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Groupement des Cartes Bancaires "CB"

Identification number in the register: 85235158413-79
Registration date: 23/03/2012 18:16:34

The information on this entity was last modified on: 20/01/2016 11:27:40
The date of the last annual update was: 20/01/2016 11:27:40
Next update due latest on: 20/01/2017

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Groupement des Cartes Bancaires "CB"


Economic Interest Group

    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations

Companies & groups

    Contact details

rue Saint-Honoré, 151 bis
Paris 75001

(+33 1)40 15 58 00

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  ARIRA Gilbert


    Person in charge of EU relations


Head of International Affairs

    Goals / remit

About Groupement des Cartes Bancaires CB

Established in 1984 to provide an interbank card payment and ATM cash withdrawal scheme in France, Groupement des Cartes Bancaires CB is a non-profit organization acting as the governing body of the CB payment scheme.

As of December 2015, CB has 121 members, comprising both banks and payment institutions worldwide.

CB is responsible for the system’s overall architecture, inter-member rules & procedures and risk management. CB also defines technical and security standards, and ensures that manufacturers and vendors whose products and services are used in the CB system comply with these standards.

Furthermore, CB operates an information system, providing its members with high performance data mining tools and countermeasures in the fight against fraud.

CB is one of the largest payment schemes in the European Union with

63 million cards, more than 58,500 ATMs, 1.4 million merchants and a very significant activity, both in terms of transaction volumes and value as shown by the 2014 statistics : 10.7 billion CB transactions for a total value of 545 billion euros.
La Banque de France,the French Central Bank, as the Supervisory Authority sits on the Board of Cartes Bancaires "CB".

  • European
  • national

    Specific activities covered by the Register

Legislation on payment systems and related topics







Payment Legislation standardisation and innovation, SEPA, SCF, e-commerce, Fraud Prevention, Consumer protection, Competition policy, ... .

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

25%: 3




    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Trade
  • Trans-European Networks

    Membership and affiliation

European Card Payment Association (ECPA), EPC CARD STAKEHOLDERS GROUP and CARD WORKING GROUP, nexo (EPASOrg et OSCar), EUROSMART, PayComm, EPSM, ACSEL, MERCATEL, Card Fraud Prevention Task force in EPC, EMVCo, PCIDDSco, ISO Groups: ISO20022, ... CEN, EAST., etc

    Financial data

01/2015  -  12/2015

10,000 € - 24,999 €

No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.