The Secure Payments Partnership represents and advocates for industries that span the payments system. We advance sound policies that drive state-of-the-art technologies, competition and collaboration to continually improve the nation's payment infrastructure, meet the evolving needs of commerce, and provide businesses and consumers convenience, flexibility and security in payment options. The Secure Payments Partnership is committed to making the U.S. payments infrastructure the strongest, most innovative and most secure in the world.
What we stand for
Strong User Authentication
Payment Security Innovation
Open Security and Implementation Standards
Network Routing Competition
Updates
White Paper
The Secure Payments Partnership latest white paper, Payment Insecurity: How Visa and Mastercard Use Standard-Setting to Restrict Competition and Thwart Payment Innovation.  Read the full white paper here 
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Be a Leading Voice in Innovation: Join SPP
WASHINGTON doesn’t always welcome disruption. But one disruptive force is attempting to break through old rivalries and stale assumptions to deliver something not often seen in the nation’s capital: a true partnership. Join SPP as we work toward a more equitable payments future and consider what a free and open market for innovation and competition […]
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Holiday Shopping Has Changed. Now Payments Need To
Christmas has come early this year – at least according to Americans’ spending. Recent data shows that shoppers are taking advantage of sales and buying their gifts further in advance. Discover Financial Services even called October “the new December,” due to earlier-than-normal spending related to holiday shopping. Read more
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Open Standards Advance Fintech
Today, smartphones can scan faces, artificial intelligence can prevent human error, and a payment can be made in the blink of an eye. Demand for these types of technologies is increasing, particularly in the payments industry. Payments technologies must adapt quickly to keep up with rapidly changing consumer demands. Over half of U.S. shoppers would stop […]
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About SPP

The Secure Payments Partnership (SPP) brings together retail groups and payment networks who are committed to greater security and transparency across the payments system. SPP founding members include the Food Marketing Institute, National Retail Federation, National Association of Convenience Stores, National Grocers Association, and SHAZAM. SPP was formed to anticipate new and better technologies for making payments that are secure and fast. SPP encourages and supports sound policies that improve the payments infrastructure, meet the evolving needs of commerce, and provide convenience and security to businesses and consumers.