Barclays and Form3 Provide Fintech Customers With Innovative Direct Technical Access And Settlement Services To Enable SEPA Credit Transfer Payment Scheme Participation 

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London, 10th November 2021

Form3, a leading cloud-native payment technology provider and Barclays have announced the addition of a SEPA Credit Transfer (SCT) service to their combined directly connected access solution.

The partnership, already live with SEPA Instant, now offers full reachability for SEPA payment transactions through a connectivity service available to Barclays customers who are regulated payment service providers.

This specialised cloud-native SEPA solution enables scheme connectivity for both SEPA Instant and SCT.

Michael Mueller, CEO Form3 commented "Barclays’ fintech customers can now benefit from direct technical access to the SEPA payment schemes, with connectivity enabled by the fully managed Form3 technical service accessed through a single API.  Barclays will support in its role as a dedicated liquidity service provider enabling settlement with the schemes on the fintech’s behalf. For fintechs, this direct technical connectivity was previously only an option for credit institutions holding their own liquidity."

“Form3 has been working with Barclays since day one and together we are committed to making payments faster, easier and more cost effective for the global financial community, including non-banks. We are delighted to expand our partnership with Barclays to allow the fintech community and financial institutions more broadly to access the full range of SEPA services, thus enabling them to reduce costs and provide a much-improved experience to their end customers.”

Michael Mueller, Chief Executive Officer at Form3 added, “More and more financial institutions (FI’s) are placing mission critical processes onto a platform. Cloud-native technology is now proven at an industrial scale and confidence is high and growing. This announcement marks the beginning of a global roll out for Form3, and the funding required to tackle the next big challenges in payments;  how should payments become smart – uniquely possible with our cloud native technology and an exciting new phase to come.” 

Martin Runow, Global Head of Payments, FX and Digital, Barclays Corporate Banking commented "Our continued close collaboration with Form3 has allowed us to add a SEPA Credit transfer service alongside our SEPA Instant proposition which we jointly launched in 2020. This is another key step in enabling Payment Service Providers to offer comprehensive pan-European payment and receipt solutions to their underlying customers."


About Form3 

Form3 design, build and run the technology that powers the future of payments.Founded In 2016, Form3 set out to revolutionise the world of payment processing and disrupt the traditional payment infrastructure model, with an always on, cloud-native, Payments-as-a-Service platform. Today, Form3 is trusted by some of UK and Europe’s biggest Tier1 banks and fastest-growing fintechs to handle their critical payments architecture. Form3 has been awarded Best Cloud Payments Platform 2021 by Paytech and Fintech Finance, most influential fintech company in 2021 by The Financial Technologist and ranked in the Top European Fintechs to watch by Sifted 2020.

About Barclays

Barclays is a British universal bank. We are diversified by business, by different types of customer and client, and geography. Our businesses include consumer banking and payments operations around the world, as well as a top-tier, full service, global corporate and investment bank, all of which are supported by our service company which provides technology, operations and functional services across the Group.

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