SEPA for Cards - Call for nominations for a Cards Stakeholders Group

SEPA for Cards - Call for nominations for a Cards Stakeholders Group

24 October 13

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This is a call for nominations for members of an Cards Stakeholders Group (CSG) to be established by end-August 2009. This group is being organized to support the Cards Working Group in the maintenance of the Cards Standardisation Volume.


The European Payments Council at its 24 June Plenary meeting agreed in principle to the creation of a Cards Stakeholders Group to provide input to the maintenance of the Cards Standardisation Volume. The CSG would need to be fully operating in September. Terms of Reference are being prepared for approval by the 30 September 2009 Plenary.

We are seeking to establish a group of 5 members of the following 5 sectors

  1. retailers
  2. vendors
  3. processors
  4. schemes
  5. banks ( is in charge of the decision on these members)

Each member must be able create consensus with their sector to define the position of their respective sector, and organize subsequent implementation. Familiarity with the Cards Standardisation Volume and the time and resources to gather technical input for its update is also essential.

Members must be either legally registered entities or de-facto entities, with a strong presence in the market of card related services in at least one or more countries.

Each nomination must identify themselves as part of one of the five sectors noted abvove and the importance of their company/organization in the European card payments market.

and provide the following contact details:

  • Name
  • Name of company / organisation
  • Address
  • e-mail address
  • telephone
  • company or organization website

Your nominations are due 31 July 2009.

In a second phase we will come back to you with a full list of respondees by sector. Respondees in each sector will then need to agree on selecting five members before 31 August, so that the group can be ready to meet 8 September 2009.

Observers from the European Central Bank Eurosystem, the European Commission DG Internal Market, EMVCo, PCI SSC and ISO TC68 are also being invited.

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