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    This individual Note Emerging SEPA Card Schemesis available for purchase. This Note is available to members of Mercator Advisory Group’s Global Payments Advisory Service. Please be advised that this Note is normally part of a research and advisory service that provides ongoing support throughout the year. As such, this Note contains significant depth of content that is selected for its strategic importance to our members. (For a description of these services, see our Advisory Services section).

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Emerging SEPA Card Schemes

The demand from the European regulators for alternative local European card schemes other than Visa and MasterCard, as well as the ongoing scrutiny into Interchange rules and practices have been the central issues in the transition to SEPA for cards. As the regulators seemed determined to have at least one viable local alternative before they would give the green light for the industry to move forward, Mercator looks at the emerging SEPA card schemes, their market positioning, impacts on the industry, and their long term strategies.