Blogs

Pan European instant payments: dream or reality?

It has been two years since the European Payments Council published the SEPA Instant Credit Transfer (SCT Inst) scheme and EBA Clearing launched RT1 – their infrastructure solution for the processing SCT…

Lauren Jones

19 December 2019

News

Icon Solutions is ready to connect to TIPS…

  London, 22nd November 2018 – Icon Solutions, a leading provider of Payment Solutions, is now ready to help payment service providers connect to the European Central Bank’s Target Instant Payments Settlement (TIPS) service…

Kate Nelson

27 November 2018

Blogs

Payments – an unexpected catalyst for innovation

Germany is undergoing something of a fintech renaissance with startups like challenger bank Number 26 taking advantage of the culture of innovation fostered in cities like Berlin. This spirit of innovation is…

Richard Dear

5 November 2018

News

Icon to speak at InstaPay webinar designed for…

Webinar: The road to Instant Payments in Germany: Connectivity, Culture and Global Considerations Tuesday 3rd July 2018 2pm – 3pm CST Gene Neyer, Icon Solutions’ Chief Executive Officer, will be joining esteemed…

Saara Day

28 June 2018

Blogs

The world isn’t moving toward Instant Payments –…

I was recently preparing a presentation for an Instant Payments client of ours, and one of the boilerplate slides that I’ve been using for years shows “Instant Payments Around the Globe”. It…

Tom Hay

5 June 2018

Blogs

Comment tirer parti des paiements instantanés afin d’assurer…

  En France, de nombreuses banques étudient actuellement l’évolution des systèmes de paiement en vue d’adopter les Instant Payments. Ceci est principalement dû à des facteurs tels que la réduction des coûts,…

Aniruddha Maheshwari

3 May 2018

News

Icon Solutions Announces EBAday 2018 Sponsorship

  Icon Solutions, the specialist provider of European payment and technology solutions has confirmed its sponsorship of EBAday in Munich. Tom Kelleher, Icon’s Commercial Director has confirmed that Icon will be a key sponsor of EBAday…

Saara Day

4 April 2018

Blogs

Top 5 TIPS for the Introduction of SCT…

  The recent InstaPay webinar “Transitioning to Instant Payments in Germany” provided some more TIPS (pun intended) for the introduction of SCT Inst.  Icon’s very own Gene Neyer took part along with…

Richard Dear

28 March 2018

Blogs

Leveraging Instant Payments to future proof your payments…

In Germany, many of the smaller banks (for example Sparkasse banks) have opted to use payments as a service via a Technical Service Provider (TSP) in order to deliver Instant Payments.  This…

Aniruddha Maheshwari

27 March 2018

Blogs

Instant payments in Hungary – no compromise!

An important meeting took place this week in Budapest between the Hungarian National Bank (MNB), Giro, Nets and various financial institutions to discuss progress with the Hungarian instant payments project.  And the…

Aniruddha Maheshwari

15 March 2018

News

Icon to speak at InstaPay webinar for the…

How can Banks in Germany prepare for Instant Payments whilst controlling costs and managing risks? And what can we learn from those who have already travelled the path to Instant Payments? In…

Saara Day

13 March 2018

Blogs

Video – Instant Payments: ça marche!

  As part of Icon’s continued efforts to support the adoption of Instant Payments across the Eurozone, we were invited to present our thoughts and expertise on Instant Payments to a wide…

Mady Dyson

12 January 2018

Blogs

Instant Payments: What can we expect in 2018?

  2017: The year of Instant Payments  Unless you’ve spent the last 365 days hiding under a rock, you’ll be fully aware that 2017 has been the year of Instant Payments. Regulators…

Mady Dyson

28 December 2017

News

Icon’s RTP Team Attend Sibos, Oct 16-19th, Toronto

  London, 10th October 2017 –Icon Solutions, the leading provider of technology solutions and real time payments expertise, are delighted to announce their participation at Sibos, SWIFT’s annual global event for the…

Kate Nelson

9 October 2017

News

What do PSD2 and Instant Payments mean for…

After commissioning a ground-breaking whitepaper from Ovum, the market-leading research and consulting firm, Icon Solutions has now produced an infographic visually illustrating the results of the research. The research “Instant payments and…

Kate Nelson

6 October 2017

News

Tom Hay, Head of Payments at Icon, appointed…

  London, 5th October 2017 – Icon Solutions are delighted to announce the appointment of Tom Hay, Head of Payments, to the European Payments Council’s Scheme Technical Forum (ESTF). The Forum is…

Kate Nelson

5 October 2017

News

Icon Solutions completes functional testing with EBA Clearing’s…

London, 19th September 2017 – Icon Solutions, a leading provider of technology solutions and instant payments consultancy, has successfully completed EBA Clearing’s testing procedure for SCT Inst payments – proving full compliance with the…

Kate Nelson

19 September 2017

Whitepapers

Changing lanes in Hungary: From batch to instant…

From July 2019, customers of Hungarian banks will be able to make instant credit transfers of up to HUF 10 million and the beneficiaries would be able to use these funds within…

Aniruddha Maheshwari

19 September 2017

News

Icon Solutions begins functional testing with EBA Clearing’s…

London, 4th August 2017 – Icon Solutions, a leading provider of technology solutions and instant payments consultancy, today announces the start of functional testing between the Instant Payments Framework (IPF) and RT1,…

Kate Nelson

4 August 2017

Blogs

The ERPB Highlights the Holes in PSD2

A year ago, the European Retail Payments Board (ERPB) flagged that “In practice, PSD2 and the EBA RTS will not cover all aspects that are relevant for the development of an integrated…

Kate Nelson

22 June 2017

News

Icon’s IPF completes connectivity testing with SIAnet

Dublin, June 21st 2017 – Icon Solutions has completed connectivity testing between IPF and SIA’s high-speed and secure network infrastructure SIAnet, which provides access to EBA Clearing’s platform for instant payments. SIAnet…

Kate Nelson

21 June 2017

News

Form3 selects Instant Payments Framework (IPF) for SEPA…

London, 14 June, 2017 – Form3, the cloud based end-to-end secure standard for global payments processing, today announced a partnership with Icon Solutions, a payment and specialist technology provider. The deal extends…

Kate Nelson

14 June 2017

Blogs

Why SEPA Inst is set to become standard

SCT Inst – or SEPA Instant Credit Transfers – is set to completely change the way that payments are made across Europe. Under the current SEPA scheme, cross-border European payments are processed…

Saara Day

30 May 2017

News

Webinar: Is Europe Ready for SCT Inst?

  Icon Solutions is delighted to be participating in the InstaPay webinar: Is Europe ready for SCT Inst? How ready are organisations for SCT Inst? Webinar: Wednesday 3rd May 2017 12pm BST/…

Saara Day

20 April 2017

Blogs

PSD2 and SCTInst: A threat to card payments…

  PSD2 paves the way for a new way to pay online across Europe. Instead of using a card, consumers will soon be able to pay directly from their bank accounts. Similar…

Kate Nelson

12 April 2017

Blogs

Hungary marches towards Instant Payments

The end of 2016 witnessed an excellent step by the Hungarian Central Bank (MNB) – the release of the ‘Operational model of the instant payment service in Hungary’. It is remarkable for…

Saara Day

17 January 2017

News

Countdown to SEPA inst

  SEPA instant payments (SCT inst) is the first instant payment scheme to be inter-operable in a region as large as SEPA and is a response to European customer needs for faster…

Saara Day

30 November 2016

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