Entries by Maximilian Reinders

Message from the ECPC Board of Directors

The ECPC was founded in April 2020, to develop and evolve the CPACE standard, when a pandemic was rapidly changing life as we knew it. Payments were no exception, and the contactless technology required an independent and cost-efficient standard to promote its usage. Only four years later, we are proud of the achievements in the […]

ECPC News – January 2024

The development and usage of the CPACE specs continues to evolve. The MB Portuguese scheme has recently launched several wearables (bracelets and key chains for example), using a CPACE chip, that enable users to perform contactless payments when shopping.

October 2023 – Specification Updates

The following updated specifications are now available CPACE DIC Functional Specification V1.1 Functional Specification for the Update of Directory Entries in PSE, PPSE and CPACE Applications V1.3 CPACE HCE Functional Specification V1.1 Please check it on the dedicated documents webpage.

ECPC News – September 2023

The ECPC acknowledges the many achievements that took place during the last three years, under the guidance of Ms Carmen Carnero as the company’s CEO. The Board of Directors thanks Ms Carnero and wishes her all the best in her new endeavours.A new CEO, Ms Ana Grade, has been elected at the July Board Meeting. […]

BNP Paribas Fortis selects CPACE for its Bancontact Card application in Belgium

The European Cards Payment Cooperation (ECPC) proudly announces the issuance of CPACE cards by BNP Paribas Fortis (BNPPF) in Belgium, after having successfully passed the ECPC Certification. The cards have been developed by G&D and Thales, two of the card vendors registered in the ECPC. Both cards have been certified by the ECPC laboratories and […]