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Amazon secures licence to offer mobile wallet in India

  • Published: 13 Apr 2017

Amazon India, a subsidiary of e-commerce giant Amazon.com, has secured licence from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to introduce its own digital wallet.. read more

MasterCard gets regulatory approval to buy VocaLink

  • Published: 11 Apr 2017

MasterCard has received approval from the UK’s Competition & Markets Authority’s (CMA) for the planned acquisition of British payments technology company Vocalink.. read more

Aditya Birla Nuvo obtains payments bank licence from RBI

  • Published: 5 Apr 2017

Aditya Birla Nuvo has received the final approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to launch a payments bank in India.. read more

Fino Paytech receives approval to launch payment bank

  • Published: 3 Apr 2017

Mobile payment firm Fino Paytech has secured the final licence from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to establish Fino Payments Bank.. read more

ACCC bars Australian banks to bargain collectively with Apple over Apple Pay

  • Published: 31 Mar 2017

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has barred four domestic banks to collectively bargain with Apple and boycott its payment system, Apple Pay.. read more

Singapore and France join forces on fintech

  • Published: 28 Mar 2017

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has inked agreements with financial regulators in France- Autorite de Controle Prudentiel et de Resolution (ACPR) and the Autorite des Marches Financiers (AMF) - to strengthen mutual cooperation in the fintech space.. read more

Singapore and Japan form FinTech cooperation framework

  • Published: 14 Mar 2017

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Financial Services Agency (FSA) of Japan have set up a Co-operation Framework to strengthen FinTech linkages between both countries.. read more

Japanese, British regulators sign fintech co-operation agreement

  • Published: 10 Mar 2017

The Financial Services Agency of Japan (JFSA) and the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have signed an agreement to expand cooperation on fintech.. read more

UK and Canada regulators collaborate to support fintech innovation

  • Published: 23 Feb 2017

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has signed an agreement with Canadian regulator Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) to support fintech startups in the two jurisdictions.. read more

PSD2 will bring the end to the four party payments model

  • Author: Anna Milne
  • Published: 15 Feb 2017

The European and indeed global payments market is about to become a lot more complex in the wake of incoming PSD2 regulation at the beginning of 2018. So how will all the players evolve?. read more

Brexit white paper: ‘Freest possible trade’ is the goal

  • Author: Patrick Brusnahan
  • Published: 2 Feb 2017

In a white paper released by the UK government, it claimed that its aim for the banking sector is to secure the ‘freest possible trade’ between the UK and EU Member states. read more

MasterCard, UniRush to pay $13m over technology breakdown

  • Published: 2 Feb 2017

The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has ordered MasterCard and UniRush to pay $13m over a technology breakdown in 2015 that left thousands of RushCard users unable to access their funds.. read more

MasterCard wins legal battle over interchange fees in UK

  • Published: 31 Jan 2017

MasterCard has won a legal battle against the UK retailers including Asda, Morrison, New Look and Next over its interchange fees levied on the use of debit and credit cards.. read more

India Post secures payments bank licence

  • Published: 30 Jan 2017

India Post has secured a licence from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to begin payments bank operations.. read more

Western Union to pay $586m for violating US money-laundering laws

  • Published: 20 Jan 2017

Western Union has agreed to pay $586m and admitted to criminal violations including willfully failing to maintain an effective anti-money laundering (AML) program and aiding and abetting wire fraud.. read more


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