On 8 December 2015 the European Payments Council () together with the Cards Stakeholders Group (CSG) published version 7.1 of the Single Euro Payments Area () Cards Standardisation Volume (the SCS Volume), ready for market implementation. This document defines a standard set of requirements to enable an interoperable and scalable card and terminal infrastructure across , based on open international card standards. The seven books of the SCS Volume version 7.1 cover a set of requirements applicable to card-present (face-to-face or local) and card-not-present (remote) transactions to allow investment decisions and implementation based on stable requirements.
Here you find Book 1 (General) of the SCS Volume version 7.1
Book 1 – ‘General’ highlights the relevance of harmonised standardisation requirements to achieve a for cards. It offers an introduction to the content and structure of the SCS Volume, addressing the information needs of both experts in the field and other parties interested in the subject. It reflects the document change history and the principles governing the maintenance process. Book 1 also includes the definitions of terms used in the SCS Volume.