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Interchange Reforms Underpin Shift To Girocard In Germany
30th May 2019 | Written by:
Germany’s long-standing direct debit-based system of point of sale payments lost ground to the interbank Girocard system for the first time in 2018, with interchange fee reforms prompting merchants...
FCA Could Find Itself On Front Line Of Sanctions Fight, Say Officials
20th May 2019 | Written by:
UK lawmakers have suggested that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) could play a greater role in sanctions implementation, as legislators bring greater pressure to introduce a Magnitsky-style...
Norway Amends And Clarifies Gambling Payment Ban
14th May 2019 | Written by:
The Norwegian government has strengthened and clarified its gambling payment blocking regulations in an attempt to reinforce its gambling monopoly model and protect vulnerable players.
MPs Up Pressure On UK Banks Over Payment Blocking
13th May 2019 | Written by:
UK lawmakers have thrown their weight behind the drive for banks and retailers to work together to enable customers to self-exclude from purchases such as alcohol and gambling, but do not support...
Industry Buoyant Over U.S. Gambling Market Despite Wire Act Muddle
8th May 2019 | Written by:
Payment providers in the United States have “tremendous confidence” that facilitating transactions linked to sports betting and online gambling will not be deemed a violation of the Wire Act,...
Justice Department Brief Offers Little Comfort To Payment Processors In Wire Act Case
29th Apr 2019 | Written by:
Payment processors for U.S. lotteries must stay in “wait and see” mode after a recent brief from the Department of Justice offered little clarity for providers grappling with the confusion around...
Belgian Credit Card Gambling Ban Faces Court Battle
3rd Apr 2019 | Written by:
An impending Belgian law which will remove a workaround for players who pay for online gambling with credit cards is facing a legal challenge from payment platform HiPay, along with a gaggle of...
Wire Act Issues Could Spark Payments Innovation
21st Mar 2019 | Written by:
Experts have suggested that the fractured approach to sports betting in the United States, engendered in part by the recent upheaval over the Wire Act, could end up driving a more innovative and...
Worldpay Chief Says Education, Advocacy Key For U.S. Sports-Betting Success
22nd Feb 2019 | Written by:
Payment providers hoping to capitalize on the United States' fledging mobile and online sports-betting market must be prepared to play an advocacy role in educating local policymakers and firms...
UK Regulator Opens Talks On Credit Card Gambling Ban
21st Feb 2019 | Written by:
The UK’s gambling regulator will today launch a consultation on restricting the use of credit cards in online gambling, including the possibility of a blanket ban, in an attempt to reduce the risk...
Norway Fires Latest Payment Blocking Salvo As It Prepares Tougher Rules
19th Feb 2019 | Written by:
The Norwegian Gaming Authority is looking to make payment provider bans “more efficient”, after sending letters to six Malta-based online gambling operators that have allegedly continued to market...
House Hearing Could Spark Action on Cannabis Banking
15th Feb 2019 | Written by:
In a milestone Congressional hearing this week U.S. lawmakers examined the challenges faced by legal marijuana businesses in accessing financial services, and considered establishing safe harbor...
Norway: Government Introduces Regulation on Requirements for Financial Institutions' Lending Practices for Consumer Loans
13th Feb 2019 | Written by:
On February 12, 2019, the Norwegian Ministry of Finance adopted the regulation on requirements for financial institutions' lending practices for consumer loans, including credit cards, under the...
Canadian Banks Still Risk-Averse Despite Legal Clarity On Marijuana
12th Feb 2019 | Written by:
Canada’s risk-averse banking sector has meant payment providers eyeing Canada’s multi-billion dollar marijuana industry are still struggling to gain a foothold in the market, despite federal...
Payment Processors Not Panicked By Wire Act Opinion
7th Feb 2019 | Written by:
in Washington, D.C.
There is still support to process payments in the regulated U.S. online gambling market, despite the uncertainty created by the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) revised opinion on the Wire Act,...
New Jersey Seeks White House Communications Over Wire Act U-Turn
6th Feb 2019 | Written by:
New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has demanded information on last month’s Department of Justice shock decision to reverse a 2011 opinion on the application of the federal Wire Act to...
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