On 7 January 2014, the European Payments Council () together with the Cards Stakeholders Group (CSG) published version 7.0 of the Single Euro Payments Area () Cards Standardisation Volume (the SCS Volume), ready for market implementation. The SCS Volume defines a standard set of requirements to enable an interoperable and scalable card and terminal infrastructure across , based on open international card standards. The six books of the SCS Volume version 7.0 cover a set of requirements applicable to card-present (face-to-face) transactions to allow investment decisions and implementation based on stable requirements.
Here you find Book 2 (Functional Requirements) of the SCS Volume version 7.0
Book 2 - ‘Functional Requirements’ details requirements applicable to transactions initiated with a card, 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.