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Nigeria is planning an overhaul of its mobile money regulations as part of a financial inclusion drive, bolstering the sector with new regulations to encourage investment and make it easier for...
Apple Pay’s launch in Norway has caught the attention of the country’s competition watchdog, as debate heats up over its restrictions on iPhones’ contactless payment technology.
Mobile payments, control over data and platform-based business models are likely to be areas of concern for competition regulators monitoring the fintech sector, according to a study commissioned...
Europol, the Spanish Guardia Civil and the National Police of Colombia have broken up two criminal groups found to have laundered up to €2.5m through virtual currencies, digital wallets and...
On July 10, 2018, Banco de Portugal, the central bank, launched public consultation no. 5/2018, on an instruction paper proposing the main features of its electronic comparison platform. It informs...
The States General of the Netherlands has published its progress on the implementation of the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (4th AMLD), following the consultation carried out by the Dutch...
As a result of continual technological innovation in the Colombian payments system in recent years, the government has sought to promote an efficient market for electronic payments in the country...
On July 6, 2018, the Central Bank of Nigeria launched a public consultation on a policy paper titled “Exposure draft of the national financial inclusion strategy refresh”. The paper updates the...
On July 3, 2018, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published two reports — one assessing the impact of fintech on incumbent credit institutions’ business models and one assessing the prudential...
Europe’s top banking regulator has warned authorities and financial firms over potential issues around mobile wallets such as Apple Pay, citing legal complications, increased risk of cyberattacks...
The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has continued to throw its weight behind blockchain, with nearly half of the firms newly accepted into its regulatory “sandbox” experimenting with the...
Legal experts believe online marketplaces such as Amazon could be made exempt from strong authentication rules, even for transactions involving third-party sellers — but warn that precedent could...
EU officials have downplayed fears that card issuers could be caught in a clash between the incoming ePrivacy regulations and rules on strong authentication for online payments.
On June 8, 2018, the Lithuanian Ministry of Finance released a guidance paper on initial coin offerings (ICO), aiming provide greater legal certainty and transparency in relation to the...
On June 6, 2018, the Bank of Ghana released its Payment Systems Oversight Annual Report for 2017, which reflects on the main changes to the payments system landscape of the country, following a...
Robust data collection and storage, setting up a regulatory sandbox and customer satisfaction are top of the agenda for India’s payments sector, as the central bank continues its push towards a...

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