ECPC 2024 Experience Feedback

Exploring the CPACE Ecosystem: Insights from Industry Leaders As the European Card Payment Cooperation (ECPC) continues the work as payment innovations enabler with its CPACE specifications, we have initiated a series of interviews to gather…

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…

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…

December 2023 – Documents Update

A new version of the Certification Framework V1.6 2023-12-01 has been published. Please check it on the dedicated Certification webpage.

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…

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…

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,…
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The ECPC issued its first Certificates to CPACE Card and Terminal Kernel Applications

The European Card Payment Cooperation (ECPC), home of the CPACE specifications, is proud to announce the successful issuance of its first certificates to: SELP CPACE Chip Card implementation UNITE v1.0, which was developed in partnership…

The European Card Payment Cooperation (ECPC) has been founded in Belgium

The European Card Payment Cooperation (ECPC) has been founded in Belgium with the objective to create the ecosystem for the CPACE technical specifications in the card payment industry, by bringing together the unique capabilities and skills…