25 October 2014

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MasterCard loses EU appeal over cross-border interchange fees

11 September 2014  |  6611 views  |  13 News

MasterCard has lost a seven-year battle with the European Commission over the validity of its interchange fees for cross-border card payments, following a decisive judgement at the EU's highest court.

 

EU lays out RFID data protection framework

30 July 2014  |  1187 views  |  0 Company announcement

New EU-wide technical standards have been agreed that will help users of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) smart chips and systems comply with EU Data Protection rules and the Commission's 2009 recommendation on RFID (see IP/09/740). A "data protection impact assessment" process has also been agreed.

 

European Commission sparks hunt for EU's top 12 tech start-ups

17 April 2014  |  1369 views  |  0 Company announcement

The European Commission is looking for Europe's best startups in this year's Tech All Stars competition.

 

MEPs vote to curb high-frequency trading

16 April 2014  |  4669 views  |  0 News

Members of the European Parliament have voted through new rules designed to clamp down on high-frequency trading 'Flash Boys'.

 

EC answers crowdfunding FAQs

27 March 2014  |  1240 views  |  0 Company announcement

Communication on crowdfunding in the European Union - Frequently Asked Questions

 

EU agrees new rules for basic bank accounts

21 March 2014  |  1142 views  |  0 Company announcement

Anyone legally residing in the EU should have the right to open a basic payment account, and this right should not be denied on grounds of nationality or place of residence, Parliament's negotiators and the Council representatives agreed on Thursday.

 

EU Parliament votes to toughen up anti-money laundering rules

12 March 2014  |  868 views  |  0 Company announcement

The ultimate owners of companies and trusts would have to be listed in public registers in EU countries, under draft anti-money laundering rules voted by Parliament on Tuesday.

 

EC accepts Visa Europe credit card fee cap proposal

26 February 2014  |  4923 views  |  0 News

The EC has accepted Visa Europe's promise to cap its multilateral interchange fees (MIFs) for cross-border credit card payments at 0.3%.

 

MEPs back caps on card fees across the EU

20 February 2014  |  4728 views  |  5 News

The fees that banks charge retailers for processing shoppers' payments should be capped, Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee MEPs decided in a vote on Thursday.

 

European Parliament approves plans to extend Sepa migration deadline

04 February 2014  |  4902 views  |  0 News

The European Parliament has voted in favour of proposals to extend the migration deadline for processing Sepa-compliant payment transfers by six months, to August 2014.

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