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INSTEX Holds Steady As Iran Deal Wobbles
16th Jan 2020 | Written by:
The INSTEX payments instrument is still secure for the foreseeable future despite the challenges facing the Iranian nuclear deal more broadly, but the prospective mechanism remains at the mercy of...
Fractured Regulations Hampering EU Fintechs, Report Claims
17th Dec 2019 | Written by:
A new report to the European Commission has laid out a number of steps to be taken to further level the playing field for fintechs in the EU.
California: Attorney General Opens Consumer Privacy Act for Public Comment
11th Oct 2019 | Written by:
On October 11, 2019, Californian attorney general Xavier Becerra released proposed regulations under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), providing consumers with new rights on the use of...
'Room For Improvement' On U.S. State-Level Licensing Overhaul
10th Oct 2019 | Written by:
A proposed reworking of state-level money services businesses licensing could provide much-needed regulatory clarity for U.S. fintechs, but there is still room for reducing the regulatory burden on...
U.S. Fintech Charter Impasse Remains Despite Lawsuit Dismissal
18th Sep 2019 | Written by:
Despite a U.S. federal judge dismissing a lawsuit from state regulators seeking to block plans for a federal fintech charter, the path forward remains a rocky one — and the lingering uncertainty...
U.S. Lawmaker Questions Legality Of Fed's Real-Time Payments Proposal
16th Sep 2019 | Written by:
A new real-time payment system being developed by the Federal Reserve Bank has garnered opposition from some members of the U.S. Congress who believe a payments system should be built and managed...
Online Gaming Advocate Urges Settlement After DOJ Appeals Wire Act Decision
21st Aug 2019 | Written by:
The online gaming industry appears to have the upper hand in its battle with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) over the U.S. Wire Act of 1961, but a leading gaming attorney in Washington, D.C....
U.S. DOJ Appeals Wire Act Decision In Bid To Save Gambling Ban
19th Aug 2019 | Written by:
In an effort to resurrect a ban on internet gambling, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday appealed a June 3 decision by a federal judge in New Hampshire who ruled the U.S. Wire Act of...
Former OFAC Director Pours More Cold Water On Iran Sanctions Workaround
20th Jun 2019 | Written by:
The former head of the U.S.’ sanctions authority has said INSTEX, the payment instrument set up in Europe to enable trade with Iran, is unlikely to ever see success regardless of whether it enables...
Payment Providers Draw Up Expansion Playbook As U.S. Sports Betting Grows
20th Jun 2019 | Written by:
U.S. payment providers in the betting market say they are working on a compliance model that can be deployed as soon as a state regulator gives the green light to sports betting, essentially...
UN To Issue New Sanctions Guidance As De-Risking Concerns Grow
17th Jun 2019 | Written by:
The UN is working towards issuing further guidance on its sanctions operations to help firms navigate the increasingly complex array of requirements, amid rising concerns the current regime is...
US: Senators Prepare Draft Bill on Tackling Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing
11th Jun 2019 | Written by:
On June 10, 2019, a group of senators — Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), Mark R. Warner (D-Virginia), Doug Jones (D-Alabama), and Mike Rounds (R-South Dakota) — introduced a draft bill, the Improving...
US: Conference of State Bank Supervisors Issues Report on Re-Engineering Non-Bank Supervision
10th Jun 2019 | Written by:
On June 7, 2019, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) published the first paper in a series on re-engineering the non-bank supervision industry, which provides an overview of non-bank...
High Hopes For Transatlantic Financial Services Cooperation, But Data Concerns Loom
14th May 2019 | Written by:
Europe’s financial sector is aiming high for greater alignment between US and EU regulatory regimes in the sector, but experts warn that ongoing divergence in attitudes toward data protection could...
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,...
Judge Gives Boost To Case Against OCC Fintech Charter
7th May 2019 | Written by:
New York’s financial regulator will get its day in court against the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) over the federal authority’s plans to introduce a bank charter for fintechs,...
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