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PayComm Association


PayComm e.V. is a non-profit organisation that was formed on 19.02.2003.

The association provides

  • data,
  • information and
  • training materials

relating to payment methods used on the European market, and brings together companies and individuals with a common interest in this topic.


The decision to keep PayComm e.V.’s organisational structure as lean as possible was already taken at the time of the association’s formation.

It has just two decision-making committees, namely the:

  • Assembly Meeting and
  • Four-member Board elected by the Assembly Meeting

PayComm’s members decide on the association’s future strategic alignment at Assembly Meetings which are held at least once a year.

Under the association’s Statutes, a four-member Board is elected once every two years to implement the future strategic alignment.

The Assembly Meeting is responsible for decisions of strategic relevance for the association, and for the relevant annual budget.

The Board decides on accepting new members.


The currently elected Board Members are:

  • Michael Hackel-de-Witt (Chairman),
  • Lars Schweigel, WEAT GmbH (Vice Chairman),
  • Christian Schmitt, First Data GmbH (Treasurer),
  • Patrick Biskup, Finanz Informatik GmbH & Co. KG (Secretary).

More about the PayComm Board


The database is maintained by the Editorial Office, managed by Stefan Schneider.

More about the PayComm Editorial Office


The Advisory Board, which serves as an autonomous committee for PayComm e. V., is responsible for quality assurance.

More about the Advisory Committee


PayComm Statutes

The underlying Statutes of PayComm e.V. can be found in the following document.

statutes-2020-11-26.pdf (104 KB)