On October 26, 2018, Sveriges Riksbank, the central bank of Sweden, released a second report called "The Riksbank’s e-krona project", in which it analyses what the Riksbank’s role should be in an...
Fintechs in Australia hope the country’s central bank will make sweeping changes to a new instant payments system that they view as expensive and dominated by an “exclusive club” of incumbent...
On March 18, 2019, Sveriges Riksbank, the country's central bank, published revised contractual conditions that are applicable to all participants in the national payment system RIX and...
On March 11, 2019, the Bank of Mexico (Banxico) launched a 60-day long public consultation (consultation 1) on the general provisions applicable to credit institutions and financial technology...
On January 11, 2019, the Department of Finance launched a public consultation seeking feedback on the merits of open banking for Canadian citizens, to assist the Advisory Committee on Open Banking,...
On March 7, 2019, the South Korean Financial Services Commission (FSC) released its financial policy roadmap for 2019, which has a three-fold scope: to promote financial innovation; ensure consumer...
The federal government (Bundesregierung) has responded to a parliamentary question (Drucksache 19/7794) submitted by members of the federal parliament (Bundestag) in relation to the financial...
On February 27, 2019, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) released updated guidance regarding preparations that regulated firms should make ahead of the UK’s departure from the EU, to ensure an...
On February 15, 2019, the Norwegian government published the Regulation on Systems for Payment Services, which was adopted by the Ministry of Finance on the same day. The regulation is part of a...
The market and consumers should be left to decide which payment channels they choose to use, Europe’s representative body for payment institutions has said following hints of regulatory action by...
On February 26, 2019, the Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE) published three guides aiming to assist stakeholders with the implementation of the Open Banking Standard....
On February 25, 2019, the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Finansinspektionen – FSA) notified the European Banking Authority (EBA) that it intends to fully comply with, and apply within the...
On February 21, 2019, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) launched a request for information (RFI), during which it invites the input of the public and stakeholders on issues in regard...
The latest non-bank financial institution to hook up to the UK’s Faster Payments system hopes to become a conduit for other firms looking to join the near-real time payments network.
On August 2, 2018, the Bank of Israel announced further measures that will help the separation process of the credit card companies. These measures follow a previous decision by the bank that two...
On February 14, 2019, the European Payments Council (EPC) issued a call for change requests to amend the SEPA Proxy Lookout (SPL) Scheme rulebook. The SPL rulebook consists of standards under which...

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