PayComm - The Knowledge Library of the Payment Industry

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Welcome to PayComm!

For over 16 years now, parties interested in the payment methods used on the European payment market have been turning to PayComm for data, information and training materials in this regard; we fulfil this demand in the form of an extensive, continually growing knowledge library.

Our knowledge library contains relevant information on payment methods, card issuance, card acceptance, payment technologies, payment security, and industry regulation, as well as market data relating to the German and all of Europe’s principal markets.

With the entire library being maintained in two languages, not only staff in German-speaking regions benefit from it, but also those working for organisations with English as their corporate language. Besides the library’s ergonomic, theme-based structure, a free-text search function further accelerates and simplifies the task of locating the topics of interest.

The platform meanwhile hosts around 800 chapters in German and English, comprising over 10,000 individual documents in total. The vast majority of those documents has been quality assured by an autonomous Advisory Board. This makes PayComm Europe’s largest professional platform for payment-related information.

PayComm also has qualified technical editors who compile country reports and extensive training materials on payment topics, exclusively available to members and users. These documents are prepared without competitive bias and advertising, and are distributed intentionally in PowerPoint (PPT) format to let PayComm members and users employ them directly at their organisations. Members can thus embed entire PayComm training documents, or excerpts from them, in their company-internal (further) training measures.

Our member meetings and internal events offer a venue for members to exchange expertise and to strengthen and grow their own industry networks.

PayComm e.V. was formed on 19. February 2003 and currently has 45 member companies with over 2,100 users in 17 countries across Europe.


Following you find a list of information which has recently been put into the database. This information is for members only.



SIBS takes Portugal to the forefront with pan-European instant payments

Mairead McGuinness appointed as new member of the EU Commission (i.a. for financial services)

Central banks and BIS publish first central bank digital currency (CBDC) report laying out key requirements

Weidmann commented on the topic digital euro

Love for local

ECB intensifies its work on a digital euro

EBA publishes work programme for 2021

Capital Markets Union: Commission to boost Europe's capital markets – Renewed strategy for modern and safe retail payments

EuroCommerce: Retailers and consumers need more competition in payments, and quickly

Some 2020 change requests to SEPA payment schemes entering into force in November 2023

EBA calls on the EU Commission to establish a single rulebook on fighting money laundering and terrorist financing

Payments in a digital world - A speech held by Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB at the Deutsche Bundesbank online conference on banking and payments in the digital world

Fiserv: “Alexa, Pay for Gas” Goes Live Nationwide

Netcetera and Mastercard launch 3DS testing platform for retailers

EBA updates its work programme for 2020 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic

ACI - eCommerce Transactions Remain High During Pandemic

US Retail: Coronavirus leads to more use of contactless credit cards and mobile payments despite cost and security concerns