PSD2 entered into force on January 13, 2018 repealing Directive 2007/64/EC (PSD1).  The revised Payment Services Directive (Directive (EU) 2015/2366), also known as PSD2, introduced new obligations...
The Ministry of Economy and Business has published Royal Decree 736/2019, of December 20, on the legal regime of payment services and payment entities, which modifies Royal Decree 778/2012, of May...
The Norwegian gambling regulator has confirmed that new powers to prevent overseas-based online gambling sites from accepting payments in Norway will come into effect on January 1, 2020.
The EU is set to introduce a new sanctions regime targeting perpetrators of human rights violations, after Hungarian officials agreed to drop their veto on the proposed reforms.
A boom in payments infrastructure in Nigeria has laid the groundwork for the country to emulate the rise of mobile betting in Kenya — although market experts warn that a matching regulatory...
Six European countries have announced they are joining the INSTEX payments instrument facilitating trade with Iran, widening the total number of participants to nine.
The Lithuanian Gambling Supervisory Authority (LGSA) has said it will apply to the Vilnius Regional Administrative Court to grant it the right to issue legally binding website and payment blocking...
Payments firms in the Netherlands have gained more time to prepare for new requirements around illegal online gambling, after lawmakers declared a six-month delay to the introduction of the Remote...
The European Banking Authority's (EBA) single rulebook Q&A contains information on various regulations and directives to ensure consistent and effective application of the new regulatory...
Casinos, one of the last redoubts of cash-centric retail in the United States, are turning the corner to new payment methods as compliance pressure and customer expectation builds.
Pakistan has been granted a further lifeline by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to avoid being added to a notorious group of blacklisted jurisdictions, as the global standards-setting body...
A Turkish bank is fighting back against sanctions evasion charges by U.S. officials, dismissing the allegations as legal overreach and claiming they are motivated by a desire to punish the country...
Italy’s new-look government has tabled a series of measures designed to encourage uptake of non-cash payments, pressure retailers into accepting cards and make it harder for individuals to evade tax.
Payment providers operating in Italy could be forced to block transactions with unlicensed gambling operators on pain of fines of up to €1.3m, according to a leaked draft law.
The UK sanctions watchdog has said it is mulling several cases in which it may impose fines as it recorded a slump in the value of possible breaches that were self-reported by firms last year.
The head of Sweden’s online gambling trade association has called on payments providers to stop working with unlicensed operators in a bid to protect the reputation of regulated gambling firms.

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