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Parliamentary question - E-001381/2020Parliamentary question

Continued IBAN discrimination against EU consumers

Question for written answer E-001381/2020
to the Commission
Rule 138
Pascal Arimont (PPE)

As laid down in Article 9 of Regulation (EU) No 260/2012, EU consumers should be able to use a single payment account for euro transfers and make cross-border euro bank transfers within the single euro payments area (SEPA) just as easily as within their home country. However, many operators today still refuse cross-border direct debit requests from customers with non-domestic IBANs. This is a major barrier to the single market, limiting the ability of customers to access financial services, pay electricity providers and pay taxes in another EU country.

This breach of the SEPA Regulation has been reported repeatedly to the Commission and national competent authorities, but unfortunately consumers continue to face these obstacles.

Given the fact that IBAN discrimination is still occurring:

Last updated: 25 September 2020
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