Publication of SCS Volume version 9.0

On 15 January 2020, the European Cards Stakeholders Group (ECSG) published version 9.0 of the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) Cards Standardisation Volume. This document defines a standard set of requirements to enable an interoperable and scalable card and terminal infrastructure across SEPA, based on open international card standards.

In version 9.0 of the Volume, updates to the books were made to accommodate the following;

  • Conformance to new European regulations GDPR, PSD2 and EBA RTS on SCA and CSC

  • Integration of global standards for card payments including Host Card Emulation, remote payments using 3DS version 2.0 and a reference to FIDO

  • Contactless card acceptance at ATM

  • The production of a Tokenisation Annex

  • Updates as a result of public consultation comments.

Book 3 is currently under maintenance to integrate the new ISO ATICA Version 2 standard. A separate release cycle was therefore decided for this Book which will lead to a separate publication in September 2020.

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