The monthly law journal covering legal issues in banking, e-finance, e-money and online payments including, mobile payments (m-payments), micropayments, pre-paid cards and other payment cards, online banking, NFC (near field communication) and other contactless payments, digital currencies such as Bitcoin, mobile wallets and virtual money, e-invoicing, e-billing and e-payments, card fraud and other cybercrime, as well as regulatory regimes such as the E-Money Directive (EMD and 2EMD), the Payment Services Directive (PSD), SEPA, the US Electronic Money Regulations 2011, and the UK Bribery Act 2010. / read more
September's edition of E-Finance & Payments Law & Policy
What is driving innovation in the financial sector? Fiona Ghosh of Addleshaw Goddard, an Editorial Board member at E-Finance & Payments Law & Policy, delves into this topic in a feature article this month, looking at the role of the law, tech giants such as Google, and traditional players such as banks in the innovation drive.
China has begun to fill the regulatory void around its increasingly important internet finance sector, with the Chinese government releasing 'Guiding Opinions' to regulate the sector comprehensively for the first time. Barbara Li of Norton Rose Fulbright discusses the Opinions and their far-reaching implications for activities such as online P2P lending and crowdfunding in China.
Our news section this month looks at a variety of stories from across the globe. We report how the UK Government has AML/CTF rules in its sights as it bids to cut down on business red tape. Safaricom has finally released an API for its popular M-PESA platform, meanwhile, and we speak to Samir Shah of the Regulus tech consultancy about this development. And Australia's Parliament releases a report recommending an 'opt-in' process for contactless functions on cards.
PLUS: AML developments and measures in France - a Code of Conduct for Indirect Access to payment systems in the UK - cyber security and financial services - the EC's latest Statement of Objections against MasterCard.
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