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EBA CLEARING’s instant payment system RT1 hits 500,000-transaction mark

Three months after go-live, the pan-European platform handles more than 10,000 real-time payments in euro per day.
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Successful go-live for EBA CLEARING’s instant payment system RT1

EBA CLEARING today confirmed that instant payment system RT1 went live this morning.
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Discover all the latest news and updates about EBA CLEARING's instant payment service

EBA CLEARING's instant payment activities

In November 2017, EBA CLEARING launched RT1, an infrastructure solution for the processing of instant SEPA credit transfers at a pan-European level. The new payment system operates around the clock on any day of the year. It supports payment service providers in transferring euro transactions between payment accounts in less than 10 seconds end to end, with immediate availability of the payment amount to the beneficiary.

Financial institutions from all over Europe can use RT1 for any payment product in euro that is fully compliant with the SCT Inst Scheme of the European Payments Council (EPC) and is in line with the ISO 20022 global messaging standards for real-time payments.

Act now on instant payments

In this video, Erwin Kulk, Head of Services Development and Management at EBA CLEARING, and Barry Kislingbury, Director, Solution Consulting, Immediate Payments, ACI Worldwide, discuss the importance of ubiquity for instant payments in Europe, the role of service providers in helping achieve reach and sharing their experiences of real-time payments implementations globally, and the reasons for banks not to wait to get real-time ready.

Key benefits of the service

  • Designed to build pan-European reach

  • Open to any Scheme-adhering PSP

  • Robust and resilient infrastructure platform

  • 24/7 non-stop service

  • Comprehensive risk controls to mitigate settlement risks

  • Future-proof in terms of scalability and flexibility

  • Compliant with the EPC SCT Inst Scheme

  • Use case-agnostic design

  • End-to-end processing within less than 5 seconds

  • Full settlement certainty also during TARGET2 closing hours

  • Liquidity-efficient arrangements