Articles with tag: policy

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Etsy expands its payments services to seven new markets

06 Aug 2020 | Ecommerce

US-based ecommerce website Etsy has launched its payments platform in Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, South Africa, Turkey, and the Philippines.

Etsy, ecommerce, launch, payments platform, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, South Africa, Turkey, Philippines, Etsy Payments, multiple payment options, payment methods, Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayPal, Etsy Gift Cards, credit card, Etsy Seller Protection Policy

Ecommerce policy to impose access on data handled by BigTechs in India

06 Jul 2020 | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud

India’s latest ecommerce policy draft has revealed steps that could help local startups and impose government oversight on how BigTechs handle data. 

ecommerce policy, India, BigTechs, Amazon, Google, Facebook, Ministry of Commerce’s Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade, AI, streaming services, payment tokens

Ghana launches Digital Financial Services Policy

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

The Ministry of Finance which led the development of the National Financial Inclusion and Development Strategy (NFIDS) has launched the Digital Financial Services (DFS) Policy.

Ghana, digital, Digital Financial Services Policy, COVID-19, coronavirus, National Financial Inclusion and Development Strategy, NFIDS, DFS, payments, digital payments, Digital Payments Coordination Unit, World Bank, The National Financial Inclusion and Development Strategy, The Digital Financial Services Policy, partnership, Consultative Group to Assist the Poor, CGAP, The Cash-Lite Roadmap, Better Than Cash Alliance

FX trading, forex licensing, and fraud - Exclusive interview with Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission

18 May 2020 | Payments General

Demetra Kalogerou, Chairwoman of Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission, discusses CySEC `s mission, the process of licensing forex brokers, forex scams, payments, and how Covid-19 is impacting the FX trading and crypto industry

CySEC, Demetra Kalogerou, forex brokers, forex scams, payments, FX trading, licensing, covid-19, regulations, legislation, supervision, policymaking, CIF, FCA, FINMA, investors, funds, money laundering, terrorist financing, foreign exchange market

US importers face trading barriers, while DPIIT delays ecommerce policy in India

13 May 2020 | Ecommerce

DPIIT has announced redrafting plans for its national ecommerce policy due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

DPIIT, ecommerce, ecommerce policy, India, US, B2C, importers, COVID-19

Airbnb receives USD 1 bln from Silver Lake and Sixth Street Partners

07 Apr 2020 | Ecommerce

Airbnb has unveiled it will receive USD 1 billion from investors Silver Lake and Sixth Street Partners, as it struggles with a massive drop in business.

Airbnb, Silver Lake, Sixth Street Partners, investment, bookings, travel industry, policy, equity securities

Airbnb extends guests refunds, offers USD 250 mln to hosts for missed bookings

31 Mar 2020 | Ecommerce

Airbnb has announced it will allow guests to receive full refunds for any trips starting on or before 31 May that were booked prior to 14 March.

Airbnb, coronavirus, payments, hosts, travel, booking, rental market, policy

Hong Kong to bolster crypto regulations in line with international AML norms

28 Feb 2020 | Cryptocurrencies

Hong Kong may soon bolster its policing of the cryptocurrency sector to better conform with international anti-money laundering (AML) norms, according to CoinDesk.

AML, cryptocurrency, regulation, policy, virtual asset service providers, FATF, Hong Kong, cryptocurrency exchanges

Bank of Lithuania publishes analysis on central bank digital currency

10 Dec 2019 | Cryptocurrencies

The Bank of Lithuania has issued an analysis on central bank digital currency (CBDC) design choices as well as monetary policy and financial stability implications.

Bank of Lithuania, central bank digital currency, blockchain, monetary policy, financial stability, Lithuania, LBCOIN

ClauseMatch facilitates Revolut's expansion in Singapore

13 Nov 2019 | Payments General

ClauseMatch has revealed details of how its partnership with Revolut helped facilitate the fintech’s Singapore roll-out.

ClauseMatch, Revolut, Singapore, launch, compliance, fintech, AI, policies, policy management, audit

PayPal backs down from Facebooks Libra project

07 Oct 2019 | Cryptocurrencies

PayPal has announced on Friday, 4 October, that the company is withdrawing from the Libra Association.

PayPal, Facebook, Libra, cryptocurrency, digital assets, financial services, stablecoin, regulations, policymakers, risks, partnership

BioCatch updates its platform with behavioural biometrics

27 Sep 2019 | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud

BioCatch has updated its platform with several new behavioral biometrics products, including a Policy Manager, Case Manager, and new behavioral indicators.

BioCatch, policy management, case management, behavioural biometrics, fraud, security, account management, risk score, bots

PBoC prioritises digital currency development

05 Aug 2019 | Cryptocurrencies

The People’s Bank of China (PBoC), China’s central bank, has announced that it accelerated the development of its cryptocurrency.

China, central bank, digital currency, cryptocurrency, financial risk, financial initiatives, monetary policy

Visa plans to tighten payments security in the Philippines

24 Jun 2019 | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud

Global leader digital payments provider Visa has outlined a robust approach for strengthening payments security in the Philippines over the next three years.

Visa, payments security, the Philippines, digital payments, payments provider, security, stakeholders, merchants, policy makers, law enforcement, accountholders, sensitive data, account details, tokenization, 3-D Secure, bank, payment gateway

Senate panel calls over Facebooks Libra digital currency project

21 Jun 2019 | Cryptocurrencies

On 16 July 2019, Facebook’s plans to create a global cryptocurrency have faced scrutiny from the US Senate Banking Committee.

Facebook, Senate panel, US, digital currency, scrutiny, Libra, cryptocurrency, crypto assets, US Senate Banking Committee, hearing, data privacy, launch, regulators, financial services, policymakers, transactions

Retailers rethink returns policies due to increase in returns volume, study shows

15 May 2019 | Ecommerce

26% of retailers have seen an increase in the volume of goods being returned in the last two years, according to Barclaycard.

Barclaycard, retailer, return policy, ecommerce

Cryptocurrency transactions banned by WeChat

08 May 2019 | Cryptocurrencies

China-based payments app WeChat has updated its payment policy, mentioning that users engaging in crypto trading will have their accounts terminated.

WeChat, cryptocurrency, transactions, payment channels, China, payment policy, OTC, exchanges, online gambling, government, liquidity

India outlines new ecommerce regulations

25 Feb 2019 | Ecommerce

India has outlined a new draft policy for its ecommerce sector, focusing on data localisation, privacy safeguards and measures to combat the sale of counterfeit products.

India, ecommerce, regulations, policy, foreign direct investment, online market, ecommerce platform

Japanese financial regulator receives crypto exchange license applications

31 Dec 2018 | Cryptocurrencies

The Japanese Financial Services Agency has received 190 cryptocurrency exchange license applications.

Financial Services Agency, Japan, Asia, cryptocurrency exchange license applications, cryptocurrency Japanese, Virtual Currency Exchange Association, anti-money-laundering policy, AML, crypto exchange

India tightens ecommerce regulations

27 Dec 2018 | Ecommerce

The Indian government has announced an update to the country’s policy for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), which will go live on February 1st 2019.

India, ecommerce, Indian government, regulations, policy, foreign direct investment, FDI, sellers, retailers, traders, Confederation of All India Traders, CAIT