The Irish Department of Finance has published a joint consultation paper (CP95) entitled "Funding the Cost of Financial Regulation". The regulator is consulting on changing the current approach to...
Jersey's government has said shielding itself from money laundering risks is its main priority as it seeks opinion on how to regulate virtual currency activities.
This week's payments industry news in brief, featuring Apple Pay in the UK, Jersey's approach to Bitcoin, Alipay's peer-to-peer move, the latest on the Greece saga, a UK payment consultation ending...
The European Securities and Markets Authority's (ESMA) issues a Guide on the Application of AML Rules to Investment-Based Crowdfunding with aims to promote common supervisory approaches and...
The Australian Payments Council calls for community viewpoints to shape the future of Australian payments. This consultation paper proposes a set of categories — resilience, efficiency,...
The Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) has published a document, “Strategic analysis brief politically exposed persons, corruption and foreign bribery”,  which provides...
The Netherlands has released draft legislation expanding its national surveillance programme, prompting concern that payment information, including Bitcoin transactions, could fall under its scope.
The Puerto Rican Department of Treasury announced the approbation of Act No.42 on June 23, 2015. The act aims to reduce tax evasion in services that commonly only accept cash; now all professional...
The Payment Systems Regulator's (PSR) first annual report contains a summary of the work completed by the regulator in 2014/15 and projections for the period 2015/16, including:A summary of the...
The Chinese government released a new National Security Law on July 1, 2015. The law constitutes President Xi Jinping’s vision of national security and the interpretation of threats to the...
Ravi Menon, the managing director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), gave a speech at the Global Technology Law Conference in Singapore on June 29, 2015, in which he discusses the way...
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has issued guidance which focuses on applying a risk-based approach to money laundering and terrorist financing (ML/TF) risks associated with virtual currency...
John E. Smith, the acting director of the Office of Foreign Control (OFAC), gave a speech at The Changing Sanctions Landscape: Past, Present and Future event at Venable LLP, Washington, D.C. on...
Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank (ECB), gave a speech at the TARGET2-Securities (T2S) launch celebration at MUBA in Milan on July 2, 2015. As Draghi explained, TS2 is a ...
The German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) published its annual report for 2014 on June 30, 2015. The annual report includes the current risk situation in financial markets and the...
The Australian Transcation Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) has signed memoranda of understanding with Russia, Bahrain and the Turks and Caicos Islands to help strengthen its capacity to...

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