Currently composed of 76 members, the creates and maintains payment and payment-related schemes to which licensed payment service providers ( ) adhere, facilitating over 39 billion payment transactions each year.
Membership allows and their associations to contribute to shaping the future of payments in Europe. can participate to the and its activities as scheme participants, members, or both. Participation to the schemes does not require membership.
The also serves as a one focal point and voice for the European payment industry on all matters related to payments.
What are the benefits of membership?
The enables its members to be one step ahead regarding the evolution and development of payment schemes. In addition, the builds positions on various pressing payment topics in close dialogue with its members and formulates proposals for European Union decision-makers. By joining the , can have their say on the European policies that impact their activity. Lastly, as the is a membership organisation, adherence provides many networking opportunities within the payment sector. To learn more about the benefits of becoming a member of the , the way it operates, its main achievements, and its anticipated focus in the coming years, discover our member value proposition and the in a snapshot document below.
Two categories of membership
In addition to standard membership, which offers the benefits described above, it is also possible to become an ‘associate member’. This membership category enables an organisation to participate in specific working groups. However, it does not allow attendance and voting rights at the General Assembly.
- Have received an authorisation from a competent authority of the European Economic Area and being regulated as a as defined in the Payment Services Directive, or have received an equivalent authorisation from an equivalent competent authority established in another country or territory included within the geographical scope of the schemes.
- Or be a legal entity representing and, directly or indirectly, having as members
, and also being established in a country or territory included within the geographical scope of the
Applicants can consult the By-laws to read the detailed criteria for membership.
Applicants have to fill in and sign the template application letter and the French version of the By-laws; each page should be initialled, with a company stamp and signature on the first and last pages of both documents. The original signed versions must be sent to:
Etienne Goosse, Director General
Cours Saint-Michel, 30A
B - 1040 Brussels - Belgium
A scanned copy should also be sent to the EPC. Completed applications are reviewed by the Nominating and Governance Committee and then subject to the approval of the General Assembly.
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