On September 6, 2019, the Malta Financial Service Authority (MFSA) published its three-year strategic plan for 2019-2021, focusing on strengthening the MFSA and preparing for the next generation of...
Awareness of money laundering and terrorist financing risks among smaller money service operators in Hong Kong has been criticised as lacklustre by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
Ireland’s central bank has urged financial institutions not to put “blind faith” in automated systems that are widely used to conduct transaction monitoring.
On September 6, 2019, the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) published Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Guidelines for the Financial Sector. ...
On September 2, 2019, the Ministry of Finance published a report by the steering committee on fintech-related issues. ...
The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has hit out at the enablers of an “epidemic” of fraud, led by a surge in investment scams that are largely peddled online.
South Africa is looking to South-East Asia as inspiration for the next phase of its payments development, drawing lessons from hands-on intervention by the region’s national authorities.
On September 2, 2019, a new regulation, the Submission of Statistical Data on Fraud Related to Different Payment Methods, from the Ministry of Finance was published in the Official Gazette of...
The Bank of England (BoE) published Staff Working Paper No. 818 The impact of Brexit on UK firms. 
The Brazilian Securities Commission (CVM) has opened a public consultation to regulate the experimental regulatory environment known as a “sandbox”.
The Central Bank of the Russian Federation (CBR) has published the details of tariffs applicable when paying for goods and services through the Faster Payment System (FPS). ...
On August 29, 2019, the Ministry of Finance published draft amendments it is proposing to a series of acts to strengthen measures against money laundering and terrorist financing. The draft...
On August 29, 2019, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced that it will start to accept applications for new digital bank licences. ...
The General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation 2016/679), also known as the GDPR, significantly increases the responsibilities and obligations for payments businesses in how they collect and...
UK e-money firm Moorwand is facing claims from alleged investment fraud victims that it processed payments for two online trading scams, an investigation by PaymentsCompliance has found.
E-wallet providers in the UK say they are ready to work with the country’s gambling regulator after it threatened to restrict betting using any payment method that could be funded by credit card.

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