Topic: Payment services

US and Brazil unveil instant payment systems

The US Federal Reserve has announced details of its interbank payment service FedNow despite scepticism over potential competition with the private sector, as the Brazilian central bank reveals a launch date for its own new payments system network, Pix.

14 August 2020

WhatsApp Pay awaits launch on India’s “world-class” payments system

WhatsApp has received a boost in its quest to launch its payment platform in India after a Supreme Court affidavit filed last week revealed it has complied with data localisation rules, but the Indian central bank is yet to give it the go-ahead.

05 August 2020

José Eduardo Carneiro Queiroz: 1970 - 2020

José Eduardo Carneiro Queiroz, managing partner of top-tier Brazilian firm Mattos Filho, and considered one of the country’s sharpest minds in the banking and capital markets fields, has died unexpectedly aged 49.

24 July 2020

Pinheiro Neto advising WhatsApp on payments revival attempt in Brazil

WhatsApp is attempting to re-launch its payment platform in Brazil after being suspended within a week of its debut last month, as the central bank’s director says modifying existing regulations was the only way it could permit the service in its original form.

22 July 2020

BIS and Bank of Russia make market infrastructure appointments

Russia’s central bank has created a new department to regulate market infrastructure providers, while the Bank for International Settlements has named Federal Reserve alum Tara Rice as the new head of its committee on payments and market infrastructures.

29 May 2020

Scaled-down Libra seeks FINMA approval

Facebook’s cryptocurrency project Libra has filed for regulatory approval in Switzerland – dropping plans for a Bitcoin-like permissionless system and adding a single-currency coin.

17 April 2020

World Bank weighs in on financial inclusion and fintech

The World Bank has urged regulators to foster the inclusion of underserved users of the financial system when designing regulatory sandboxes and innovation hubs.

17 April 2020

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