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The Nordic Payments Council (NPC) creates and manages Nordic schemes to facilitate payments within the Nordic countries. The main objective for the NPC is to contribute to harmonised payments in the Nordics.

The NPC is a non-profit member association combining four Nordic bankers’ associations, banks and payment institutions covered by the PSD2 directive.

The membership requirements are objective, non-discriminatory and proportionate.


On-going 2023 Change Management Cycle for NPC Payment Schemes

The NPC Payment Schemes, NPC Credit Transfer and Instant Credit Transfer Schemes, will be updated in November 2023.

More information found here.


NPC 2021 General Assembly held on June 10, 2021 

The NPC General Assembly took place on June 10, 2021. Decisions were regarding updates of the NPC Bylaws and Internal Rules as well as all formalities. The minutes have been distributed to all members. For more information, please contact Secretary General Jenny Winther,

Updated versions of the NPC Rulebooks has been published

Updated versions of the NPC Credit Transfer Scheme Rulebook and the NPC Instant Credit Transfer Scheme Rulebook has just now been published, taking immediate effect. The updated versions only include minor changes and will have no business impact or impact on operational rules.

Follow this link to learn more.

Information meetings on the NPC and the NPC Schemes

On March 18 or March 23, 2021, the Nordic Payments Council held information meetings about the NPC and the Nordic payment schemes.

Presentation from the March 2021 information meetings

The NPC will hold the next set of information meetings in October 2021.


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