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16/12/2016 Philippe Laulanie-Chief Executive Officer, CB

Philippe Laulanie was unanimously elected Chief Executive Officer of the CB Card Scheme at the General Assembly held on 16th December 2016. He will succeed Gilbert Arira who had been appointed in 2013...

01/12/2016 "Le Groupement des Cartes Bancaires CB" selects Gemalto PURE technology to launch mobile payment on its CB system in France

Amsterdam, December 1st, 2016 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, has been selected by “Le Groupement d’intérêt Economique des Cartes Bancaires (CB)” in France to supply the technology of its PURE payment solution for mobiles...

08/11/2016 OT MOTION CODE, the first dynamic security code card certified by CB group

OT (Oberthur Technologies), a leading global provider of embedded security software products, services and solutions, today announces that it has received certification from the Cartes Bancaires group (CB)...

02/10/2015 Press release of BNPP-Oberthur : BNP Paribas trials OT's Innovative payment card for secure online payments

BNP Paribas is running a trial of OT MOTION CODE with 1000 French customers...

15/06/2015 Nexo survey reveals clear benefits of common card payment standards

Global standards deliver 20% cost savings and faster time to market...

18/05/2015 CB re-elected to the PCI SSC Board of Advisors

The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) works with organizations around the world to protect businesses and consumers...

08/04/2015 CB and girocard establish common functional and certification requirements for card payment terminals in Europe

Two of the largest card schemes in Europe, CB in France ans girocard in Germany, will have today recognised the new card payment standard OSCar...

08/02/2015 ‘nexo’ to lead card payment standardisation

EPASOrg A.I.S.B.L, the OSCar Consortium and the CIR Working Group have decided to join forces to create...

08/01/2015 Real-time transaction security at the core of the French payment network improves Cartes Bancaires security

IRIS transaction scoring system combats fraudulent attacks that bypass traditional fraud...

17/11/2014 Dematerialised Luncheon Vouchers are being rolled out nationally

Barely eight months after the Decree on dematerialised luncheon vouchers was issued, ...

03/11/2014 Galitt, in partenership with Elitt on certification tools, becomes a major player for European Standards

Involved from the very beginning in EPAS and the OSCAR projects, Galitt...

31/01/2014 LAUNCH OF THE CONTACTLESS CAMPAIGN

Launch of the contactless campaign... Watch the commercials !

04/12/2013 European payments market needs ‘level playing field’

The single market is considered one of the primary achievements of the European Union...

10/07/2013 CB now open to Luncheon Vouchers

The General Assembly meeting of Groupement des Cartes Bancaires CB which was held on 28
June 2013 approved a new...

01/07/2013 Appointments: Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Committee

Gilbert Arira was unanimously elected Chief Executive Officer of the Groupement des
Cartes Bancaires CB by the General Assembly that took place on 28 June...

06/06/2013 CB re-elected to the PCI SSC Board of Advisors

PCI SSC (Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council) is the security standard body
originaly formed by 5 payment card schemes : Amex, Discover, JCB, MasterCard et Visa.

24/10/2012 Pay by card by paying with your fingertip !

Nowadays, in people's private and professional lives, it is not uncommon for them to have to
manage some ten or more confidential codes.

2016
16/12/2016 Philippe Laulanie-Chief Executive Officer, CB

Philippe Laulanie was unanimously elected Chief Executive Officer of the CB Card Scheme at the General Assembly held on 16th December 2016. He will succeed Gilbert Arira who had been appointed in 2013....

2015
15/06/2015 Nexo survey reveals clear benefits of common card payment standards

Global standards deliver 20% cost saving and faster time to market...

08/04/2015 CB and girocard establish common functional and certification requirements for card payment terminals in Europe

Two of the largest card schemes in Europe, CB in France and girocard in Germany, will have today recognised the new car payment standards OSCar...

08/02/2015 'nexo' to lead card payment standardisation

EPASOrg A.I.S.B.L, the OSCar Consortium and the CIR Working Group have decided to join forces to create...

08/01/2015 Real-time transaction security at the core of the French payment network improves Cartes Bancaires security

IRIS transaction scoring system combats fraudulent attacks that bypass traditional fraud...

2014
17/11/2014 Dematerialised Luncheon Vouchers are being rolled out nationally

Barely eight months after the Decree on dematerialised luncheon vouchers was issued, ...

03/11/2014 Galitt, in partenership with Elitt on certification tools, becomes a major player for European Standards

Involved from the very beginning in EPAS and the OSCAR projects? Galitt and Elitt Build...

03/11/2014 Galitt, in partenership with Elitt on certification tools, becomes a major player for European Standards

Involved from the very beginning in EPAS and the OSCAR projects? Galitt and Elitt Build...

21/01/2014 Discover cards accepted by merchants in the CB system

Cartes Bancaires (CB) and Discover Financial Services (Discover) announced that services to accept Discover cards in the CB system are now fully operational...

2013
10/07/2013 CB now open to Luncheon Vouchers

The General Assembly meeting of Groupement des Cartes Bancaires CB which was held on 28
June 2013 approved a new...

01/07/2013 Appointments : Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Committee

Gilbert Arira was unanimously elected Chief Executive Officer of the Groupement des
Cartes Bancaires CB by the General Assembly that took place on 28 June...

06/06/2013 CB re-elected to the PCI SSC Board of Advisors

PCI SSC (Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council) is the security standard body
originaly formed by 5 payment card schemes : Amex, Discover, JCB, MasterCard et Visa.

2012
24/10/2012 Pay by card by paying with your fingertip!

Nowadays, in people's private and professional lives, it is not uncommon for them to have to
manage some ten or more confidential codes.

2011
07/07/2011 Interbank Fees:The Competition Authority (Autorité de la Concurrence) accepts the commitments proposed by the Groupement des Cartes Bancaires CB

On 7th July, the Competition Authority [Autorité de la Concurrence] decided to accept the commitments proposed by
the Groupement des Cartes Bancaires CB:

24/05/2011 CB elected to the PCI SSC Board of Advisors

PCI SSC (Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council) is the security standard body
originaly formed by 5 payment card schemes : Amex, Discover, JCB, MasterCard et Visa.

03/01/2011 Overview for the end-of-year celebrations: December 2010

December 2010: number of transactions +7.2%; amount spent +6.2%

2010
27/12/2010 Overview for the end-of-year celebrations: during Christmas week, buoyant business for CB cards…

During Christmas week, buoyant business for CB cards:
number of transactions up 7.4%, with business volumes up 3.9%

20/12/2010 Overview for the end-of-year celebrations: the last weekend before Christmas

Last week promised to be the final stretch for pre-Christmas shopping, although this depended on there not
being bad weather. As a result, even though the amount of business for CB cards was very high, many of those
interviewed this morning acknowledged having hesitated before braving the bad weather to complete their
purchases. This suggests that for this next week activity will remain buoyant up until Christmas Eve, a
reassuring prospect for retailers in town centres of the northern half of France, who closed up due to a lack of
customers yesterday, Sunday.

13/12/2010 Overview for the end-of-year celebrations: CB card transactions have beaten their all-time record

CB card transactions have beaten their all-time record

30/11/2010 Overview for the end-of-year celebrations: A review every Monday

Every Monday until Christmas for the end-of-year celebrations, the CB Cartes Bancaires Group provides you
with a weekly overview on transactions made by CB bank cards, along with an analysis of trends compared with
previous years.

10/02/2010 Internet Users prefer to pay online with a CB card

Use of the payment card on the Internet in 2009 : + 20 % in total amount
purchased and + 27% in number of online transactions

21/01/2010 Chip cards : the most secure and practical payment instrument

Scientific researchers from the University of Cambridge (UK), of which the most well known is Professor Ross
Anderson, have announced that they have tested a scenario which attacks the EMV chip card.

2008
16/06/2008 Stickers on CB cards a practice contrary to CB rules

Marketing of stickers which can be placed on cards has appeared on the
Internet and has recently been advertised and reported in the media.

18/04/2008 Jean-Marc Bornet to head the Groupement des Cartes Bancaires "CB"…

Jean-Marc Bornet was elected Chief Executive Officer at the Annual
General Meeting of the Groupement des Cartes Bancaires “CB” held on
18th April 2008. Responsible for the general management of the
Groupement CB, he succeeds Yves Randoux, who held the post for the
past twelve years.

2007
13/12/2007 The groupement des Cartes Bancaires "CB" creates two subsidiaries for its Test Laboratory and Certification activities in anticipation of new European developments & opportunities

The Groupement des Cartes Bancaires « CB » has confirmed its intention to open its
operational activities and services to third parties operating in the fields of secure card
payment transactions, and more generally electronic exchanges which require a trusted
environment.

20/11/2007 Following the decision of the European Commission on 7 october 2007...

Following the decision announced on 17 October 2007 by the European
Commission, the CB Executive Board has decided to withdraw the 4
measures which were notified in November 2002 and have been suspended
since June 2004.

17/10/2007 The position of Groupement des Cartes Bancaires CB following the decision from the European Commission

Groupement des Cartes Bancaires CB has duly noted the decision announced today
by the European Commission requesting the cancellation of 4 of the 7 measures of
which it was notified in December 2002, and which were published in the Official
Journal of the European Union on 4 April 2003.

16/01/2007 The Groupement des Cartes Bancaires "CB" has decided to implement co-branding and is preparing to accomplish this change in the interests of consumers, merchants and its own members

The principle to implement co-branding (*) has been adopted by the Board of
the GIE Cartes Bancaires « CB » at the Board Meeting held on the 22nd
December 2006.

2006
03/07/2006 First Saturday of Summer Sales: Record Broken CB Bankcards Used For More Than 40 Million Transactions

Since the creation of interbancarity in 1984, CB bankcard* is always more
attractive to the users, who enjoy a practical, secure and universal means of
payment.

08/06/2006 Groupement des Cartes Bancaires "CB" and Conseil du Commerce de France collaborate on SEPA

On Wednesday 31st May 2006, Groupement des Cartes Bancaires "CB" and the
Conseil du Commerce de France, representing their respective members,
signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together on the
development of payment by CB cards in Europe, heralded by the creation of a
Single Euro Payment Area (SEPA).

02/02/2006 CB Cards 2005: Key Figures

CB CARDS: KEY FIGURES

2005
12/10/2005 Groupement des Cartes Bancaires CB celebrates: 50 million CB bankcards and a new record number of transactions

Since the creation of CB Interbanking in 1984, CB bankcards appeal the
cardholders, who are looking for a practical, secure and universal means of
payment.

04/07/2005 First week of summer sales, a record number of CB card payments: 174 million

As is the case each year, the beginning of the summer sales has resulted in a new record
being set for the number of payments by CB bankcard. The past 7 days, from Monday 27th
June to Sunday 3
rd July, CB bankcard holders made intensive use of their cards, with almost
174 million payments by CB bankcard, that is almost 10% more than in an average week.
The Saturday alone accounted for around 32 million payments.

20/04/2005 Bankcard Europe fast becoming a reality, thanks to the adoption of the EMV smart card standard

France, which pioneered the adoption of the smart card in 1992, opted for the simultaneous
and progressive introduction of EMV cards and acceptance equipment.

01/03/2005 2004 - CB cards: key figures

CB CARDS: KEY FIGURES

2004
20/12/2004 France: New Record Hit by CB Bankcards on the last week-end before Christmas

For the first time in France, records have been repeatedly broken on three
successive Saturdays in December this year.
On 18 December 2004, the last Saturday before Christmas, CB cardholders have
made more than 34 million transactions with their CB bankcards.

17/12/2004 The Groupement des Cartes Bancaires "CB" and 9 banks heard by the European Commission

On Thursday 16th and Friday 17th December 2004, further to having received a
communication from the European Commission containing its observations
concerning the new prices applicable to CB members, the Groupement des
Cartes Bancaires “CB”* and nine CB banks* were heard at a hearing before the
European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition.

13/12/2004 CB Bankcards celebrate christmas

Last Saturday (11 December 2004), CB bankcards set a new record, with 32
million transactions made on this single day.

15/11/2004 Mr Gilles Guitton elected as Chairman of the Board of du Groupement des Cartes Bancaires CB

Mr. Gilles Guitton has been unanimously elected as Chairman of the Board of
Groupement des Cartes Bancaires "CB".
He will succeed Mr. Michel Renault on 1st December 2004.

26/10/2004 3-D SecrureTM: Finread to demonstrate stronger cardholder authentification

Groupement des Cartes Bancaires “CB”, Atos Origin, XIRING, Trusted Logic and
Altasys have teamed together to demonstrate during Cartes 2004 the first 3-D
Secure transactions to be carried out on a FINREAD secure card reader.

08/07/2004 9 banks and the Groupement des Cartes Bancaires CB have been given 3 months in which to answer questions put by the European Commission

On Thursday 8 July the European Commission forwarded to the Groupement des
Cartes Bancaires "CB" and to 9 banks its observations concerning the new prices
applicable to CB members.

28/06/2004 First saturday of the summer sales: CB bank cards used for more than 30 million transactions

On Saturday 26 June last, the first Saturday of the sales, holders of CB cards again effected
more than 30 million transactions by means of bank cards. This was the second historic record
achieved, the first being recorded on Saturday 5 June 2004, the eve of Mother’s Day, which was
also notable for more than 30 million transactions involving CB bank cards.

25/06/2004 Michel Renault re-elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Groupement des Cartes Bancaires CB

On Friday 25 June 2004 the Board of Directors of the Groupement des Cartes Bancaires
"CB" re-elected Michel Renault as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the
Groupement des Cartes Bancaires "CB".

09/06/2004 Mother’s day: a new record for CB bank card transactions

On Saturday 5 June last, the day before Mother’s Day, CB cardholders effected more than 30
million transactions by bank card. This new record for a single day exceeded those of Saturday
20 December 2003, the week-end before Christmas and 5 July 2003, which was both the opening
day of the summer sales and the first day of the summer holidays. More than 25 million
transactions were recorded on these last days.

29/04/2004 EMV : 125.800 cards, 6600 ATMs, 4650 EFTPOS and 2500 retailers have already migrated to this standard

This deployment of the EMV* standard, which is a major operation for the CB
banking community, launched in January 2004, will make it possible to extend the
security associated with smart cards to the other countries within the
European Union, and eventually to the rest of the world. The operation is now
gathering speed. This technology, based on a corresponding secret code, is ten
times more secure than the technology involving magnetic strip retail cards with a
signature panel.

03/02/2004 Paying for on-line purchases by bankcard is easy !

In 2003, France had more than 20 million Net surfers, 7 million of whom were Internet
shoppers, according to ACSEL*

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