The relaxed regulatory approach taken during the initial boom of the mobile payments market has been followed by tightened regulations on the third-party payments sector as the government grapples...
Following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, the Belgian government is working on attracting companies looking to relocate to Belgium. The country is currently transforming its...
Sweden’s regulatory and legal framework is expected to go through many changes in the upcoming period, with PSD2 and the GDPR both coming into effect in May 2018. New players entering the payments...
The future of the Australian payments sector shows promising growth. There has been significant focus around the review and development of the existing regulatory framework in anti-money...
The UK’s decision to leave the European Union has created some uncertainty for Ireland, as it is the country’s second largest trading partner, behind the United States. However, the Central Bank...
The payments landscape is transforming in the UK, presenting new opportunities and compliance obligations. These include the introduction of new players in the industry, the creation of new and...
The Bank of Thailand has drafted a new Payment Systems Act, which aims to create a single, unified law on payment systems supervision, enhance efficiency in oversight of payment systems and ensure...
Canada is seeing increased innovation and competition in its payments market, and many reviews of the industry have been carried out in recent years, with proposed new AML legislation and a new...
In 2017 President Vladimir Putin signed a law imposing a ban on money transfers to Ukraine through foreign payment systems as a response to the Ukraine authorities' ban on the operation of Russian...
The introduction of new payment instruments, new players and the growth of mobile commerce have affected Italian payments legislation in the last few years. European directives and regulations...
On March 24, 2017 the Arkansas state legislature passed Act 620/2017, which introduces amendments to the Uniform Money Services Act. These changes aim to “clarify the surety bond requirements for...
The Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, through the Treasury, issued a public consultation paper on the transposition of the EU Payment Accounts Directive (PAD) into national law,...
Due to its advanced financial and telecommunications infrastructure, Colombia is set to further its potential for mobile payments through a new type of deposit aimed at financial inclusion. The...
The Senate Appropriations Committee of Oklahoma approved Senate Bill 547 on February 8, 2016 to charge individuals who do not present valid personal identification a fee for international wire...
On January 17, 2017 the Department of Financial Services (DFS) approved the application of Coinbase for a virtual currency and money transmitter license, and after a comprehensive review the DFS...
Governor Thomas Wolf signed into law Act 129 of 2016, P.L. 1002, House Bill 850 (P.N. 3932), amending the Act of September 2, 1965 (P.L.490, No.249), on November 3, 2016. The amendments include...

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