**Urgent Update for SEPA DD Originators – Brexit Readiness**
This communication is relevant for all SEPA Direct Debit Originators
On December 31st 2020, the United Kingdom will leave the EU. While the UK will remain within the SEPA zone, after this date it will no longer be considered an European Economic Area (EEA) country.
What this means
SEPA Direct Debit Originators will be required to include additional payer address information for payments collected from UK bank accounts.
From January 1st 2021, payments will be rejected if the Payer Address is not provided.
We would urge all SEPA Direct Debit Originators to source this extra information as soon as possible, and start including it in payments going forward.
Should you have any queries or require further information please contact the Business On Line Helpdesk Team by emailing BOLPaymentsPlus@boi.com or call 1890 818 265.