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EMVCo creates QR Payment Mark to promote acceptance of EMV® QR Code Payments

EMVCo, the global technical body that manages the EMV® Specifications, has created a QR Payment Mark to promote global interoperability across EMV QR Code payments. EMVCo has developed reproduction requirements and a free licensing structure to enable all implementers of EMV QR Code solutions to use the mark. QR Codes are two-dimensional machine-readable barcodes, increasingly used […]

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Payments as a Value Creator in the B2B Supply Chain

By Patrick Bermingham, CEO, Adflex.  A surprising number of big organisations still rely on traditional paper invoicing and BACS to pay their suppliers. While this approach has some advantages, the stretching of standard payment terms – particularly in embattled sectors like construction – is causing suppliers considerable pain. At first glance, this looks like the […]

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nexo standards Becomes First Association to be Granted ECSG Conformance Label

nexo standards, the open, global association dedicated to removing the barriers present in today’s fragmented global card payment acceptance ecosystem, has become the first industry body to be labelled as conformant to the European Card Stakeholders Group (ECSG) SEPA Cards Standardization Volume Version 8.0. The ECSG, a multi-stakeholder association promoting card harmonization in the Single Euro Payments Area […]

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FIME accredited to deliver intelligent e-ticketing testing and certification services

FIME’s EMEA laboratory has been accredited by CNA-Paycert in line with the Smart Ticketing Alliance (STA) ticketing scheme to deliver ISO CEN 16794 testing and certification services for analogue and digital RF transit ticketing readers. The accreditation, delivered by CNA-Paycert, enables public transport integrators, chip manufacturers and contactless reader vendors to validate the compliance of products (such as ticket […]

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

The Smart Payment Association (SPA) and CPI Card Group have announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. As a result, CPI Card Group, a global leader in financial and EMV® chip card production and related services, will become a Market Monitoring Advisory Council Member of SPA, the trade body of the smart payment […]

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nexo standards and FIS sign agreement for test solution to support globally standardized card payments acceptance

nexo standards have announces its agreement with FIS to develop a suite of test tools that will allow vendors, acquirers and processors to test the compliance of their payment systems and devices with nexo’s payment acceptance messaging standards and specifications, significantly reducing time to service launch and minimizing unexpected delays during the certification process. As […]

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