In the build-up to the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) entering into force across EU member states in January 2018, PaymentsCompliance provides practical insight on the regulation of...
EU authorities have issued guidelines to national authorities around tackling money laundering and terrorist financing, although legal experts have downplayed the potential impact on the financial...
A consortium of thousands of banks has offered to “compromise” with regulators over third-party access rules, as the EU-wide screen scraping row shows no sign of abating.
The European Commission has published a supranational risk assessment, a high-level view of financial crime across the EU and the sectors for which it is the greatest threat.
HM Treasury has confirmed that the EU’s 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (4th AMLD) is now in effect in the UK, after last-gasp reforms made it through parliament late last week.
The clock is ticking for Lithuania to transpose the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (4th AMLD) into national law, with experts cautiously optimistic it will be approved before parliament shuts...
Spain is set to miss the transposition deadline of the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (4th AMLD), although legal experts believe punishment from EU authorities is unlikely.
Fintechs and card schemes in Poland are questioning national authorities’ approach to authorisation timelines, surcharging and consumer protection under the revised Payment Services Directive ...
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...
Poland’s e-money sector could face tougher controls under new anti-money laundering (AML) laws, as the country scrambles to implement EU reforms before next week’s deadline.
The fragile UK government has backed the creation of a new legal system aimed at avoiding financial sector fragmentation after Brexit, putting the industry at the centre of negotiations.
Authorities are still at a stalemate over rules forcing Visa and Mastercard to separate their schemes and processing activities, after an underwhelming scrutiny session in the European Parliament.
At the June 2017 plenary meeting, the Article 29 Working Party (WP29) examined the main issues with regard to implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Privacy Shield...
Fintech companies have asked the European Commission to develop a flexible and proportionate approach to licensing and the opportunity to passport freely across the EU.
Lawyers have backed Irish government attempts to lure the European Banking Authority (EBA) to Dublin, touting the possible move as a “terrific boon” to the payments industry.
European and national member state authorities are conflicted over how the union should supervise and legislate cross-sector financial technology firms.

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