The Bank of Lithuania has launched a consultation on basic payment services and the methodology for setting the price threshold for them. The three-week consultation is looking for views on:The...
WorldRemit, a cross-border digital payments provider, has accused the Nigerian central bank of stopping all but three companies from sending funds into the West African country.
The UK's Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) is consulting on draft guidance on its authority power to grant new access to, and to vary the terms of existing access to, certain regulated payment...
BaFin, the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority, has published its annual report for 2015, describing the activities, progress and changes for all sectors of the financial market, such as...
The UK’s Payments Strategy Forum has outlined ambitions to reform the country’s core payment systems, including plans to consolidate Bacs, Cheque & Credit and Faster Payments into a single entity.
The UK's Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) has published its annual report and accounts for 2015/16. The report covers its functions and duties under the Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013,...
The Czech Ministry of Finance has published this financial market developments report for 2015, covering the most significant financial events and expected future trends. The Financial Market...
Vodafone commissioned seven independent experts to explore the ways in which smartphones have been reducing inequalities in disadvantaged groups, with this report examining the cases of women,...
The SWIFT Institute, in partnership with the Harvard Kennedy School, has released a report on the impact of mobile banking on financial inclusion in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in Kenya.The...
Analyst claims MasterCard-PayPal deal would "destroy value"; PSR to refund £5m to industry after underspending; Ireland calls for input on PSD2 implementation; Visa countersues Walmart in debit...
China will introduce limits on third-party payment accounts from today in the country’s latest attempt to fight financial crime while bolstering consumer protection and innovation.
Following a consultation by the People's Bank of China (PBOC) in August 2015, the central bank has released detailed regulations for online payment services by non-bank institutions, with the aim...
The Bank of Lithuania has prepared a draft National Payments Strategy and invites market participants and the public to debate on the subject. The draft focuses on three areas:Develop...
MasterCard has announced a new EMV chip terminal testing and certification program to be completed in hours by merchant bank acquirers and value-added resellers (VARs) before terminals go live at...
The Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) has published a provisional translation of the original Japanese discussion of the Working Group on Payments and Transaction Banking of the Financial...
Payments UK has published this report exploring open access to payments systems in the UK for payment providers. It identifies four main challenges that have to be addressed to support open access...

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