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Profile of registrant

Groupement des Cartes Bancaires "CB"

Identification number in the register: 85235158413-79
Registration date: 23/03/12 18:16:34

The information on this organisation was last modified on 24/03/14 13:53:03
The date of the last annual update was 24/03/14 11:39:13

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Groupement des Cartes Bancaires "CB"
Acronym: CB
Legal status: Economic Interest group
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Companies & groups

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  ARIRA Gilbert
Position: Administrateur

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  STEPHENSON David
Position: Head of International Affairs

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 151 bis rue Saint-Honoré 
Paris 75001
Telephone number: (+33 1) 40 15 58 00
Fax number: (+33 1) 40 15 58 51
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: 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 March 2014, CB has 129 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

61.7 million cards, more than 58,000 ATMs, 1.3 million merchants and a very significant activity, both in terms of transaction volumes and value as shown by the 2013 statistics : 10 billion CB transactions for a total value of 524 billion euros.
La Banque de France,the French Central Bank, as the Supervisory Authority sits on the Board of Cartes Bancaires "CB".
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 4
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
John David Stephenson 13/01/15 09/01/16


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

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

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • 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


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

EUROSMART, PayComm, EPSM, ACSEL, MERCATEL, OSCAR intitative, EPC CARD STAKEHOLDERS GROUP and CARD WORKING GROUP, Card Fraud Prevention Task force in EPC, EPASorg, EMVco, PCIDDSco, ISO Groups: ISO20022, ... CEN, EAST., etc

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 150000  € - 200000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

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