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Published on: 25/10/2018

We are delighted to inform you that the Early Bird registration for the EPIF 3rd Annual Workshop is now open.

EPIF’s 3rd Annual Workshop on “European Payments: Driving the Next Technology Revolution”, will take place on 21 November 2018 in Brussels and will bring together up to 150 participants from our membership, key EU policy-makers and other important stakeholders in the payments sector.

This year, we have a full-day workshop focusing on those issues keeping the payments industry busy, including the future of payments, standard setting and access to payment infrastructure, the interaction between key pieces of data policy for the payments sector and the inter-relation between the GDPR and the PSD2 and Vice President of the Commission Valdis Dombrovskis will give a keynote speech.

We will also have a round table discussion on the Future of Payments with senior executives of EPIF members who will discuss, in the form of a fire-side-chat, the current challenges and opportunities they see for their business in Europe and the actions the EU could take to ensure the European payments market remains competitive and consumer-friendly.

Published on: 31/07/2018

EPIF is delighted to share wit you its position on the Commission’s proposal on Cross-Border Payment Fees and Currency Conversion.

Whilst EPIF agrees with the objective of the legislative proposal there are a number of areas where we provide feedback which are detailed in the position paper.

In the light of the recently adopted Council’s General approach, EPIF will update its position and share it with you soon.

Published on: 31/07/2018

The European Payment Institutions Federation (EPIF) would like  to formally invite you to the EPIF’s first annual public workshop on 9th  November in Brussels at our offices in Rue de la Science, 14B, from 9:00 to 14:15h, including lunch.

Published on: 09/11/2016

EPIF is delighted to announce that Elavon has joined the EPIF Board.

Published on: 04/02/2016

At its meeting on 18 November 2015 the European Payment Institutions Federation (EPIF) Board elected Derrick Brown of Worldpay as Chair of the Board. Derrick is succeeding Sarah Sheehan of American Express who held this position since the founding of EPIF in July 2011.

Published on: 26/11/2015

The European Payment Institutions Federation (EPIF) is pleased to announce that Nickolas Reinhardt, Head of the EPIF Secretariat, will be speaking at the Global Forum on Remittances and Development 2015 (GFRD) which is being hosted in Milan on 16th-19th June 2015.

Published on: 01/06/2015

On 26-27 March 2015 the European Payment Institutions Federation (EPIF) hosted the ‘Private Sector Consultative Forum (PSCF)’ of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in Brussels.

Published on: 02/04/2015

The European Payments Institutions Federation (EPIF), the European Digital Media Association (EDiMA), Ecommerce Europe, the Computer And Communications Industry Association (CCIA) and the Electronic Money Association (EMA) have joined forces

Published on: 13/03/2015

The European Payment Institutions Federation (EPIF) is pleased to welcome SOFORT AG as a premium corporate member.

Published on: 02/02/2015

The European Payment Institutions Federation would like to warmly welcome Alpha Card, as the newest core corporate member, and the German Federal Association of Payment Institution, (Bundesverband der Zahlungsinstitute, BVZI), as the 5th associate member.

Published on: 03/01/2015

The European Payment Institutions Federation is pleased to welcome Yapital and Payment Services Austria as its newest corporate members.

Published on: 03/11/2014

From September 2014, the European Payment Institutions Federation (EPIF) welcomes Saxo Payments as its newest corporate member.

Published on: 03/09/2014

The European Payment Institutions Federation (EPIF) is pleased to welcome its newest corporate member, Checkout.com.

Published on: 02/06/2014

The European Payment Institutions Federation welcomes its newest Associate Member, the Polish Payment Institutions Association (PONIP). PONIP joined EPIF at the beginning of May and is the fourth Associate Member EPIF currently has, representing a significant market player in the EU.

Published on: 06/05/2014

EPIF organised a Workshop on the future regulation of the European payments sector on 28 January 2014. The event was hosted by the Rapporteur of the PSD2, Mr Diogo Feio MEP. Attending the Workshop were Members of the European Parliament…

Published on: 10/02/2014

The European Payment Institutions Federation (EPIF) is pleased to welcome PayPal as its 7th full member and latest addition to the EPIF Board.

Published on: 05/01/2014

EPIF organised a workshop on 4th September 2013 on ‘The interrelationship between the data protection and the AML regimes’ kindly hosted by the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Comittee Rapporteur for the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive, Ms Judith Sargentini MEP.

Published on: 16/09/2013

EPIF sent a letter to the Commission in the framework of the ongoing consultation on the review of the European Supervisory Authorities. EPIF calls for a greater role and resources for the European Banking in the field of payments.

Published on: 17/07/2013

EPIF has submitted its response to the EPIF response to the ECON (Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee)  public consultation on “enhancing the coherence of EU financial services legislation”.

Published on: 20/06/2013

In response to the invitation to comment on the report from the European Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the application of Directive 2005/60/EC on the prevention of the use of the financial system …

Published on: 20/07/2012

One year on after its foundation, the European Payment Institutions Federation (EPIF) now has a total of 18 members and is continuing to grow as it looks to engage with EU institutions on a number of policy and regulatory issues.

Published on: 20/06/2012

In response to the EPC’s request for detailed output as regards the proposed SEPA governance structure, the European Payment Institutions Federation has compiled the following list of outcomes which it would like to draw to the attention of the EPC, the ECB, the European Commission and the European Parliament.

Published on: 01/04/2012

The European Payment Institutions Federation’s response to the European Commission’s consultation on the green paper – Towards an integrated European market for card, internet and mobile payments.

Published on: 01/04/2012