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E-Finance & Payments Law & Policy

Current Issue (August 2015)

Volume: 9 Issue: 8



About E-Finance and Payments Law and Policy

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

August's edition of E-Finance & Payments Law & Policy

The latest edition of the journal tracks developments across the payments and online finance sector on a global basis. We report on how HM Revenue & Customs in the UK will soon have powers to target data from digital wallets, among other new payments models, in order to clamp down on tax evasion. Also in our news analysis section, stories on important new developments in the online payments field in China, and the US Treasury's look at the online lending field.

Our articles this month include a feature by Carlo R.W. de Meijer and Jonathan Bye of RBS, who analyse how the mobile wallets sector is evolving, and discuss how different stakeholders are affected and who might ultimately 'win' in this exciting area. Lucy Frew of Kemp Little LLP outlines how the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK plans to implement its concurrency competition powers, and how the regulator has responded to industry feedback following a consultation on the matter.

Robert Courtneidge and Charlie Clarence-Smith from Locke Lord LLP meanwhile take a look at another consultation, this time one issued by the ESMA, which aimed to find out how industry views the potential uses of virtual currencies and distributed ledger technology in terms of investment; the authors report on several key industry responses and what these responses indicate about how industry views the subject matter. 

PLUS: Implementation of Interchange Fee Regulation in the UK - CFPB action on 'add-on' products marketed with credit cards in the US - the 'reasonableness' of payment methods in German case law - e-mandates solutions in the EU.

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