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CMA Green Light On PayPal-iZettle Merger Reveals A Sector In Flux
1st May 2019 | Written by:
UK competition authorities have given preliminary approval to the merger between PayPal and iZettle, illustrating an increasing convergence between mobile point of sale (mPOS) and traditional card...
New Visa Scheme Rules To Tackle Transaction Abandonment
26th Apr 2019 | Written by:
in The Hague
Visa is introducing new scheme rules that require retailers to keep transaction abandonment rates below a 5 percent threshold, a senior company figure has said.
Australian Payments Industry Self-Regulates Online SCA To Tackle Fraud
19th Mar 2019 | Written by:
The Australian payments industry is on the cusp of rolling out a self-regulatory framework to “solve” spiralling card-not-present fraud by establishing a risk-based approach to strong customer...
Payments Playing Together Drives Financial Inclusion In Ghana
18th Mar 2019 | Written by:
Ghana is banking on the interoperability of its payments systems as the route to greater financial inclusion, as it hopes to integrate various non-bank methods of payments to make it easier for...
EU: Practical Guide: EBA Q&A on PSD2
28th Feb 2019 | Written by:
The European Banking Authority's (EBA) single rulebook Q&A contains information on various regulations and directives to ensure consistent and effective application of the new regulatory...
China: People's Bank Announces Updated Standards on Integrated Circuit Cards
19th Feb 2019 | Written by:
On February 18, 2019, the Science and Technology Department of the People's Bank of China (PBOC) announced updated financial industry standards for the issuance and management of integrated circuit...
PSR Tells Visa To Improve Crisis Messaging After High-Profile Outage
6th Feb 2019 | Written by:
UK authorities have issued draft directions to Visa demanding it improves crisis communications, following criticism of how the card network handled a major technological outage last year.
Ireland: Department of Finance Publishes Report on Benchmarking of Irish Payments Industry
4th Feb 2019 | Written by:
On February 4, 2018, the Irish Department of Finance published the final version of a commissioned report that benchmarks the Irish payments industry. The report analyses the current framework of...
Russia: Central Bank Issues Report on Results of Observations of the National Payment System for 2016-2018
11th Jan 2019 | Written by:
On January 9, 2019, the Central Bank of the Russian Federation (CBR) published a report on the results of observations of the national payment system for 2016-2018. The report provides a review of...
India: Reserve Bank Sets Out Conditions for Card Tokenisation Services
9th Jan 2019 | Written by:
On January 8, 2019, the president of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued a notification addressed to all card payment networks authorised by the bank and operating in the country listing...
Industry Dampens Fears Over 'Soaring' Contactless Fraud
8th Jan 2019 | Written by:
UK industry insiders have downplayed fears that contactless card fraud is rocketing, after questions arose over the accuracy of alarming new figures that were widely reported over the weekend.
2018 in Focus: Payments in Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa
21st Dec 2018 | Written by:
Despite the diversity of the Asian, Pacific, African and Middle Eastern markets, in all four a clutch of similar trends emerged around regulatory innovation and taking advantage of emerging...
US: Payments Forum Issues Guidelines for Contactless ATM Transactions for ATM Owners and Operators
20th Dec 2018 | Written by:
On December 20, 2018, the U.S. Payments Forum, a cross-industry body focused on addressing issues that require broad cooperation and coordination across many participants in the payments industry,...
EMVCo Updates EMV 3-D Secure Specification
14th Dec 2018 | Written by:
On December 14, 2018, EMVCo, in line with its vision to facilitate worldwide interoperability and acceptance of secure payment transactions, released an updated version of the EMV® 3-D Secure (3DS)...
European Payments Council Releases 2018 Payment Threats and Fraud Trends Report
30th Nov 2018 | Written by:
On November 29, 2018, the European Payments Council (EPC) released its 2018 report on payment threats and fraud trends, reflecting on developments concerning security threats and fraud in the...
Bahrain: Central Bank Standardises Merchant Presented QR Code Specifications
14th Nov 2018 | Written by:
On November 13, 2018, the Central Bank of Bahrain announced the standardisation of the specifications in regard to the merchant presented quick response code (QR code) used by all participants in...
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