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  1. Legal news
    07 May 2019
    PSD2/ZAG: Strong Customer Authentication and Direct Debiting Schemes
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/psd2-zag-strong-customer-authentication-and-direct-debiting-schemes

    German regulator BaFin limits the application of strong customer authentication for direct debiting schemes.

  2. Legal news
    17 May 2019
    Liberation of Crowdfunding in germany
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/liberation-of-crowdfunding-in-germany

    German Legislator reforms rules for crowdfunding allowing for broader exemption, transparency and investor protection

  3. Legal news
    02 July 2019
    German implementation of AMLD5: Performance of anti-money laundering due diligence by third parties under the draft bill for the implementation of Directive (EU) 2018/843
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/german-implementation-of-amld5

    The German Ministry of Finance published a proposal to implement Directive (EU) 2018/843 (fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive) into German national law. The draft proposes changes when using trusted third parties.

  4. Legal news
    21 August 2019
    PSD2: BaFin announces postponing SCA-rules for online credit card payments in Germany
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/psd2-bafin-announces-postponing-sca-rules-for-online-credit-card-payments-in-germany

    The requirement of Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) for payment service providers was scheduled for 14 September 2019. Germany’s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin), however, just announced it will not ...

  5. Legal news
    07 May 2019
    The EC puts an end to decades of competition law enforcement against interchange fees: What's next for interchange fees?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/ec-puts-an-end-to-decades-of-competition-law-enforcement-against-interchange-fees

    We provide below a brief recap on the many-many years of competition law enforcement by the European Commission (EC) against interchange fees, a summary of the EC decision of 29 April 2019 related to Visa's and ...

  6. Legal news
    25 March 2019
    Launch of the EBA Register of Payment Institutions (PIs) and Electronic Money Institutions (EMIs) under PSD2
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/launch-of-the-eba-register-of-payment-institutions-pis-and-electronic

    On 18 March 2019, the European Banking Authority (EBA) launched its central electronic register under the Payments Services Directive (PSD2).

  7. Legal news
    09 April 2019
    EBA publish their final report on their guidelines on outsourcing arrangements
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/eba-publish-their-final-report-on-their-guidelines-on-outsoucing-arrangements

    On 25 February 2019, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published their final report on their guidelines on outsourcing arrangements.

  8. Legal news
    08 April 2019
    EU: The interplay of PSD2 and GDPR - some select issues
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/eu-the-interplay-of-psd2-and-gdpr-some-select-issues

    It can be argued that the principle purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) ('GDPR') and the Payment Services Directive (Directive (EU) 2015/2366) ('PSD2') are in contrast with one ...

  9. Legal news
    16 August 2019
    PSD2: Germany’s BaFin pulls emergency brakes on account interfaces. Fintechs stand to benefit, banks must step up their game.
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/psd2-germanys-bafin-pulls-emergency-brakes-on-account-interfaces

    Germany’s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) concludes in a circular that bank’s new account interfaces do not conform to PSD2 requirements. They may thus not switch off access through existing interfaces.