The Newsletter poll: please indicate which topic is of greatest relevance to you
The European Payments Council () launched the free online Newsletter in January 2009. The newsletter informs on activities and latest developments in the Single Euro Payments Area (). In addition, the newsletter documents opinions and research results on a range of important topics which have been contributed by industry professionals actively engaged in . Last but not least, we are aiming to provide an informative - and fun! - read for seasoned payment professionals and newcomers alike. Issued every quarter, the Newsletter is one of the most important tools to engage and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.
The is encouraging readers to provide their feedback on the content of the newsletter to help ensure that we continue to meet the information needs of its audience. With this edition, we launch a poll designed to identify the and related topics which readers are particularly interested in. Please review the and related topics listed in the poll and check the one that is most important to you. The poll, which takes less than a minute to complete, will be available until 30 September 2012. If you would like to share proposals for subject matter not listed in the poll, we invite you to post a comment to this article using the comment function below. Alternatively, you can send an email to the Secretariat by clicking on the 'feedback' icon at the top of this page.
Most important topics identified in the 2010 Newsletter reader survey
The current poll also allows us to verify whether preferences, which readers indicated in the 2010 Newsletter reader survey, continue to reflect the topics you are most interested in today. At the end of 2010, we asked you: "What information would you like to see more of?" At the time, readers highlighted legal and regulatory aspects relevant to the process, Direct Debit () and the political aspects impacting the process as the top three. In order of demand (from highest scoring to the lowest scoring) the following additional subjects were chosen from a pre-defined list: Credit Transfer (), general standardisation requirements, for Mobile, general technical issues, Cards Framework, Cards Standardisation Volume - Book of Requirements and for Cash. Other topics were added by respondents including a request for more information on implementation case studies and best practice, mobile payments in terms of security, governance and technology, input on compliance issues, as well as innovation projects. Requests were also made to receive more updates on the 's work in progress.
Figure 1: Results of the 2010 Newsletter reader survey with regard to the question: "What information would you like to see more of?"
This is your medium. Make sure to have your say on the future direction of the Newsletter!
The final results of the current poll will be reported in detail in the next edition of the Newsletter, to be published in October 2012. We greatly appreciate that you chose the Newsletter to source information on the integration of the euro payments market. We are ambitious to ensure that the information provided with the Newsletter continues to be relevant and useful to you, so please take the time to complete this poll!
Javier Santamaría is the Chair of the .
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