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Banks Must Confirm Payment Execution To Third Parties, Says EBA
15th Jun 2018 | Written by:
The European Banking Authority (EBA) has insisted banks cannot withhold information from third-party providers if it is necessary for them to carry out payment initiation services.
Authorities Propose New Guidelines On PSD2 ‘Fallback’ Exemption
14th Jun 2018 | Written by:
The European Banking Authority (EBA) has attempted to resolve conflict around third-party account access, drafting new guidelines on the standards banks’ interfaces would have to meet under...
EBA Clarifies Strong Authentication Rules After Industry Confusion
14th Jun 2018 | Written by:
The EU’s top banking and payments regulator has responded to confusion over impending strong authentication rules for contactless card transactions, whitelisting and exemptions based on fraud rates.
UK Promises Open Banking Improvements As Payment Initiators Complain
8th Jun 2018 | Written by:
The overseer of the UK’s open banking initiative has promised “imminent” upgrades to application programming interface (API) standards, amid complaints from payment initiators that existing models...
In Depth: Mastercard Prepares For Post-PSD2 ‘World Without Cards’
7th Jun 2018 | Written by:
Mastercard has unveiled its strategy for keeping pace with Europe’s changing payments landscape, setting out plans to introduce a scheme-like bundle of services for non-card transactions.
Role Of Data Aggregators Still Unclear Under PSD2, Experts Warn
1st Jun 2018 | Written by:
Legal experts, industry insiders and regulators have weighed in on the role of intermediary data aggregators in Europe’s open banking regime, an area of ongoing uncertainty.
Open Banking Stuttering Due To Poor APIs, Claim UK Fintechs
23rd May 2018 | Written by:
Fintechs in the UK are calling for changes to the country’s open banking regime, after complaints that application programming interfaces (APIs) currently on the market are offering a poor user...
Europol Uncovers Fuel Card Fraud Ring
16th May 2018 | Written by:
European law enforcement authorities have dismantled a fraud ring specialising in counterfeiting fuel cards, with the group believed to have stolen more than €500,000.
In Depth: Swedish Fintechs Jostle With Banks As PSD2 Finally Arrives
10th May 2018 | Written by:
A four-month wait is over for Swedish third-party providers, as the country’s delayed transposition of the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) opens the floodgates to a host of potential new...
PSD2: Brussels Group Tells Banks Not To Rely On ‘Redirect’
9th May 2018 | Written by:
An influential Brussels-based industry group has advised financial institutions to offer a full range of authentication methods to users of third-party providers, part of attempts to end long...
Open Banking Grows As More Third Parties Hit UK Market
3rd May 2018 | Written by:
The UK’s nascent payment initiation market continues to shown signs of expansion, after the Financial Conduct Authority granted two more firms authorisation.
In Depth: Making The PSD2 ‘Spare Wheel’ Work In Practice
18th Apr 2018 | Written by:
Suggestions that some institutions might opt not to build a fallback access interface for third-party providers — a controversial feature of incoming EU security rules — have given rise to...
In Depth: Industry Grapples With PSD2 ‘Spare Wheel’ Dilemma
17th Apr 2018 | Written by:
Last-gasp changes to EU security rules have left account providers with a dilemma: whether to channel resources into building a top quality application programming interface (API); or split...
PSD2: Clarity On APIs Coming Soon, Says Industry Group
13th Apr 2018 | Written by:
A Brussels-based industry group is "making headway" on efforts to provide clarity to banks, third-party providers and regulators on the standards that application programming interfaces (API) will...
Open Banking Could Be ‘Slipstream’ For Fraudsters, Experts Warn
12th Apr 2018 | Written by:
Influential industry figures in the UK have raised the alarm over the possibility of open banking innovations making it easier for fraudsters to gain access to victims’ payment accounts.
In Depth: French Senate Pushes For PSD2 Expansion
4th Apr 2018 | Written by:
French legislators are under pressure to broaden national implementation of the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2), so that third-party access to non-payment accounts is brought under...
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