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Hong Kong Denies ATM Reforms Imminent
10th Aug 2017 | Written by:
Hong Kong’s financial regulator has denied suggestions it will introduce new rules requiring cash machine operators to carry out face recognition checks on consumers.
Lithuania Consults on the Transposition of PSD2
3rd Aug 2017 | Written by:
The Ministry of Finance and the Bank of Lithuania are inviting responses to 15 questions regarding the implementation of the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2), which will be transposed via...
Portugal: Consultation on the Implementation of PSD2
28th Jul 2017 | Written by:
Banco de Portugal, the central bank, has published a public consultation on the framework of the transposition of Directive 2015/2366, also known as the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2)....
PSD2: Tracking the Implementation at EU and Country Levels
20th Jul 2017 | Written by:
The revised Payment Services Directive (Directive (EU) 2015/2366), also known as PSD2, has brought a set of obligations for the European Commission, the European Banking Authority (EBA), EU member...
Bulgaria: ECB Opinion on Draft Amendment to Law on Limitation of Cash Payments
13th Jul 2017 | Written by:
The European Central Bank (ECB) has published its opinion on the Bulgarian draft law which will limit cash payments in the country. The draft law proposes reducing the threshold for cash payments...
Mainland UnionPay Cards Forced To Use Macau ‘Big Brother’ ATMs
4th Jul 2017 | Written by:
Martin John Williams
The Monetary Authority of Macau has instructed ATM operators to refuse cash withdrawal services to China UnionPay customers from mainland China if their ATMs do not allow face-recognition...
Brazil: New Reporting Rules for Cash Withdrawals and Prepaid Cards
3rd Jul 2017 | Written by:
Banco Central do Brasil, the central bank of Brazil, has issued Circular No. 3.839/2017, which amends the procedures to be followed by financial institutions in operations involving cash resources...
Ukraine: Central Bank Approves Amendments to Ease Foreign Exchange Controls
20th Jun 2017 | Written by:
The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has announced that it is going to make it easier for banks and their customers to carry out transactions involving currency valuables and that it will begin to...
Binary Ban Put To Israeli Cabinet
19th Jun 2017 | Written by:
Israel’s Cabinet was presented with legislation over the weekend which will bar retail financial trading companies working out of the country from offering binary options to overseas customers as...
Remittance Giants Speak Out On De-Risking
7th Jun 2017 | Written by:
Banks that refuse to do business with the cross-border remittance sector are opening themselves up to greater risk, according to the head of one of the world’s top money transfer firms.
Fresh Criticism Of Cash Limits In Portugal
6th Jun 2017 | Written by:
Further concerns have emerged with regard to Portugal’s proposed limit on cash payments, following the European Central Bank’s (ECB) lukewarm reception to the draft laws last week.
ECB Wary Over Proposed Portuguese Cash Limits
31st May 2017 | Written by:
The European Central Bank (ECB) has warned that a pair of draft laws in Portugal which are seeking to put limits on cash payments in the country could be damaging for financial inclusion.
Payment Blocking A Success, Proclaims Norway Gambling Regulator
26th May 2017 | Written by:
Norwegian regulators are claiming success in their efforts to block payments to unlicensed online gambling companies, with three of the top five payments processors confirming that they have...
Paysafe Challenged On Gambling Risk In Turkey, China
25th May 2017 | Written by:
Digital payments giant Paysafe has once again found itself under fire from an enigmatic short-seller which has published contested claims relating to the payment provider’s activity in the Turkish...
U.S. Extends Sanctions Linked To Syrian Regime
18th May 2017 | Written by:
The U.S. has added four individuals linked to the Syrian government to its list of sanctioned entities, with the financial sector warned to watch out for attempts to move funds out of the country.
UK: BoE Consults on Next Generation of Real-Time Gross Settlement System
9th May 2017 | Written by:
The Bank of England (BoE) has published its proposal for the next generation of the Real-Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) system. The consultation paper, called “A new RTGS service for the United...
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