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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
    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.

  5. Legal news
    01 November 2018
    Germany: Munich Regional Court to decide on surcharging when using PayPal
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/germany/regional-court-munich-to-decide-on-surcharging-when-using-paypal

    A private German association to combat unfair competition (so-called Wettbewerbszentrale) and Flixmobility (company behind long-distance bus service operator Flixbus) argue in front of Munich’s regional court about ...

  6. Legal news
    24 July 2018
    EBA publishes final Guidelines on fraud reporting under PSD2
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/eba-publishes-final-guidelines-on-fraud-reporting-under-psd2

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) has published the final Guidelines on fraud reporting under the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2).

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Legal news
    05 June 2019
    ICO: Legal Classification of Tokens: Part 5 - Hybrid Forms
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/ico-legal-classification-of-tokens-part-5

    Part 5/5 – Hybrid Forms: A token may have features of security token, currency token and/or utility token. These hybrid forms require a case by case assessment of applicable regulation.