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The Technical Cooperation ep2 Association was founded on April 12, 2007. With this foundation, the efficient and eleven year long cooperation between the Swiss acquirers and Verband Elektronischer Zahlungsverkehr (VEZ) gets an adequate legal form.
  • Accarda AG
  • Boncard AG
  • BonusCard.ch AG
  • CCC Credit Card Center AG
  • CCV Schweiz AG
  • Cembra Money Bank AG
  • ConCardis GmbH
  • First Data GmbH
  • Ingenico Suisse SA
  • MF Group AG
  • PAYONE GmbH
  • PostFinance AG
  • REKA
  • Swisscard - AECS AG
  • Worldline SA
  • Verband Elektronischer Zahlungsverkehr VEZ

In order to push and to develop the chip based EMV payment method in the Swiss market, the mentioned companies above combined their forces and developed the standard ep2 for card present and distance payment. With this ep2 standard the current eft/pos infrastructure of credit and debit terminals, as well for vending machines in Switzerland is defined. The result is an open system based on international standards and recommendations. The ep2 standard has been introduced in May 31, 2003 and fulfills all needs of a modern cashless payment instrument.

Today almost 90% of the terminals in Switzerland has been migrated to the ep2 standard. Older protocols and security standards are arriving at the end of their lifecycle. In addition, the operating of parallel systems causes high costs for all processors. After many years of parallelism and due to the decreasing number of old terminals, therefore merchants with non ep2 compliant terminals will be requested by acquirers to replace the old technology with ep2 compliant terminals until the end of 2010.

Today, there are a multitude of ep2 compliant terminals available. For more information, please contact one of the following terminal manufacturers.

  • ARS Software GmbH
  • CCV Schweiz AG
  • Diebold-Nixdorf
  • Ingenico Suisse SA
  • PAYONE Switzerland AG
  • Paytec AG
  • VeriFone GmbH
  • Wallee AG
  • Winarco AG
  • Worldline SA

Anual Report

The annual reports of the TeCo are available below:

Overview Functionality

An overview about the ep2 features can be downloaded below:

TeCo EP2

Executive Board

  • Chairman: Daniel Andermatt
  • PostFinance
  • M. Zuppiger
  • Accarda
  • T. Federli
  • Boncard
  • A. Malina
  • Bonuscard
  • B. Steinmann
  • CCC Credit Card Center
  • B. Lachenmeier
  • CCV Schweiz
  • R. Graf
  • Cembra Money Bank AG
  • M. Bregenzer
  • Concardis
  • D. Möllers
  • First Data Europe Ltd
  • O. Taylor
  • Ingenico
  • M. Flury
  • MF Group
  • V. Brielmayer
  • Payone
  • M. Bringolf
  • Paytec
  • M. Hügli
  • Postfinance
  • R. Belli
  • Reka
  • A. Friedli
  • Swisscard AECS AG
  • R. Bula
  • VEZ (SBB)
  • C. Baumgartner
  • VEZ (Coop)
  • Th. Heldner
  • Worldline

Technical Working Group

  • Chairman: Martin Hügli
  • PostFinance
  • T. Jenny
  • Accarda
  • L. Federli
  • Boncard
  • A. Malina
  • Bonuscard
  • M. Denzler
  • CCC Credit Card Center
  • B. Gabler
  • CCV Schweiz
  • A. Ficili
  • Cembra Money Bank
  • D. Gensch
  • Concardis
  • R. Siegler
  • First Data Europe Ltd
  • O. Taylor
  • Ingenico
  • M. Flury
  • MF Group
  • S. Möbius
  • Payone
  • U. König
  • Payone
  • A. Magnani
  • Paytec
  • B. Hess
  • PostFinance
  • O. Bozidar
  • PostFinance
  • P. Schwarzenbach
  • Reka
  • W. Roper
  • Swisscard-AECS
  • R. Molnar
  • VEZ (MGB)
  • O. Ates
  • VEZ (SBB)
  • G. Spescha
  • VEZ (Spescha Consulting)
  • E. Kündig
  • Worldline
  • L. Moser
  • Worldline
  • M. Osley
  • eftpos Engineering GmbH
  • S. Saado
  • eftpos Engineering GmbH

Auditors

  • A. Friedli
  • Swisscard AECS
  • O. Ates
  • VEZ (SBB)

Registration & Certification Authority

  • M. Osley (RA)
  • eftpos Engineering GmbH
  • S. Saado (CA)
  • eftpos Engineering GmbH

Business Management

  • M. Osley (RA)
  • eftpos Engineering GmbH

Contact

Registration Authority, Specifications, TWG, Business Management

  • Martin Osley
  • eftpos Engineering GmbH
  • Weststrasse 3
  • CH-6340 Baar
  • +41 79 446 68 36
  • martin.osley@ep2.ch

Certification Authority, Specifications, Testsystem

  • Simon Saado
  • eftpos Engineering GmbH
  • Weststrasse 3
  • CH-6340 Baar
  • +41 44 830 60 22
  • simon.saado@ep2.ch

Auditors

  • Orhan Ates
  • SBB AG
  • Wylerstrasse 123/125
  • 3000 Bern
  • +41 79 242 15 54
  • orhan.ates@sbb.ch
  • Alex Friedli
  • Swisscard AECS AG
  • Neugasse 18
  • 8810 Horgen
  • +41 44 659 36 26
  • alex.a.friedli@swisscard.ch

Postal Address, Accounting

  • Urs Gebert
  • Gebert Treuhand
  • St. Gallerstrasse 58c
  • CH-9500 Wil
  • +41 71 913 50 20
  • gebidee@gebert.ch

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