Insights & Analysis

Hungary, Italy and Luxembourg have once again been ranked as the EU’s worst member states for financial crime in a global index that scores countries based on the effectiveness of their anti-money...
As much as a tenth of all newly issued virtual currency is already in the hands of criminals, researchers believe, as a proliferation of initial coin offerings (ICOs) continues to create risks for...
New UK government figures have shown that firms are still ill-prepared to handle cyber-attacks, with fears incoming regulatory reforms will make things worse.
UK payment providers are fighting for survival as high street banks continue to block their access to the financial system, with incoming regulatory reforms offering scant comfort in the short...
A bill to bring the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (4th AMLD) into Maltese law is now on the books, after a reprimand from the European Commission for missing the initial deadline.
Competition regulators in the UK have published updated guidance for firms seeking to appeal decisions made by the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR).
Australia has proposed to reform its anti-money laundering laws, bringing new requirements to the virtual currency sector while seeking to lessen the burden for other firms.
South Korea has tabled legislation proposing to create a regulatory framework for virtual currencies, potentially bringing a host of businesses under supervision from authorities for the first...
Predictions that technological and regulatory reforms could propel account-to-account payments ahead of traditional card transactions may have been understated, experts believe — providing...
A former U.S. Secret Service agent has pleaded guilty to money laundering, after being accused of stealing government-held Bitcoin seized from a dark web marketplace.
Swiss authorities are treading softly around how the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) will affect the country’s established regulatory system, leaving domestic third parties to operate in...
Payment providers will be expected to take a tougher approach to simplified due diligence as a result of recent anti-money laundering reforms, legal experts have warned.
Emerging payments providers have cheered Canadian plans to overhaul the country’s stilted regulatory framework, despite some experts suggesting it is banks that have the most to gain from the...
Although the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) latest practitioner survey revealed several pain points for regulated businesses, the payments sector has taken a more positive view.
The final round of comments for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s re-imagined prepaid card rule closed on Tuesday, bringing a likely end to the heavily contested issue.
HM Treasury has promised to examine whether it can support retailers adversely affected by EU-level interchange fee rules, after admitting some sectors have seen costs rise by as much as 3,000...

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