Tag Archive: Payments Regulation

“A lack of clarity over FTR 2015 could harm payment flows” writes Deutsche Bank’s Stefan Fruschki for Global Banking and Finance Review

To strengthen the European payments industry’s efforts to combat money laundering and terrorist financing, the EU Funds Transfer Regulation 2015 (FTR 2015) came into effect on 26th June 2017. There is more to FTR 2015 than meets the eye, however. Concerns are mounting that FTR’s obligations are, in places, open to interpretation. Writing for Global Banking and …

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FTR 2015’s regulatory success relies on further industry collaboration, writes Deutsche Bank’s Christian Westerhaus for Money Laundering Bulletin

Last month, the EU Funds Transfer Regulation 2015 (FTR 2015) – which aims to ensure the full traceability of payments – came into effect. Helping to prevent and detect illicit financial transactions, FTR 2015 implements the updated international anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing (CTF) recommendations by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and, therefore, …

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Deutsche Bank’s Christian Schaefer discusses requirements ahead of PSD2’s effective date with Euromoney

  The second “European Directive on Payment Services in the Internal Market”, commonly referred to as PSD2, offers ample opportunities for Third Party Providers (TPPs) to innovate the traditional banking sphere – by bringing them under greater regulatory scrutiny. Interviewed by Euromoney, Christian Schaefer, Deutsche Bank’s Head of Payments, Cash Management Corporates, outlines TPP’s requirements …

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Deutsche Bank’s Shakrokh Moinian explores the far-reaching implications of PSD2 in TFR

PSD2’s predecessor regulation, PSD1, was introduced in 2007, to a very different kind of payments market. Since then, a step-change in technological development has thrown up a multitude of new payment methods, channels, and operators. PSD2 takes account of the changes that have occurred since 2007; it licenses and regulates new market players (or Third …

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