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Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS)
UK Budget 2018: Retailers Urge Government To Boost Third Parties, Cut Card Costs
26th Oct 2018 | Written by:
A major British retail group has called on the government to use next week’s budget as a platform for injecting greater competition into the payments sector, by supporting emerging third-party...
Banks 'Treating APIs As Compliance Exercise', Claims Paysafe
23rd Oct 2018 | Written by:
Too many banks are treating the development of application programming interfaces (APIs) as a compliance exercise, hampering uptake of third-party payment services, industry insiders have argued.
EU: Practical Guide: Regulatory Technical Standards on Strong Customer Authentication – Part One
19th Oct 2018 | Written by:
This is the first part of a practical guide on the regulatory technical standards on strong customer authentication and common and secure open standards of communication, providing information on...
PSD2: European Commission Should Demand More From APIs, Retailers Argue
18th Oct 2018 | Written by:
Two influential retail groups have written to the European Commission to appeal for a “workable compromise” on third-party account access, as the rift between banks and fintechs shows little sign...
European Legislators Playing Catch-Up On Payment Fraud Rules, Says MEP
15th Oct 2018 | Written by:
European parliamentarian Ashley Fox has accused legislators of drafting rules on strong authentication that — less than a year ahead of their introduction — are already lagging behind the payments...
PSD2: UK Banks Told To Support 'App-To-App Redirection'
10th Oct 2018 | Written by:
UK financial institutions have been instructed to support an additional authentication model for open banking, based on redirecting the end user between two different mobile apps.
PSD2: Banks Wary Over Non-Payment Account Access
2nd Oct 2018 | Written by:
European banks have admitted they are unsure about how third-party access to non-payment accounts will be managed under incoming security rules, with fintechs insisting credential sharing is here...
PSD2: Clock Ticking For Banks Seeking 'Fallback' Exemption, Warns FCA
18th Sep 2018 | Written by:
The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has warned banks, credit card providers and e-money institutions against waiting too long to seek approval for their dedicated third-party access interface.
PSD2: Fintechs Launch Last-Ditch Assault On 'Redirect' Model
14th Sep 2018 | Written by:
A host of payment providers and industry groups have urged the European Banking Authority to rethink its stance on the “redirect” authentication model for users of third-party providers.
PSD2: Banks Battle EU Proposals On Public Data Disclosure
11th Sep 2018 | Written by:
Influential banking groups have urged Europe’s top financial regulator to withdraw draft rules that would force them to publish data on the performance of all online and mobile banking platforms.
PSD2: Dutch Parliamentarians Call For 'Consent Dashboard'
7th Sep 2018 | Written by:
Lawmakers in the Netherlands have touted the idea of a consent dashboard to be implemented by banks to help consumers manage access permissions given to third-party providers.
Frustrated European Central Bank Quits API Working Group
6th Sep 2018 | Written by:
Fresh from its scathing criticism of the banking sector, the European Central Bank (ECB) has left its post as an observer within a Brussels-based working group tackling issues around third-party...
European Payments Council Issues Terms of Reference for API Evaluation Group
5th Sep 2018 | Written by:
On September 4, 2018 the European Payments Council published the terms of reference for the Application Programming Interface (API) Evaluation Group, which have been approved by its members. The...
European Banks 'Flabbergasted' At ECB Criticism Of PSD2 Resistance
5th Sep 2018 | Written by:
Banks in Europe have defended their approach to innovation after a European Central Bank (ECB) policymaker blamed the dominance of US and Chinese payments giants in the region on the defensive...
PSD2: German Fintechs Lie In Wait As Regulator Issues First Third-Party Approval
17th Aug 2018 | Written by:
The impact of the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) is beginning to take hold in Germany after the local regulator issued its first third-party licence, with around 20 more applications...
Divisions Surface Over PSD2 ‘Fallback’ Guidelines
15th Aug 2018 | Written by:
An influential banking stakeholder group has backed the European Banking Authority’s authority not to declare “redirection” an obstacle to third parties, but admitted its members are divided on how...
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