31 August 2022

Further development of the standard for SEPA Request-To-Pay

Version 2.0 of the SRTP message procedure for European payment transactions came into effect at the beginning of June 2022.

With the upcoming update of the specification to version 3.0, the range of applications of the standard will be expanded once again.

SRTP in brief

SEPA Request-To-Pay (SRTP) is an electronic message for payment requests. It is initiated by the payee and transmitted to the payer in real time.

SEPA Request-To-Pay

This rather simple idea offers more than meets the eye. Because in combination with the existing real-time payments, it opens up a wide range of possibilities for European payment transactions.

The development of SRTP

The SRTP rulebook was published by the European Payments Council (EPC) at the end of 2020 in version 1.0, effective June 15, 2021. On June 1, 2022, the successor version 2.0 already came into force.

And shortly before that, on May 25, 2022, the EPC launched a public consultation for version 3.0 of SRTP. Since the feedback period for comments ended on August 26, 2022, the new version is already in the starting blocks.

It can be assumed that the upcoming specification will support significantly more use cases and thus help SRTP to achieve a breakthrough.

The German Banking Industry Committee also plans to include the new standard in Annex 3 of the DFÜ agreement.

Support of SRTP by the Real-Time Server from Business-Logics

With the support of the EPC standard by the proven BL Real-Time Server for real-time payments (SCT Inst), credit institutions and payment service providers have a reliable system for SRTP at their disposal.

For information, contact the manufacturer Business-Logics by e-mail at or by phone at +49 2103 33993-30.