Articles with tag like: European Commission

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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

Creating a level playing field in the cross-border transactions space

Voice of the Industry | Payments General | 16 Mar 2021

Gino Ravaioli, Chairman of the DCC Forum, examines why now is the time to open up the industry to greater competition

DCC Forum, cross-border payments, Brexit, interchange fee, merchants, regulation, European Commission

Key trends and challenges shaping the ecommerce industry in 2021

Voice of the Industry | Ecommerce | 12 Mar 2021

Luca Cassetti, the Secretary General of Ecommerce Europe, elaborates on the main trends and challenges that are expected to play a vital role in the ecommerce sector in 2021

Ecommerce Europe, ecommerce, omnichannel, COVID-19, online payments, Brexit, SCA, 3-D Secure, European Commission

Following the Wirecard case, ESMA proposes improvements of the Transparency Directive

News | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement | 04 Mar 2021

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has proposed an improvement of the Transparency Directive (TD) following the Wirecard case. 

European Commission

Hungary to change procurement following EU's 'systemic' fraud citing

News | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement | 08 Feb 2021

The European Union's executive has told Hungary to reform its public procurement laws to curb systemic fraud before billions of euros from the EU pandemic recovery fund become available, according to marketscreener.com.

Hungary, EU, European Union, procurement, fraud, systemic fraud, European Commission, data accessibility, structural funds

European Commission, ECB to review digital euro

News | Cryptocurrencies | 22 Jan 2021

The EC and the ECB have partnered to work through a range of key legal, policy, and technical questions that may arise as the Eurosystem moves towards the introduction of a digital euro, according to The Daily Hodl.

European Commission, ECB, digital euro, central bank, CBDC, digital currency, privacy, trust

EU to help banks affected by COVID-19 to keep lending

News | Payments General | 17 Dec 2020

The European Union has planned to help banks jettison soured loans more easily and continue lending to households and business hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Reuters.

EU, banks, COVID-19, lending, Reuters, European Union, ECB, European Central Bank, European Commission, NPL, pandemic, loans

New measures to boost data sharing proposed by the EC

News | Online Payments | 25 Nov 2020

The European Commission has proposed new rules on data governance to better exploit the potential of ever-growing data in a trustworthy European framework.

GDPR, data, data privacy, data sovereignty, data control, data sharing, Europe, BigTechs, European Commission

Worldline acquires Ingenico Group

News | Online Payments | 02 Nov 2020

France-based payments provider Worldline has acquired Ingenico Group for an undisclosed sum.

Worldline, Ingenico, acquisition, France, payments provider, payments settlemes, Europe, omnichannel payments solution, European Commission

European Commission rolls out the 8th European Cyber Security Month

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 02 Oct 2020

The European Commission has initiated its 8th European Cyber Security Month.

European Commission, Cyber Security Month, fraud prevention, education, cybersecurity, awareness, US, Europe

The European Commission releases legislative package for crypto assets

News | Cryptocurrencies | 28 Sep 2020

In September 2020, the European Commission has published a legislative package for crypto assets in the EU. 

European Commission, legislative, crypto assets, cryptoassets, digital finance strategy, Regulation on Markets in Crypto Assets, Pilot Regime for Market Infrastructures, DLT, regulations, best practices, national frameworks, CASPs, Crypto Asset Service Providers, single market, EU legislation, standardisation, crypto regulations

EU rolls out evaluation of the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation for ecommerce

News | Ecommerce | 09 Sep 2020

The European Commission has published its findings of the evaluation of the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation ('VBER'), together with the Vertical Guidelines.

European Commission, Vertical Block Exemption Regulation, VBER, ecommerce, online payment platform, online payments, European Union regulation, Europe, Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union

European Commission gives conditional approval to Mastercard's acquisition of Nets

News | Payments General | 19 Aug 2020

European Commission (EC) has given conditional approval to Mastercard for the acquisition of Nets, the Denmark-based payment solutions provider. 

European Commission, MasterCard, Nets, EC, Denmark, payments, European Economic Area, EEA, account-to-account, A2A CIS, technology

European Commission launches public consultation for eIDAS Regulation

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 31 Jul 2020

The Commission has launched a public consultation on the revision of the the eIDAS Regulation, involving electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions.

European Commission, public consultation, eIDAS regulation, electronic identification, trust, electronic transactions, e-signatures, digital identity, Europe, European Digital Identity, cross-border legal framework, authentication, EU

Worldline launches offer for Ingenico shares

News | Online Payments | 30 Jul 2020

Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) has announced that the Worldline’s offer for Ingenico's shares and OCEANEs will open on July 30, 2020.

OCEANE, Worldline, Ingenico, European Commission, AMF, Autorité des Marchés Financiers, merger, acquisition, France, Europe

Bankera launches business loans for digital SMEs

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 28 Jul 2020

Lithuania-based fintech Bankera has started to offer business loans for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). 

Bankera, business loans, SMEs, digital sector, COVID19, Bankerea Business Loans, European Commission, Hackathon, lending solution, Lithuania, Europe, business invoice financing, refinancing, short-term lending services

The A-Z of the Interchange Fee Regulation and how it shifts the industry – Interview with Payments Europe

Interviews | Online Payments | 24 Jul 2020

Robrecht Vandormael, Secretary General from Payments Europe, explains the impact of the European Interchange Fee Regulation on merchants, card issuers, and payment providers and what we can expect from the future.

Robrecht Vandormael, Payments Europe, Interchange Fee Regulation, Regulation on Interchange Fees for Card-based payment transactions, European Commission, EY, Copenhagen Economics, interchange fees, cards, credit cards, card issuers, Belgian Minister of Economy, PSD2, SCA, payments, POS, merchants, retail, ecommerce

EU's proposed framework for crypto assets market

News | Cryptocurrencies | 23 Jul 2020

The European Commission has concluded a public consultation on crypto assets in March 2020 which follows detailed due diligence, according to Forbes.

European Commission, EU, framework, Europe, Forbes, crypto assets, market, virtual currencies, European Parliament, blockchain observatory, legislation, European Securities and Markets Authority, ESMA, European Banking Authority, EBA, European Crowdfunding Service Providers Regulation

PayPal confirms plans to enter the crypto market

News | Cryptocurrencies | 17 Jul 2020

Digital payments company PayPal has published a letter to the European Commission revealing that is developing crypto-asset management capabilities.

PayPal, crypto, digital payments, European Commission, crypto-assets, cryptocurrency market, AML, CFT