On August 18, 2017, Worldpay published data analysis on mobile contactless payments made in the UK in first half 2017....
South Korea has tabled legislation proposing to create a regulatory framework for virtual currencies, potentially bringing a host of businesses under supervision from authorities for the first...
Predictions that technological and regulatory reforms could propel account-to-account payments ahead of traditional card transactions may have been understated, experts believe — providing...
CGAP, the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor, a global partnership of organisations that seek to advance financial inclusion at the World Bank, has published a market and regulatory assessment...
Swiss authorities are treading softly around how the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) will affect the country’s established regulatory system, leaving domestic third parties to operate in...
Emerging payments providers have cheered Canadian plans to overhaul the country’s stilted regulatory framework, despite some experts suggesting it is banks that have the most to gain from the...
On March 23, 2017 the European Commission launched a public consultation called “Fintech: a more competitive and innovative European financial sector”, seeking views from stakeholders to further...
The National Bank of Ukraine has announced that it has initiated a dialogue with the Ministry of Finance, the State Fiscal Service, the State Financial Monitoring Service, the National Securities...
On August 3, 2017 Mastercard filed a patent application to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for the creation of refund services for digital currency....
Germany has completed the transposition of the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2), expanding the ban on surcharging and maintaining a hardline approach to exemptions.
European officials have denied rumours that a decision has already been made to abandon the “spare wheel” account access plan, part of security rules accompanying the second Payment Services...
Singapore’s new Payments Council will seek to further the position of e-money in the economy, but will be a far less powerful institution than that originally envisioned by the Monetary Authority...
A majority of British consumers are concerned about sharing account data with third parties under the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2), according to new research.
The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has published a warning addressed to the general public regarding virtual currencies, following recent articles in the media referring to the...
The UK industry group tasked with revamping the country’s underlying payments infrastructure has revealed how it will implement its ambitious reform strategy.   
Industry groups are hoping to fill a gap left by European regulators and create hi-tech registers of authorised third parties, after concerns that incoming reforms might heighten the risk of fraud.

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