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Citi launches SEPA instant payments

Citi launches SEPA instant payments

Citi has announced it will launch SEPA Instant Payments in Europe, further increasing the bank’s global Instant Payments offering.

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     Citi launches SEPA instant payments

The launch will provide clients with the ability to pay to and receive from 36 SEPA countries instantly. The offering allows SEPA Credit Transfers to be made within seconds, 24/7 and funds available to recipients immediately.

Payments can be made to and received from SEPA Instant participating banks located anywhere within the 36 country SEPA zone.

“With our launch of SEPA Instant Payments in Europe, we have further expanded our Instant Payments proposition for payments to and from the SEPA zone,” comments Mark McNulty, EMEA Head of Payments and Receivables, Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi.

“Clients will be able to transact instantly with immediate settlement of funds. This capability can support new business models and ensure our clients can operate effectively in an increasingly real-time 24/7 digital economy. An exciting development and yet another milestone for our payments business.”

Businesses will be able to use instant payments for a wider range of use cases to drive business growth and efficiency, including on-demand payments, says Citi.

The continued growth of e-commerce business and direct-to-consumer business models make Instant Payments more relevant than ever.

“We are seeing an increasing number of countries advance their digital capabilities and introduce local instant payment schemes,” continues Elena Gomez, Global Head of Domestic Payments, Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi.

“Citi has built a globally consistent solution that provides uniform connectivity to all key domestic instant payment systems.

We have taken a single point-of-entry approach, utilising API connectivity, to enable clients to make payments in multiple markets, and access key real time services such as payment status or balance enquiries, as well as instant notification of incoming credits and outgoing debits.”

 

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