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Every bit counts: Could Blockchain be a solution for e-mobility?

by Hogan Lovells on

Does blockchain technology open up new avenues in the field of electromobility? Can decentralized processes that are controlled by a large network be used to convert individual mobility on the road to electrified vehicles and...more

Mobile Wallets and Tokenization: Banks are Catching On

by Bryan Cave on

On April 20, 2017, the American Banker reported that U.S. Bank’s new high-end credit card features an interesting differentiator from the high-end cards recently introduced by other large credit card issuers. U.S. Bank’s new...more

Hogan Lovells Global Payments Newsletter - March 2017

by Hogan Lovells on

Welcome to the Hogan Lovells Global Payments Newsletter. In this monthly publication we provide an overview of the most recent payments, regulatory and market developments from major jurisdictions around the world as well as...more

Mobile Payments: Exciting but Unknown

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

Mobile payment options are no longer the wave of the future. They are already here. It was projected that there would be almost 450 million mobile payment users worldwide by the end of 2016. These users generated $60 billion...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Some good news for the UK after a brutal few days for the pound? It appears that the pound’s precipitous fall has acted as a sort of “giant shock absorber” against Brexit—a release valve of sorts that has meant decreased...more

New Louisiana Laws Will Impact Employers

In recent months, the Louisiana Legislature has passed several bills that have been signed into law, which will affect Louisiana employers. These new laws are effective August 1. In addition, the governor signed an executive...more

Learning from Venmo’s Compliance Issues: How to Avoid Inadequate Privacy Disclosures

by Carlton Fields on

PayPal, the company responsible for the popular mobile payments app, Venmo, recently agreed to voluntarily bolster its privacy and security disclosures—and pay a $175,000 penalty—in response to an enforcement action brought...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - June 2016 #1

by Dentons on

Insurance Europe reiterates PRIIPSs concerns - Insurance Europe has published a paper articulating its detailed concerns over the RTS produced by the European Supervisory Authorities in support of the Key Information...more

New Guidance From FFIEC on Mobile Financial Services

Examiners will be paying more attention to mobile financial services (MFS) using new guidance recently issued by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC)....more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 5.25.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

It’s a week of big fat NOs so far, with Tribune emphatically turning down Gannett yesterday and Monsanto doing the same to Bayer and its massive all-cash $62 billion offer...more

Fintech and Striking a Balance Between Innovation and Consumer Protection

by Bilzin Sumberg on

A topic of discussion at eMerge this year was the disruptive effect that Fintech is having within the financial sector. Fintech, which refers to the use of new technologies in the financial services industry to improve...more

Fintech Regulation: Recent Developments And Innovations

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The past few years have been boom times for financial technology (fintech), with investments in fintech companies rising from $1.8 billion in 2010 to $19 billion in 2015 according to one study. Will recent regulatory...more

Reality and Trend of China’s Regulation on Payment Service by Non-Financial Institutions 2016

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

Understanding the payments regulatory environment in China—both the existing regime and pending developments—is essential for companies engaged in cross-border payments activities (particularly non-financial institutions). At...more

Retailers Digitizing Daily Operations: From Mobile Payments to E-Receipts

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

When asked last year to name one technology that we rely on today that would no longer be around in 10 years, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella responded: “fountain pens.” Some may question Mr. Nadella’s prediction of the...more

2016 Mobile Data Privacy and Security Update and 2015 Review

by BakerHostetler on

To say that mobile device usage has reached a tipping point would be an understatement. There are now more mobile devices than people in the world, a staggering 7.9 billion mobile devices for 7.4 billion people on Earth. In...more

Legal Framework of Mobile Payments Presented in Pew Center White Paper

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

As consumers increasingly turn to mobile devices to pay their bills, shop online, and order rides and other services, a number of legal and practical questions emerge. Who regulates mobile financial services offered by...more

Setting Up Shop in the UK? Don’t Overlook Your Card Payment Services

by Locke Lord LLP on

What are the specific card payment regulations that a merchant operating in the UK must follow? RC: The PCI DSS Compliance Standards are the key ones in respect of card payments and are enforced by the card brands...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 12.10.15

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

It’s official now: Yahoo’s keeping Alibaba but spinning off its core internet business and Yahoo Japan. All the details here – NYTimes and WSJ... Some thoughts on what, exactly, that means for CEO Marissa Mayer –...more

The Consumer Credit Card Market

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

Credit cards are central to the financial lives of most American consumers. Credit cards represent a key medium for U.S. consumer spending. In the first six months of 2015 alone, there were some 14.5 billion U.S. general...more

Apple Pay, Android Pay, Samsung Pay: Where’s Your Wallet?

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

Last week Samsung launched its mobile payments app to compete with ApplePay and Android Pay, with much anticipation among technology bloggers. A few Technorati rushed to try the application so they could compare and contrast...more

New Guidance for Financial Institution Directors and Officers In Cybersecurity Preparedness

Earlier this summer, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) released its highly anticipated Cybersecurity Assessment Tool (Assessment), which is designed to assist financial institutions in identifying...more

Financial Services Report, Summer 2015

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In This Issue: - Arbitration Report - Beltway Report - Bureau Report - Mobile & Emerging Payments Report - Mortgage & Fair Lending Report - Operations Report - Preemption Report -...more

French Data Protection Authority Unveils Its Inspection Program for 2015

On May 25, 2015, the French data protection authority (CNIL) published its annual inspection program for 2015, unveiling its objectives and priorities for the year. This alert highlights the main priorities of the CNIL for...more

Uniform Law Commission Study Committee to Host a Stakeholder’s Meeting on April 23

by Perkins Coie on

In December 2014, the Study Committee of the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) recommended to the ULC to convene a Drafting Committee to draft uniform state legislation concerning alternative currencies and mobile payment systems....more

The CFPB Goes Mobile

by Baker Donelson on

The plastic credit card will one day go the way of the flip phone as consumers increasingly adopt innovative digital payment methods, such as Apple Pay, already available to them on their mobile devices. As a result of this...more

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