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  1. Legal news
    30 January 2020
    German crypto market: what you need to know about the crypto depository service
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/german-crypto-market-what-you-need-to-know-about-the-crypto-depository-service

    On 1 January 2020, the crypto depository service was introduced as a new financial service under the German Banking Act (Kreditwesengesetz – KWG). The legislation, demanded by European prescriptions, changes Germany’s ...

  2. Legal news
    22 May 2020
    The French competition authority launches a public consultation on the fintech sector
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/france/the-french-competition-authority-launches-a-public-consultation-on-the-fintech-sector

    In parallel to the two consultations launched by the European Commission (EC) at the beginning of April 2020 on digital finance strategy/FinTech and retail payments the French Competition Authority (FCA) has just ...

  3. Legal news
    25 August 2020
    RegTech: EBA launches an industry survey
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/regtech-eba-launches-an-industry-survey

    On 12 August 2020, the European Banking Authority (EBA) launched a Regtech industry survey inviting all relevant stakeholders, such as financial institutions and ICT third party providers, to share their views and ...

  4. Legal news
    05 February 2020
    PSD2 and limited network exclusion (e.g. gift cards): by 30 April 2020, issuers of payment instruments covered by the limited network exclusion shall fulfil their reporting obligation towards Bank of Italy
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/italy/psd2-and-limited-network-exclusion-by-30-april-2020-issuers-of-payment-instruments

    Regulation issued by Bank of Italy on 11 October 2018 ("Regulation") – implementing certain provisions of the Directive (EU) 2015/2366 ("PSD2") and Legislative Decree 15 December 2017, n. 218 – introduced the obligation ...

  5. Legal news
    21 May 2020
    Swedish law now requires a direct payment option to be displayed first
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/sweden/swedish-law-now-requires-a-direct-payment-option-to-be-displayed-first

    The Swedish Parliament has approved an amendment to the Swedish Payment Services Act (2010:751) that introduces a new provision regarding the display of payment solutions online.

  6. Legal news
    27 January 2020
    Our Payments Regulatory 2020 Outlook webinar - now available to listen to on demand
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/our-payments-regulatory-2020-outlook-webinar

    On 21 January 2020, members of our international payments team shared their insights into the state of payments regulation and some of the legal issues that arise for businesses.

  7. Legal news
    15 April 2020
    EBA consultation on changes to AML/CTF risk factors guidelines
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/eba-consultation-on-changes-to-aml-cf-risk-factors-guidelines

    On 5 February 2020, the European Banking Authority (EBA) issued a public consultation on changes to the anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CTF) risk factors guidelines (Guidelines).

  8. Legal news
    23 June 2020
    Tax credit on commissions related to electronic payments: Revenue Agency and Bank of Italy Regulations
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/italy/tax-credit-on-commissions-related-to-electronic-payments

    As part of the so-called Italian Budget Law 2020, the Government has introduced measures to promote the use of non-cash means of payment.

  9. Legal news
    26 August 2020
    France - French Ministry of Economy launches digital transformation working group
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/france/france---mission-launch-about-digital-transformation-by-the-french-ministry-of-economy

    On 5 August 2020, the French Ministry of Economy announced the launch of a mission on the digital transformation of the French Economy (in French “La mission numérique des grands groupes”). France aims to be one of the ...