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

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

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Trustech, SPA Supporting Organization


28-30 November 2017, Cannes, France

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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



• 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 Payments Summit 2017, SPA Supporting Organization  

We are proud to introduce world’s first dedicated Instant Payments Summit. Real Payments is real - 2017 has been be dubbed as the “Year of Instant digital Payments” and this event comes very timely especially for Banks, Merchants and Payment Service Providers (PSPs). This unique initiative supported by Nets A/s will be presented by some of the industry’s leading thought leaders and domain experts who will bring vital insights from live implementations and could help you drive your own Instant payments initiative.

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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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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

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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