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Objectives and organisation

OBJECTIVES AND ORGANISATION

The main objective of the National Cashless Payments Committee is to coordinate the implementation of the French national retail payments strategy, in order to foster the development of fast, secure and accessible payment instruments.

 

Objectives

The objective of the National Cashless Payments Committee is based on four pillars:   

  • Increase the use of payment cards;
  • Ease the development of contacless payments (card or mobile)
  • Facilitate the use of credit transfer, especially through the implementation of instant credit transfer
  • Analyze the usage of cheques and of its substitutes

 

The National Cashless Payments Committee is also in charge of monitoring innovation in the field of retail payment instruments.

Finally, the works of the National Cashless Payments Committee are in line with the European strategy for payments prepared by the Euro Retail Payments Board (ERPB).

 

Organisation

The National Cashless Payments Committee is a forum chaired by Banque de France, and vice-chaired by the French Banking Federation and the Association of French Corporate Treasurers.

The National Cashless Payments Committee gathers, on an equal footing, representatives from the supply and demand sides of the market. Representatives from public authorities involved in retail payments matters are also part of the Committee.

Updated on: 10/06/2017 16:38