2014: a year in data – SEPA

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For years, discussion in the transaction services industry has tended to default to the impending introduction of the Single Euro Payments Area, or Sepa. This year, it finally came into force, albeit after a last minute delay. The start date was pushed back from February 1 to August 1, because of concerns about the slow pace of corporate migration. Just how slow became apparent in October, two months after the implementation date. Of almost 6,000 corporates surveyed by Euromoney, around one-quarter said they were not yet Sepa compliant. Perhaps more worrying still, close to 40% did not know if they were compliant or not. Perhaps another delay would have been in order?

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