Ten independent fleet card issuers from across Europe have joined forces to create Fleet Cards Europe (FCE), launched today. Based in Brussels, FCE has been engaging proactively with and educating EU policymakers on the features of fleet cards and on industry-related issues since its founding in 2021. FCE also provides members with first-hand intelligence on key topics, giving much-needed insights into regulatory changes.
Sven Mehringer, Managing Director Energy & Vehicle Services at DKV Mobility and the first President of FCE, said: “we established a European association that acts jointly and promotes our common interests and those of our customers as we want our industry to be represented in Brussels. While EU regulations such as the Payment Services Directive and the Fit for 55 package are increasing, early engagement is the key to our ability to participate in debates on priority topics.”
FCE is a not-for-profit organisation representing a significant share of the market, founded by DKV Mobility, Edenred/UTA and Radius in 2021. The other full members of the association are: E100, Eurowag, FLEETCOR, Tankpool24 and WEX. The primary objective of FCE is to advocate on behalf of its members and the industry, monitoring and responding to relevant policy initiatives, and making a positive contribution to the policy debate. It also provides a forum for members to share research and best practice. Membership of FCE is open to independent players in the fleet cards market which are headquartered and operate in Europe.