EU divided over implementation of payments directive

By |september 26th, 2019|American Express, FinTech, libra, Markus Ferber, News, Payment Services Directive|

The European Commission questioned on Wednesday (25 September) some member states’ decision to grant at least 18 months to banks for the full implementation of the European Payments Services Directive 2, which requires stronger authentication procedures for online payments.

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Digital Brief: The power of online platforms

By |junij 6th, 2019|Catherine Stihler, competition, cryptoassets, Cybersecurity, data protection, Digital Brief, digital tax, Donald Trump, EU, European Court of Justice, Facebook, FinTech, Google, Huawei, Julia Reda, Lee Hsien Loong, Margarethe Vestager, Marietje Schaake, Mariya Gabriel, Matt Hancock, News, Privacy, Twitter|

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Leak: These are the five priorities for the next finance Commissioner

By |junij 4th, 2019|Capital Markets Union, FinTech, News|

A new strategy for the capital markets union, fintech, financial stability, sustainable economy and Brexit are the priorities listed for the next financial services commissioner, according to the memo drafted by European Commission officials and seen b...

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EU watchdog gains new powers to fight money launderers

By |april 2nd, 2019|anti-money laundering, European Supervisory Authorities, FinTech, money laundering, News|

Member states on Monday (1 April) approved giving new powers to the European Banking Authority (EBA) to fight money laundering and terrorism financing, as part of an improvement of the European supervisory agencies (ESAs).

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Commission eyes FinTech to boost euro’s role on global stage

By |oktober 26th, 2018|euro, FinTech, News, SEPA, trade war|

New pan-European payment instruments, including solutions based on emerging technologies in the financial sector or FinTech, are a part of the European Commission’s plan to boost the euro's standing in international markets.

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Europe moves towards a common approach to regulate cryptoassets

By |september 5th, 2018|Bitcoin, blockchain, crypto-currency, cryptoassets, cryptocurrency, Ecofin, FinTech, News|

European decision-makers and regulators are progressing towards an EU approach for dealing with cryptoassets, digital assets that use cryptography such as Bitcoin and represent a booming market still viewed with concern by financial supervisors.

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Europe postpones response to cryptocurrencies to end of year

By |februar 26th, 2018|Bitcoin, crypto-currency, FinTech, News, Valdis Dombrovskis|

The European Commission will assess whether new rules are needed against the “substantial speculation” of digital currencies, Commission vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis said on Monday (26 February).

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Commission holds its fire against Bitcoin and Co.

By |februar 26th, 2018|American Express, blockchain, crypto-currency, European Parliament, FinTech, News, PSDII|

The European Commission is still hesitant to regulate cryptocurrencies, despite a warning issued by European regulators and bans imposed in other regions following the rising market volatility of digital currencies.

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Economy, finance take centre stage in Commission’s final legislative push

By |oktober 25th, 2017|Commission work programme, EU minister of finance, European Parliament, european stability mechanism, eurozone budget, FinTech, News, sustainable finance|

Initiatives to strengthen the financial markets and deepen the economic and monetary union will play a major role in the European Commission’s work programme for 2018, the final one before the legislative machine slows down in the run-up to European elections in 2019.

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Notaries turn blockchain into ally for digital transactions

By |oktober 4th, 2017|blockchain, FinTech, land registry, News, notaries|

Once feared as a technology that would make legal practitioners redundant, blockchain has now actually strengthened the role of notaries as interpreters of complex transactions, best illustrated by the convoluted issue of land registries.

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