Central Bank of the Philippines - Circular No. 859 - Europay, Mastercard and Visa EMV Implementaion Guidelines


The Central Bank of the Philippines (BSP) as part of its effort to strengthen the electronic retail payment network and to protect the public against payment card fraud issued these EMV implementation guidelines in Circular No. 859. The guidelines govern the EMV implementation for debit cards used in any card-accepting devices/terminals in order to safeguard customer information, reduce card fraud, and maintain interoperability of payment networks. The document is divided into several parts, and covers the following topics:

1. Background
2. Statement of Policy
3. Scope
4. Definition of Terms
5. General Rules
6. The Philippine Domestic EMV Specification
7. Minimum Operational Requirements
8. Detailed Guidelines, Policies and Processes
9. Hybrid Card, Fallback Function and EMV Liability Shift
10. Updated EMV Migration Plan
11. Sanctions/Penalties


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Monday, November 24, 2014
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Central Bank of the Philippines
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