Insights & Analysis

An independent survey of European banks has suggested that a significant number will miss the chance to gain the fallback exemption from its first availability in September, as many have failed to...
Fintechs in Australia hope the country’s central bank will make sweeping changes to a new instant payments system that they view as expensive and dominated by an “exclusive club” of incumbent...
Authorised push payment (APP) fraud losses rose by close to half again in the second half of 2018, with the UK’s faster payments system the tool of choice for criminals looking to whisk funds away...
The European Banking Authority (EBA) is set to receive enhanced anti-money laundering supervisory powers after the European Council presidency and European Parliament struck a deal on Thursday.
Global standards for open banking are desirable but may not be achievable even at a regional level, at least in the short term, industry experts said on Wednesday.
Mainstream banks in Africa are struggling to gain a foothold in the payments space as a result of the dominating convenience and acceptance of mobile money, even as concerns gather over the sector...
Experts have suggested that the fractured approach to sports betting in the United States, engendered in part by the recent upheaval over the Wire Act, could end up driving a more innovative and...
A partnership between India and Singapore to open up cross-border data flows and digital customer due diligence could serve as the foundation of a pan-Asian digital identity check system, the...
Voluntary industry codes could gain greater legislative weight in Australia, as the government there is consulting on proposals to give regulators powers to prescribe those standards and enforce...
Spain has joined a growing cohort of EU member states putting into place their own contingency plans in case of a no-deal Brexit, but some are concerned over the timings in Madrid’s proposals, even...
Payments processing company Earthport has clinched an EU payments licence just days before it stood to lose passporting rights if the UK tumbles out of the EU without a deal.
Finland has cast a wide net for virtual currency businesses in its implementation of new EU legislation, gold-plating the measures to include virtual currency issuers among those which must...
The Australian payments industry is on the cusp of rolling out a self-regulatory framework to “solve” spiralling card-not-present fraud by establishing a risk-based approach to strong customer...
U.S. lawmakers continued calls for tighter anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing (CTF) oversight last week, with the House of Representatives passing a resolution to close...
Minimum legal approaches to defining, reporting and prosecuting non-cash payment fraud will be set across the EU after the European Parliament passed the final version of a new directive.
Ghana is banking on the interoperability of its payments systems as the route to greater financial inclusion, as it hopes to integrate various non-bank methods of payments to make it easier for...

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