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Who we are
ACCIE is the Association of Credit Card Issuers in Europe.
ACCIE represents the specialized European credit card issuing industry in its dealings with EU, National institutions and other stakeholders. The objectives of ACCIE are to ensure that the interests of its members are represented and defended. To that end ACCIE will ensure that its members are fairly and appropriately represented in relevant EU regulatory discussions and related EU decision making processes.
The mission of ACCIE is to ensure that its cardholders across Europe gain optimal benefit from the credit card payment instruments offered by its members.
The Association of Credit Card Issuers in Europe (ACCIE) is an international non-profit association. The registered office of ACCIE is located at Rond-Point Robert Schuman 9, (1040) Brussels, Belgium.
The members of ACCIE provide services to approximately eight million cardholders in 7 different EU Member States:
- United Kingdom
- The Netherlands
International Card Services BV
International Card Services BV (ICS) was founded in 1988 and is 100% focussed on issuing credit cards. Our strategy is based on excellent service quality and professional risk control. ICS is a specialist in co-branding with over twenty-five cooperation programs in conjunction with retailers, banks and various interest groups. We are based in the Netherlands and also have a presence in Germany.
Advanzia Bank S.A.
Simplicity, Transparency and Trust – These core values form the principles according to which we operate.
Advanzia offers currently two products: The no-fee MasterCard Gold credit card, and a high-interest deposit account. The credit cards are offered to individuals in Germany, France and Luxembourg, whereas the deposit product is available to individuals in further European countries.
We offer our customers clear-cut solutions for their payment transactions and in doing so are committed to providing the maximum level of transparency at all times. It is in this way that we earn trust, an indispensable foundation block for a successful business relationship.
The sale of products via the internet has enabled us to develop a cost-efficient operational approach. Our customers reap the benefits of this as we offer significantly more attractive products than our competitors. Another advantage of our business model is that it provides a high degree of flexibility.
As a bank based in the heart of Europe, we are in a position to guarantee our customers a means of payment that is both simple and affordable, as well as offering the same benefits abroad as at home. In this respect, we share the vision of the European Union's Competition Directorate-General, i.e. to reduce the costs incurred by the consumer within the European payment area.
By consciously specialising in two products, the no-fee MasterCard Gold credit card and the high-interest Advanzia Deposit Account, we believe we are doing our share towards realising this vision.
MBNA Limited, one of the largest credit card issuers in the UK, was voted by customers as Moneyfacts Credit Card Provider of the Year for 2014 and again in 2015 Every year we meet the payment and borrowing needs of millions of UK customers from our base in Chester. In 2006, MBNA became part of Bank of America – one of the largest financial institutions in the world. The MBNA brand is still used as the consumer-facing brand in the UK market. In November 2014, we were proud to have celebrated our 21st year in the UK market.
card complete Group
The card complete-group comprises of the card complete Service Bank AG and the DC Bank AG and is with about 1.5 million card holders and a widespread network of acceptance points the number 1 on the Austrian credit card market. By the positioning as full-service provider card complete currently unites all elements of cashless payments under one roof.
Read our vision on the future financial ecosystem
Association of Credit Card Issuers in Europe IVZW
Rond-Point Robert Schuman 9
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For more information about ACCIE's positions or vision on the future financial ecosystem, please feel free to contact one of our spokespeople:
David Voss via firstname.lastname@example.org
Wim van Groeningen via email@example.com
For more information about becoming a member of ACCIE please feel free to contact our spokesperson:
Wim van Groeningen via firstname.lastname@example.org
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