Debit Routing and EMV 3-D Secure

Publication Date: March 2022

There is an increased interest among payments industry professionals to explore enhanced security and authentication techniques. This resource proposes a new solution concept for routing debit transactions that include EMV 3-D Secure (3DS). The EMV 3DS protocol specification facilitates cardholder authentication for card-not-present transactions, with the goal of reducing fraud.

The resource aims to:

  • Help educate payments industry stakeholders on technical options for routing debit transactions when EMV 3DS is being used
  • Propose a solution concept for facilitating merchant routing choice on transactions that include EMV 3DS

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