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Web seminar: The Instant Payment Card Proposal - Wednesday, July 1, 2020 4:00 pm, Europe Summer Time ( GMT+02:00)

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Register for The Instant Payment Card Proposal Web Seminar on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 4:00 pm, Europe Summer Time (GMT+02:00)

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2019 Smart Payment Association Card Shipment Figures released

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Card-based solution for instant payments in Europe - SPA's proposition published - May 2020

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Contactless - COVID Pandemic Statement by the Smart Payment Association

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Five years ago we made 12 payment predictions for 2020. See how we did! January 2020

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SCA - PSD2 - EBA - Open Banking - Instant Payments - EMVCo ECC - PCI Crypto... SPA Newsletter Autumn 2019

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Do TPP Services Represent a Worrying Factor for The Retail Payments Market? November 2019

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Instant Payments at the Point of Sale - Looking at opportunities for the Forecourt Retailer - October 2019

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2018 Top Smart Payment Card Shipment Figures released by Smart Payment Association - May 2019

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IoT - Biometrics - GDPR - Financial Integration - Open Banking - Cryptocurrencies - SPA Newsletter - Spring 2019

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Biometrics, Payment & GDPR - Latest SPA Analysis - April 2019

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IoT Payments: addressing the protection problem - New SPA Paper - February 2019

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Happy New Year 2019! - Standards – IoT - IA - Instant Payments - MPE Berlin - Africa Pay&ID - SPA Newsletter - January 2019

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Linxens and Smart Payment Association (SPA) announce cooperation - November 2018

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Linxens becomes a Market Monitoring Advisory Council Member of SPA

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Payment Standards - Biometrics - Instant Payments - Trustech - SPA Workgroups Program - November 2018

 

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Retail - Biometrics - PSD2 - GDPR - Cybersecurity - SPA Newsletter - July 2018


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Top Smart Payment Card Shipment Figures 2017 released by Smart Payment Association (SPA)

 

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Biometrics in Payment - New SPA Analysis and Position Paper

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Regulatory Technical Standard on Strong Customer Authentication - New SPA Analysis and Position Paper

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The Paypers releases B2B Fintech: Payments, Supply Chain Finance & E-invoicing Guide 2018 - SPA Editorial Partner

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NXP joins SPA as Advisory Council Member

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Smart Payment Association Announces Cooperation with NXP Semiconductors

Welcomes NXP as Market Monitoring Advisory Council Member of SPA

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CPI Card Group® and Smart Payment Association (SPA) Enter Partnership

CPI Card Group becomes a Market Monitoring Advisory Council Member of SPA

 

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The Role of Identity in Digital and Virtual Currency Schemes - Latest SPA Paper - January 2018

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Smart Payment Association - January 2018 Update

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Could Cooperative Competition Offer a Way Forward for Banks and Fintechs? Latest SPA Paper - October 2017

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Smart Payment Association - October 2017 Update

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Wearable Tech: A Growing Payment Opportunity - Latest SPA Paper - July 2017

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SPA Launches New Market Monitoring Advisory Councils - June 2017

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Two Advisory Councils open up participation in market monitoring activities and data to non-SPA members

 

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• Non-SPA members operating in the payment value chain can participate and collaborate in market monitoring activities as Advisory Council Members

 

 

• Advisory Council Members gain access to proprietary market data sets that keeps them abreast of global market trends

 

 

• Provides valuable networking opportunities with other organizations operating in the wider payment ecosystem

 

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2016 Top Smart Payment Card Shipment Figures - May 2017

• Over 2 billion smart payment cards shipped globally in 2016 by SPA members

• Contactless card shipments account for more than 50% of shipments in most regions

• Most regions exhibit double digit growth, with India’s transition away from cash producing a five-fold increase in smart card shipment volumes

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Instant Payment Systems Security - An SPA Paper - April 2017

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Web Fraud Prevention and Online Authentication Market Guide 2016/2017 by The Paypers

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The Smart payment Association has been happily contributing to the Web Fraud Prevention and Online Authentication Market Guide 2016/2017 which has just been released and been made available for download in the Reports section of their website.

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International Forecourt Standard Forum (IFSF) and Smart Payment Association (SPA) announce cooperation

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We wish you all a very happy, and increasingly cashless New Year!

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Having enjoyed the holidays here at the SPA, we would like to wish you all a very happy, and increasingly cashless New Year!

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Smart Payment Association - December 2016 Update:

 

Dear Colleagues,

 

In recent months, we’ve seen the payment industry’s innovation agenda take a significant step forward. After much work, the standardization initiatives, and regulatory and authentication frameworks, are at last coming together.

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RTS ON STRONG CUSTOMER AUTHENTICATION - The SPA Position - December 2016

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Smart Payment Association - September 2016 Update

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Dear Colleagues,

The global payments industry is moving at a fast pace. Driven by pressure from major e-commerce and IT giants like Google, Samsung and Apple, financial institutions have been fervently pursuing standardization initiatives – both within SEPA[i] and at a global level – in a bid to improve services to customers and assure their central intermediation role in the payments ecosystem. Meanwhile,

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Welcome to the Smart Payment Association New Website !

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Contactless Payment Benefits & Worldwide Deployments - Latest SPA Paper - April 2016

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Smart Payment Association Releases 2015 Smart Payment Card Shipment Figures - 27 April 2016

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Review by Nicolas Raffin, President of the Smart Payment Association - 27 jan 2016

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PSD2 - The SPA Position - 27 Jan 2016

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Is Host Card Emulation (HCE) the big enabler for mobile contactless payments? - 17 Dec 2015

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MIF Regulation: have you paid attention to article 10? - 8 Dec 2015

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The Future’s Bright as Cards Get Smarter - 7 Sept 2015

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It's just less than a month to go before the October EMV Liability Shift deadline - 7 Sept 2015

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Strengthening Card Authentication: a migration to DDA - Latest SPA Paper - July 2015

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Smart Payment Association (SPA) releases total market estimate 2014 figures - 4 May 2015

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A competitive market for interoperable mobile wallets - Latest SPA Paper - March 2015

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Contactless payment and US chip-and-PIN adoption drives smart payment card growth in 2014 - Feb2015

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Web Fraud Prevention, Online Security & Digital Identity Market Guide 2014-2015 available - Dec 2014

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How will we be paying in 2020 - The 12 Points by SPA's Technical Director, Lorenzo Gaston - Jan2015

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Review by Sylvie Gibert, President of the Smart Payment Association - 26 Jan 2015

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Review by Sylvie Gibert, President of the Smart Payment Association - 22 Oct 2014

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Driving Forward with Tokenization and HCE - Latest SPA Paper - Oct 2014

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Smart Payment Association (SPA) welcomes Trüb AG as a new member

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Latest SPA Paper: Tokenization and Protection of Card Data for Online Payments

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15 May 2014: Review by Sylvie Gibert, President of the Smart Payment Association

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Contactless Card Shipments Jump enabling Shoppers Take Advantage of Everyday Payment Convenience

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A Year in Secure Payment – 2013 Review by SPA's Technical Director, Lorenzo Gaston

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21 Jan 2014: Review from Smart Payment Association's President Andreas Strobel

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Special Report into Instant Issuance published by Smart Payment Association

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Smart Payment Association (SPA) sets out biometric payment card proposals

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SPA publishes position on Cloud Computing versus Card

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SPA publishes position on The New European Directive on Payments – The PSD2

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Media Update: Investigating the myths and realities of contactless payment

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Position Paper 'Fallback to Chip Payment Application' published by Smart Payment Association

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Contactless Card Shipments Break all Records as Consumers Adopt New Ways to Pay

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Position Paper 'Certification on Mobile Payment Platforms' published by Smart Payment Association

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Banks lose millions in PIN by post distribution

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SPA explains EMV2.0 vision

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Position Paper on Security for Mobile Payments published by Smart Payment Association (SPA)

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Smart payment card shipments hit one billion in 2011

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SPA, Endorsing Organization of The Mobile Payments Market Guide 2012 published by The Paypers

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Special Report into Business Continuity Management published by Smart Payment Association (SPA)

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Special Report into White Label Payment Solutions published by Smart Payment Association (SPA)

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Smart Payment Association (SPA) Appoints Technical Director

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18%* Growth Reported in Annual Smart Payment Card Market Review 2010

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Take one step at a time: The SPA on mobile contactless services deployment

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Industry Association Announces Smart Payment Card 2009 Actual Shipments* - Up by 16%

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Cardist, Istanbul – Turkey, 12th May 2010 Continued demand for increased security and convenience is fuelling growth according to Smart Payment Association (SPA) .

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Strengthening card authentication - A migration to DDA

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4th February 2010 - Smart Payment Association announces the publication of its latest white paper

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Austria Card joins Smart Payment Association

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5th November 2009 - Munich, Germany – Austria Card has joined the Smart Payment Association (SPA), the organization dedicated to promoting and facilitating the use of smart cards for payment worldwide.

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Smart Payment Association becomes an associate member of Eurosmart - July 2009

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July 2009 - Following its decision to enlarge its scope to get members from new horizons such as issuers and operatorsGovernment bodies, Universities and Laboratories, Eurosmart welcomes three new members...

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Smart Payment Association Announces 2008 Global Payment Card Market Survey Results

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June 2009 - Munich, Germany - The Smart Payment Association (SPA), which brings together the industry’s largest manufacturers of payment smart cards, has completed its 2008 internal market monitoring activity, undertaken in order to get a better understanding of the current status of the payment smart card market and its key trends.

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Smart Payment Association Announces 2007 Global Payment Cards Market Survey Results

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June 2008 Figures highlight key trends in financial smart cards: a continued growth in the market, a surge in contactless adoption, advanced technology for increased security

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Smart Payment Association completes first global payment cards market monitoring

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April 2007 Figures highlight key trends in financial smart cards: a dynamic market, more addedvalue applications, more security.

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