26 November 2015

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Pressure builds to delay MiFID II reforms

10 November 2015  |  5088 views  |  0 News

Pressure is mounting on the European Commission to postpone the implementation of securities market reforms under MiFID II by a year, as banks and brokers struggle to adapt their IT systems to meet the 2017 timetable.


European Parliament rubberstamps Payment Services Directive

08 October 2015  |  14522 views  |  0 News

The European Parliament has formally adopted the revised Directive on Payment Services (PSD2), a set of sweeping new rules proposed by the European Commission to boost competition and innovation while improving consumer protections.


European Commission consults on plans to create a single market for capital

30 September 2015  |  1514 views  |  0 Company announcement

The European Commission is launching the Capital Markets Union Action Plan today to help build a true single market for capital across the 28 EU Member States.


Deutsche Bank scores EC payments services contract

21 September 2015  |  2256 views  |  0 Company announcement

Deutsche Bank has been selected among the banks which will provide payment services for the European Commission (EC) from 2015 for the maximum period of 5 years.


Europe passes rules mandating central clearing for OTC derivatives

06 August 2015  |  5118 views  |  0 News

The European Commission has finally green-lighted new rules that make it mandatory for certain over-the-counter (OTC) interest rate derivative contracts to be cleared through central counterparties.


EU watchdogs take aim at MasterCard

09 July 2015  |  6189 views  |  15 News

EU anti-trust regulators have issued a formal 'Statement of Objections' against MasterCard, accusing the card scheme of using its rules to artificially inflate fees and of over-charging retailers for purchases made by non-EU cardholders.


Justice ministers appriove EU data protection rules package

15 June 2015  |  1835 views  |  0 Company announcement

Today, Ministers in the Justice Council have sealed a general approach on the Commission proposal on the Data Protection Regulation.


European lawmakers agree revised Payments Services Directive

05 May 2015  |  21125 views  |  2 News

European lawmakers have reached an informal agreement on a revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) designed to boost competition and innovation while improving consumer protections.


EU Parliament approves interchange fee caps

10 March 2015  |  14756 views  |  21 News

The European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favour of a bill to cap the interchange fees charged by card schemes for payments using credit and debit cards.


European Commission welcomes decision on aborted Deutsche Börse-Nyse Euronext merger

09 March 2015  |  1678 views  |  0 Company announcement

The European Commission welcomes today's judgment by the General Court (case T-175/12) which fully upholds the Commission's 2012 decision under the EU Merger Regulation to prohibit the proposed merger between Deutsche Börse and NYSE Euronext.

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