EMVCo Press Room

About EMVCo

EMVCo the Basics

EMVCo is a global technical body that facilitates worldwide interoperability and acceptance of secure payment transactions by managing and evolving the EMV® Specifications and related testing processes.

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Animation: An Introduction to EMVCo

This animation provides an introduction to EMVCo and its role in enabling your payment cards to work more seamlessly and securely worldwide. Viewers will find out more about how EMVCo works collaboratively with the wider payment community to evolve a global acceptance infrastructure that delivers value for everybody.

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EMV® Deployment Statistics

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.

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The Role of the EMV® Specifications

The EMV® Specifications have evolved beyond EMV® chip and now provide a comprehensive technology toolbox that industry participants may use to develop and implement new, innovative, secure, and globally interoperable payment methods for both physical and digital commerce.

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Organisation Structure

There are three elements to EMVCo’s structure: industry participation to get input from market participants, technical groups driven by market experts, and the strategic and operation structure to support technical outputs that meet market requirements.

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2019: A Year In Review

EMVCo has published ‘2019: A Year in Review’ - reflecting on the past twelve months and looking forward to focuses for the year ahead. The report also offers further insight into the enhancements to the EMVCo Associates Programme, an overview of key EMV® technologies and how EMVCo works with the wider payment community.

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EMVCo Infographic

This infographic offers insight into the EMVCo Associates Programme, an overview of EMV® technologies and the latest worldwide EMV® Chip deployment statistics.

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Press Kits

EMV® Payment Acceptance – Contact, Contactless and Mobile Payments

EMV® Chip Specifications describe the requirements for global interoperability between chip-based payment applications and acceptance terminals to enable secure contact, contactless and mobile transactions and other emerging payment technologies (such as QR Code-based payments).

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EMV® 3-D Secure Specification

EMVCo has published the EMV® 3-D Secure Protocol and Core Functions Specification v2.0.0, which provides a globally interoperable framework that promotes a consistent consumer experience across all e-commerce channels and connected devices when verifying a cardholder.

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Mailing List & Media Contact

If you are a journalist and have a media inquiry, please contact EMVCo’s PR agency detailed below. If you are not a journalist and have a question related to EMVCo technology, please submit your query through the Contact Us page.

iseepr – media@emvco.com, EMVCo@iseepr.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0)113 350 1922

If you are not a journalist and have a question related to EMVCo technology, please submit your query through the public comments page.

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