The EMVCo members are American Express, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, UnionPay and Visa. Each of these organisations owns an equal share of EMVCo and contributes both at the management and working group levels. EMVCo's work is also supported by dozens of EMVCo Associates, stakeholders from across the payments industry that help define EMVCo's strategy and develop the EMV® Specifications.
American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Learn more at americanexpress.com and connect with us on Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.
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Discover Financial Services is a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. Since its inception in 1986, the company has become one of the largest card issuers in the United States. The company issues the Discover card, America’s cash rewards pioneer, and offers home loans, private student loans, personal loans, home equity loans, checking and savings accounts, certificates of deposit and money market accounts through its direct banking business. It operates the Discover Network, with millions of merchant and cash access locations; PULSE, one of the nation’s leading ATM/debit networks; and Diners Club International, a global payments network with acceptance in more than 185 countries and territories. For more information, visit www.discover.com/company.
JCB is a global payment brand and a leading credit card issuer and acquirer in Japan. JCB launched its card business in Japan in 1961 and began expanding worldwide in 1981. Its acceptance network includes about 32 million merchants as well as cash advance locations in 190 countries and territories. JCB cards are now issued in 23 countries and territories, with about 101 million cardmembers. As a comprehensive payment solution provider, JCB commits to providing responsive and high-quality service and products to all customers worldwide. For more information, visit: http://www.global.jcb/en/.
Mastercard advances global commerce by providing a critical economic link among financial institutions, businesses, cardholders and merchants worldwide. As a franchisor, processor and advisor, Mastercard develops and markets payment solutions, processes over 18 billion payments each year, and provides industry-leading analysis and consulting services to financial institution customers and merchants. Through its family of brands, including Mastercard®, Maestro® and Cirrus®, Mastercard serves consumers and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. For more information, go to www.mastercard.com.
Established in March 2002, UnionPay is a bankcard association established under the approval of the State Council and the People’s Bank of China. At present, the Shanghai-headquartered UnionPay has about 400 domestic and overseas associate members. For more information, visit en.unionpay.com.
Visa operates the world’s largest retail electronic payments network providing processing services and payment product platforms. This includes consumer credit, debit, prepaid and commercial payments, which are offered under the Visa, Visa Electron, Interlink and PLUS brands. Visa enjoys unsurpassed acceptance around the world, and Visa/PLUS is one of the world’s largest global ATM networks, offering cash access in local currency in more than 170 countries. For more information, visit www.corporate.visa.com.
Dozens of organisations from around the world participate as EMVCo Business or Technical Associates, helping to set long-term strategy and provide guidance on the technical specifications. Click below to see the lists of these critical participants.