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Australian acquiring banks have been put on notice by the country’s central bank over least-cost transaction routing as payment methods evolve, insisting that progress must not be stalled.
Less than a month before the close of Nevada’s 2019 legislative session, lawmakers continue to discuss several blockchain-focused bills introduced by Republican Senator Ben Kieckhefer that aim to...
A gang of international cybercriminals that used a network of malware-infected computers and money mule accounts to attempt the theft of $100m from thousands of victims has been indicted by a U.S....
Regulators will hawkishly monitor compliance with the UK’s incoming voluntary code for reimbursement of payment fraud victims, threatening to make the code mandatory if take-up is sluggish.
As faster payments take hold in Canada the onus is on financial firms to ensure customers are educated on potential risks, industry experts have said, amid concerns regulatory complexity means...
Industry groups are pressing regulators on whether incoming strong customer authentication rules can be delayed, arguing the drip-feed of guidance has created a “bottleneck” and left firms unable...
When trendy U.S. salad chain Sweetgreen moved to stop accepting cash payments in December 2016, it extolled the decision as “a win for the customer, company and community.”
Authorities worldwide should consider giving e-money firms access to central bank funds unlocking “enormous benefits for cross-border payments”, according to a director at the International...
Banks have been told to improve their handling of fraud after a steep rise in complaints, with authorised push payment scams singled out as a major cause of consumer dissatisfaction in the UK.
U.S. senators have attempted to penetrate the secrecy surrounding Facebook’s global payments plans, demanding the digital behemoth spell out how the cryptocurrency-based project will work.
Europe’s financial sector is aiming high for greater alignment between US and EU regulatory regimes in the sector, but experts warn that ongoing divergence in attitudes toward data protection could...
The Norwegian government has strengthened and clarified its gambling payment blocking regulations in an attempt to reinforce its gambling monopoly model and protect vulnerable players.
The UK’s competition regulator is investigating the proposed $22bn (£16.9bn) mega-merger between US financial services giant Fiserv and First Data, it announced on Monday. 
In the wake of a landmark enforcement action against a peer-to-peer Bitcoin exchange, the U.S. Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has issued new guidance clarifying...
Questions remain about how central bank digital currency would be treated from a regulatory standpoint, with its functional status as e-money butting up against the intention for it to serve as an...
UK lawmakers have thrown their weight behind the drive for banks and retailers to work together to enable customers to self-exclude from purchases such as alcohol and gambling, but do not support...

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