Insights & Analysis

The UK’s influential Treasury Select Committee has announced it will examine the position of virtual currencies in the UK, looking at potential changes to regulation in the space.
Senior European officials are concerned that some banks appear not to be developing dedicated interfaces for third-party access under the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2).
Russian authorities are preparing for a crackdown on payment firms processing fund transfers for unlicensed gambling operators ahead of tough new transaction blocking measures that will take effect...
Calls for Australian regulators to impose an outright ban on interchange fees as early as 2019 and bring in controls on other charges in the card payment network have been met with caution.
The European Parliament is stepping up its fight against low-value terrorist financing, after a committee approved new draft regulations targeting prepaid cards, informal money transfers and...
Incoming EU rules on strong authentication will place unprecedented demands on payment providers to keep fraud rates low or risk losing out to more tech-savvy competitors, industry insiders believe.
The UK’s top financial watchdog is analysing the use of technology to streamline reporting requirements faced by financial firms, a move lauded as a great leap forward by the sector.
The European Commission is set to begin discussions with national authorities and market participants on whether virtual currencies are in need of more effective regulatory oversight.
Slovakia has taken a significant step towards implementing EU anti-money laundering reforms, although the new controls are likely to take effect more than a year late.
The ongoing revamp of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) could be good news for fintechs looking to play a bigger role in regulatory discussions, experts have said.
The influential Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has called for greater cooperation among regulators and supervisors in response to increasingly sophisticated payments technology.
South Korean retailers are finalising preparations for a shift to chip cards only, once a three-year implementation period finally comes to an end in July.
Payment firms are set to capitalise from the digital transformation of Hong Kong’s financial sector, experts have said, as regulators make progress on ambitions to become a world leader in...
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has proposed a global sandbox programme to allow firms to test their wares not only in the UK but in an international context.
EU lawmakers have defended the final drafting of third-party access rules under the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) against criticism that they had not properly consulted with regulators...
Consumers will be empowered by the changes recommended in a wide-reaching report into open banking in Australia, says a former competition regulator, but payment initiation services have been left...

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