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  1. Legal news
    30 January 2020
    Implementation of the fifth money laundering directive in Germany: increased penalty in the course of the transparency register
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/implementation-of-the-fifth-money-laundering-directive-in-germany

    At the beginning of the year, the Fifth Money Laundering Directive (“AMLD5”) was implemented in Germany. Thereby, the German Money Laundering Act was subjected to an extensive reform, in regards to penalty infringements ...

  2. Legal news
    02 August 2019
    PSD2: transitional period for strong customer authentication for online card payments in Italy
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/psd2-transitional-period-for-strong-customer-authentication-for-online-card-payments-in-italy

    On 1st August 2019 the Bank of Italy issued a press release where it announced that it will grant, in line with the decisions taken at European level, more time to the Italian financial industry to complete the ...

  3. Legal news
    25 July 2019
    Some key topics under PSD2: open banking, strong customer authentication, and the platform/commercial agent exemption
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/some-key-topics-under-psd2

    The second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) updates the original Payment Services Directive (PSD1) which dates back from 2007. In this article, we will discuss the most important changes in- troduced by PSD2 and the ...

  4. Legal news
    25 June 2019
    Strong Customer Authentication (SCA): EBA Opinion allows for more time, and provides more clarity on the various SCA elements
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/the-opinion-of-the-eba-on-the-elements-of-sca

    On 21 June 2019, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published another Opinion on the updated Payment Services Directive (PSD2) and in particular its provisions on Strong Customer Authentication (SCA)

  5. Legal news
    01 November 2017
    EBA final Guidelines on major incident reporting under PSD2
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/global/eba-final-guidelines-on-major-incident-reporting-under-psd2

    On 27 July 2017, the EBA adopted final guidelines on major incident reporting, providing more granularity to the incident reporting obligations contained in Article 96 of PSD2.

  6. Legal news
    09 June 2020
    French report proposes payments data localisation requirements
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/france/french-report-proposes-payments-data-localisation-requirements

    In February 2020, a report submitted to the French Minister of the Economy and Finance (available here – the Report) suggests that a data localisation requirement should be imposed on payments data, and that France ...

  7. Legal news
    30 June 2020
    Changes to regulatory framework on the pricing model for the Danish Dankort scheme
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/denmark/changes-to-regulatory-framework-on-the-pricing-model-for-the-danish-dankort-scheme

    Providers of certain Danish payment instruments – currently only the Danish Dankort scheme operated by Nets - have for several years been subject to pricing regulations limiting such providers to only charge payees an ...

  8. Legal news
    05 October 2020
    The FCA issues an update on onshoring, the Temporary Transitional Powers and the reopening of the Temporary Permissions Regime
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/the-fca-issues-an-update-on-onshoring-the-temporary-transitional-powers-and-the-reopening-of

    On 1 October 2020, as part of the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) initiative to ensure an orderly transition and limit disruptions to the post Brexit onshoring process, the FCA published a statement outlining how ...

  9. Legal news
    13 August 2020
    Revision of EEA Interchange Fee Regulation appears unlikely – at least for now
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/revision-of-eea-interchange-fee-regulation-appears-unlikely

    Card issuers, acquirers and merchants are among those preparing for a public hearing to take stock of the EEA Interchange Fee Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2015/751 – IFR), due to be organised by the European Commission ...

  10. Legal news
    13 August 2020
    New EU obligations for PSPs regarding information they hold on the application of VAT on payment transactions
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/new-eu-obligations-for-psps

    On 18 February, the Council of the European Union approved a series of rules (including a Directive and a Regulation) aimed at facilitating the detection of tax fraud for VAT purposes in cross-border payment ...