The EPTF is a specialist task force that discusses security issues affecting the payments industry and that gathers, collates and disseminates related information, trends and general statistics.
The meeting was chaired by Mr Rui Carvalho, EAST Development Director, and was attended by key representatives from Card Issuers, International Banks, Law Enforcement, Payment Processors and Solution Providers.
Presentations or updates were given by Europol, EVRY Norge AS, HSBC, PLUSCARD Gmbh, and SIBS. There was also a detailed discussion on fraud and payment crime reporting, with a focus on how EAST can help national representatives by creating an updated template for this.
The Group, which meets twice a year, adds value to the payments industry by using the unique and extensive EAST National Member platform and Associate Member network to provide information and outputs that are not currently available elsewhere. EAST National Members represent 35 countries and outputs from the group are presented to National Member Meetings. There are 213 EAST Associate Member Organisations from 53 countries and territories.