• Motivation / Mission

    Building SEPA for Cards

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  • Objectives

    Bring a common and shared perspective to the SEPA debate.

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  • Actions


ECPA represents “domestic card schemes” and organisations managing essential functions such as type approval  within the European Economic Area.

ECPA was founded in June 2014 as a non-profit Association to represent the interests of its Members on subjects which impact the use and / or users of payment cards or similar payment instruments, including measures intended to promote the creation of a single European market for card payments (SEPA for Cards)..

To this effect, ECPA:

– monitors, evaluates  and responds to relevant legislation proposed in the EEA,

– maintains a dialogue on behalf of its Members with organisations such as the European Commission, the European Parliament, the European Central Bank, the Euro Retail Payments Board, the European Banking Authority,  EMVCo, and PCISSC and other National, European or International bodies which are active in relevant areas of interest of its Members, including but not limited to legislation, security  and standardisation concerning cards, card transactions and similar payment instruments.

 Membership of ECPA is open to:

  • card schemes whose brand is currently used only within the European Economic Area (EEA) and which are commonly known as “domestic card schemes” ;
  • organisations which manage essential functions such as type approval only within the European Economic Area (EEA).

ECPA Members include :

  • Bancontact-Payconiq Company (Belgium), Borica-Bcard (Bulgaria), Groupement des Cartes Bancaires “CB” (France), Nets-Dankort (Denmark),  SIBS MB (Portugal), Sistema de Tarjetas y Medios de Pago (Spain), and Bankid BankAxept (Norway)
  • UK Finance,  Betaalvereniging Nederland (the Dutch Payments Association), and the Pan-Nordic Card Association.
  • Business Associates include BKM (Turkey) and NSPK (Russia … currently suspended because of events in Ukraine).

Contact: David Stephenson
E-mail: general-secretary@europeancardpaymentassociation.eu
Tel.: + 33 (0) 6 72 83 20 58

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