EBA FinTech Roadmap veröffentlicht – Ausblick auf künftige FinTech-Regulierung

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FinTechs spielen bereits seit mehreren Jahren eine bedeutende Rolle bei der Entwicklung neuer Produkte auf dem Bank-, Finanz- und Versicherungsmarkt. Gegenwärtig veröffentlichen Europäische Organe und Behörden vermehrt Papiere, deren Fokus sich auf die konkrete Regulierung von FinTechs richtet. Nachdem bereits die Kommission kürzlich mit dem FinTech Aktionsplan ihre Vorstellungen zu künftiger FinTech Regulierung publiziert hat, stellt die EBA nunmehr mit der EBA FinTech Roadmap ebenfalls Regulierungsansätze vor.

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Central contact points under PSD2 and 4AMLD in Germany

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The second payment services directive (Directive (EU) 2015/2366, “PSD2”) as well as well as the fourth anti-money laundering directive (Directive (EU) 2015/849, “4AMLD”) gives EU member states’ (“Host Member State”) authorities the competence to require those payment service providers or e-money issuers having its head office in another EU member state and acting in the territory of that Host Member State in forms other than a branch to appoint a central contact point in the territory of that Host Member State. The appointment of such central contact point and the obligations connected with such appointment might have a significant impact on the provision of payment services or e-money business under the provisions of the European Passport.

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PSD2 RTS for strong customer authentication and common and secure open standards of communication published

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What are the practical implications? What does it mean that the RTS are now in force? And isn’t PSD2 already in force since 13 January 2018?

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The EBA consults on strong customer authentication under 2nd Payment Services Directive

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The European Banking Authority (‘EBA’) published on 12 August 2016 its consultation paper ‘On the draft Regulatory Technical Standards (‘RTS’) specifying the requirements on strong customer authentication and common and secure communication under PSD2’ (‘Consultation Paper’), which outlines the EBA’s draft RTS on this matter as required under Article 98 of the Second Payment Services Directive (‘PSD2’). These RTS could have a great impact on the payments industry. Dr Matthias Terlau, Partner and Head of the Banking & Capital Markets Practise Group at Osborne Clarke in Germany, discusses the Consultation Paper and some of the more controversial rules and remarks put forward by the EBA.

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Cap on EU Interchange fees – New Regulation published

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On 19 May 2015, the European Union has taken the last step towards capped interchange fees for card-based payment transactions by publishing Regulation (EU) 2015/751. The Regulation follows a number of antitrust investigations into MasterCard’s and Visa’s multilateral inter-change fee (MIF) by the European Commission and national competition authorities (such as in Germany, France, UK, Italy and Poland).

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