The ongoing revamp of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) could be good news for fintechs looking to play a bigger role in regulatory discussions, experts have said.
South Korean retailers are finalising preparations for a shift to chip cards only, once a three-year implementation period finally comes to an end in July.
The General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation 2016/679), also known as GDPR, will significantly increase the responsibilities and obligations for payments businesses in how they collect and...
The revised Payment Services Directive (Directive (EU) 2015/2366), also known as PSD2, has brought a set of obligations for the European Commission, the European Banking Authority (EBA), EU member...
On February 13, 2018, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) launched a public consultation on proposed guidelines to protect users of electronic payments (e-payments), with a view to...
Malta’s anti-money laundering watchdog has issued new guidance to financial firms to help flag suspicious transactions that may be linked to the funding of terrorism.  
The European Parliament has voted to include Tunisia on a blacklist of countries at high risk of money laundering, despite vocal opposition from concerned parties.
Singapore’s regulator is encouraging its financial sector to use new technology to on-board customers electronically, after proposing a number of amendments to financial crime laws making it...
The chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has suggested that a trade deal benefiting financial services between the UK and EU is still possible after Brexit.
The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has pulled back on enforcement activity after President Trump appointed a new director, but attorneys and regulators say many states have...
The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau's decision to delay, by one year, the implementation of new rules for prepaid cards was met with uncertainty by industry executives and attorneys concerned...
U.S. financial regulatory experts have appealed to lawmakers to create a federal money transmission license, warning that the current patchwork of state regimes has stunted the growth of the...
European authorities have passed encouraging judgement on the state of Ukraine’s financial crime regime, although the report stressed that much remains to be done.
The U.S.’ fearsome consumer protection regulator has long divided opinion over its unapologetically tough approach to the payments industry, but the appointment of Mick Mulvaney as director —...
Following the delegation of powers established in Articles 11 and 12 of Law 170/2016, the Ministry of Economy and Finance has opened a public consultation on planned amendments to Legislative...
On January 22, 2018, the Communications Authority in Kenya announced an interoperability agreement between mobile network operators in the country, following its decision to reduce the costs of...

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