Details of the review of the Exchange Settlement Account System (“ESAS”) and NZClear Securities Settlement System can be found here.The Reserve Bank released a consultation paper: Strategic Review...
Rodolfo Marco Torres, minister of economy, finance and public banking, and Nelson Merentes, the central bank president, announced on February 10, 2015 the new system which will be "totally free",...
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev issued a decree approved a regulation on the system "Payment ASAN" the last 12 Feb 2015.
Central Bank launch second phase of the electronic money system (SDE) allowing users to set up accounts and it will begin acting as a real means of payment.The system launched in December 2014 is...
Mr David Bailey director of the financial Market Infrastructure, Bank of England, gave a speech at the Westminster Forum seminar on the future of payments systems.
Crowdfunding has emerged as a way to raise new financing and funding streams, and is being used increasingly in both developed and emerging countries. However, the development of crowdfunding...
As many countries in Asia are moving towards cashless societies, regulatory reforms in mobile payments, crypto-currencies and digital payment solutions are being introduced or implemented. This...
U.S. banking watchdogs are consulting on a state-by-state regulation of crypto-currencies, a move which legal experts believe is the first step towards controlled use of Bitcoin.
Australia’s financial services regulator has said Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies are not financial products, and a licence will not be required to operate a digital currency trading platform.
MasterCard has criticised the UK government’s decision to include it within the regulatory scope of the new industry watchdog while discounting smaller rivals and newer digital players.A Treasury...
The Single Euro Payments Area (or “SEPA”) is the European payments integration initiative which allows citizens, businesses and public authorities to make and receive payments in euro under the...
During August 2014, the Australian Taxation Office released guidance on the "Tax treatment of crypto-currencies in Australia – specifically bitcoin". This guidance is found here. 
PaymentsCompliance provides a summary of Regulation (EC) No 924/2009 on cross-border payments.
The UK's payment systems regulator's managing director, Hannah Nixon gave a speech during September 2014 on the PSR and the future of payment systems. 
Grant Spencer, the deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, gave a speech about the bank's perspective on payments on November 11, 2014. The speech traversed the following headline...
Tony Richards Head of Payments Policy Department at the Reserve Bank of Australia gave a speech during June 2014 on the present and future state of payments in Australia.  

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