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UK: PSR Consults on Regulatory Approach to Card Payment System
3rd Aug 2015 | Written by:
The Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) is calling for inputs on interbank payment systems and the impact of new EU legislation, particularly the Interchange Fee Regulation (IFR), which is bringing...
Ukraine: Central Bank to Establish Threshold for Cash Transactions
28th Jul 2015 | Written by:
The National Bank of Ukraine has published a draft resolution on setting a cap on cash payments, with the main objective being to narrow the use of cash in the country. Developing the system of...
Payments ‘Confusion’ As Malta Proposes Cash Limit
27th Jul 2015 | Written by:
Malta is considering implementing a limit on cash transactions that experts have warned could create regulatory confusion for payments businesses, following recent behind closed doors talks on...
Weekly News In Brief: July 24, 2015
24th Jul 2015 | Written by:
Regulatory news in brief from the UK, US, Tunisia, and the Cayman Islands.
UK: HMRC Consults in Data-Gathering Powers to Tackle the Hidden Economy
23rd Jul 2015 | Written by:
Government intends to legislate to extend HMRC’s data-gathering powers to obtain information from two similar sorts of data: business intermediaries, such as restaurants supplying take away food,...
Industry Cagey As Iran Sanctions Cloud Lingers
22nd Jul 2015 | Written by:
Europe’s payments businesses targeting the Iranian market still face regulatory uncertainty, experts have said, despite the historic agreement to lift international trade sanctions.
India: Fraud Preventing and Corrective Measures are Concern of the Central Bank
21st Jul 2015 | Written by:
Mr R Gandhi, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, gave a speech at the “2nd National Conference on Financial Frauds Risks & Preventions” in New Delhi, on June 26, 2015."Financial...
Weekly News In Brief: July 17, 2015
17th Jul 2015 | Written by:
The UK Payment Systems Regulator's new industry forum has a chairwoman, Ripple Labs has paused its new accounts as it puts oversight controls in place following earlier sanctions from US regulators...
Ireland: Consultation on the Payment Accounts Directive
13th Jul 2015 | Written by:
The Department of Finance of Ireland launch a consultation with their position intended to inform the Department’s position with regard to provisions of the directive on payment accounts (PAD).This...
Weekly News In Brief: July 10, 2015
10th Jul 2015 | Written by:
This week's payments industry news in brief, featuring Apple Pay in the UK, Jersey's approach to Bitcoin, Alipay's peer-to-peer move, the latest on the Greece saga, a UK payment consultation ending...
US: OFAC Discuss Some Important Current Programs and Priorities
3rd Jul 2015 | Written by:
John E. Smith, the acting director of the Office of Foreign Control (OFAC), gave a speech at The Changing Sanctions Landscape: Past, Present and Future event at Venable LLP, Washington, D.C. on...
Annual Report Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht – BaFin)
29th Jun 2015 | Written by:
The German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) published its annual report for 2014 on June 30, 2015. The annual report includes the current risk situation in financial markets and the...
Global Financial Watchdog Tackles Virtual Currency Exchanges
26th Jun 2015 | Written by:
The world’s top anti-money laundering watchdog has today published guidance and recommendations on a raft of issues from handling virtual currencies to the inherent dangers of banks de-risking...
Weekly News In Brief: June 19, 2015
19th Jun 2015 | Written by:
Weekly news in brief for the payments industry, featuring updates from San Diego and Ecuador, news from the Financial Action Task Force, and the Bitcoin world in Poland and Indonesia.
UK: PSR has the Power to Ensure a Level Playing Field Between Competitors
16th Jun 2015 | Written by:
Mark Falcon, head of regulatory policy and strategy at the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR), gave a speech at PayExpo 2015 Future of Payments in London on June 9, 2015.
Circular 4/2015 (BA) - Minimum Requirements for the Safety of Internet Payments (MASI)
5th Jun 2015 | Written by:
BaFin, the federal financial supervisory authority, has published Circular 4/2015 on the minimum requirements for the safety of internet payments. The circular lists the general and specific...
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