Best Practices

EMVCo provides Best Practices documentation for financial institutions, vendors, and other interested parties to help reduce the likelihood and impact of any potential problems or issues that might arise from an EMV Chip implementation.

In addition, white papers and information on other general topics is available using the links on the left.

The following Best Practices documents for EMV Chip are available for view or download:

Effective DateVersionDescription Download
August 20163.0Recommendations for EMV Processing for Industry-Specific Transaction Types Download
December 20151.0Contactless Acceptance at Point of Sale Download
October 20152.5EMV Issuer and Application Security Guidelines Download
November 2009 EMV Interoperability Best Practices - 24 November 2009 Download
August 20071.0Optimising Contact Chip Transaction Times Sign Up Subscribers Only