On May 9, 2019, the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) initiated a follow-up consultation on confirmation of payee (CoP), including its revised approach alongside the legal text of the proposed...
On July 18, 2018, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) published the Open API Framework for the Hong Kong Banking Sector, which consists of a directional guide for the local banking industry to...
On July 30, 2019, the Bank of Italy published provisions on the subject of adequate customer verification to combat money laundering and terrorist financing with the aim of implementing the 4th...
On January 23, 2019, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) launched a ten-week consultation seeking feedback on its proposed crypto-assets guidance. The consultation paper comes as a response to...
On July 30, 2019, the Bank of Italy published information on new services for accessing payment accounts under the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2)....
On July 29, 2019, the Russian Electronic Money and Remittance Association (REMA) published a statement in regard to amendments to payments legislation which bans depositing to anonymous electronic...
On July 29, 2019, the European Commission published a communication titled “Equivalence in the area of financial services”, which sets out the EU’s comprehensive approach on, and how the commission...
On July 26, 2019, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published responses to a fourth set of issues (XIV to XX) raised by participants of the EBA working group on application programming...
On March 29, 2019, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) launched the beta phase of its sandbox, aiming to support companies using personal data in their effort to create more innovative...
On July 26, 2019, the Australian government launched a public consultation on the Currency (Restrictions on the Use of Cash) Bill 2019, which, as noted in the explanatory memorandum, introduces...
On July 26, 2019, the European Credit Sector Associations (ECSAs), the European Third Party Providers Association (ETPPA) and the Financial Data and Technology Association (FDATA) issued a joint...
On July 24, 2019, the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) released a consultation paper seeking views in relation to its research into cash access, its use by consumers and acceptance by small...
On July 23, 2019, the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) announced by way of a circular that the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) has published revisions to the Implementing...
On July 22, 2019, the National Crime Agency (NCA) published its annual report and accounts for 2018-19. The National Strategic Tasking and Coordination Group (NSTCG) has determined that based on...
On July 23, 2019, the Ministry of Finance published an inter-ministerial committee report, along with the draft Banning Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill 2019. A high...
On July 19, 2019, HM Treasury published a regulatory coordination call for evidence on the Financial Services Future Regulatory Framework Review. The regulatory framework provides the overall...

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