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Crypto In Focus During U.S. House Hearing On Domestic Terrorism Funding
16th Jan 2020 | Written by:
With international terrorist groups increasingly relying on cryptocurrency as a source of funding, terrorists and extremists within the U.S. are following suit, officials warned during a...
Growing Use Of AI Draws Regulatory Attention From EBA
14th Jan 2020 | Written by:
The European Banking Authority (EBA) has issued a word of caution over the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning by financial institutions, as the authority seeks to better...
EU Leaders Pour More Cold Water On Equivalence As Brexit Looms
9th Jan 2020 | Written by:
Senior European figures are downplaying the possibilities of a comprehensive post-Brexit agreement on financial services as the January 31 exit date approaches.
Stablecoins Up The Agenda As Commission Considers Crypto Regulations
3rd Jan 2020 | Written by:
The EU is consulting on the definitions and uses of virtual currencies as it looks to further standardise regulatory approaches across the bloc.
Payment Firms Face New Obligations As Anti-Fraud Law Passes Final Hurdle
18th Dec 2019 | Written by:
A law passed on Tuesday by the European Parliament will see payment firms in member states subject to a bevy of new requirements as they are recruited into the fight against e-commerce VAT fraud.
Fractured Regulations Hampering EU Fintechs, Report Claims
17th Dec 2019 | Written by:
A new report to the European Commission has laid out a number of steps to be taken to further level the playing field for fintechs in the EU.
European Council Throws Weight Behind AML Reshuffle
6th Dec 2019 | Written by:
The next phase of Europe’s anti-money laundering (AML) restructuring is taking shape, after finance ministers backed proposals to establish a new pan-EU supervisory authority and shift towards...
Visa Not Expecting Drastic Interchange Reforms, Despite Competition Claims
5th Dec 2019 | Written by:
Senior figures at Visa remain positive the European Commission will avoid a drastic overhaul of its interchange fee regime, despite claims that rules put in place in 2015 have failed to boost...
ECB Tells Industry To Build New Continent-Wide Payment Scheme
27th Nov 2019 | Written by:
The European Central Bank (ECB) has thrown its weight behind the creation of a new continent-wide payment system for both retail and e-commerce, warning that reliance on global financial giants...
EU Puts Brakes On Stablecoins Until Regulatory Risks Addressed
26th Nov 2019 | Written by:
The European Commission and Council have put the brakes on the deployment of stablecoins in the EU until a consistent and coherent regulatory approach can be decided by authorities.
Dutch Banks Publish 'Laundry List' Of European AML Reforms
22nd Nov 2019 | Written by:
The Dutch banking industry has called for the creation of a pan-European financial intelligence unit and closer ties between regulators and banks as it unveiled its wishlist for reforms to the EU’s...
EU: Insight: Summary of the 6th AMLD
18th Nov 2019 | Written by:
The 6th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (6th AMLD) entered into force on December 2, 2018 and member states must have implemented it by December 3, 2020. The directive introduces a means of quicker...
Measures To Combat VAT Fraud Pass In Teeth Of Industry Opposition
11th Nov 2019 | Written by:
European finance ministers have voted in favour of new rules for payment service providers intended to help combat VAT fraud, despite vociferous opposition from the industry.
Industry Urges Lawmakers To Reconsider Anti-VAT Fraud Rules
6th Nov 2019 | Written by:
European financial services firms have called on EU finance ministers to make sweeping changes to proposed rules to enlist payment firms in the fight against VAT fraud, warning that the suggested...
EBA Overruled Commission On Strong Authentication Delay
4th Nov 2019 | Written by:
The EU’s top banking regulator brushed aside protests from the European Commission when it opted for a 15-month delay to enforcing new rules on strong customer authentication, new records show.
The 4th AMLD: Tracking the Implementation at EU and Country Levels
1st Nov 2019 | Written by:
The 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (Directive (EU) 2015/849), also known as the 4th AMLD, has brought in a set of obligations for the European Commission, European supervisory authorities ...
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