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Spain will reduce credit card commissions

News | Payments General | 29 Jul 2022

The Spanish Ministry of Economy has announced plans to limit commissions of credit and debit cards from the current 2 percent to 0.3% and 0.2%, respectively.

expansion, payment processing, European Commission, credit card, debit card

Europe`s approach to Open Finance: what is to be expected?

Voice of the Industry | Online & Mobile Banking | 09 Jun 2022

Monica Monaco, Owner and Managing Director at Trust EU Affairs, shares her views on Europe’s approach to Open Finance and EC`s initiatives to further Open Finance legislation.


Open Finance, European Commission, PSD2, GDPR, regulation

VBER: time to move beyond online versus offline in vertical competition rules

Voice of the Industry | Ecommerce | 20 Apr 2022

Maike Jansen, Public Affairs Advisor at Ecommerce Europe, shares insights on VBER, the set of rules that will be adopted by the European Commission in 2022, aiming to protect fair competition within the European Single Market 


Ecommerce Europe, cross-border ecommerce, VBER, European Commission, omnichannel, marketplace, ecommerce, retail

European Parliament approves EU Data Governance Act

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 11 Apr 2022

The European Parliament has approved the draft text of the Data Governance Act (DGA).

European Commission, GDPR, data protection, data privacy

Survey: contactless P2P payments increase adoption of digital euro

News | Payments General | 05 Apr 2022

The European Central Bank’s (ECB) research has explained that the ability to make instant payments, including P2P, is a priority for a digital euro.

European Commission, digital euro, biometric authentication, multi-factor authentication

EU to revise regulation for crypto transfers

News | Cryptocurrencies | 28 Mar 2022

The European Parliament is said to vote on an amendment to its AML legislation that regulates unhosted wallets and forces cryptocurrency exchanges to provide details of their customer’s anonymous transactions.

regulation, European Commission, AML, cryptocurrency, cryptocurrency exchange, crypto asset, virtual asset

The Paypers' full analysis of the Russian financial sanctions: EU and US measures, SWIFT ban, economic and commercial outcomes

Voice of the Industry | Online Payments | 11 Mar 2022

The Paypers has compiled thorough research on the financial sanctions imposed on the Russian Federation in the last two weeks. We aimed to help create a clearer picture of the complex economic machinations that the global payments, banking, and ecommerce ecosystems are faced with

Russia Ukraine War, European Commission, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, central bank, financial sanctions

EU could test the digital EUR in 2023

News | Cryptocurrencies | 11 Feb 2022

The European Commission has announced it is planning to propose a bill for a digital euro early in 2023.

European Commission, digital currency, CBDC, central bank, cryptocurrency

EC to release instant payments legislation in second half of 2022

News | Online Payments | 11 Feb 2022

The European Commission has announced its intention to legislate on instant payments to accelerate their adoption across the EU, according to AltFi.

SEPA, European Commission, European Payments Council, regulation, instant payments

The ESAs to review the EU's regulatory and supervisory framework

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 08 Feb 2022

The three European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA, and ESMA) have published a joint report in response to the European Commission’s February 2021 Call for Advice on Digital Finance. 

EBA, regulation, European Commission, digital banking, ecommerce platform

European Commission fights against misuse of shell entities

News | Payments General | 12 Jan 2022

The European Commission has presented a new initiative to fight fake shell entities for improper tax purposes.

European Commission, regulation, transaction monitoring, Open Data Economy, tax evasion , cross-border ecommerce, cross-border payments

Eurosystem changes framework for electronic payments

News | Online Payments | 23 Nov 2021

The European Central Bank’s Governing Council has announced a new framework for electronic payments. 

European Commission, regulation, e-wallet, e-money, central bank, crypto asset, online payments

The digital euro project has launched – now the ECB must choose the right technology

Voice of the Industry | Cryptocurrencies | 16 Aug 2021

Is the digital euro closer to being a reality? Isabelle Corbett of R3 goes into details on what can make this CBDC project happen

digital currency, CBDC, central bank, European Commission, blockchain

How sustainability is changing the financial sector

Voice of the Industry | Payments General | 11 Aug 2021

Alfredo Soria, Plug and Play: Data capture, building tools and knowledge to improve risk modeling, and stress testing can be valuable allies when building a sustainability policy

financial data, risk management, ESG, European Commission, fintech, COVID-19

EU Commission planning limit of EUR 10,000 for cash payments

News | Payments General | 22 Jul 2021

The European Commission has announced plans for an upper limit of EUR 10,000 on cash payments as part of their new anti-money laundering package. 

European Commission, cash, payment processing, AML

All things regulation - Interview with TrustEUAffairs

Interviews | Payments General | 05 Jul 2021

The Paypers sat down with Monica Monaco, Founder and Managing Director at TrustEUAffairs, to discuss instant payments, the AI Act, the European Data Strategy, and other key topics

regulation, instant payments, European Commission, artificial intelligence, PSD2, GDPR

EU takes Luxembourg to court over AML noncompliance

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 14 Jun 2021

The European Commission has taken Luxembourg to court, asking the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to impose a daily penalty on the country for failing to follow EU AML regulations.

European Commission, AML, fraud prevention, money laundering

EU wants to ban high cash payments, financial market commissioner states

News | Payments General | 11 May 2021

EU financial market commissioner Mairead McGuinness has announced a future push to ban payments of over EUR 10,000 in cash.

cash, payment processing, mobile payments, European Commission

European Commission details five-year crime cooperation, anti-trafficking plans

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 19 Apr 2021

The European Commission has revealed detailed plans that aim to increase police cooperation, target human trafficking, and establish new rules to counter money laundering.

financial crime, money laundering, cybercrime, cybersecurity, European Commission

EU countries support cross-border instant payments plan

News | Online Payments | 24 Mar 2021

The EU Commission has announced that EU Council has endorsed the fully integrated retail payment system strategy that was presented in September 2020.

European Commission, Payments Europe, online payments, SEPA, PSD2