40th EAST Meeting hosted by ARB in Romania

EAST National Members - badgeThe 40th Meeting of EAST National Members was hosted by the Romanian Banking Association (ARB) in Bucharest, Romania on 12th October 2016. National country crime updates were provided by 22 countries, and a global update by HSBC. The Romanian Police (Countering Organised Criminality Directorate, Countering Computer Crimes) attended the meeting and gave an update on recent ATM crime related operations.

EAST Fraud Update 3-2016 will be produced in early November, based on the updates provided at the meeting. EAST Fraud Updates are also available on the EAST Website to EAST Members (National &Associate), and to individual subscribers.

New EAST member for Poland

ZBP LogoThe Polish Bank Association (ZBP) has joined EAST as the new National Member for Poland, taking over from Bank Zachodni WBK.  The ZBP is a self-governing banking organisation, established in 1991, and founded on the Chambers of Commerce Charter.  ZBP membership is voluntary and is open to all banks created under Polish law as well as for foreign credit institutions branches that operate in Poland.  More information can be found at http://zbp.pl/eng/

EAST has national representation from the following 26 European countries:  Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.  EAST is still seeking national representative members from:  Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovenia.

Brazil, Canada, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine and the United States are represented at EAST as non-SEPA members and EAST is seeking to establish links with parties in any country, able to share national incident and loss statistics for ATM related fraud and physical attacks.  Interested parties should contact us through this website.

EAST gains representation from the United States

citi-logoCiti Security & Investigative Services (CSIS) has just joined the European ATM Security Team (EAST) as the National Member for the United States.  While EAST is focussed on the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), Citi will participate as a non-SEPA member.

Citi, a global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions.  Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management

EAST has national representation from the following 25 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom. EAST is still seeking national representative members from: Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovenia.

Canada, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Turkey, the United States and Ukraine are represented at EAST as non-SEPA members and EAST is seeking to establish links with parties in any country, able to share national incident and loss statistics for ATM related fraud and physical attacks. Interested parties should contact us through this website.

EAST gains representation from Turkey

BKM_logoBankalararasi Kart Merkezi A.S. (BKM) has just joined EAST as the National Member for Turkey. While EAST is focussed on the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), BKM will participate as a non-SEPA member.

Established in 1990, the operations of BKM in the field of card payment systems are:

  • Validating interbank transactions and performing clearing;
  • Finding solutions to common problems;
  • Performing strategic operations throughout the country for card payment systems; and
  • Developing the rules and standards for domestic cards.

Considered as a model throughout the world thanks to its productive operations and high transaction volume, with its solid technical hardware, infrastructure and human resources, BKM is continuing in its efforts to provide the best service to its members, the retail industry, the public and cardholders in the field of card payment systems.  More information can be found at http://www.bkm.com.tr/

EAST has national representation from the following 25 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom. EAST is still seeking national representative members from: Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovenia.

Canada, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Turkey and Ukraine are represented at EAST as non-SEPA members and EAST is seeking to establish links with parties in any country, able to share national incident and loss statistics for ATM related fraud and physical attacks. Interested parties should contact us through this website.

EAST gains representation from Serbia

CCIS LogoThe Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia (CCIS) has just joined EAST as the National Member for Serbia. CCIS will be represented at EAST by its ‘Forum for the Prevention of Card Fraud’. While EAST is focussed on the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), CCIS will participate as a non-SEPA member.

The Forum members are payment card issuers and acquirers, as well as representatives from Third Party Processors (TPPs), and all of them deal with many brands such as VISA, MasterCard, AmEx, Diners Club/Discover and DinaCard. One of the unique characteristics of the Forum is that, in addition to the private sector representatives, there are also representatives from the Public Prosecution and Police Departments, as well as from The National Bank of Serbia. More information can be found at http://www.pks.rs.

EAST has National Member representation from the following 26 European countries:  Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.  EAST is still seeking national representative members from:  Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, and Slovenia.

Canada, Russia, Serbia, South Africa and Ukraine are represented at EAST as non-SEPA members and EAST is seeking to establish links with parties in any country, able to share national incident and loss statistics for ATM related fraud and physical attacks.  Interested parties should contact us through this website.

EAST gains representation from South Africa

Sabric logoThe South Africa Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC) has just joined EAST as the National Member for South Africa.  While EAST is focussed on the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), SABRIC will participate as a non-SEPA member.

SABRIC is a Non Profit Company formed by the four major Banks to assist the Banking and Cash in transit companies combat organised bank-related crimes and aims to be Africa’s trusted financial crime risk information centre leveraging on strategic partnerships.  SABRIC is a subsidiary of the Banking Association South Africa.  More information can be found at https://www.sabric.co.za/

EAST has National Member representation from the following 26 European countries:  Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.  EAST is still seeking national representative members from:  Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, and Slovenia.

Canada, Russia, South Africa and Ukraine are represented at EAST as non-SEPA members and EAST is seeking to establish links with parties in any country, able to share national incident and loss statistics for ATM related fraud and physical attacks.  Interested parties should contact us through this website.