Payments sees flurry of M&A activity

Payments sees flurry of M&A activity

Since the announcement of Worldpay’s merger with Vantiv there has been a glut of bids for payments companies, coming from in-market competitors, credit card companies looking to enter the sector and private equity firms.

Fintech and innovation: special focus

Fintech and innovation: special focus

From cloud technology to cashless payments, digital currencies to social media, mobile banking to FX robots… financial institutions worldwide are looking to lead technological advances while also trying to keep up with them.

Third-party providers come under PSD2 scrutiny

Third-party providers come under PSD2 scrutiny

Payment providers looking to capitalize on open banking will have to jump through regulatory hoops to prove they are able to offer the services they claim, under the final set of rules from PSD2.

KYC obstacles hamper Mifid II preparations

KYC obstacles hamper Mifid II preparations

The extended deadline for Mifid II is now only six months away, and along with an increase in the amount and quality of data financial institutions (FIs) have to record, they must also reassess customer relationships.