Articles with tag: european union

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Estonia-based EstateGuru launches new payment system for Europe

24 Jul 2020 | Payments General

P2P lending platform EstateGuru has implemented fellow European fintech Lemonway’s payment facilities as it tackles full European launch. 

EstateGuru, lending, P2P lending, Estonia, Europe, Lemonway, fintech, payment, loans, Latvia, Poland, Germany, Spain, Finland, European Union, Lemonway IBAN, investor, BNP Paribas, alternative lending, Onfido, ID verification

Mastercard and Visa lose legal round against UK retailers

18 Jun 2020 | Payments General

UK’s Supreme Court has come down to the decision that Visa and Mastercard infringed EU antitrust rules by illegally restricting competition in the acquiring market.

UK, Mastercard, Visa, retail, retailers, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Asda, Argos, transactions, multilateral interchange fees, MIFs, Court of Appeal, Europe, European Unions

P2P fiat-crypto gateway Ramp receives open banking license in Europe

04 Feb 2020 | Online & Mobile Banking

Ramp, a Poland-based crypto payment gateway, has announced it received an Open Banking License in Europe.

crypto payment gateway, open banking, open banking licence, Poland, Account Information Service Provider, European Union, API connection, P2P marketplace, digital banking, online banking

ESAs agree money laundering and terrorist financing still a concern in Europe

08 Oct 2019 | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud

Three European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) have published their second joint opinion on the money laundering (ML) and terrorist financing (TF) risks impacting the European Union’s (EU) financial industry.

money laundering, ML, terrorist financing, European Union, financial industry, European Banking Authority, ESMA

Measuring the mixed impact of PSD2 legislation 18 months on

07 Oct 2019 | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud

We discussed with Nans Lorenzini, Legal and Compliance Officer at Limonetik, to learn more about the impact of PSD2, 18 months after it was adopted in January 2018

Nans Lorenzini, Limonetik, payment legislation, PSD2, strong authentication, bank, European Union, European Banking Authority, French Observatory for the Security of Payment Methods, payment method, PISPs, AISPs

Albania launches national e-invoicing system

01 Aug 2019 | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement

The Government of Albania has announced that it will roll out an online invoicing system in January 2020 to stop businesses evading taxes.

Albania, national e-invoicing, e-billing, electronic billing, electronic invoicing system, Government mandated e-invoicing, European Union, EU, Europe, tax evasion

European Payments Council to open consultation on e-invoice payments

01 Jul 2019 | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement

The European Payments Council has announced opening consultation on the Electronic Invoice Presentment and Payment.

European Payments Council, Electronic Invoice Presentment and Payment, e-invociing, electronic invoice standard, European Union, Business Justification and Message Definition Report, Euro Retail Payments Board, ISO 20022, Europe, electronic invoice

Billon gets license to operate as an e-money institution

25 Apr 2019 | Payments General

Billon Solutions has obtained permission from the Polish Financial Supervision Authority to operate as a registered e-money institution.

Billon, e-money license, Billon Solutions, Polish Financial Supervision Authority, e-money institution, Poland, European Union, EU

Maersk Trade Finance sets target to disburse USD 200 mln to SMEs in 2019

09 Apr 2019 | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement

Denmark-based Maersk Trade Finance has announced targeting a loan disbursement of USD 200 million for India’s SMEs in 2019.

Maersk Trade Finance, financing, trade finance, SME, Denmark, European Union, loan

Cyprus public sector moves towards e-invoicing

04 Apr 2019 | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement

The Cyprus Council of Ministers has approved the bill on the harmonisation with the Directive 2014/55/ EU on mandating e-invoicing in the public sector.

Cyprus, e-invoicing, Directive 2014/55/ EU, mandatory e-invoicing, electronic invoice, European Union, public sector, Europe, European Parliament, e-invoicing regulation

Croatia mandates B2G e-invoicing from July 2019

01 Apr 2019 | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement

Croatia has joined the European countries that mandated the use of e-invoicing in public procurement processes as outlined in Directive 2014/55/EU.

Croatia, B2G, e-invocing, e-invoicing mandate, European Union, EU, Directive 2014/55/EU, public procurement, European standard EN 16931-1:2017, European Committee for Standardization, B2G public procurement

Andorra and Vatican City enter SEPA

04 Mar 2019 | Payments General

The Principality of Andorra and the Vatican City State have announced entering the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA).

Andorra, Vatican City, Vatican City State/the Holy See, Single Euro Payments Area, SEPA, cross-border payments, The European Union, Europe, SEPA Credit Transfer, SEPA Instant Credit Transfer, SEPA Direct Debit

EU to equalise fees for cross-border payments

18 Feb 2019 | Payments General

European Union officials have voted to approve a plan to lower charges for cross-border payments made within the Eurozone.

European Union, cross-border payments, mobile banking, online banking, Eurozone, cross-border payments fees, Europe, banking

eIDAS – Its Role in Our Future

13 Feb 2019 | Expert Opinion

Jon Shamah, Chair of EEMA, discusses how the eIDAS Trust Services Regulation can help citizens and business achieve the EU’s vision of a Single Digital Society

Jon Shamah, EEMA, eIDAS, Single Digital Society, eIDAS Trust Services Regulation, European Union, Qualified Digital Signatures, Payment Services Directive, PSD2

Visa, Mastercard to cap card fees for non-EU travelers

03 Jan 2019 | Cards

The European Commission has announced that non-EU Mastercard and Visa cards used in European stores will have the same rates of interchange fees as European cards

Visa, Mastercard, card fee, debit card, credit card, European Union, retail, Europe, interchange fee

Google receives e-money license in Lithuania

24 Dec 2018 | Online Payments

Google has obtained e-money license in Lithuania, securing permission to offer financial services across the European Union.

Google, Google Pay, e-money, Lithuania, European Union, card

Paydoo joins Electronic Money Association

21 Nov 2018 | Payments General

Paydoo Payments UAB, a Lithuania-based e-money Institution, has become a member of the Electronic Money Association.

Paydoo, Electronic Money Association, payments, payment service provider, e-money, European Union, payments regulation, fintech regulation, fintech

IT Sligo launches e-invoicing course for EU compliance

22 Aug 2018 | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement

The Institute of Technology Sligo has launched an online e-Invoicing course to train companies in time for the EU’s compliance deadline of April 2019.

The Massive Open Online Course, Connecting European Facility, Europe, EU e-invoicing compliance, EU, European Union, e-invoicing, The Institute of Technology Sligo, IT Sligo, course,