The purpose of the European Card Payment Association (ECPA) is to represent the interests of its members in discussions concerning EU regulation that impacts the use and / or users of payment cards or similar payment instruments, including measures intended to promote the creation of a single European market for card payments.In May 2019 BKM, the Interbank Card Center in Turkey, became a Business Associate in the European Card Payment Association.
European ATM Security Team (EAST)
Aiming to be pre-informed about EMVCo EMV Contracts, drafts, upcoming user meetings and revisions and to follow the developments closely, BKM has subscribed to EMVCo platform. EMVCo subscription offers the opportunity to contact EMVCo directly for notification and guidance regarding technical issues. EMV is the body of rules related to the standardization of credit card and bank card transactions performed via chips worldwide.
Established by Europay, MasterCard and Visa in 1994, EMVCo works for the purpose of creation and proliferation of EMW standards since the year it was established. In 2004, JCB became a member of this organization. American Express became a member in 2009.
PCI Security Standards Council
As of February 2012, BKM joined PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC); a global forum responsible for development, execution, training and awareness of standards aiming to increase payment data security. PCI Security Standards accepted by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc., lays down the condition of complying with the processes related to information security controls and protecting data for the businesses and service providers which store, process or transfer bank card and credit card data. The council consists of participant organization over 600, representing member businesses, banks, data processing organizations and product& service providers from many countries. With its membership, BKM gained the opportunity to collaborate with the council so that payment data security is achieved and developed.