On March 7, 2017, the European Payments Council (“EPC“) published version 5 of a white paper that evaluates mobile payments across Single Euro Payments Area (“SEPA“). The white paper, the result of a collaborative effort between the EPC and expert groups in the area, is designed to help evolve an integrated payment market across the SEPA. It focuses primarily on mobile remote payments and mobile proximity payments and suggests ways in which these could improve in order to further support and develop SEPA card payments and credit transfers, for businesses and consumers alike.

It is the intention of the EPC to further consult industry bodies in order to develop interoperability between different mobile payment systems, to then be used by all interested parties.

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