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Norway: Financial Supervisory Authority Announces Transition Scheme for Strong Customer Authentication
20th Aug 2019 | Written by:
On August 20, 2019, the Financial Supervisory Authority (Finanstilsynet) announced that it will grant an extension to the deadline of September 14, 2019 to payment service providers (PSPs) for the...
EBA Clarifies Fifth Set of Issues Raised by Working Group on APIs under PSD2
14th Aug 2019 | Written by:
On August 14, 2019, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published responses to the fifth set of issues (XXI to XXVI) raised by participants of the working group on application programming...
Czech Republic: Ministry of Finance Issues Consultation on Amendments to Payment Systems Act
7th Aug 2019 | Written by:
On May 21, 2019, the Ministry of Finance issued a public consultation on amendments to the Payment Systems Act in light of the adoption of Regulation (EU) 2019/518 on cross-border payments (the...
European Payment Institutions Federation Issues Joint Industry Statement on SCA Implementation
5th Aug 2019 | Written by:
On August 2, 2019, the European Payment Institutions Federation (EPIF), along with the co-signatories, has published a statement to express it supports the goals of strong customer authentication ...
EBA Clarifies Fourth Set of Issues Raised by Working Group on APIs under PSD2
29th Jul 2019 | Written by:
On July 26, 2019, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published responses to a fourth set of issues (XIV to XX) raised by participants of the EBA working group on application programming...
European Credit Sector and Third-Party Provider Associations Issue Joint Statement on Efforts Regarding Transition to New Payment Rules under PSD2
26th Jul 2019 | Written by:
On July 26, 2019, the European Credit Sector Associations (ECSAs), the European Third Party Providers Association (ETPPA) and the Financial Data and Technology Association (FDATA) issued a joint...
Practical Guide: The Fallback Exemption Under PSD2
19th Jul 2019 | Written by:
This guide takes a look at the circumstances in which certain payment service providers can be exempted from establishing contingency measures under Article 33(6) of the regulatory technical...
EBA Publishes Report on the Impact of Fintech on Payment Institutions' and E-Money Institutions' Business Models
8th Jul 2019 | Written by:
The European Banking Authority (EBA) has published a report on the impact of fintech on the business models of payment institutions (PIs) and electronic money institutions (EMIs). The report...
UK: FCA Issues Safeguarding Arrangements for Non-Bank Payment Service Providers
5th Jul 2019 | Written by:
On July 4, 2019, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published an announcement on the safeguarding arrangements of non-bank payment service providers. The FCA states that under the Electronic...
United Kingdom: Practical Guide: Q&A: Payment Methods in the Gambling Industry
2nd Jul 2019 | Written by:
This report provides an overview of payment methods in the gambling industry, with information on the preferred methods of payment by players in the UK. The report details regulatory aspects, such...
PSD2: Tracking the Implementation at EU and Country Levels
26th Jun 2019 | Written by:
PSD2 entered into force on January 13, 2018 repealing Directive 2007/64/EC (PSD1). The revised Payment Services Directive (Directive (EU) 2015/2366), also known as PSD2, introduced new obligations...
UK: FCA Consults on Temporary Permissions Regime for Inbound Firms and Funds
24th May 2019 | Written by:
On October 10, 2018, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a consultation paper on the temporary permissions regime (TPR) for inbound firms and funds. The consultation sets out how the...
Norway: Financial Supervisory Authority Publishes Report on Risk and Vulnerability Analysis 2018
10th May 2019 | Written by:
On May 9, 2019, the Financial Supervisory Authority (Finanstilsynet) published a risk and vulnerability analysis report on the financial sector's use of information and communications technology ...
Lithuania: Central Bank Consults on the Need and Conditions for Open Banking
8th May 2019 | Written by:
On November 27, 2018, the Bank of Lithuania launched a public consultation seeking feedback in regard to the need and conditions for open banking in the country, following regulatory changes made...
Liechtenstein: Finance Ministry Consults on PSD2 Transposition
7th May 2019 | Written by:
On September 4, 2017 the Ministry of General Government Affairs and Finance of Liechtenstein proposed a consultation for the transposition of the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2). The...
UK: OBIE Updates Open Banking Standard
1st May 2019 | Written by:
On May 1, 2019, the Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE) released Open Banking Standard version 3.1.2, which enables enhanced features and functionality, extending beyond basic compliance with...
EBA Clarifies Third Set of Issues Raised by Working Group on APIs under PSD2
29th Apr 2019 | Written by:
On April 26, 2019, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published clarifications to the third set of issues (VIII to XIII) that had been raised and discussed by participants of its working group on...
EBA Issues Opinion on Nature of Passport Notifications for Agents and Distributors under PSD2, EMD2 and 4th AMLD
25th Apr 2019 | Written by:
On April 24, 2019, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published an opinion on the nature of passport notifications of payment institutions and electronic money institutions using agents and...
Germany: BaFin Announces Commencement Date for Strong Customer Authentication for Online Direct Debits
18th Apr 2019 | Written by:
On April 17, 2019, the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht – BaFin) announced that, as of September 14, 2019, Article 55(1) of the Payment...
UK: OBIE Publishes Illustrative Answers for PSD2 Contingency Exemption
8th Apr 2019 | Written by:
On April 5, 2019, the Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE), in collaboration with UK Finance, published a document entitled "PSD2 Contingency Exemption Form Illustrative Answers - Publication...
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