Smart Payment Association
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Smart Payment Association (SPA)

The Smart Payment Association (SPA) is the trade body of the smart payments industry.
The Smart Payment Association addresses the challenges of the evolving payment ecosystem, offering leadership and expert guidance to help its members and their financial institution customers realize the opportunities of smart, secure and personalised payment systems & services both now and for the future.
The SPA is a non-profit organization, founded in 2004 by the world’s leading secure payment technology providers. Its membership represents the complete card issuance value chain; from card manufacturers, through operating system and application developers, to personalization and post issuance companies.

With more than 2 billion smart payment cards delivered by its members in 2015, SPA represents about two-third of the smart payment cards market. Outside the Americas, over half of all smart card shipments featured ‘tap and go’ technology. DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION  

The SPA works in partnership with global standards bodies, its own vendor community, and an expanding ecosystem of established and emerging brands offering an ever-growing portfolio of advisory and support services.

SPA delivers the market’s most accurate barometer of payment trends by publishing an annual analysis of payment trends based on actual manufacturer sales data.

SPA supports the creation and adoption of standards and best practice through an active participation in standards settings organization ie. EPC-CSG, EMVCo, PCI etc.
  • EPC-CSG/SEPA: Card Representative and Vendor Spokeperson, Chair of the EPC-CSG Task Force to specify the SEPA functional and security requirements for emergent & remote payments ( Internet + Mobile); Head of the Innovation Taskforce
SPA extends expert advice and support across the payments ecosystem through: 
  • An ever growing library of expert technical resources 
  • Thought leadership collaterals to shape the future of payment

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