Currently composed of 78 members, the EPC creates and maintains payment and payment-related schemes to which licensed payment service providers (PSPs) adhere, facilitating over 46 billion payment transactions each year.
EPC Membership allows PSPs and their associations to contribute to shaping the future of payments in Europe. PSPs can participate to the EPC and its activities as EPC payment and payment-related scheme participants, members, or both. Participation to the EPC schemes does not require EPC membership.
The EPC 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 EPC membership?
The EPC enables its members to be one step ahead regarding the evolution and development of payment and payment related schemes. In addition, the EPC builds positions on various pressing payment topics in close dialogue with its members and formulates proposals for European Union decision-makers. By joining the EPC, PSPs can have their say on the European policies that impact their activity. Lastly, as the EPC 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 EPC, the way it operates, its main achievements, and its anticipated focus in the coming years, discover our member value proposition and the EPC 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 EPC 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 PSP 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 SEPA schemes.
- Or be a legal entity representing and, directly or indirectly, having as members PSPs, and also being established in a country or territory included within the geographical scope of the SEPA schemes.
Applicants can consult the EPC By-laws to read the detailed criteria for EPC membership.
Applicants have to fill in and sign the template application letter and the French version of the EPC 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:
Giorgio Andreoli, 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 EPC Nominating and Governance Committee and then subject to the approval of the General Assembly.
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