Articles with tag: european central bank

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ECB launches feasibility study into instant cross-border payments in Sweden

12 Oct 2020 | Online Payments

European Central Bank (ECB), in collaboration with Sveriges Riksbank, has announced it is launching an investigation into how the platform could support low-cost instant cross-currency transactions.

ECB, European Central Bank, TIPS, Target Instant Payment Settlement, instant payments, Sweden, Europe, digital payments, real-time low cost payments, merchant payments, ecommerce, consumer goods payments,

BIS, central banks publish CBDC report laying out key requirements

12 Oct 2020 | Cryptocurrencies

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) together with a group of seven central banks have published a central bank digital currency (CBDC) report laying out key requirements for CBDC.

CBDC, BIS, Bank of Canada, Bank of England, Bank of Japan, European Central Bank, Federal Reserve, Sveriges Riksbank, Swiss National Bank

ECB should plan digital euro issuance, board member says

02 Oct 2020 | Online & Mobile Banking

A board member of the European Central Bank has declared that the bank should prepare to issue a digital euro to complement banknotes, according to Reuters.

ECB, European Central Bank, Europe, digital euro, banknotes, banks, central banks, digital currencies, electronic payments, private tokens, Bitcoin, Facebook, Libra, electronic money, commercial bank, Bluetooth, pre-paid cards, banking system

ECB aims to trademark the term 'Digital Euro' amid feasibility study

02 Oct 2020 | Cryptocurrencies

As European Central Bank officials prepare to release an assessment of the benefits and drawbacks of creating a digital version of the euro, the ECB has applied to trademark the term ‘Digital Euro’.

European Central Bank, ECB, digital euro, blockchain, crypto, digitalisation

Digital Euro seen as an alternative to 'private digital currencies', ECB

25 Sep 2020 | Cryptocurrencies

The European Central Bank (ECB) has been analysing the benefits and risks of a digital currency, according to its president, Christine Lagarde.

European Central Bank, ECB, Christine Lagarde, digital euro, digital currency, cryptocurrency, blockchain, retail payments

BIS Innovation Hub to expand to new locations in Europe and North America

01 Jul 2020 | Payments General

BIS Innovation Hub has announced plans to extend its reach with new centres over the next two years in collaboration with central banks from Europe and North America.

BIS Innovation Hub, Europe, North America, central banks, BIS Innovation Hub, fintech, Bank of Canada, Bank of England, European Central Bank, Eurosystem, Danmarks Nationalbank, Central Bank of Iceland, Central Bank of Norway, Sveriges Riksbank, Federal Reserve System, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Monetary Authority of Singapore, Swiss National Bank

The pan-European payment system initiative to be launched very soon

01 Jul 2020 | Online Payments

Twenty big European banks are getting ready to create a payment standard called the Pan-European Payment System Initiative (PEPSI), reports Electronic Payments International.

Pan-European Payment System Initiative, PEPSI, payments, banks, European Central Bank, ECB, European Commission

After securing credit license and EUR 20 mln funding, Memo Bank to launch business bank

26 Jun 2020 | Payments General

France-based startup Memo Bank has announced plans to launch publicly to serve business customers and small and medium companies.

Memo Bank, business bank, credit license, funding, SME, ACPR, European Central Bank

Euro zoned banks borrow EUR 1.31 trillion from ECB

22 Jun 2020 | Payments General

Banks from the euro zone have borrowed EUR 1.31 trillion from the European Central Bank (ECB).

banks, ECB, European Central Bank, loans

ECB hands Banks EUR 851 mln in PELTRO funding

22 May 2020 | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement

The European Central Bank (ECB) has doled out EUR 851 million to euro-area banks in the first round of a new liquidity program launched in April 2019. 

ECB, banks, The European Central Bank, euro, PELTRO, loans

Société Générale tests digital euro

22 May 2020 | Cryptocurrencies

The central bank of France has completed the first test of its blockchain-based digital currency.

France, banks, Societe Generale, blockchain, digital, euro, digital currency, tokens, Banque de France, The European Central Bank, cross-border payments, payments, cross-border

Cambrist enters the Swedish market

21 May 2020 | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement

Ireland-based fintech Cambrist has announced its entry into the Swedish market with the launch of its fx NOTIFY solution with Länsförsäkringar Bank.  

Ireland, fintech, Cambrist, Sweden, fx NOTIFY, Länsförsäkringar Bank, cards, banking, cross-border payments, European Central Bank, banks, API, SaaS, data, retail banks, e-money

Four European banking bodies request a delay of T2-T2S consolidation project

20 May 2020 | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement

Four European banking bodies have written to the European Central Bank (ECB) requesting a one-year delay for the consolidation project of TARGET2 (T2) and TARGET2 Securities (T2S).

EU Banking Bodies, banking, EU, T2, T2S, consolidation project, European Central Bank, ECB, TARGET2, TARGET2 Securities, payments, COVID-19, coronavirus, banks, SWIFT, cross-border payments, ISO 20022, data

Bank of Lithuania on the potential of central bank digital currencies

30 Jan 2020 | Cryptocurrencies

The Paypers has sat with Aistė Juškaitė, principal economist at the Market Infrastructure Department, Bank of Lithuania to discuss about the potential behind CBDC

CBDC, cryptocurrency, digital currency, monetary laws, Bank of Lithuania, Bank of Canada, Bank of England, Bank of Japan, European Central Bank, Sveriges Riksbank, Swiss National Bank, central bank digital currencies

Central banks team up to assess CBDC use cases, and more

23 Jan 2020 | Cryptocurrencies

Some of the world’s largest central banks have decided to team up to assess the potential of developing their own digital currencies (central bank digital currencies - CBDC).

Bank of England, Bank of Canada, BOE, Bank of Japan, European Central Bank, Riksbank, Swiss National Bank, CBDC, digital currency, central bank

CREDEM prepares TARGET Consolidation with Worldline's solution CRISTAL

16 Jan 2020 | Online Payments

Worldline has announced that CREDEM, a leading Italy-based private bank, has started processing Target2 payments with Worldline’s Payment and Liquidity Hub software CRISTAL.

Worldline, CREDEM, Italy, CRISTAL, TARGET Consolidation, European Central Bank, ECB

European Central Bank to consider central bank digital currencies

09 Jan 2020 | Cryptocurrencies

The European Central Bank has expressed its eagerness to expand its role in developing central bank digital currencies (CBDCs).

European Central Bank, central bank digital currencies, CBDC, cryptocurrency, Europe

The Eurosystem welcomes the pan-European initiative for retail payments

28 Nov 2019 | Online Payments

Speech by Benoît Cœuré, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, at the Joint Conference of the ECB and the National Bank of Belgium on “Crossing the chasm to the retail payments of tomorrow

Eurosystem, European Central Bank, PEPSI, The Pan European Payment System Initiative, payments, banks, retail payments, Europe, global payments, innovation, banking

France, Germany against Facebook's Libra, in favour of public cryptocurrency

16 Sep 2019 | Cryptocurrencies

France and Germany have expressed their disapproval of Facebook’s Libra currency, as it poses risks to the financial sector, and have backed the development of an alternative public cryptocurrency.

France, Germany, Facebook Libra, cryptocurrency, virtual currencies, finance ministers, European Central Bank

How cash increases revenue for e-merchants

15 Jan 2019 | Expert Opinion

Limonetik has announced a collaboration with Paysafe Group – paysafecard and Paysafecash are now supported on the Limonetik Payment Platform

Limonetik, Paysafe Group, paysafecard, Paysafecash, e-merchants, cash, Limonetik Payment Platform, the European Central Bank, PSPs, merchant, marketplaces