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SPA Launches New Market Monitoring Advisory Councils

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



• 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

• 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 Payments Summit 2017, SPA Supporting Organization

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Brussels, Belgium 28th April 2017

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Instant Payment Systems Security - An SPA Paper - April 2017

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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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Transitioning to a Cashless World – the Current State of Play - January 2017

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Money 2020 - Europe, SPA Supporting Organization

 m2020 2016

Copenhagen, Denmark

26 - 28 June 2017

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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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Cashless World - SPA Supporting Organization

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November 7-9, 2016, Brussels, Belgium

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Money 20/20 - SPA Supporting Organization

m2020 2016

Las Vegas, October 23-26, 2016

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Security of Things: Security, Authentication, and the Internet of Things, SPA Supporting Organization

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Chicago, Illinois, USA, 18-19 October 2016

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Retail Banking Forum - SPA Supporting Organization

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Vienna, Austria, 12-13 october 2016

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Blockchain for Finance - SPA Supporting Organization

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London, 3rd October 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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Company responsible as defined by the Press Law, Supplier of Services and Systems in the Media and Telecommunications sector:

Smart Payment Association e.V. PO Box 800729, D-81607 Munich, Germany


Management Board: Andreas Strobel, Sylvie Gilbert, Alen Lopez, Julien Drouet


Commercial Register:Amtsgericht Munich VR 1898


VAT Registration Number:DE262904711