Frequently asked questions

Where can I address my questions related to EBA CLEARING’s Instant Payment Service RT1?

You can submit your question(s) regarding RT1 via our contact form.

How can I join EBA CLEARING’s instant payment service RT1?

If you would like to join RT1, please contact us via our contact form with your preference for one of the proposed joining windows. We will guide you through the whole joining process.

What access and participation options does RT1 offer?

You can learn more about the access and participation options in our section on access models.

What are the planned service releases for 2018?

There are two releases planned for the test environment in 2018:

Q2 2018 Functional Release: Available for testing from May 2018

  • Enhancement of liquidity management functions

Q4 2018 Functional Release: Available for testing from September 2018

  • SCT Inst 2018 Rulebook Changes
  • SWIFT instant connectivity
  • RT1 as TIPS instructing party

How can I get the functional and technical specifications for RT1?

The functional and technical specifications of the service are available to those payment service providers (PSPs) in SEPA that are intending to participate in the service in 2018, and to those technical service providers that will be implementing the service on behalf of PSPs in SEPA.

Should you be preparing for joining in 2018, please contact us.

What network connectivity options does RT1 offer?

The RT1 platform is network agnostic. At the moment, it is possible to connect to EBA CLEARING’s Instant Payment Service RT1 via SIANet and/or EBICS. The new SWIFTNet instant service will become available in the second half of 2018.