EBA calls on European Commission to boost cross-border banking and payments

Cross-border banking and payment services in the EU are being held back by a lack of regulatory clarity and harmonisation, says the European Banking Authority (EBA). The rise of digital services should help established and newcomer providers reach more people, including across borders, says the EBA in a report developed under its Fintech Roadmap. However, concludes the report, the promise is not being fully realised within the EU, in part […]

Let’s talk about PSD2 and open banking. The European Banking Authority is coming to Banking 4.0

At this moment, when a series of central banks and competent national authorities have introduced a transitional phase and new terms for PSD2 compliance, from the perspective of strong customer authentication (SCA) in the online environment, the market needs guidance and answers to a series of questions. At Banking 4.0, The European Banking Authority (EBA) will open the panel dedicated to regulatory authorities and relevant industry associations, with a keynote […]

The Hungarian National Bank provides card issuers and acquirers an additional 12 months to comply with PSD2 strong customer authentication

On 10 September 2019, the Hungarian National Bank (HNB) issued a press release (available in English here) in which it provides Hungarian cards issuers and acquirers with additional time to comply with the PSD2 strong customer authentication (SCA) requirements, as implemented within Hungarian, but only in relation to online card-based payments. Pursuant to PSD2 and the related regulatory technical standards for strong customer authentication and common and secure open standards of […]