Element, a leading European company focused on e-payments, has recently joined
the Mobile Payment Forum. Element is the first Belgian company to join this
The Mobile Payment Forum is a cross-industry organisation launched in November
2001 by JCB, American Express, Mastercard and VISA to create a framework for
standardised, secure and authenticated mobile payments, based on payment card
accounts. The Forum intends to act as the bridge between the mobile and
financial industries to enable secure, user-friendly mobile payment
transactions and expand the global market for mobile commerce.
Forum Members include organisations involved in initiating, processing and
delivering mobile payments: telecommunications operators, payment card
companies, financial institutions, device manufacturers, merchants, content
providers and software and hardware infrastructure vendors.
Its mission is to combine and leverage the expertise of key participants in
mobile communications and payment card industries to create a foundation for
standardised technology and functionality for secure, payment account-based
Ronny Leplae, CEO of Element NV: Â A real global commerce market requires the
cooperation of all industries involved in secure payment. Our developments in
the field of payment protocols such as SPA, UCAF, 3D Secure and PCN would
be a success without the joint efforts of mobile and financial industries. By
partnering with the Mobile Payment Forum we actively commit ourselves to
innovate, simplify and expand e-commerce in general and m-commerce in
particular. The only direct road to achieve and maintain quality of service
and security, is to combine forces.Â
Element NV, with its headquarter in Gits, Belgium, is a leading European
focused on e-payments. Using exceptional competence and expertise, Element
provides developing, integration and consulting services to implement
e-payments in e-commerce, m-commerce and t-commerce solutions.
Founded in 1998, Element reached a turnover of 2 mln. Euro in 2001 and expects
to reach 2.5 mln. Euro this year.
Developing payment solutions based on advanced concepts, Element supplies core
products enabling e-payments for merchants and customers anywhere and at any
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