Mastercard Calls For Harmony On SCA With 18-Month Transition Period

Mastercard has joined retail groups across Europe in calling for a harmonised approach to the introduction of strong authentication, as authorities piece together strategies for phasing in the new requirements.

The card network finalised a “European roadmap” this week, setting out a proposed timeline that would give issuers, acquirers and merchants an additional 18 months to comply fully with incoming EU-wide security rules for online card payments.

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