Digital banks, money transfer operators and cryptocurrency firms in the UK are being exploited by complex networks of fraudsters and money mules, according to pioneering research by the banking and...
The head of Facebook’s controversial cryptocurrency project has said “intense” regulatory pressure prompted Visa and Mastercard to withdraw from the Libra Association, on the eve of its inaugural...
The payments framework in Belgium has changed, in particular, with the adoption of the Law of March 11, 2018, which transposes some provisions of the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2), the...
Card networks Visa and Mastercard are concerned over plans by UK regulators to quiz merchants on their acquiring relationships, warning there is a risk certain retailers’ views could be over...
A major retail association representing the travel sector says its members have reported “serious transparency issues” around the fees charged by acquirers when accepting card payments.
On May 22, 2019, the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) released a consultation paper setting out its proposals on its approach to the merchant survey, as part of its initiative to conduct a market...
Research by consultancy giant McKinsey has suggested the pressure on payments firms to achieve scale has driven a recent wave of consolidation, but said that commercial drivers are running up...
Payment service providers are on the front line of the European Commission’s probe into whether Facebook’s cryptocurrency project poses a risk to fair competition in the continent’s financial...
Fintech is at an early stage of adoption in Turkey, but its market is one of the most rapidly expanding in the world. It is estimated that there are currently more than 200 fintechs operating in...
An influential UK retail group has said that fees set by Visa and Mastercard increased by 43 percent in the last year, prompting calls for regulatory reforms aimed at lowering the cost of card...
European retailers, acquirers and issuers are braced for chaos. This Saturday, highly controversial payment security rules go live across the EU, and although almost all member states have agreed...
France’s central bank will require all online card transactions to be sent over the 3D Secure system by March 2021, as part of its decision to delay enforcement of impending strong customer...
Cash machine operators in the UK have argued that ATM interchange fees should be set through an independent cost study, after regulators launched discussions of whether the funding model should be...
A coalition of payments industry giants, retail groups and card schemes has written to the European Banking Authority (EBA) urging it to make a decision on how long member states can delay...
South Africa is continually working to improve its payment systems, introducing new functionality and technologies, while at the same time ensuring security and stability. In September 2018, the...
Mastercard has announced that the card details of a number of customers of its Priceless Specials programme were leaked and published online, with Belgian and German data protection regulators now...

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