On September 12, 2019, the Central Bank of Brazil issued a press release on principles it would like to see taken into account by authorised financial institutions for the promotion of financial...
Cash machine operators in the UK have argued that ATM interchange fees should be set through an independent cost study, after regulators launched discussions of whether the funding model should be...
On June 6, 2019, the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) released a consultation paper titled “Considering the incentives to deploy free-to-use ATMs in the LINK network — Review of the structure of...
On September 2, 2019, the Ministry of Finance published a report by the steering committee on fintech-related issues. ...
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.
Scottish officials are calling on the UK’s Payment Systems Regulator to block further cuts to interchange fees on cash withdrawals, but the authority says it is already taking the necessary action.
On August 23, 2019, the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV), the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on...
On August 19, 2019, the Australian Treasury released its Financial Services Royal Commission Implementation Roadmap, which is part of its commitment to take action on all 76 recommendations...
On August 17, 2019, Bank Indonesia launched a Quick Response (QR) Code standard for payments through server-based e-money applications, electronic wallets and mobile banking known as QR Code...
On August 14, 2019, the Romanian Financial Supervisory Authority (ASF) announced the launch of the FinTech Hub project, which is designed to create an institutional framework for improving the...
On August 13, 2019, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) published the final enabling framework for the regulatory sandbox. The main objective of the regulatory sandbox is to enable market participants...
On June 11, 2019, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy released a consultation paper setting out its proposals derived from the smart data review carried out to examine how...
On July 24, 2019, the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) released a consultation paper seeking views in relation to its research into cash access, its use by consumers and acceptance by small...
On July 23, 2019, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) released a draft guidance paper on the fair treatment of vulnerable customers, aiming to provide clarity on its expectations regarding the...
A report compiled for finance ministers of the world’s largest economies has taken a strict line on Facebook’s mooted Libra payment system, warning that “significant work” will be needed before any...
Facebook’s Libra has the potential to shake up a global remittances market long in need of reform, experts believe, but much will hinge on the opinions of a diverse array of regulators in...

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