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March 11, 2014

EMVCo Publishes Technical Framework for its Payment Tokenisation Specification

EMVco logo 140pxThe EMV Payment Tokenisation Specification - Technical Framework v1.0 has been published by EMVCo. The technical document is designed to allow market implementers to develop interoperable tokenisation solutions.

The new specification will help provide the payments community with a consistent, secure and globally interoperable environment to make digital payments when using a mobile handset, tablet, personal computer or other smart device. This will encourage industry efficiencies and security enhancements for digital commerce.

From a technical perspective, the document provides an insight into the role the specification will have in facilitating broad-based acceptance of a payment token as a replacement for a traditional card account number. This includes data message formats to ensure the interoperability of tokens and the consistent approach that should be used to route and authenticate a payment token. The framework also explains how security can be improved by limiting payment tokens for use in a specific environment, and how an existing ecosystem can advance to become globally interoperable.

Dave Meadon, current EMVCo Executive Committee Chair, comments:

It is vital that we have a consistent approach to identify and verify a payment token request, which is supported by industry agreed channel controls to manage where and when the payment token can be used. This level of consistency eliminates data vulnerabilities at key points in the transaction, which ultimately enhances security.”
EMVCo has publically released this document to encourage industry adoption of the specification and aid its evolution. The new specification will maintain compatibility with the current payment infrastructure and will be complementary to the existing EMV Chip Specifications to ensure consistency across all payment environments.

March 07, 2014

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February 06, 2014

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January 16, 2014

EMVCo to Work on Payment Tokenization Standards

EMVco logo 140pxEMVCo - which is collectively owned by American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, UnionPay and Visa - has announced that it is expanding its scope to lead the payments industry's work to standardize payment tokenization. EMVCo says that "the new specification will help provide the payments community with a consistent, secure and interoperable environment to make digital payments when using a mobile handset, tablet, personal computer or other smart device."

Tokenization is the process of replacing a traditional card account number with a unique payment token that is restricted in how it can be used with a specific device, merchant, transaction type or channel. When using tokenization, merchants and digital wallet operators do not need to store card account numbers; instead they are able to store payment tokens that can only be used for their designated purpose. The tokenization process happens in the background in a manner that is expected to be invisible to the consumer.

Key elements of EMVCo’s work include adding new data fields to provide richer industry information about the transaction, which will improve transaction efficiency and enhance the consumer and merchant payment experience by helping to prevent fraudulent card account use. EMVCo will also create a consistent approach to identify and verify the valid use of a token during payment processing including authorization, capture, clearing and settlement.

EMVCo’s announcement follows an earlier joint announcement from MasterCard, Visa and American Express that proposed an initial framework for industry collaboration to standardize payment tokenization. EMVCo says it will now build on this framework with collective input from all of its members and the industry as a whole.

September 03, 2013

Discover Takes Equity Stake in EMVCo as 6th Owner-Member

Discover logo 140pxDiscover Financial Services has announced it has acquired a one-sixth share of EMVCo - the EMV standards body - from the respective holdings of its current member-owners American Express, JCB, MasterCard, UnionPay and Visa and plans to "have an equal interest in the standards body, actively contributing to the management, technical work and operations of EMVCo. Discover will work alongside EMVCo’s existing members to manage and evolve the contact and contactless EMV industry specifications to facilitate worldwide interoperability and acceptance of secure chip payment instruments."

Beth Horowitz, Senior Vice President, Discover Network, said:

Discover is committed to achieving a global, ubiquitous payments landscape that is based on universally defined industry specifications and standards. This is particularly important as innovative transaction solutions are introduced such as contactless and mobile chip-based payments. We look forward to adding our expertise to these discussions and contributing to the global specification development efforts of EMVCo.”
Discover is the second new member to join EMVCo in 2013. In May, the standards body announced that UnionPay had become its fifth owner-member.

May 20, 2013

China UnionPay Joins EMVCo

EMVCo has announced that China UnionPay has joined as its latest member. According to the organization, "the addition of this global payment card system demonstrates the industry’s continued commitment globally to adopting and advancing the EMV standard for secure chip credit and debit payments."

Joe Cunningham, Current EMVCo Executive Committee Chair, commented:

EMVCo works to maintain, enhance and evolve EMV Specifications to continue offering secure and interoperable payments across the global payments industry. We are delighted to welcome UnionPay as a member and active contributor to this work. UnionPay’s addition as an equity member of EMVCo further reinforces the growth of the EMV standard globally. Its expertise at a technical, management and implementation level will support our ongoing goal to create a universally consistent and secure infrastructure that supports contact, contactless and mobile chip-based payments into the future.”
UnionPay now has an equal interest in the standards body - along with American Express, JCB, MasterCard and Visa.

May 14, 2012

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December 19, 2011

EMVCo Delivers Update On Its EMV Contactless Mobile Payments

EMVco logo 140pxEMVCo has announced publication of a white paper providing an update on its work to securely standardise contactless mobile payments (CMP).

Patricia Partelow, EMVCo Executive Committee Chair, comments: “EMVCo recognises the great potential of using a mobile handset to initiate a payment. At the same time, we acknowledge that this creates new challenges for the payments market that must be resolved to implement a secure, efficient and sustainable infrastructure. EMVCo has been working over the last few years to ensure that its specifications and testing processes meet the requirements of this emerging payment environment and the development of this white paper delivers a full update on the activity. The document also aims to enhance the understanding of EMV technology among CMP industry stakeholders.”

The white paper is free to download from EMVCo’s website.

May 23, 2011

EMVCo Publishes ‘A Guide to EMV’ as Adoption Continues to Increase

EMVco logo 140pxEMVCo has published a paper entitled ‘A Guide to EMV’ that provides "an overview of the EMV Specifications, processes and the role of the technology within the context of the wider payments industry. The publication, which can be downloaded from www.emvco.com, coincides with the release of EMVCo’s latest deployment figures which state that 40% of total payment cards and 71% of terminals in circulation globally are based on the EMV standard."

October 06, 2010

EMV Card And Terminal Deployments Gaining Critical Mass

EMVco_logo_140px.pngAs of 1 September 2010, over one billion EMV cards and 15.4 million EMV terminals were active globally according to the latest figures from EMVCo, the EMV standards body collectively owned by American Express, JCB, MasterCard and Visa.

The official figures, which represent the latest statistics from American Express, JCB, MasterCard and Visa as reported by their member financial institutions globally, highlight the growing usage of EMV technology worldwide with 36% of total cards and 65% of total terminals in circulation based on the EMV standard.
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May 12, 2010

EMVCo 2010 User Meeting - June 29-30 - Singapore

EMVCo, the EMV standards body jointly owned by American Express, JCB, MasterCard and Visa, has announced its 2010 User Meeting to be held on 29-30 June, at the Singapore Marriott, Singapore. READ MORE »

March 03, 2010

EMVCo Seeks Broader Industry Participation With New Framework

EMVCo, the industry organization that manages the EMV Integrated Circuit Card Specifications, has announced a new participation framework that it says "will allow all payment industry stakeholders to play a more active role in guiding the organisation’s strategic and technical direction. This new framework creates unique opportunities for interested organizations, including payment card issuers, acquirers, merchants, processors, card and terminal vendors, networks and their representative associations, to provide input into the enhancement of existing and creation of future EMV Specifications for payment technologies." READ MORE »

February 09, 2010

NFC Forum Forges Links with EMVCo, GSMA and Smart Card Alliance

The NFC Forum has announced it has formed liaisons with three industry-leading organizations key to the NFC global ecosystem: EMVCo, the GSM Association and the Smart Card Alliance. According to the forum, "these liaisons broaden and strengthen the NFC Forum's collaborative ties with key associations and standards bodies across the NFC ecosystem. As a first step in the liaisons, the Forum has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with each organization that outlines how they will collaborate to further the development of the NFC market and NFC-based solutions." READ MORE »

May 05, 2009

EMVCo to Hold First User Meeting, June 30-July 1, in Munich

EMVCo, the EMV standards body jointly owned by American Express, JCB, MasterCard and Visa, has announced that it will host an inaugural EMV User Meeting on 30 June-1 July 2009, at the Sheraton Arabellapark in Munich, Germany. Users of the EMV Specifications from across the world are invited to attend the meeting, and participate in technical discussions on the development of the EMV standard for future contact, contactless and mobile payments. READ MORE »

February 03, 2009

American Express Joins EMVCo As Fourth Owner-Member

EMVCo, the EMV standards body jointly owned by JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc., has announced American Express as its fourth owner-member. According to the organization, "the addition of this latest international payment organisation aligns with EMVCo’s intent to attract further industry participation in the development of the EMV Specifications." READ MORE »

September 22, 2008

EMVCo Plans to Broaden Industry Participation

EMVCo, the EMV standards body owned by JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc., has announced plans to "broaden industry participation in the development work of the organisation and establish a regular, formal dialogue between EMVCo and the global payments industry, through the launch of a new website subscription programme and annual user meeting." READ MORE »

March 26, 2007

MasterCard Assigns Contactless Communication Protocol to EMVCo

MasterCard Worldwide has announced it has assigned the PayPass ISO/IEC 14443 Implementation Specification v1.1 to EMVCo, the EMV standards body jointly owned by JCB, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa International - saying the move "signals significant progress towards a common platform for contactless EMV payment transactions."

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February 26, 2007

EMVCo Publishes Card Type Approval Process

EMVCo, the EMV chip card standards body jointly owned by JCB, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa International, has announced its launch of a Card Type Approval process for Common Core Definitions (CCD) and Common Payment Application (CPA) compliant cards.

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January 04, 2006

EMVCo: New Common Payment Application Specification

EMVCoEMVCo, a joint venture operated by JCB, MasterCard and Visa, has announced the release of the Common Payment Application (CPA) Specification "to facilitate global chip migration and deployment by decreasing the cost, complexity and maintenance requirements of Issuer's card systems."

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December 20, 2004

JCB Acquires One-Third Interest in EMVCo

JCB has announced it has acquired a one-third ownership in EMVCo, LLC, joining MasterCard International and Visa International with each having equal interests in the organization.

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