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The Voice of Payment Institutions across Europe

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EPIF is unique. The Federation serves as the platform for cooperation and information exchange between non-bank payment institutions at European level. EPIF brings together a diverse set of business models. What all the members have in common is that they are in general regulated and supervised under the Payment Services Directive or upcoming PSD2. The membership of EPIF includes: money transfer operators, third party cards network schemes, card issuers, acquirers, payment processing service providers, payment initiation services, operators of electronic wallets, FX payment providers, as well as other electronic and mobile payment providers. EPIF actively supports the development of an innovative, secure and customer orientated payment sector in Europe. EPIF is also a service provider to its members providing regular updates, as well as providing training and support for its members.

Download our membership form as well as our brochure and presentation to find out more.

 

Discover 5 reasons to join EPIF:

Access a powerful network

Through our active Committee (the Technical Committee and its sub-groups), experts from our membership meet regularly to exchange views, form common positions, exchange best practice and provide a wealth of information. EPIF also regularly brings together the senior executives of its members’ companies.

Profile raising

Membership of EPIF gives you access to a forum to make your company noticed in Europe. Your logo, events and documents can be placed on the EPIF website, in our marketing material and at our events. EPIF members are also regularly invited to speak at conferences and industry seminars, both in Europe and internationally.

Daily regulatory and policy updates, as well as training

As a member of EPIF, you will receive daily information on the payment institution sector at EU level. Our dedicated Secretariat keeps members informed of policy developments, news, events and publications through regular email updates and analysis. Services include daily updates, regular round ups, information on industry events and brief assessments of the potential market impact. EPIF also supports its members to gain a better understanding of EU legal requirements, regulation and compliance.

Participate in the EU standard setting and regulatory debate

Joining EPIF gives you the opportunity to meet with the other stakeholders in the EU standard setting process on payments (banks, merchants, users and regulators) and to actively reflect the diverse membership of the Federation in these discussions. EPIF is a member of the European Payments Council and of the European Retail Payments Board.

Although not its main aim, from time to time EPIF members also develop common views on relevant pending EU legislation. Files closely monitored by EPIF include the anti-money laundering, the authorisation and regulatory framework for non-bank payment providers, data privacy law, and the safety of mobile and internet payments.

Be a part of a fresh, dynamic organisation

In its first years, EPIF has achieved a lot. We currently have over 250 authorized payment providers as members. While initially more focused on supporting members to understand and shape EU legislation the focus is shifting to standard setting and implementation; in close cooperation with the other stakeholders on EU payments.

 

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