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.

Alpha Card is a card issuer and acquirer offering card services to both consumers and corporate customers in Belgium and Luxembourg.

The BVZI was established in response to the creation of Payment Institutions as the new category of payment service providers under the Payment Services Directive. The BVZI acts in its members’ common interests in dealing with legislative authorities and regulators. The Association has been invitated by the Ministry of Finance and the Deutsche Bundesbank to participate in the newly-founded German SEPA council.

Sarah Sheehan, EPIF Chair said “The addition of two new members, Alpha Card and BVZI, marks a strong start to 2015. This is a significant addition to our membership, which would hopefully lead to more successes throughout the year.”

Published on: 03/01/2015