The outline of Europe’s new payments landscape is in sight. New reforms to enhance competition, innovation, and security in the financial services sector are underway. The Payment Services Directive, financial data access, the digital euro, and protection of cash are among the key proposals released for discussion last month. Industry experts suggest that further regulatory
Advances in digitalisation in recent years have made an impact on all areas of life and the payment sector is no exception. Use of cash has been in decline for years, a trend was only accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic. With the majority of commerce no longer dependent upon cash, it’s no surprise that both
The Payment Services Directive (PSD) was adopted in 2007 as a means for providing a legal foundation for establishing safer and easier electronic payment services throughout the European Union. The goal was to make cross-border payments quick, efficient and secure. In July 2013, the Commission decided to review PSD and modernise it to adapt to
In a week which has seen cyber-risk cement itself on the agendas of regulators across the world, we’ve witnessed action in the trading space with plenty of developments occurring in Europe’s markets in financial instruments’ overhaul, as well as a concerted effort to rethink the way in which regulations and regulators work in the financial services industry.