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  1. Legal news
    09 September 2019
    The Importance Of Keeping Proper Financial Books And Records
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/the-importance-of-keeping-proper-financial-books-and-records

    A recent decision of Justice Rees of the Supreme Court of New South Wales confirms the importance of keeping proper financial books and records in the context of insolvency.

  2. Legal news
    04 November 2021
    EBA consults on changes to strong customer authentication (SCA) as applied to PSD2 account information services (AIS)
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/eba-consults-on-changes-to-strong-customer-authentication

    The EBA has recently published a consultation paper (available here) in which it is seeking comments on proposed changes to the RTS on strong customer authentication (SCA) and common and secure communication (CSC) (the ...

  3. Legal news
    18 June 2021
    Bank of England publishes discussion paper on stablecoins
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/bank-of-england-publishes-discussion-paper-on-stablecoins

    Earlier this month, the Bank of England (BoE) published its discussion paper ‘New forms of digital money’ (the Paper) setting out its approach to stablecoins and digital currencies.

  4. Legal news
    27 October 2021
    What’s next for Buy Now Pay Later: HM Treasury launches consultation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/whats-next-for-buy-now-pay-later-hm-treasury-launches-consultation

    In our article last month (available here), we explored how Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) works, how it is currently regulated in the UK and the impact of impending regulation. The much-anticipated HM Treasury consultation ...

  5. Legal news
    01 April 2020
    FIRB update: Reducing the monetary thresholds and extending the review period
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/firb-update-reducing-the-monetary-thresholds-and-extending-the-review-period

    On 29 March 2020 the Treasurer announced two significant changes to Australia's foreign investment rules. The changes are effectively immediately (but will not apply to transactions entered into before 10.30pm on 29 ...

  6. Legal news
    06 October 2021
    EBA Report on the Use of Digital Platforms in the EU Banking and Payments Sector
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/eba-report-on-the-use-of-digital-platforms-in-the-eu-banking-and-payments-sector

    On 21 September 2021, the EBA published a Report on the use of digital platforms in the EU banking and payments sector (see here), as it is a growing phenomenon in line with the wider digitisation of all sectors of the ...

  7. Legal news
    29 November 2021
    ECB’s Governing Council approves a new oversight framework for electronic payments
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/ecbs-governing-council-approves-a-new-oversight-framework-for-electronic-payments

    Following a 2020 public consultation, European Central Bank’s (ECB) Governing Council approved a new Eurosystem oversight framework for electronic payments, schemes and arrangements.

  8. Legal news
    02 August 2021
    EU publishes package of legislative proposals aimed at strengthening AML/CFT rules
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/eu-publishes-package-of-legislative-proposals-aimed-at-strengthening-aml-cft-rules

    On 20 July 2021, the European Commission published a package of legislative proposals aimed at strengthening the EU's anti-money laundering and countering terrorism financing (AML/CFT) rules. The AML package is ...

  9. Legal news
    19 June 2020
    How the grass can be greener in Singapore: green lending in Asia Pacific
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/how-the-grass-can-be-greener-in-singapore-green-lending-in-asia-pacific

    Sandra Seah, Chelsea Chan and Eef Gerard Van Emmerick spoke to Max Latchmore in our London Sustainability Group to discuss LYS Energy’s (LYS) recent Green Loan run through our Singapore office.

  10. Legal news
    06 May 2021
    Bigtech entry in the payment sector raises potential competition law risks according to the French Competition Authority
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/bigtech-entry-in-the-payment-sector-raises-potential-competition-law-risks

    On 29 April The French Competition Authority (FCA) published its report on the Fintech sector (available here, in French). This report follows its payment sector inquiry launched in January 2020, which primarily focused ...