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BIS publishes study on the economic forces driving FinTech
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The Bank for International Settlements has published a working paper on the economic drivers of FinTech adoption, analysing key forces such asunmet demand, competitive environment,...

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Italy consults on FinTech sandbox

The Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance has launched a consultation on a Draft Decree on the criteria to test FinTech initiatives in a sandbox environment and to establisha...

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Italy issues report on ICOs and cryptoassets exchanges
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On 2 January 2020, CONSOB published its final report on initial coin offerings and cryptoassets exchanges. It contains the authority's feedback to the comments stakeholders submitted during ...

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Italy sets final deadline for SCA migration

The Bank of Italy has issued a communication indicating that 31 December 2020 will be the final deadline to adopt strong customer authentication (SCA) requirements in relation to online...

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Cross-border provision of services: EBA 'call for action' identifies potential impediments and solutions
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What are the main roadblocks to the cross-border provision of banking and payment services? In a report, the European Banking Authority focused on licensing/authorisation, conduct of...

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Italian AML rules capture providers of services related to the use of virtual currencies and custodian wallet providers

Last month, Legislative Decree No. 125 of 4 October 2019 implementing Directive (EU) 2018/843 (5AMLD) (Decree 125/2019) was published in the Italian Official Gazette. The Decree will amend...

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Will Italian AML rules capture foreign entities operating online without a physical presence in Italy?

The Italian Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), in the context of a hearing in front of Parliament, released specific comments on the draft law implementing the fifth Anti-Money Laundering...

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EBA issues report on FinTech regulatory perimeter, regulatory status and authorisation
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On the basis of the mandate received under the European Commission's FinTech Action Plan and following the European Banking Authority (EBA) FinTech Roadmap of March 2018, in July 2019, the...

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Bank of Italy postpones deadline for SCA compliance

The Bank of Italy is now one of the domestic regulators that are providing an extensionto the implementation of the strong customer authentication requirements for online card payment ...

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