Customer interaction specialists The Logic Group has joined the board of newly-created EpasOrg, an international non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting, developing and maintaining common card payment protocols.
Ian Groves, Principal Consultant at The Logic Group, joins a board consisting of major players in the payment industry from across Europe.
Ian Groves commented, "EPASOrg brings together a unique combination of leading industry players who share a common desire to overcome the existing barriers to interoperability in card payments. It is a pleasure to sit on the board of an organisation which will one day standardise protocols across Europe; success in this area could translate to harmonising card payments on a worldwide basis."
Harmonising European card payment protocols has been on the agenda of the European Commission since 2005 when Charlie McCreevy, European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services stated at a conference held in Dublin Castle (20 May 2005) that, "The development and adoption of common EU payment standards is at the core of a single Euro Payments Area and clearly in the public interest. We are currently exploring the need and calibration for such legislative incentives to help the industry deliver the Single European Payments Area by 2010."