A consortium of thousands of banks has offered to “compromise” with regulators over third-party access rules, as the EU-wide screen scraping row shows no sign of abating.
Denmark strengthens its AML laws; the UK pushes sanctions reforms but scraps fraud overhaul; the European Central Bank moves ahead with establishing a new settlement service for instant payments;...
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has published a discussion note called "Fintech and Financial Services: Initial Considerations", which provides a framework on how fintech might be able to...
Fintechs and card schemes in Poland are questioning national authorities’ approach to authorisation timelines, surcharging and consumer protection under the revised Payment Services Directive ...
The UK’s open banking project should be expanded to create an industry-led payment scheme for third-party providers, according to proposals from one of the country’s high-street banks.
Fintech companies have asked the European Commission to develop a flexible and proportionate approach to licensing and the opportunity to passport freely across the EU.
Lawyers have backed Irish government attempts to lure the European Banking Authority (EBA) to Dublin, touting the possible move as a “terrific boon” to the payments industry.
On June 15, 2017 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced a consultation on proposed amendments to its prepaid rule which would change requirements for resolving errors on...
European and national member state authorities are conflicted over how the union should supervise and legislate cross-sector financial technology firms.
New research has suggested that the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) will prove a catalyst for instant transfers overtaking cards as the dominant means of payment in the EU.
The United States is diverging on Bitcoin regulation; the EBA outlines its fintech ambitions in its annual report; Europol carries out another raid on a card fraud gang; Singapore looks to...
Payments innovators have praised the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) regulatory sandbox programme after it unveiled the second batch of successful applicants.
Industry groups have warned UK regulators there will be no way of knowing whether third-party fintechs are authorised providers or fraudsters once the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2)...
Influential European banking groups are pressing ahead with the creation of “harmonised and interoperable” third-party interfaces, despite ongoing uncertainty at EU level. 
Mastercard and the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford have published a paper on developing mobile biometrics in financial services, creating guidelines that aim to help...
Ireland’s central bank is refusing to ease licensing requirements to attract firms seeking a new home after Brexit, insisting there is no need to join a “regulatory race to the bottom”.

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