Tag: Payments

CPMI paper – ‘Extending and aligning payment system operating hours for cross-border payments’

On 12 May 2022, the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) issued a final report on extending and aligning payment system operating hours for cross-border payments. The final report focuses on the operating hours of real-time gross settlement (RTGS) systems as key payment systems to enhance cross-border payments. Key points in the final report … Continue Reading

Commission launches targeted consultation on the review of the PSD2 and open finance

On 10 May 2022, the European Commission launched a public consultation to gather evidence for the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) review and to inform its work on open finance. The Commission is seeking to identify whether the PSD2 has achieved its objectives and whether amendments are needed to ensure that its rules remain relevant. … Continue Reading

Updated FCA webpage on SCA

On 1 March 2022, the FCA updated its webpage on strong customer authentication (SCA) so that it includes commentary on the SCA reauthentication exemption. If an account servicing payment service provider (ASPSP) adopts the exemption it means customers will not need to reauthenticate when they access their account information through a third party provider (TPP). … Continue Reading

Legislative review of the European crypto-assets “travel-rule” proposal continues

On 9 February 2022, the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) and Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) committees published their joint draft report  on the European Commission’s July 2021 proposal for a regulation on information accompanying transfers of funds and certain crypto-assets (the so called “travel rule” regulation). The draft report, prepared … Continue Reading

Bank of England, FCA, PRA and PSR conduct 2021 review of MoU for payment systems in the UK

On 14 February 2022, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Bank of England (BoE) Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) published a statement relating to a review of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for payment systems in the UK. The MoU sets out the high-level framework that the authorities use to cooperate … Continue Reading

New Banking horizons video: All change: the trends reshaping the global payments landscape

In our latest Banking horizons video, Alan Bainbridge, partner and global head of banks, and Albert Weatherill, senior associate, discuss the commercial, legal and regulatory issues currently impacting the payments space, as well as what they see as lying ahead.… Continue Reading