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UK Sanctions Policy 'Fragmented And Incoherent', Committee Claims
13th Jun 2019 | Written by:
The UK’s Foreign Affairs Committee has slammed the government’s sanctions programme, calling for greater clarity on post-Brexit planning and pushing for the introduction of sanctions targeted...
Staggered Introduction Of UK Anti-Fraud Checks May Distort Market, Industry Warns
7th Jun 2019 | Written by:
Restricting the initial implementation of the UK’s anti-fraud name check system could distort the market and even help fraudsters better target their activities, the country’s finance industry...
Wire Act Ruling A Win For Gambling Payment Processors
6th Jun 2019 | Written by:
A New Hampshire federal court's ruling that the Wire Act applies only to electronic sports gambling should be a significant reassurance to payment processors and providers operating in other types...
India: Reserve Bank Publishes Report on Benchmarking Payment Systems
5th Jun 2019 | Written by:
On June 4, 2019, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) published a report on the payment systems and payment instruments present in India in comparison with other countries such as Australia, Brazil,...
UK Defiant On Iran Sanctions Workaround In Face Of US Pressure
31st May 2019 | Written by:
The UK government is standing by plans to establish a new payment system circumventing US restrictions on trade with Iran, despite fresh threats of sanctions from across the Atlantic.
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...
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