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China's central bank and regulators encourage banks to increase lending

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 24 May 2022

People's Bank of China and regulators have urged the nation’s lenders to step up support for the real economy and meet credit demand.

central bank, lending, regulation, banks, COVID-19

Nigeria SEC introduces digital asset regulations

News | Cryptocurrencies | 20 May 2022

Nigeria’s securities watchdog has published comprehensive regulations for the digital asset sector, the first of its kind in the country, according to CoinGeek

cryptocurrency, regulation, blockchain, Bitcoin

European Commission publishes PSD3 consultation

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 20 May 2022

The European Commission has published a public consultation (Main Consultation) to gather evidence for its review of the second EU Payment Services Directive (2015/2366) (PSD2), and to inform its continuing work on Open Finance.

regulation, Open Finance, PSD2, crypto asset, BNPL

Allianz to pay more than USD 6 bln in US fraud case

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 19 May 2022

Germany-based Allianz has agreed to pay more than USD 6 billion and its US asset management unit pleaded guilty to criminal securities fraud over the collapse of a group of investment funds early in the COVID-19 pandemic.

fraud management, banks, regulation, fraud prevention, transaction fraud

EBA publishes final technical standards on crowdfunding service providers

News | Payments General | 19 May 2022

The European Banking Authority (EBA) today published its final draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) specifying the information crowdfunding service providers shall provide to investors on the calculation of credit scores and prices of crowdfunding offers. 

RTS, crowdfunding, regulation, credit scoring

The blockchain brief: What payments industry professionals should understand about Web3 domains

Voice of the Industry | Cryptocurrencies | 19 May 2022

Tom Barrett, founder EnCirca, of  explains how financial firms can define what their brand’s presence will look like on the decentralized web and how to register their trademarks in these blockchain-specific extensions.

blockchain, payments , Web 3.0, cryptocurrency, DeFi, ecommerce, financial institutions, cybercrime, banks, regulation

ECB pushes digital coin despite mixed feelings from population

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 18 May 2022

The European Central Bank has released another working paper on the digital euro, despite Europeans’ concerns regarding a central bank digital currency (CBDC)

central bank, digital euro, digital currency, cash, cashless, regulation, bank transfer, GDPR, CBDC

German BaFin official calls for EU-wide DeFi regulation

News | Cryptocurrencies | 18 May 2022

Birgit Rodolphe, executive director at Germany’s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin), has called for uniform regulation of the decentralised finance (DeFi) space throughout the European Union.

BaFin, regulation, DeFi, cryptocurrency

Circit completes EUR 6.5 mln Series A

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 18 May 2022

Circit, an Ireland-based audit confirmations and Open Banking platform, has completed a EUR 6.5 million Series A funding round.

funding, Open Banking, investment, PSD2, regulation

Central Bank of Chile tackles digital currency

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 18 May 2022

The Central Bank of Chile (BCCH) has announced it is considering issuing its Central Bank digital currency, the digital peso.

central bank, regulation, digital currency, digitalisation, digital banking, regulatory sandbox

UK Treasury to legalise stablecoins

News | Cryptocurrencies | 18 May 2022

United Kingdom’s Department of Treasury has shown intend to go ahead with legalising stablecoins as a form of payment.

treasury, central bank, stablecoin, regulation

US registers first criminal cryptocurrency sanctions case

News | Cryptocurrencies | 18 May 2022

The US Justice Department has launched its first criminal prosecution involving the alleged use of cryptocurrency to evade US economic sanctions, according to the Washington Post.

cryptocurrency, financial sanctions, regulation, Bitcoin

Nigeria issues new digital assets regulations

News | Cryptocurrencies | 18 May 2022

Nigeria’s Securities and Exchange Commission has released new rules to guide the issuance, custody, and exchange of digital assets, while also classifying them as securities.

digital assets, regulation, central bank, security token

Central Bank of Nigeria issues Open Banking framework

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 18 May 2022

The Central Bank of Nigeria has issued the Regulatory Framework for Open Banking in Nigeria in its efforts to improve competition and innovation in the banking system. 

Open Banking, regulation, financial services, banks, fintech

EU rolls out more stringent laws for sectors including FS

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 18 May 2022

EU countries and lawmakers have agreed to tougher cyber-security rules for key sectors, including financial services, amid concerns about cyber-attacks, according to Insurance Journal.

financial services, regulation, cybersecurity, cybercrime

AusPayNet provides guidelines to facilitate QR code payments

News | Mobile Payments | 17 May 2022

Australia’s payments industry self-regulatory body, Australian Payments Network (AusPayNet) has published guidelines for QR codes as a payment method.

regulation, reconciliation, QR code, QR payments, contactless payments, payment methods, mobile payments, digital payments

DLT Finance receives BaFin licenses

News | Cryptocurrencies | 17 May 2022

DLT Finance, a Germany-based financial institute focused solely on digital assets, has received BaFin licenses. 

banking license, cryptocurrency, financial institutions, DeFi, regulation

Companies offering BNPL in Ireland must be authorised by the central bank

News | Online Payments | 17 May 2022

The Central Bank of Ireland has widened its consumer protection rules to cover Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) companies.

BNPL, central bank, regulation, lending, compliance, interest rate

Taking on fraud: navigating the big financial services challenges

Voice of the Industry | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 17 May 2022

Janer Gorohhov from Veriff shares some practical ideas on how to address financial services challenges such as digitalisation, stopping bad actors, and complex regulations

fraud management, financial services, digitalisation, regulation, COVID-19, artificial intelligence, fintech, digital banking, AML, KYC

Paysafe launches unified payments partnership with Strive Gaming

News | Online Payments | 16 May 2022

UK-based player account management platform (PAM) Strive Gaming has integrated Paysafe’s payments technology.

Paysafe, partnership, gambling, payment methods, regulation, compliance