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European Banking Authority Releases Update on Travel Rule, Including Guidelines for Transfer of Funds, Crypto-Assets

The European Banking Authority (EBA) issued new Guidelines on the so-called ‘travel rule’, i.e. the information that should accompany transfers of funds and certain crypto assets. This rule will help tackle “the abuse of such transfers for money laundering and terrorist financing purposes.” The Guidelines… Read More

European Banking Authority Releases Regulatory Technical Standards for Addressing Complaints Related to Asset Reference Tokens

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The European Banking Authority (EBA) published the final draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) that set out the requirements, templates, and procedures for handling complaints received by issuers of asset reference tokens (ARTs). The draft RTS fulfilled a mandate conferred “on the EBA in the Markets… Read More

European Banking Authority and MFSA Report Credit Institutions Taking Steps to Enhance Consumer Service Levels

Following a recent collaborative “mystery shopping” exercise between the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) and the European Banking Authority (EBA), several credit institutions have “proactively taken steps to enhance consumer service levels based on the Authority’s recommendations.” The evaluation focused on personal loans and payment… Read More

European Banking Authority Publishes Guidance on Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing for Crypto Firms

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has shared its guidance on money laundering (ML) and terrorist financing (TF) for crypto asset service providers (CASPs). All banks must adhere to strict Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) rules, and crypto firms are no different. The… Read More

European Banking Authority (EBA) Releases Peer Review on Authorization Under Payment Services Directive

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published its peer review on authorization of payment institutions and e-money institutions under the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2). The review generally found “increased transparency and consistency of the information required in the authorization process.” However, it also “identified significant… Read More

European Banking Authority Amends Regulatory Technical Standards on Authentication, Open Banking Provider Tink Comments

Earlier today, the European Banking Authority (EBA) posted an update on certain standards that impact open banking services. One change involves authentication for individual users. CI received a comment from Jan van Vonno, Head of Industry Strategy at Tink – a leading open banking platform…. Read More

European Banking Authority (EBA) Releases Guidelines on Remote Customer Onboarding

The European Banking Authority (EBA) recently published its final Guidelines on the use of remote customer onboarding solutions. These Guidelines “set out the steps credit and financial institutions should take to ensure safe and effective remote customer onboarding practices in line with applicable anti-money laundering… Read More

European Banking Authority Comments on PSD2, Expresses Strong Support for Merger with EMD2, Comments on Open Finance

PSD2 or the European Payment Services Directive 2, has been in force since 2016 but payment services providers had until 2018 to adhere to the rules. The EU directive requires providers to incorporate heightened authentication features as well as taking aim at APIs that may… Read More

European Banking Authority Posts Final Standards for Pan-European Crowdfunding Providers

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has posted the “final technical standards” pertaining to European crowdfunding platforms. The release of the standards has long been anticipated and is affiliated with the European Union enacting pan-European securities crowdfunding rules. New regulatory standards were revealed in November of… Read More

European Banking Authority (EBA) Introduces Central Database for AML/CFT

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has introduced its central database for anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CFT). This European reporting System for material CFT/AML weaknesses, EuReCA, will be key to coordinating ongoing efforts by relevant authorities and the EBA to prevent and combat money laundering… Read More

European Banking Authority Releases Machine Learning Discussion Paper

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has released its discussion paper on machine learning “used in the context of internal ratings-based (IRB) models to calculate regulatory capital for credit risk.” As noted in the announcement, the stated aim of the discussion paper is to clearly establish… Read More

Here is the EBA’s Regulatory Technical Standards for European Crowdfunding Providers

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has published its Final Report on draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) specifying the information that crowdfunding service providers offering individual portfolio management of loans shall provide to investors in relation to the method to assess credit risk, and on each… Read More

European Banking Authority Releases Report on Data Provided by PSPs on SCA Compliance Readiness

The European Banking Authority (EBA), a regulatory body of the European Union that’s headquartered in Paris, released a report, earlier this week, on the data offered by payment service providers (PSPs) on their readiness to apply strong customer authentication (SCA) for the set of payment… Read More

European Banking Authority Publishes Document Addressing Crowdfunding and Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing Risk

The European Banking Authority has published a document that addresses anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing (CFT) when it comes to crowdfunding. The guidelines for crowdfunding platforms are incorporated into the Final Report “on customer due diligence and the factors credit and financial institutions should… Read More

European Banking Authority to Allow Banks to Include Software based Assets in their Capital Requirement Estimates

The European Banking Authority, a regulatory body of the European Union that’s headquartered in Paris, has revealed plans to allow banks to include software-based assets in their capital requirement calculations. This should help lenders with strengthening their safety buffers, the agency noted. At present, banking… Read More

European Draft Regulation of Crypto-Assets Seeks Innovation Friendly Approach as Usage of Blockchain in Financial Services Grows

Draft regulation crafted by the European Commission that pertains to crypto-assets (digital assets) and blockchain tech in financial services has surfaced on the web. Final legislation has been anticipated at some point this month as European policymakers seek to foster an “innovation-friendly” approach that assures… Read More

European Banking Authority Tells European Commission to Pick Up the Pace in Facilitating Cross Border Banking, Payments & More

The European Commission is well known for talking a lot but, at times, doing very little. The Europea Banking Authority is out with a report today telling the Commission to pick up the pace when it comes to cross border activity in banking, payments and… Read More

Everybody Wants it: Survey Indicates that 97% of Merchants Want Open Banking as Provided by PSD2

A recenty survey indicates that merchants are very interested in Open Banking. While the topic started as an esoteric policy goal with few people really understanding what it meant, a report from Sentenial/Nuapay indicates popular interest exists and that 97% of merchants are already looking… Read More

European Banking Authority Announces New Deadline for Payment Security Rules

The European Banking Authority (EBA), a regulatory agency that performs stress tests on European banks to increase transparency in the region’s financial system and identify weaknesses in institutions’ capital structures, has extended the deadline for the migration to Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) to December 31,… Read More

Fintech Sandboxes & Innovation Hubs: European Report Outlines What’s Working Now

A joint report by the European Securities Markets Authority (ESMA), the European Banking Authority (EBA), and the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA), addresses the topic of Fintech Sandboxes, the approach by regulators to partner with emerging Fintech firms by creating a safe place… Read More

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