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Firms Face 'Patchwork' Of Permissions Regimes As No-Deal Brexit Nears
5th Apr 2019 | Written by:
UK payments firms face a patchwork of options across the EU in case of a hard Brexit, legal experts have warned, with only a handful of member states putting together temporary licensing regimes...
'Damage Is Done': Brexit Relocations Largely Complete, Experts Find
4th Apr 2019 | Written by:
Financial services and trade experts believe the vast majority of UK firms are finally prepared for life after Brexit, having been forced by ongoing political uncertainty to put emergency market...
UK Gamblers Unaware Of Credit Card Fees, Report Claims
2nd Apr 2019 | Written by:
The UK’s Grand National Festival will see unaware gamblers spend £16m on credit card fees, according to research undertaken by TotallyMoney, a UK credit eligibility and comparison firm.
Cannabis Banking Reform Bill Earns Key House Approval
29th Mar 2019 | Written by:
A bill designed to help break the impasse that has long kept legal cannabis businesses in the U.S. from accessing banking services has passed a key step toward approval by the House of...
FCA Extends Brexit Passporting Plans But Political Turmoil Continues
28th Mar 2019 | Written by:
European firms passporting into the UK will have more time to apply for its temporary permissions regime, allowing them to continue operating in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the Financial Conduct...
U.S. Retailers Rail Against Interchange Fees, Transaction Routing After Fed Review
27th Mar 2019 | Written by:
Retail groups in the U.S. have called for tighter restrictions on interchange fees and transaction routing, after a Federal Reserve report suggested falling costs for issuers are not being passed...
UK Regulators Await Government Signal On Protecting Cash
27th Mar 2019 | Written by:
The UK government needs to lay out a clear vision for the future of cash before regulators can begin work to protect the country’s ATM network, a member of the Access to Cash Review working group...
Taiwan: FSC Introduces Draft Bill and Consultation on Financial Innovation Experiment to Prevent Money Laundering and Measures against Terrorism
26th Mar 2019 | Written by:
On March 25, 2019, the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) published a draft bill in parallel with a consultation regarding the development regulations to assist with financial innovation and...
As Prepaid Rule Implementation Nears, Focus Shifts To Enforcement Questions
25th Mar 2019 | Written by:
With the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) long-gestating final rule on prepaid accounts just a week away from implementation, it will soon become clear just how well prepaid card...
Australian Payments Industry Self-Regulates Online SCA To Tackle Fraud
19th Mar 2019 | Written by:
The Australian payments industry is on the cusp of rolling out a self-regulatory framework to “solve” spiralling card-not-present fraud by establishing a risk-based approach to strong customer...
UK: PSR Publishes Decision on Review into 'Day One' Directions and Consultation on Proposed Directions
15th Mar 2019 | Written by:
On March 14, 2019, the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) released a policy statement outlining its decisions regarding changes to the General and Specific Directions originally issued in March 2015 (...
UK Payment Firms Plunged Into 'Unchartered Territory' As Brexit Chaos Deepens
13th Mar 2019 | Written by:
The uncertainty enveloping UK payments firms’ ability to continue doing business in the European Economic Area (EEA) after the UK leaves the EU worsened on Tuesday after a parliament shot down...
Bank Of England Issues Directions To Visa Over System Outage
11th Mar 2019 | Written by:
The Bank of England on Friday directed payments behemoth Visa to fully implement the recommendations of an external report combing the company’s response to a major service outage last year.
European Council Rubber-Stamps Updated Cross-Border Payment Rules
5th Mar 2019 | Written by:
The European Union’s amended cross-border payments law will come into effect in December after the European Council rubber-stamped changes that will reduce fees for cross-border payments involving...
Collective Action Needed To Ease Cross-Border Acquiring, Retailers Say
26th Feb 2019 | Written by:
The time has come for a more coordinated approach to acquiring across Europe and the rest of the world, say experts who claim that even the most nimble fintechs are struggling to navigate the...
Iceland: Ministry of Justice Seeks Feedback on Proposed Regulation on Risk Assessment for Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Purposes
22nd Feb 2019 | Written by:
On February 22, 2019, the Ministry of Justice released a public consultation on a draft regulation with regard to the risk assessment for money laundering and terrorist financing purposes, under...
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