Launched in May 2020, the European Digital Payments Industry Alliance (EDPIA) represents the interests of independent Payment Services Providers (PSPs) headquartered in Europe

As we are running into our second anniversary, our purpose continues to be to contribute to EU policy debates that define the business environment for digital payments, and to strengthen the visibility and understanding of the European payments industry amongst policy makers and European society.

The payments industry has changed significantly in recent times. Socio-economic and political shifts have shed light on the European Union’s need to foster its independence and an acceleration of the digitalisation of payments. The pandemic has notably shown the key role the digital payments industry plays in supporting the European economy, and PSPs have demonstrated that they are more than ever at the very heart of the European digital transformation agenda. Our industry’s solutions are key to unlocking the potential of European commerce and our investments in innovation support the EU’s ambition to empower businesses and people in a more prosperous digital future. 

The vision of the European Digital Payments Industry Alliance (EDPIA) is for Europe to become a global leader in digital payments, which can fuel the completion of the Digital Single Market for the benefit of citizens, businesses, and the public sector. EDPIA is doing so by contributing the voice of European payment service providers to policy discussions impacting the EU payments sector. 

EDPIA believes in a strong and properly enforced European policy framework that enables competition between transparent and market-based solutions that compete for the trust of payment service users. We are therefore committed to supporting public authorities in fostering a more resilient and autonomous EU.

See here for more information on the work of EDPIA and our key focus issues.

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