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Development Policy 19-11-2014

Cashless payment hopes pinned on developing nations

SPECIAL REPORT: Business and civil interests representing the mobile payments markets are developing global principles, standards and codes of conduct for digital finance, as cashless payments move to the fore in the developing world, following a meeting this summer in Perth, Australia.
Digital & Media 17-11-2014

Mobile phones call up a cashless future

SPECIAL REPORT: A boom in payment-enabled smartphone manufacture and the entry of key phone and finance players into the mobile wallets market has made 2014 a watershed year, as the tide turns against the future use of cash.
Euro & Finance 13-12-2013

EU banking watchdog warns of risks from Bitcoin

Consumers using Bitcoins are on their own when it comes to losses, the European Union's banking watchdog said on Friday (13 December) in a formal warning to consumers on the risks of using unregulated online currencies.
Euro & Finance 10-07-2013

Cultural differences challenge European single payments area

SPECIAL REPORT / New rules to promote a Single European Payments Area (SEPA) will be presented this month, but the EU executive faces cultural as well as regulatory hurdles in attempting to promote online and mobile payments across the EU.

Brussels pushes for massive uptake of e-invoicing

The European Commission wants to make electronic invoices standard across the EU by 2020, in a drive to save billions of euros per year for European businesses struggling with the economic crisis.
Euro & Finance 25-01-2010

Payment Services Directive: The end of the cash era?

Europe has been on the cusp of a payments revolution since 2007, when it established a single rulebook setting the same payment standards and obligations across the 31-member EU/EEA. But the Payments Services Directive and a voluntary payments scheme, the Single Euro Payments Area, were welcomed only guardedly by the industry and member states and banks have been slow to implement both initiatives.
Euro & Finance 27-04-2009

Parliament backs e-money overhaul

The European Parliament last week voted to reform rules governing e-money in the EU, hoping to encourage the uptake of electronic means of payment across Europe.