Welcome to Acquiris!

Acquiris a.i.s.b.l. is the payment terminal specification and certification body within the SEPA region.

In close co-operation with stakeholders, Acquiris keeps the specifications under its management in line with market demands and technological developments. The certification process guarantees to all parties in the payment value chain that terminals deployed are in conformity with the specifications. For more information is referred to the Objectives page.

Currently Acquiris is managing the C-TAP (Common Terminal Acquiring Protocol) Specifications

Acquiris is a not-for-profit, independent, Membership driven organisation with an open Governance.

C-TAP as SEPA-proof payment terminal specification is deployed on 555.000 payment terminals across 17 European countries. 
In 2017 these C-TAP terminals processed more than 5.1 billion card payments.  

In case you have questions or would like more information, please Contact us.








Latest news

  • Update to the active members list Please view our updated members list.
    Posted 29 Nov 2018, 07:48 by Acquiris Secretariat
  • C-TAP 2017 Key Figures C-TAP as SEPA-proof payment terminal specification is deployed on 555.000 payment terminals across 17 European countries. In 2017 these C-TAP terminals processed more than 5.1 ...
    Posted 15 Mar 2018, 05:03 by Acquiris Secretariat
  • Update to the active members list Please view our updated members list.
    Posted 29 Nov 2018, 07:46 by Acquiris Secretariat
  • Official release of the C-TAP v10.1 specifications The C-TAP v10.0 specifications were released in spring 2012 and successfully deployed by the Acquiris members. Since that date terminal vendors supply C-TAP v10.0 equipment that ...
    Posted 5 Apr 2017, 07:14 by Acquiris Secretariat
  • News from the Acquiris Advisory Board The Card Schemes Bancontact, MasterCard and Visa recognise Acquiris as inter-operable terminal Specification Provider for SEPA multi-brand card acquiringSee enclosed press release
    Posted 16 Jun 2016, 04:02 by Acquiris Secretariat
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