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PSD2: Tracking the Implementation at EU and Country Levels
20th Jun 2018 | 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...
High Wire Act Ahead For Online, Mobile Sports Betting
18th Jun 2018 | Written by:
in Los Angeles
Just a month after the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision overturning a federal ban on sports gambling, sportsbooks are already getting up and running at brick and mortar locations in Delaware...
GDPR: Tracking the Implementation at Country Level
14th Jun 2018 | Written by:
The General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation 2016/679), also known as GDPR, will significantly increase the responsibilities and obligations for payments businesses in how they collect and...
Norway Readies Payment Blocking Rules, Approves Vipps Merger
6th Jun 2018 | Written by:
Norwegian authorities are pressing ahead with plans to strengthen payment blocking controls as part of efforts to crack down on offshore gambling operators.
U.S. Payroll Cards: Calm Before The Regulatory Storm
30th May 2018 | Written by:
in Los Angeles
The waters for U.S. prepaid payroll cards have calmed considerably in the past year after a tumultuous period of court cases and negative press, but experts anticipate the sector may not have...
Financial Sector Needs 'Educating' On U.S. Sports-Betting Reforms
25th May 2018 | Written by:
Excitement continues for payment companies eyeing new gambling business lines as New Jersey and Delaware roll out their sports-betting markets, but challenges persist in changing the perception of...
Iran Sanctions Muddle Leaves Financial Sector At Crossroads
21st May 2018 | Written by:
European payments firms may soon find themselves having to make a hard choice when it comes to dealings with Iran, as conflicting approaches from either side of the Atlantic come to a head.
In Depth: Member States Too Slow On Terror Financing, Says FATF
18th May 2018 | Written by:
Despite a raft of urgent EU regulatory reforms aimed at tackling terrorist financing, officials remain concerned about a lack of visible progress at member state level — with cash, prepaid cards...
India's Central Bank Braces For Legal Challenges Over Cryptocurrency Ban
26th Apr 2018 | Written by:
The Reserve Bank of India is expected to face fresh legal action over its shock order that financial firms cut off services to cryptocurrency firms and users.
Norway Consults On Payment Blocking Reforms
23rd Apr 2018 | Written by:
The Norwegian gambling watchdog has launched a consultation on new legislation that aims to strengthen payment blocking measures for transactions involving unlicensed gambling operators.
Lithuania Consults on the Transposition of PSD2
18th Apr 2018 | 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...
Brazil: Central Bank Publishes Resolution to Stimulate Competition in Payment Services
6th Apr 2018 | Written by:
On April 4, 2018 the National Monetary Council approved and published Resolution no. 4.649/18, proposed by the central bank, which prohibits commercial banks from restricting access to payment...
Portugal: Consultation on the Implementation of PSD2
5th Apr 2018 | 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)...
Germany Prepaid Industry Claims Payment Blocking Unlawful
2nd Mar 2018 | Written by:
An influential prepaid association in Germany has rallied behind legal arguments that restrictions on payment firms servicing unauthorised online gambling operators violate data protection rules.
Bank for International Settlements Issues Report on Cross-Border Retail Payments
16th Feb 2018 | Written by:
On February 16, 2018, the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures of the Bank for International Settlements released a report on cross-border retail payments, informing of the challenges...
Visa Denies Blanket Ban On Crypto Partnerships
22nd Jan 2018 | Written by:
Visa has denied suggestions it will block scheme access to any financial firm involved in cryptocurrencies, after its decision to deny access to a Gibraltar-based card issuer.
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