments Initiative (EPI) welcomes four additional shareholders and announces two acquisitions. EPI Company today confirmed its planned acquisition of payment solution iDEAL and payment solutions provider Payconiq International (PQI). EPI, iDEAL and PQI will join forces to realise EPI’s vision to set […]

Introducing our new look

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Today we are excited to announce the launch of EPI’s new corporate visual identity, signalling a new era for EPI communication. We would like to underline that this is our corporate brand, not the commercial brand which will have a separate identity, currently under development. The new look demonstrates a commitment to our mission: the […]

EPI broadens its support to the proposed legislation on Instant Payments, in alignment with the European Commission

EPI welcomes the Commission’s legislative proposal for an Instant Credit Transfers regulation based on SCT Inst which reinforces the Commission’s Retail Payments Strategy and provides reassurance to EPI, as a unified Pan-European payment solution based on instant payments. The EC’s proposal to make instant payments available to all European citizens on issuing and receiving sides, […]

EPI Interim Company, responsible for initiating the implementation of the European Payments Initiative (EPI), is pleased to announce that PKO Bank Polski (“PKO BP”), Poland’s largest bank, and OP Financial Group, the leading Finnish retail bank, are joining EPI as founding shareholders

09 December 2020 Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Madrid, Munich, Paris, Warsaw – 09 December 2020 Today, EPI Interim Company, responsible for initiating the implementation of the European Payments Initiative (EPI), is pleased to announce that PKO Bank Polski (“PKO BP”), Poland’s largest bank, and OP Financial Group, the leading Finnish retail bank, […]

EPI Interim Company is glad to announce that Worldline and Nets are joining as shareholders

25 November 2020 Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Madrid, Munich, Paris, Valencia – 25 November 2020 In July 2020, a group of 16 major European banks from five countries (Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain) paved the way for the future launch of the European Payments Initiative, by announcing the creation of the […]

Major Eurozone banks start the implementation phase of a new unified payment scheme and solution, the European Payment Initiative (EPI)

Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt, Madrid, Munich, Paris, Valencia – 2 July 2020 Today,a group of 16 major European banks from five countries (Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain) paved the way for the future launch of the European Payments Initiative (EPI). The ambition of EPI is to create a unified pan-European payment solution leveraging […]