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.
Terrorists running online fundraisers. Cryptocurrencies are their preferred payment method. A new challenge for compliance.
Compliance will remain a complex and fast moving business also in 2020 and this blog will keep covering and looking at relevant topics from different perspectives. Diverse articles have caught a great deal of attention last year – from virtual bank accounts to KYC versus KYT to gifts and benefits from business partners. Here a complete overview and summary of the most popular topics in 2019.
The cloud offers numerous possibilities for the financial sector, which should be used and is no longer just a hype of the FinTechs. Compliance- as a service (CaaS) is a solution worth considering.
Know your customer (KYC) –is one of the most important topics in bank compliance. It includes several preventive measures to accurately identify the customer. Financial institutions are faced with the enormous challenge to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing. To minimize risks, it is necessary to obtain information about your clients and their financial transactions. Anti-Money Laundering Directives, KYC and