About: Single European payments area

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Economy & Jobs 26-02-2014

Commission and Visa Europe agree on transaction fees cap

The European Commission rendered on Wednesday legally binding the commitments offered by Visa Europe to significantly cut its  interchange fees for credit card payments and to reform its rules in order to facilitate cross-border competition.
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Economy & Jobs 27-09-2013

The Payment Services Directive Revision

The original Payment Services Directive (PSD) was adopted by the EU six years ago, but an explosion in the ownership and use of smartphones and tablets, and new buying patterns, has taken place since. The Commission has now proposed a new directive to bring the original up to date. With the directive now under consideration in the European Parliament and Council, Fondation EURACTIV is pleased to invite you to a round table debate to explore answers to questions such as: