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Ireland: Consultation on the Payment Accounts Directive
13th Jul 2015 | Written by:
The Department of Finance of Ireland launch a consultation with their position intended to inform the Department’s position with regard to provisions of the directive on payment accounts (PAD).This...
Germany Readies For Tough Pre-PSD2 Payment Security Laws
24th Jun 2015 | Written by:
German payment service providers have been warned time is running out for them to adhere to a new set of EU-wide minimum security guidelines for internet transactions.
Bank Watchdog Scrutiny On Payments Sector To Heighten
23rd Jun 2015 | Written by:
A major European financial regulator is to “intensify its efforts” on the payments sector, with a particular focus on mobile, innovations and consumer protection.
Incoming: EU Says Bitcoin Regulation 'Inevitable'
19th Jun 2015 | Written by:
Regulation of Bitcoin at EU level is "absolutely coming and absolutely necessary", senior sources state, and is likely to arrive in the form of new legislation rather than adopted into existing laws.
PSD2 Clears Next Hurdle As Final Vote Pushed To October
17th Jun 2015 | Written by:
The revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) is set to face a final vote in October after a key European parliamentary committee passed the draft directive by a large majority.
Banking Watchdog Warns Against Bitcoin Self-Regulation
16th Jun 2015 | Written by:
Europe’s top banking regulator has said its cautious approach to crypto-currencies is justified, warning that the Bitcoin network might not be as secure as its supporters claim.
Prominent Euro Banking Group Backs Blockchain Technology
14th May 2015 | Written by:
An influential banking body has released two reports acknowledging the revolutionary force of crypto-currency technology.
Politicians Agree, Now Crunch Talks Begin On PSD2
6th May 2015 | Written by:
The technical stage of Europe’s ambitious payment restructuring plan begins today with experts warning the industry not to let the looming changes creep up on it.
Political Agreement Reached On PSD2
5th May 2015 | Written by:
A political agreement has been reached today on revisions to the Payment Services Directive (PSD2).The agreement follows closely guarded trilogue negotiations between the European Commission, the...
EBA Guidelines on the Security of Internet Payments: Impact on European PSPs
The European Banking Authority has released its final guidelines on the security of internet payments. In this article, Arno Voerman of Dutch law firm Van Doorne provides details on the minimum...
European Banking Authority: Opinion on lending-based crowdfunding
3rd Mar 2015 | Written by:
The EBA released its opinion on lending-based crowdfunding in February 2015; the document which is addressed to the European Commission, the European Parliament and the EU Council identified a...
European Banking Authority: Consultation and Guidelines Internet Payments Security
19th Nov 2014 | Written by:
On October 20, 2014, the EBA released a consultation paper on "the implementation of draft EBA Guidelines on the security of internet payments prior to the transposition of the revised Payment...
European Banking Authority: Opinion on Virtual Currencies
19th Nov 2014 | Written by:
The EBA released its opinion on virtual currencies in July 2014. What is considered and the opinion can be found here.
Industry Wary As Regulators Prepare More Payment Security Guidance
29th Oct 2014 | Written by:
Two major European finance regulators have announced a tie-up to boost security around retail payments, despite experts warning that increasingly detailed red tape is confusing businesses.
Bitcoin Acceptance Harmed By ‘Religious Cult’ Following
17th Jul 2014 | Written by:
A community too fervent to give ground and a banking system overly sheltered by governments are the main threats to widespread crypto-currency acceptance, financial experts have claimed.Commercial...
Super Regulator Report A Big But Not Fatal Blow To Bitcoin In Europe
15th Jul 2014 | Written by:
It has been hailed as the most significant event in the regulation of crypto-currency, but experts believe the European Banking Authority’s (EBA) hardline call for financial institutions to avoid...
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