One hundred and fifty years of banks ruling the Dutch payments space is ending as new challengers ring in the changes brought about by EU reforms.
The European Commission has drafted a plan for “smart” regulation of distributed ledger blockchain technology as it considers the transformative impact on the payments industry.
Cypriot lawyers are warning that the island’s banks face unprecedented risks and opportunities as local lawmakers look to effect incoming European payments legislation in national law.
Financial crime experts working closely with Europol have welcomed moves to regulate virtual currency exchanges, as the international law enforcement agency ramps up its blockchain analysis...
European authorities will target big companies after the passing of a trio of rules on payments, data protection and online security, according to the executive of a major compliance body.
The entry of a host of third parties into the EU payments market, facilitated by controversial regulatory reforms, could result in huge costs and legal complexity for smaller firms if fraudulent...
UK authorities have expressed concern that under reformed EU payments laws, “passporting” between member states could result in fragmented supervision and burdensome compliance costs for businesses.
European rules on interchange fees are being criticised for missing the ideal window to regulate the advance of fintech companies in the payments market.
In an industry where innovation is generally supported and encouraged, PaymentsCompliance speaks to Hetti Lump, a senior associate at Cobalt law firm, about what impact, if any, the revised Payment...
The Council of the European Union has called for immediate amendments to the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (4th AMLD), and if necessary to the Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2), as it...
Despite boasting a thriving, high-tech payments sector, with some of Europe’s leading mobile money platforms, Poland’s hostile regulatory environment has created an uncertain future for non-bank...
The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is asking the industry how its current guidance measures up ahead of the transposition of EU payment reforms into national law. 
What it lacks in size, Estonia more than makes up for in ambition. One of the smallest countries in the EU, it is the perfect canvas for Brussels to prove incoming payment reforms can truly level...
As mobile payment and fintech firms continue to make steady progress in Spain, EU payment reforms have been widely praised for providing the industry with much-needed legal clarity.
PaymentsCompliance talks to Klára Kubáňová, an associate in banking and finance at Dentons’ Prague office, about how the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) should bring a level playing field...
Czech regulators are playing down the impact the new EU payment reforms will have on the country’s industry, despite concerns that the rules could prove burdensome for many providers.

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