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Worldpay Cautions Merchants On Inflated Risks
9th Mar 2016 | Written by:
Worldpay, the £5.5bn UK payments firm, is claiming that international expansion is forcing merchants to deal with tricky regulations and security risks in an “increasingly complex” market.
Cybersecurity — Now it’s Time to get Tough on Cyber Crime
7th Mar 2016 | Written by:
Raconteur has published a 20-page overview into the cybersecurity industry, explaining why organisations have to mobilise against cyber attackers and providing some details on insider threats.The...
Regulatory Doubts Unlikely To Slow Chinese Fintech Challenge To US, UK
3rd Mar 2016 | Written by:
Chinese fintech is predicted to challenge British and American output in the coming decades despite lingering doubts over the regulatory regime and immaturity of the domestic market.
RBA Discusses The Ongoing Evolution of the Australian Payments System
25th Feb 2016 | Written by:
Tony Richards, head of the Payments Policy Department at the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), gave a speech at the Payments Innovation 2016 Conference in Sydney on February 23, 2016 on some of the...
ECB Consultation on the Future of RTGS
19th Feb 2016 | Written by:
The European Central Bank (ECB) has published a consultative report on real-time gross settlement system (RTGS) services “in relation to eurosystem's vision for the future of Europe’s financial...
EU Interchange Caps ‘Just Missed’ Era Of Fintech Innovation
17th Feb 2016 | Written by:
European rules on interchange fees are being criticised for missing the ideal window to regulate the advance of fintech companies in the payments market.
De-Risking Probe Clears Australian Banks Over Ditching Bitcoin
16th Feb 2016 | Written by:
Australian banks have been cleared of conspiring to stifle Bitcoin firms by refusing to bank them, following an investigation by the country’s competition authority.
Weekly News In Brief: February 12, 2016
12th Feb 2016 | Written by:
This week's payments news in brief, including Worldpay entering Canada; Western Union affiliates being fined in Australia; Italy's issues with money remitters and money laundering; BBVA giving ...
UK: A New Heart for a Changing Payments System
28th Jan 2016 | Written by:
Bank of England
Minouche Shafik, the deputy governor for markets and banking at the Bank of England (BoE), gave a speech to leaders in the payments sector on January 27, 2016.Shafik announced the BoE's development...
Brussels Warned Against Hasty Virtual Currency Regulation
26th Jan 2016 | Written by:
The European Parliament has been told regulating virtual currencies before the sector has sufficiently matured is a major risk, as money laundering rules already apply to Bitcoin and its peers.
Guernsey May Raise Money Laundering Fine Cap To £4m
25th Jan 2016 | Written by:
Guernsey’s government is considering raising the cap on money laundering and terrorist financing fines to £4m after the current threshold was accused of being too low to deter non-compliance.
Modular Financial Services: The New Shape of the Industry
22nd Jan 2016 | Written by:
Oliver Wyman, a global management consulting firm, has published this 28-page report describing how financial services are becoming “modular”, bringing about more choice and transparency for...
Guernsey Money Laundering Fines Inadequate, Watchdog Chides
20th Jan 2016 | Written by:
Guernsey is being urged to raise its cap on money laundering fines after the Council of Europe found the penalties were too small given the size of the island’s financial industry.
Venezuela: Central Bank Publishes CPI Results
18th Jan 2016 | Written by:
The regulator has published the consumer price index (CPI) for the third quarter of 2015, when inflation soared to an annual rate of 141.5 percent (nine months accumulative in 2015 of 109.7 percent...
Emerging Payments Prompt ‘Transaction Laundering’ Fears
14th Jan 2016 | Written by:
Legal experts are warning that the proliferation of payment methods is increasing the potential for unlawful businesses to bypass controls excluding them from networks, in an emerging crime known...
Foreign Providers In Margins As Domestic Chinese Players Make Hay
13th Jan 2016 | Written by:
China’s revised payments rules will fail to aid foreign firms eager to access the trillion dollar market, currently being fought over by domestic financial and technology groups, legal experts said.
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