Brussels: The European Payments Council (EPC) today announced that it is hosting a stakeholders workshop focused on Person-to-Person (P2P) mobile payments on 10 December. Payment stakeholders (such as payment service providers, technical solution providers, and also end-user representatives) wishing to participate are encouraged to register their interest. This event aims to facilitate the cooperation of existing and future P2P mobile payment solutions, in order to ensure their interoperability on a pan-European level. This workshop is organised by the EPC, following a request from the Euro Retail Payments Board (ERPB)1 as part of its agenda on P2P mobile payments.
The EPC is organising a workshop on P2P mobile payments in a context of growing interest in the European payment industry with more than 50 coexisting local solutions. This workshop aims to facilitate the cooperation of existing and future P2P mobile payment solutions, in order to ensure their interoperability on a pan-European level. It follows the ERPB’s recommendations on P2P mobile payments.
The workshop will cover the following topics:
- The development of a set of rules and standards enabling pan-European mobile payment services.
- The governance structure responsible for the management of this set of rules.
- The creation of a harmonised method allowing P2P mobile payment data to be exchanged among P2P solutions (i.e., a ‘Standardised Proxy Lookup service’), so that any user can potentially reach any other user in Europe.
- Current and forthcoming data protection regulation which could affect interoperable P2P mobile payment solutions.
Payment stakeholders, on the supply (including, amongst others, payment services providers and technical players) as well as on the demand side (consumers organisations for instance), are invited to participate in this free of charge workshop, which will take place on 10 December in Brussels. Interested parties can register their interest by sending an email to email@example.com by 30 October 2015, including a brief description of their relevant interest. The EPC will get back to all interested parties with the venue details and agenda of the workshop.