The second stage of the European Payment Services Directive (PSD) entered into force on September 14th 2019. Its general aim is to increase security and consumer protection in payment transactions and to promote competition and innovation in the market. For banks and retailers, the implementation of PSD2 is causing a lot of work and effort. Customers must get used to new security questions. Third party providers now have access to account information with customer approval. This creates competition and at the same time potential for innovation, from which all parties involved can benefit.
The 6th EU Money Laundering Directive aims to harmonize the criminal liability and the procedural requirements for the prosecution of money laundering in the EU countries and for international cooperation. What does that mean?