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U.S. Merchants Claim EMV Shift Boosted Fraud Risk
25th Apr 2016 | Written by:
American card networks and issuing banks have been accused of bungling the switch to the EMV card standard last October, putting consumers and merchants at greater risk of fraud.
Christopher M. Achatz
Tougher Identification Checks On Prepaid Cards Incoming
13th Apr 2016 | Written by:
“It’s an expensive time to be in the prepaid card space,” one New York lawyer notes as yet more guidance is handed down by U.S. regulators.
US: Guidance to Issuing Banks on Applying CIP Requirements to Holders of Prepaid Cards
22nd Mar 2016 | Written by:
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, the National Credit Union Administration and the Office of the...
India Card Fee Proposals Risk Industry Backlash
11th Mar 2016 | Written by:
Proposals from India’s top financial regulator to skim card revenue and fund a payments industry “poised for significant growth” are well-meaning, experts have said, but likely to face resistance.
UAE Processing Giant ‘In Talks’ With Iran Banks
8th Mar 2016 | Written by:
The largest payments processor in the Middle East and Africa, Network International, is exploring ways to connect with some of Iran’s largest banks following an easing of international sanctions.
Weekly News In Brief: March 4, 2016
4th Mar 2016 | Written by:
This week's news in brief including Europol's announcement that eight countries have collaborated in the first cross-border action against money muling; Saudi Arabia's plans to boost the e-commerce...
Weekly News In Brief: February 19, 2016
19th Feb 2016 | Written by:
This week’s payments news in brief, including Apple Pay launching in China; Amazon acquiring Indian payments firm EMVANTAGE; American Express announcing $1bn in cuts; Peru launching its national e...
Weekly News In Brief: January 29, 2016
29th Jan 2016 | Written by:
This week's industry news in brief, including cancelled remittance registrations, fines and penalties and moves from the UK, the US, Australia and Nepal.
PSR Unveils Interchange Fee Regulation Plans
2nd Dec 2015 | Written by:
The UK Payment Systems Regulator has today published proposals regarding how it will regulate the new EU rules on interchange fees.
Contactless Card Data Warning Following Breach
6th Nov 2015 | Written by:
Financial institutions should avoid putting too much personal data about customers on contactless credit cards after seven banks were ordered to recall cards that breached security guidelines.
U.S. EMV Transition Goes Live, Wider Regulation ‘Unlikely’, Experts Say
1st Oct 2015 | Written by:
On a landmark day for the U.S. payment industry, the implementation of tougher card security begins in earnest today as experts believe federal legislation to enforce the transition is highly...
Card Security Laws Would Be Costly Mistake, Say Bankers
21st Aug 2015 | Written by:
U.S. financial institutions have stepped up their campaign to stop new card payment security systems becoming legally mandatory after claiming that enforcing existing technology would be a “costly...
Osborne Outlines Interchange Fee Approach
28th Jul 2015 | Written by:
UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has outlined the proposed approach to capping interchange fees for card payments, ahead of new European guidelines later this year.
US: The CFPB’s Proposal to Regulate Prepaid Accounts
In December 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a proposed rule to regulate prepaid accounts, which would amend provisions of both Regulation E and Regulation Z. Rick...
MasterCard Faces Data Breach Court Case After Settlement Deal Fails
29th May 2015 | Written by:
Lawyers have pledged to get financial institutions “proper compensation” for a major retail data breach which cost hundreds of millions of dollars after an initial settlement was thrown out.
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