Business Alliances of 2017
PRETA S.A.S. was created in 2013 to develop and innovate market competitive services in digital payment and identity solutions. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of EBA CLEARING, the provider of pan-European payment infrastructure solutions currently owned by 53 shareholder banks. PRETA’s objective is to ensure the protection of people’s cyber, electronic and digital identity and empower them with secure and simple solutions for their online and mobile activities. It has a Pan-European perspective and encourages the inclusion and collaboration of all players – from industry authorities to businesses, government and system integrators – to drive forward the European digital economy and Digital Single Market. PRETA owns and runs MyBank, an e-authorization solution enabling the exchange of financial and non-financial information between various categories of players and banks. MyBank payments enables customers to pay online or via mobile channels, directly from their bank account.
We design, build and run transactional and payment software. We work for Fintech companies that need custom software to gain a competitive edge. Ximedes is a partner for the biggest brands in the financial industry as well as for start-ups. Typical clients are ING, Rabobank, Bank Mendes Gans and Equens. We create solutions for public transport operators that shape the future of their ticketing solutions. Using our Faretech components we can help customers go to market quickly. Typical clients are Connexxion, Scheidt & Bachmann, GVB, RET and NS Facility Pro 5 is a cloud-based solution to make cashless payments for catering, at vending machines, printers and copiers. All transaction data is centrally stored and used to report and analyse payment behaviour. Typical clients are Universities and ROC's and industry plants like Daimler, Porsche and Toyota. https://www.ximedes.com/
As a result of the ongoing digitization of society, the importance of online identities heightens. Online companies and institutions increasingly require more reliability regarding the identity of online customers and users. Consumers require easy and secure online identification and a one way to log in for all kinds of organizations in this context.
The Dutch banks and the Dutch Payments Association jointly developed the high quality online identification service: iDIN. With iDIN, bank customers can identify (who is the customer?) and authenticate (can the customer prove who he or she is?) themselves by using the existing login method from their own bank, when logging into the websites of companies and institutions. The banks use their existing authentication devices and the previously validated identity of their customers for this new service. Consumers have complete control over their personal data. They authorize each transaction to provide the personal data required to identify themselves to an online organization. The personal data may differ per organization. Of course, with the new General Data Protection Regulation, privacy by design was one of the key concepts iDIN dealt with.
SWIFT is a global member-owned cooperative and the world’s leading provider of secure financial messaging services. We provide our community with a platform for messaging and standards for communicating, and we offer products and services to facilitate access and integration, identification, analysis and financial crime compliance. Our messaging platform, products and services connect more than 11,000 banking and securities organisations, market infrastructures and corporate customers in more than 200 countries and territories, enabling them to communicate securely and exchange standardised financial messages in a reliable way. As their trusted provider, we facilitate global and local financial flows, support trade and commerce all around the world; we relentlessly pursue operational excellence and continually seek ways to lower costs, reduce risks and eliminate operational inefficiencies. Headquartered in Belgium, SWIFT’s international governance and oversight reinforces the neutral, global character of its cooperative structure. SWIFT’s global office network ensures an active presence in all the major financial centres.
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The EPSM (European Association of Payment Service Providers for Merchants) e. V. is a cost-effective interest representation platform. It organises information exchange on payment related issues between its members and with European institutions. Three annual meetings are hosted by alternating EPSM members with external speakers presenting up-to-date information on market relevant topics. EPSM stays in regular contact with its members, offering the latest news and developments in the European payments market via a monthly SEPA newsletter and email. Members are invited to share their views and contribute to EPSM position papers submitted to policy makers. EPSM's partnerships with Concert, EAST, ICBI and Vendorcom widen the scope for its influence, and its members can benefit from these organisations' offers and conditions.
Ecommerce Europe is the association representing 25,000+ companies selling goods and/or services online to consumers in Europe. Founded by leading national e-commerce associations, Ecommerce Europe is the voice of the e-commerce sector in Europe. Its mission is to stimulate e-commerce by lobbying for better or desired policy, by offering a platform for the European e-commerce sector and other stakeholders, and by providing in-depth research data about European markets. Moreover, Ecommerce Europe provides more than 10,000 certified online companies across Europe with a European Trustmark label, with the aim of increasing consumer trust in cross-border purchases.
The financial and payment landscapes are strongly changing due to all new technological developments. NIBE-SVV as training institute within the Financial Services also offers specific programmes for the Payment Professional of today and tomorrow. The trainings incorporate the changes within the current payment landscape and all the aspects which are relevant in this time of new developments. In short, NIBE-SVV is the training institute for the Financial Service Provider and especially for the Payment Professional.
The Hague Security Delta (HSD) is the largest security cluster in Europe. In this Dutch cluster –with important regional hubs in The Hague, Twente, and Brabant– businesses, governments, and knowledge institutions work together on innovations and knowledge in the field of cyber security, national and urban security, protection of critical infrastructure, and forensics. They share a common goal: more business activity, more jobs and a secure world. In The Hague region alone 400 security businesses realise more than 25% of the national turnover in security and employ 13,400 people. Nationwide there is a turnover of 6 billion euros and 61,500 people are employed in the security domain. HSD has three important regional hubs with their own areas of expertise. Twente Safety & Security (TS&S) is particularly strong in nano technology, safety, radar & sensor technology and the Dutch Institute for Technology Safety & Security (DITSS), located in Brabant, in high-tech solutions and camera and sensor technology. The main focus areas of the region The Hague are: cyber security, forensics, national security, and critical infrastructure.
The European Banking & Financial Services Training Association (EBTN) is a international not for profit association - registered in Brussels - made up of 30 leading bank training organizations in Europe and 10 associated members. The mission of EBTN is to become the main European association for accreditation, certification and qualification of knowledge, skills and competencies in the European financial services sector. www.ebtn.eu
The European Payments Council (EPC), representing payment service providers, supports and promotes European payments integration and development, notably the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA). The EPC is committed to contribute to safe, reliable, efficient, convenient, economically balanced and sustainable payments, which meet the needs of payment service users and support the goals of competitiveness and innovation in an integrated European economy. It pursues this purpose through the development and management of pan-European payment schemes and the formulation of positions and proposals on European payment issues in constant dialogue with other stakeholders and regulators at the European level and taking a strategic and holistic perspective. The primary task of the EPC is to manage the SEPA Credit Transfer and SEPA Direct Debit Schemes in close dialogue with all stakeholders. The EPC is an international not-for-profit association which makes all of its deliverables available to download free of charge on the EPC Website. For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.epc-cep.eu.
The International Association of Money Transfer Networks is the only global international trade organisation that represents Money Transfer Industry / Payment Institutions providing cross border payments. Founded in 2005, provides a platform for industry partners to come together to discuss common challenges, industry initiatives, and create opportunities. IAMTN works closely with governments, regulators, regional associations and all other stakeholders to champion the creation of the most effective, safe, reliable and efficient payment system. More information http://www.iamtn.org/
The European Banking Federation aims to achieve the single market in financial services. Set up in 1960, the European Banking Federation (EBF) is the voice of the European banking sector (European Union & European Free Trade Association countries). The EBF represents the interests of some 5000 European banks: large and small, wholesale and retail, local and cross-border financial institutions. It cooperates with 13 Associates, from other European countries. www.ebf-fbe.eu
The Biometrics Institute is an independent membership organisation with offices in Sydney, Australia and London, UK. It provides an impartial international forum for biometric users and promotes the responsible use of biometrics. It has developed Privacy Guidelines for its members and has several expert and sector groups including the Biometric Vulnerability Assessment Expert Group (BVAEG), the Privacy Group, the Borders Group and the recently formed Digital Services Expert Group, who produce best-practice guiding information. It holds four biometrics conferences per year plus several training courses and networking functions. To date we have 210 member organisations from around the world, represented by over 900 individuals.
Banking Technology is the definitive source of news and analysis of the global fintech sector. We are the go-to, trusted resource for financial services and banking technology buyers, sellers, developers, integrators, regulators and other specialists across the sector, big and small. Our reputation has been earned over the years through our understanding of the industry, investigative journalism and independence. Our website offers daily news and commentary on all things fintech. Our iconic monthly Banking Technology Magazine – in circulation for over three decades – provides in-depth research of the industry’s developments and trends. It is available in print and digital. Our annual awards show, Banking Technology Awards, recognises excellence in the use of IT in banking and financial services, strive for innovation, and professional contribution to the industry’s betterment.
PaymentsJournal is a free, comprehensive online information portal designed to keep payments and banking industry professionals informed through the delivery of news, industry blogs, research, case studies, executive interviews and analyst insights. PaymentsJournal is published by Mercator Advisory Group, the leading payments research and consulting firm. http://www.paymentsjournal.com/
The website of the Risk & Compliance Platform Europe is live since 2014. The site publishes in five languages (English, French, Dutch, German and Italian) and is a trans boundary interactive platform for all professionals working in the field of risk and compliance, both in the financial world as well as in the corporate environment. Our target group does not only consist of risk and compliance managers, but also general and business managers who in their daily work face the increased risks and increased pressure from both national and international government agencies and regulators. The different language sites each have their own content, which is different from the other language sites. The website is an open forum, in which the professional visitors may formulate their views. www.riskcompliance.biz
InstaPay is a market intelligence hub for financial services and payment professionals wanting to learn about, and keep up to date with, the migration to real-time banking payment systems. InstaPay publishes: all the latest global instant payments news stories, insight reports, news articles, blogs, original content and industry event details. A key feature is the InstaPay Tracker, sponsored by Icon Solutions, which reports on the global adoption of Instant Payments, this has comprehensive details of 42 national schemes 25 of whom are live. We encourage all those with an interest in real-time payments to join the InstaPay Community.
CEE FinTech in the online fintech hub for Central- and Eastern Europe. We are building a community to foster synergy between all stakeholders. We believe that innovation in the financial sector is similar to innovation in digital health. As digital health shifts powers from doctors to patients, innovation in finance empowers the individuals to take decisions and be proactive in one of the most important spheres in their life – their finances. CEE-Fintech matches fintech startups with financial institutions, technological integrators and investors interested in the field. The matchmaking is provided by professional partners and members. CEE-Fintech can also support you with market entry services in the CEE region, with market research and business development. The platform is free of charge, it serves the community.
The European Association for Biometrics (EA)B is a non-profit organization seeking to advance the proper and beneficial use of biometrics in Europe, taking into account the interests of European citizens, industries, academia and governments. The (EAB) is the primary European multi stakeholder platform for biometrics. The EAB engages stakeholders by establishing a pan European network of national contacts points and platforms and by providing a program that appeals to common needs. The EAB is committed to contribute to the development of technologies and services that ensure safety, security, interoperability and the protection of human rights, including the right to privacy.
The Cyber Security Review is uniquely positioned to draw on the combined knowledge, skills and expertise of the cyber security community to identify the emerging threats and facilitate the international community’s development of coherent policies and robust capabilities to protect cyberspace, improve security and enhance confidence in the resilience of the cyber-enabled world. For more information please visit: www.cybersecurity-review.com
PaymentsCompliance helps stakeholders in the payments industry understand the legal and regulatory landscape by providing users with real-time access to country and thematic research and reports; expert commentary and analysis, a global compliance directory covering more than 130 jurisdictions; an advanced policy tracker; and local legal insights written by expert commentators. PaymentsCompliance also boasts an eLearning solution with courses including Anti-Money Laundering and Data Protection specific to payments professionals. PaymentsCompliance provides actionable intelligence on the compliance, risk, legal, market and political developments, that clients require in order to interpret how regulatory change affects opportunities for innovation and growth. In doing so, PaymentsCompliance helps industry professionals in their strategic decision-making, regulatory and risk assessments, compliance audits and due diligence research. Find out more and register for a free 21-day trial at paymentscompliance.com
Fintech News Switzerland covers stories about the Fintech Ecosystem – i.e. Mobile Payment, Personal Finance, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Robo Advisor and Lending - and Startups in Switzerland, UK and Europe. Fintechnews.ch also provides a bi-weekly newsletter with the most important information about the Fintech industry in UK & Europe.
The Payments & Cards Network is the largest online network focusing on this industry. The site works hand in hand with our global LinkedIn Group and serves as a hub for your career in the Payments & Cards world. You will also find links to the latest news and employer biographies who we can represent you to on this market. The Payments & Cards Network is fully committed to helping the industry grow and realise its maximum potential. For more information, please visit www.paymentsandcardsnetwork.com
The Paypers is the Netherlands-based leading independent source of news and intelligence for professionals in the global payment community. Our products are aimed at merchants, payment services providers, processors, financial institutions, start-ups, technology vendors and payment professionals and have a special focus on all major trends and developments in payments-related industries including online and mobile payments, online/mobile banking, cards, cross-border e-commerce, e-invoicing and SEPA. We are also keen on keeping our readership informed with regard to online fraud prevention innovations and the most significant trends in the e-identity space. For more information, please contact us at email@example.com.
The BayPay Forum, a Silicon Valley-based international network composed of over 9,500 payment and commerce executives, entrepreneurs and investors from thousands of different companies, serves as a forum to connect members in identifying and understanding the emerging trends and innovations in the industry. More information is available at www.baypayforum.com.