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European Commission opens formal proceedings against AliExpress

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 15 Mar 2024

The European Commission has opened formal proceedings to assess whether AliExpress may have breached the Digital Services Act (DSA). 

European Commission, regulation, compliance, marketplace, platform

The Digital Markets Act (DMA) in Europe is expected to change everything for face-to-face payments

Voice of the Industry | Payments General | 27 Feb 2024

Mark Beresford, Director at Edgar, Dunn & Company (EDC), discusses the changes in the payments industry resulted from the adoption of the DMA in Europe, exploring the main benefits for both consumers and merchants.

European Commission, European Payments Council, regulation, payments , payment gateway, compliance, loyalty programme, transactions , merchant, NFC, credit card, debit card, e-wallet, mobile payments, mobile money, marketplace, online payments, contactless payments, digital payments, PCI compliance, PCI DSS, EMVCo

SEPA Inst Mandate Ratification – Next Steps to Meet the Requirements

Webinar | Online & Mobile Banking | 22 Feb 2024

Watch our webinar where an expert panel discussed the main barriers to adoption, the most efficient strategy for implementation, and how to mitigate costs by creating new revenue streams.

SEPA, European Commission, instant payments, payment processing

CO2IN, iDenfy partner to verify carbon credit buyers

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 01 Feb 2024

Lithuania-based regtech company focused on identity verification and fraud prevention tools, iDenfy, has announced a new partnership with Czech fintech CO2IN.


environement changes, partnership, KYC, KYB, AML, identity verification, digital identity, certification, carbon footprint, customer experience, fraud detection, fintech, regtech, regulation, European Commission

Why do we need a CBDC, and what does it look like

Voice of the Industry | Payments General | 11 Dec 2023

Payments expert Piet Mallekoote continues The Paypers CBDC series with a focus on the digital euro: what are its objectives, potential risks, work done so far, and future outcomes.

European Commission, digital euro, CBDC, cash, online payments, banks, EPI, digital identity

EU Commission adopts a new strategy on Web 4.0 and virtual worlds

News | Cryptocurrencies | 12 Jul 2023

The EU Commission has adopted a new strategy on Web 4.0 and virtual worlds to ensure an open and inclusive digital environment for EU citizens.

Web 3.0, virtual asset, regulation, European Commission, digitalisation

MiCA final vote is postponed due to translating issues

News | Cryptocurrencies | 18 Jan 2023

The final vote for the European Union’s crypto regulation bill, MiCA, has been postponed until April 2023 due to technical difficulties.

MiCA, regulation, European Commission, cryptocurrency, digital assets

DORA has entered into force

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 17 Jan 2023

The Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA), published in the Official Journal of the European Union, has come into force on 16 January 2023 and it applies starting with the 17th.

regulation, European Commission, financial services, fintech, risk management

EU Commission approves merger of MobilePay and Vipps

News | Mobile Payments | 25 Oct 2022

The EU Commission has approved the merger of mobile payment companies MobilePay and Vipps into a new corporate group.

merger, mobile payments, digital wallet, cross-border payments, cross-border ecommerce, online payments, European Commission

How harmonising Europe's digital identity landscape can transform our lives

Voice of the Industry | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 11 Oct 2022

An open digital ecosystem built on strong pillars of modularity and interoperability requires harmonisation across the entire European continent, writes Roland Eichenauer, VP & Head of Business Development, eSecurity & Digitisation at Nets, part of Nexi Group.

EIDAS, digital wallet, digital identity, digital payments, digitalisation, digital onboarding, digital verification, identity verification, identity method, online payments, online security, European Commission

European Council approves Markets in Crypto Asset regulation (MiCA)

News | Cryptocurrencies | 07 Oct 2022

The European Union has agreed on the legal text for licensed crypto firms, by passing the landmark Markets in Crypto Asset regulation (MiCA).

European Commission, European Union, AML, MiCA, money laundering, cryptocurrency, stablecoin

Europe gives final greenlight to ecommerce regulation

News | Ecommerce | 06 Oct 2022

European Union lawmakers have reportedly given their final approval to its ecommerce-focused regulation – The Digital Services Act.

regulation, European Commission, ecommerce, digital payments, online shopping

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