Monetary Authority of Singapore commences the Payment Services Act

Monday 3 February 2020 12:10 CET | News

The Monetary Authority of Singapore has commenced the Payment Services Act (PS Act) to enhance the regulatory framework for payment services in Singapore, strengthen consumer protection and promote confidence in the use of e-payments.

According to IBS Intelligence, the PS Act adopts an activity-based licensing framework and expands MAS’ regulatory ambit to include new types of payment services like digital payment token services.

The nation’s monetary authority had engaged the industry through dialogues and public consultations while designing the policy. It has initiated a payments regulatory evaluation programme for payment services firms to help them connect with providers of legal services. The Money-changing and Remittance Businesses Act and the Payment Systems (Oversight) Act will be repealed with the commencement of the PS Act.

The central bank and the and the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) have launched the Payments Regulatory Evaluation Programme (PREP) initiative to connect the payments industry with legal service providers. The initiative offers a streamlined process for payment companies to gain access to lawyers specialising in payment services regulations to meet their compliance needs.

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Keywords: Monetary Authority of Singapore, Payment Services Act, e-payments, regulation
Categories: Banking & Fintech
Countries: Singapore
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