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  1. Legal news
    15 October 2018
    PSD2/ZAG: Update: Intra Group Exemption remains in Effect
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/germany/psd2-zag-update-konzernausnahme-bleibt-doch-weitestgehend-unangetastet

    The implementation of the Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) in form of German Zahlungsdiensteaufsichtsgesetz (ZAG – Payment Services Oversight Act) required a number of adjustments in payment services as of ...

  2. Legal news
    22 March 2019
    Italian transparency rules: Bank of Italy publishes its final report regarding the new transparency rules implementing PSD2, PAD and the EBA Joint Committee Guidelines on complaints-handling
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/italy/italian-transparency-rules-bank-of-italy-publishes-its-final-report-regarding

    On March 19th, 2019, following a public consultation, the Bank of Italy published its final report for the purposes of updating the rules on "Transparency of banking and financial transactions and services.

  3. Legal news
    18 February 2019
    Netherlands: Implementation date of PSD2
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/netherlands/implementation-date-psd2-in-the-netherlands

    The Dutch Senate approved the legislative proposal transposing the second Payment Services Directive (Directive 2015/2366 – PSD2) into Dutch law on 4 December 2018. At that time, it was expected that the effective date ...

  4. Legal news
    08 July 2019
    Dutch Data Protection Authority warns banks to refrain from using transactional data for direct marketing purposes
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/netherlands/dutch-data-protection-authority-warns-banks-to-refrain-from-using-transactional-data

    In this client alert we discuss the recent letter from Dutch Data Protection Authority calling out to banks to reconsider any plans they may have to use personal data in transactional data for direct marketing purposes, ...

  5. Legal news
    07 August 2019
    Implementation of the fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive: Rise or Demise of the German Crypto Market?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/umsetzung-der-5-geldwaescherichtlinie

    The German Ministry of Finance (Bundesministerium der Finanzen – BMF) published a draft legislative proposal (German) to implement the European directive to amend the fourth European anti-money laundering directive ...

  6. Legal news
    17 January 2019
    PayPal Surcharging: FlixMobility appeals decision of Munich Regional Court
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/paypal-surcharging-urteil-flixmobility-legt-berufung-ein

    FlixMobility responds with an appeal to a surprising decision of the Regional Court of Munich I (LG München) from December 2018 in favor of the German association to combat unfair competition (Wettbewerbszentrale) which ...

  7. Legal news
    08 July 2019
    Statement from the Danish FSA regarding SCA in the light of the opinion from the Danish FSA
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/statement-from-the-danish-fsa-regarding-sca

    The Danish FSA (DFSA) has just issued a statement following the EBA's opinion of 21 June 2019 on Strong Customer Authentication (SCA).

  8. Legal news
    09 October 2019
    ICO – Germany’s BaFin publishes new guidance notice on crypto token regulation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/ico-neues-bafin-merkblatt

    On 16 August 2019, the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) published an updated guidance notice (German) on the issuance of crypto token (e.g. through ICO, ITS or TGE) providing assistance with ...

  9. Legal news
    19 August 2019
    Financing Options – New Framework for Startups in Germany
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/financing-options-new-framework-for-startups-in-germany

    One of the most important questions for every young enterprise is its financing. Business angels, accelerator programmes and classic bank financing are just some of the options. Rather new is the possibility of ...