Joining Efma


Become an associate member 

Associate membership customised services for non-financial institutions.

Since 2009, non-financial institutions are eligible to become associate members of Efma. This enables them to join a community of more than 3,300 financial institutions from over 130 countries – including 80% of Europe’s largest banking groups. For an annual membership fee of 30,000 euros in 2013, they may benefit from exactly the same advantages as current full members from the banking and financial sectors.

Associate members benefit from two kinds of services: standard and bespoke services.

Standard services 

Associate members enjoy the same rights and benefits as current members within the association.

  • Participation in Efma
  • Information resources
  • Networking opportunities
  • Financial advantages

Bespoke services 

By definition, associate members of Efma are not financial institutions. They tend to be providers of services whose clients are financial institutions. As associate members, they gain special access to decision makers from banking and financial institutions that are members of Efma. To enable associate members to make the most of this access and to highlight their contribution to the development of financial services, Efma offers a wide range of tailor-made services. Although most of these are chargeable, they are not available to non-members.

  • Market visibility and authority
  • Study and report collaboration opportunities
  • Event collaboration opportunities
  • Tailor-made services for associate members


As Europe’s leading independent forum for discussion, advice and information in the retail finance sector, Efma has acquired a number of skills and resources. The document in download lists the many services and advantages that Efma offers, as well as how Efma’s expertise is beneficial to associate members.


Be part of the
Efma community!

Becoming an Efma member gives you a vast network of more than 3,300 financial services institutions, from around the world, at your fingertips.

You also gain access to a wealth of services including: industry-leading research, innovations & IT solutions portals and inspiring events, just to name a few.

Find out all the key benefits of being a member in the Efma membership brochure.

Check out the Efma Review for a summary of Efma’s initiatives throughout the year!