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 1.2 billion smart payment cards delivered by its members in 2013, SPA represents 85% of the smart payment cards market. 37% of all payment cards shipped to issuers worldwide in 2013 featured contactless 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:
- 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
- An eye-growing library of expert technical resources
- Thought leadership collaterals to shape the future of payment