Book 2 - Functional Requirements - SEPA Cards Standardisation Volume

On 26 May 2016 the European Payments Council ( ) together with the Cards Stakeholders Group (CSG) published version 7.5 of the Single Euro Payments Area ( ) Cards Standardisation Volume (the SCS Volume) for a three-month public consultation. 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 SCS Volume version 7.5 consists of a series of separate books.

Here you find Book 2 (Functional Requirements) of the SCS Volume version 7.5 (see ‘related files’ below) which has been released for public consultation from 26 May to 12 August 2016.

Book 2 - ‘Functional Requirements’ details requirements applicable to card transactions which result in the provision of the different services to the cardholder referred to in this book. Book 2 enables a card system specialist to identify the operational requirements in the domain that need to be addressed to facilitate harmonisation. To improve the interoperability of cards and terminals, the book also refers to and enhances EMV standards and shows how to use these in conformance with the various services requirements described. 

To find all information relevant to the 2016 public consultation on version 7.5 of the SCS Volume, refer to the ‘related links’ below.

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