The monthly law journal covering legal issues in banking, e-finance, e-money and online payments including, mobile payments (m-payments), micropayments, pre-paid cards and other payment cards, online banking, NFC (near field communication) and other contactless payments, digital currencies such as Bitcoin, mobile wallets and virtual money, e-invoicing, e-billing and e-payments, card fraud and other cybercrime, as well as regulatory regimes such as the E-Money Directive (EMD and 2EMD), the Payment Services Directive (PSD), SEPA, the US Electronic Money Regulations 2011, and the UK Bribery Act 2010. / read more
September's issue of E-Finance & Payments Law & Policy
September's edition shines a spotlight on recent reports, reviews and recommendations issued by various UK regulators. In August the CMA published its final report on the retail banking sector, which featured forthcoming measures with a digital bent such as the Open Banking standard; despite this some commentators have criticised the CMA for not going far enough to boost competition in the sector. Ajal Notowicz and Maria Ziprani detail the CMA's findings and actions in their article this month.
The UK's Payment Systems Regulator has recently published the results of two market reviews, one on the supply of indirect access to the UK's payments systems and the other on ownership and competitiveness of infrastructure provision. Kate Johnson, Zoe Hare and Sadie Alo of Osborne Clarke take a look at the PSR's conclusions and next steps in a feature article in this month's issue.
Meanwhile, the FCA has finalised its guidance for financial services firms looking into joining the cloud revolution, and Dr Sam de Silva and Marian Ang of Nabarro LLP outline in their article the key points made by the regulator.
PLUS: ISO 20022 hits hurdles to adoption in the US - the EBA's draft RTS on strong customer authentication - Singapore regulatory guidance on outsourcing - Florida v Espinoza and its implications for digital currencies - China's measures targeting P2P lending.