The Dutch competition regulator is set to probe the impact of US and Chinese big technology firms on the country’s payments market, hinting at concerns their entry into the Netherlands could...
A legal challenge to the constitutionality of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is set to go before the Supreme Court.
The European Parliament has recommended that virtual currency exchanges be scheduled for consideration in a proposed directive to recruit payment providers in the fight against VAT fraud.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has sided with the Treasury Committee on a row over its regulatory perimeter, after the government rejected proposals to give the authority more power over...
The UK could depart from the EU in just two weeks after Prime Minister Boris Johnson agreed a revised withdrawal agreement with his counterparts in Brussels, although it is far from certain...
On October 15, 2019, the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) released proposed amendments to Chapter 11 of the AML/CTF Rules for public consultation. ...
Australian payments and customer authentication provider iSignthis is under the microscope of the country’s stock exchange over its business with the cryptocurrency, foreign exchange and binary...
On October 14, 2019, the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) released a consultation paper on proposed amendments to the Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism Regulations ...
The head of Facebook’s controversial cryptocurrency project has said “intense” regulatory pressure prompted Visa and Mastercard to withdraw from the Libra Association, on the eve of its inaugural...
On October 9, 2019, the government approved the bill amending Act No. 297/2008 Coll. on protection against money laundering and financing of terrorism as well as amendments of certain acts. The...
The UK government has rejected proposals to allow the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) freedom to expand its regulatory scope when required, despite suggestions it lacks the power to ensure...
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued a stern warning to payment and e-money institutions over “unacceptable” practices in safeguarding client funds, as well as around risk governance...
On October 8, 2019, the government published a no-deal readiness report. As the country prepares to leave the European Union on October 31, 2019, the document describes changes if the UK leaves...
On July 23, 2019, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) released a draft guidance paper on the fair treatment of vulnerable customers, aiming to provide clarity on its expectations regarding the...
The EU’s top financial supervisors have urged member states to boost their supervision and understanding of payment and e-money institutions in light of the sectors’ persistent vulnerability to...
On October 4, 2019, the Finnish government announced it had approved a decision on the Cybersecurity Strategy 2019. The strategy is based on the Cybersecurity Strategy 2013 and its purpose is to...

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