About EMVCo Press Kit

EMVCo is a global technical body that helps enable seamless and secure card-based payments, which benefit consumers, businesses and financial institutions around the world.

Millions of card-based payments are made and accepted daily across the world. You can expect a payment card or device (e.g. smartphone or wearable) to work wherever you are in the world, whether it is used for in-store payment or shopping remotely. The process is familiar, convenient, and reliable for the consumers and businesses making payments, and the merchants accepting them.

EMVCo focuses on making this possible by developing EMV Specifications, defining testing processes and issuing certifications and marks to provide a secure foundation for card-based payment products to work together seamlessly worldwide.

The contribution of payment industry stakeholders is vital to the advancement of EMV® Specifications. Merchants, issuers, acquirers, payment networks, financial institutions, manufacturers, technology providers and testing laboratories collaborate with EMVCo to develop EMV Specifications that support the delivery of reliable and convenient payments globally.


What does EMVCo do? Who is EMVCo? How does EMVCo operate? How does the industry participate in EMVCo’s work? What is EMV? Get answers to these key questions.

This three-minute animation offers a quick introduction to how EMVCo helps enable seamless and secure payments worldwide, which benefit consumers, businesses, and financial institutions globally.

This quick resource provides a high-level overview of what EMVCo does, and why it matters.

This quick resource provides a high-level overview of how EMVCo engages and collaborates with the global payments industry to advance seamless and secure payments.

This quick resource provides a high-level overview of why EMVCo’s model is proven and effective for developing globally adopted specifications that support innovation and meet marketplace needs.

EMV Chip technology has been adopted worldwide to improve face-to-face transaction security, reduce counterfeit cards, and limit fraud. EMVCo publishes global transaction volume data twice a year which showcases the number of contact and contactless card-present payments using EMV chip technology during a 12-month period, broken down by region.

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There are three elements to EMVCo’s organisation structure: industry engagement to seek input from key stakeholders, technical groups driven by subject matter experts, and the strategic and operation structure to support technical outputs that meet marketplace requirements.

Industry stakeholders from across the world have a significant influence on the work efforts of EMVCo and actively participate in the EMVCo Associates Programme to develop, enhance, and evolve the EMV Specifications.

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The EMVCo Annual Report 2021 reviews the opportunities, collaborations and key technical milestones of 2021. It also details the year ahead in technology.

This webcast provides a bitesize guide to how EMVCo enables seamless and secure payments worldwide, including how industry participation helps shape the future of the EMV Specifications.

This webcast provides a short guide to some of the technical collaboration that takes place across the world between EMVCo and multiple organisations involved in payments, security and specifications.

As the technical body that works to advance seamless and secure card-based payments globally, EMVCo provides specifications and testing, certification and marks programmes for products that enable the delivery of consistent and convenient payments for merchants, businesses and consumers worldwide. Watch this webinar to learn about EMVCo’s role in the payments ecosystem.

Trademark & Assets

EMV Trademark Usage Guidelines

These guidelines define acceptable use for the EMV® Mark in printed and on-screen applications.