The European Commission proposed legislation to make instant payments in euro available, affordable and secure for all citizens and businesses holding a bank account in the EU and in EEA countries. When this legislation will be approved banks need to be ready to receive Instant Payments six months after the legislation is passed and be able to send Instant Payments a year after ratification.

This webinar will explore the choices banks need to make to be ready for SCT Inst and the potential impact on their operations. Experts from FIS, The Payments Association EU, and Capgemini will discuss the current state of maturity and deployment of instant payments in Europe and the specific space of SCT Inst, but also challenges and opportunities presented by the advent of instant payments as well as the necessary steps to navigate this transformative shift in the payments landscape. Furthermore, we will discuss the recently launched 1.0 version of the One-leg out Instant Credit scheme (OCT inst).
  • What is currently the footprint of instant payments in Europe?
  • What are the benefits of adoption of SCTInst (e.g talking about SCT being the backbone of A2A payment innovation, e.g. initiatives such as SPAA and EPI, being able to offer OCT Inst)
  • How will mandatory adoption of SCTinst impact banks?
  • What should banks prepare for regarding their payment systems stack?
  • What are the challenges associated with SCTinst implementation?
  • Can SCT and SCTinst coexist, and should they?
  • Is their infrastructure capable of handling 24/7 operations on all fronts?
Leo Wagner
Senior Solution Consultant at FIS
Based in Brussels, Leo has been involved in the financial services technology industry, payments in particular, for close to 15 years. As a product manager, Leo was responsible for defining FIS’ product and service strategy for its SEPA and international payments solutions. Then as a solution consultant, Leo went on to use his in-depth knowledge of FIS products to advise and assist banks in their implementation of FIS’ market leading solutions.
While based in Europe, Leo has also had the opportunity to collaborate with banks in a wide range of other geographies including Canada, Chile, the US, the Middle East, China and Australia. Leo’s expertise covers high-value / RTGS payments, traditional low value / ACH payments, real-time / instant payments, domestic and cross-border. Passionate about payments, Leo is excited to have a front row seat to witness the evolution of the industry in the coming years.
Thibault de Barsy
Vice-Chairman & General Manager at PA EU
Thibault founded the Payments Association EU 3 years ago in Luxembourg. The association has now over 70 members and counting, with events happening all over Europe. He is a leading manager at the crossroads of finance and marketing and has over 20 years of experience in the financial and ICT sector in three countries. Since October 2019, he has participated as a weekly guest speaker on the news TV channel LN24 as an Economics columnist.
Christophe Vergne
Europe Market Development Executive Payments at Capgemini
Backed by a solid banking background, Christophe Vergne has played a critical role in building Capgemini’s global payments transformation capability, enabling major institutions transform and consolidate their leadership across all market segments and services. For the past decade, Christophe has been the co-author of the World Payments Report, contributing to making it the most successful publication on payments transformation. He is a thought leader, speaker, blogger and business advisor for the CXO’s in the payments industry. He has been presenting the World Payments Report at Sibos and in Europe over the last seven years and is frequently quoted in the French and European economic and trade media to comment on the latest payments news.
Melisande Mual
Publisher and Managing Director at The Paypers (Moderator)
Mélisande Mual is the publisher and owner of The Paypers, the global leading source of news and intelligence for professionals in payments, fintech and digital commerce. Prior to The Paypers, Mélisande held several leadership positions in leading B2B Publisher (Wolters Kluwer) and Telecom (KPN) companies.
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