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The spread of contactless technology payments is the main factor that has influenced the increase in card purchases in Hungary. The central bank considers the enhanced regulation and supervision of...
With a sophisticated payments industry and a regulatory framework that has been adapted to digital developments, including tighter coordination between the financial services and digital...
As a result of continual technological innovation in the Colombian payments system in recent years, the government has sought to promote an efficient market for electronic payments in the country...
Germany is considered to be the economic powerhouse of Europe, the leading economy and increasingly a political leader. According to the German federal economic development agency, GTAI, the...
France recently implemented the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2), the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (4th AMLD) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The country is...
As part of its Financial Inclusion Strategy for 2018-2020, the central bank has set objectives for the ​​financial sector to increase the level of accessibility and quality of financial services...
Although Portugal’s economy was one of the worst affected in Europe during the most recent economic crisis, requiring a bailout from its European counterparts, its economy has started to show signs...
Estonia has a reputation of being a start-up hub in Europe as the country has been at the forefront of technological developments, and has been quick to adapt both to regulatory and technological...
Brazil is the world’s eighth largest economy, with a GDP of US$1.796trn and a population of more than 200m. These statistics and Brazil’s very particular cultural and legal framework make it a...
The payments market in Denmark is experiencing increased digitisation, as a result of the growing presence of digital equipment, improved internet coverage and developments in e-commerce. A new...
Spain is awaiting the approval of its new law to transpose PSD2, which will amend the current laws on electronic money and payment services. The country is also in the process of implementing the...
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 payments...
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 laundering...
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 of...

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