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Portugal: Consultation on the Implementation of PSD2
12th Nov 2018 | Written by:
Banco de Portugal, the central bank, has published a public consultation on the framework of the transposition of Directive 2015/2366, also known as the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2)...
Special Report: Cashless Is King For U.S. Casino Industry
15th Oct 2018 | Written by:
in Las Vegas
The U.S. gaming industry is interested in payment methods that make it easier to play slot machines or table games, but regulators have cited fears of problem gambling, security and cost...
UK: PSR Consults on LINK ATM System Specific Direction
26th Sep 2018 | Written by:
On September 25, 2018, the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) launched a public consultation on a proposed specific direction, called “Specific Direction: Protected ATMs 2018: LINK”. The direction...
Brazil: Ministry of Justice Establishes Administrative Inquiry for Determination of Offences to the Economic Order
20th Sep 2018 | Written by:
On September 18, 2018, the Administrative Council for Economic Defence (CADE), which operates within the Ministry of Justice, issued a technical note in relation to a complaint filed by the...
German Payment Blocking Complicated By Gambling Debt Ruling
13th Sep 2018 | Written by:
A Munich district court has rejected a claim brought by a German bank against a customer who refused to repay their gambling debt, further complicating the country’s payment blocking regime.
UK: LINK Publishes ATM Footprint Report, with PSR Response
12th Sep 2018 | Written by:
On September 12, 2018, the UK's cash machine (ATM) network LINK, in line with its previous commitments, published its first report unveiling data regarding the geographical coverage of ATMs in the...
European Parliament Agrees To Strict Controls On Anonymous Prepaid Cards
4th Sep 2018 | Written by:
European parliamentarians have given the seal of approval to reforms that will classify anonymous prepaid cards as cash in efforts to combat illicit funds moving in and out of the EU.
Norwegian Central Bank Questions Payment Blocking Measures
21st Aug 2018 | Written by:
The Norwegian central bank has called for further clarification of banks’ responsibilities under proposals to beef up payment blocking measures in relation to foreign gambling operators.
Card Schemes And Issuers Grapple With U.S. Sports Betting Dilemma
9th Aug 2018 | Written by:
in Los Angeles
Two months into the age of legal sports betting in New Jersey, a new era of online wagering has begun — but question marks remain over whether card issuers will be willing to play ball in...
Lithuanian Authorities Launch Interbank Mobile Payment Strategy
3rd Aug 2018 | Written by:
Lithuania’s payments regulator has launched a new initiative to allow transactions using only the recipient’s phone number, as part of the country’s recognition of the growing ubiquity of mobile...
Canada: Department Of Finance Launches Review of The Payments Act
2nd Aug 2018 | Written by:
On May 25, 2018, the Department of Finance launched a public consultation aiming to review the Canadian Payments Act, which regulates the payment clearing and settlement systems operated by...
Hopes Wither For India’s Fintechs As Court Delays Crypto Ruling
23rd Jul 2018 | Written by:
Indian cryptocurrency exchanges were dealt another blow last week after the Supreme Court delayed a vital judgment on the validity of central bank restrictions on the payments technology.
China: Central Bank Prohibits Refusal of Cash Payments
16th Jul 2018 | Written by:
On July 13, 2018, the People’s Bank of China released an announcement stating that individuals or entities are prohibited from refusing cash as a means of payment. As provided by People's Bank of...
MSBs Struggle To Bank Pot Of Gold From Cannabis Legalisation
10th Jul 2018 | Written by:
in Los Angeles
With the recreational use of marijuana now legal in nine U.S. states and Washington, D.C., the market for legal cannabis is ablaze, but legal experts say the unwillingness of banks to serve the...
India’s Crypto Industry In Uproar As RBI Restrictions Kick In
6th Jul 2018 | Written by:
India’s Supreme Court has refused to stay rules banning regulated financial institutions from dealing in cryptocurrency, but experts are “cautiously optimistic” that a more favourable policy is in...
New Banks Join Account-Based Self-Exclusion Movement
25th Jun 2018 | Written by:
Direct involvement from the UK banking industry in gambling self-exclusion is becoming increasingly prevalent, with both challenger banks and traditional institutions now offering customers the...
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