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January 10, 2014

A Look at Payments Regulation in the US and Innovation

PaymentsViews logo 140pxIn a post titled "Payments Regulation in the United States is Hampering Innovation (Really?)" over on attorney Broox Peterson shares his perspective on payments regulation in the United States and its effect on innovation.

The process of identifying and complying with payments regulation that applies to a startup business is probably less daunting than common perceptions of the process, caused in part by the arm-waving of lawyers and compliance specialists (like me) trying to scare startup businesses to take the regulatory requirements seriously, and perhaps over-succeeding. So let me take a stab at dialing back some of the hysteria over payments regulation."
Broox has done a lot of work in and around this space - his perspective is a very thoughtful one. Share your reaction by adding a comment at the end of his article.

December 16, 2013

Perkins Coie Launches The Virtual Currency Report

Perkins Coie has announced the launch of The Virtual Currency Report, a new blog focused on the law and regulation of Bitcoin and other digital currencies. This new blog provides news and analysis on legal developments relating to Bitcoin and other decentralized digital currencies, math-based currencies and decentralized ledgers.

The Virtual Currency Report team, led by Dax Hansen, consists of attorneys with diverse backgrounds who form Perkins Coie’s Decentralized Virtual Currencies industry practice group. Team members include attorneys: Eric Barber, Jean-Jacques (J) Cabou, Joseph Cutler, Jacob Farber, Judy Jennison, Hillary Levun, Keith Miller, and Lowell Ness.

Perkins Coie’s Decentralized Virtual Currencies industry practice provides regulatory investigations and compliance counseling, litigation support, consumer protection counseling, and business transaction assistance, regarding a range of Bitcoin and digital currency systems, services and products. The firm’s clients include virtual currency exchanges, payment processors, investors and industry associations. Firm attorneys counsel virtual currency clients with respect to various regulatory issues, including compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act, state money transmitter laws and securities and commodities laws and regulations.

December 04, 2013

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May 07, 2013

CFSI: Financial Technology Trends in the Underbanked Market

The Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) and Core Innovation Capital have jointly produced a new paper "Financial Technology Trends in the Underbanked Market" which highlights recent innovations in mobile technology, computing power, and data availability that are driving the development of products and services for underbanked consumers.

“The emerging trends detailed in this research represent tremendous potential for the financial services industry to engage more fully with underserved consumers in value-driven ways,” said Rob Levy, Director, Research, CFSI.

“Our goal is to provide guidance and leadership as entrepreneurs and innovators begin to capitalize on new technology and develop relevant, sustainable, and scalable strategies for meeting consumer needs.”

The four key trends identified in the paper include:
  • Harnessing Social Networks
  • Solving the Cash In/Out Problem
  • Leveraging Big Data for Better Risk Management
  • Scaling Up by Going B2B2C

The paper has been sponsored by Morgan Stanley.

May 31, 2007

FSTC Annual Conference Presentations

The Financial Services Technology Consortium has posted some of the presentations from its recent Annual Conference to its website.

October 02, 2006

Large US Retail Bank To Bet On PKI With Arcot

Glenbrook's Jim Salters files this report: Even if you've been following the authentication space and the industry dash to comply with the FFIEC Authentication Guidance, it's likely that you've never heard of Arcot. But that may soon change. According to the company, a major bank in the US will soon announce their plans to deploy ArcotID technology to its millions of retail banking customers. And while this might sound like just another customer win for an authentication solution provider, this appears to represent a dramatically different authentication strategy than we've seen so far from a large US bank, with interesting implications.


August 17, 2006

More On FSTC Authenticating FI's To Consumers Project

Mentioned earlier here on Payments News, the Financial Services Technology Consortium (FSTC) has formally announced that it has launched a major project aimed at authenticating financial institutions to their customers.


August 09, 2006

FSTC - Authenticating the FI to Consumers Project

The Financial Services Technology Consortium has announced the "Authenticating the FI to Consumers" project, a follow-on to the recently concluded Better Mutual Authentication Project. The project intends to develop use cases dealing with authenticating the FI to consumers, along with applicable threat analyses, processes, evaluation metrics and the testing of combinations of various important emerging technology solutions against Financial Services community use cases and requirements. A project prospectus is available from Dan Schutzer or Chris Nautiyal at the FSTC.

October 03, 2005

Forces Shaping the Payments Environment

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago has posted a summary of its 2005 Payments Conference titled "Forces Shaping the Payments Environment" (pdf).

The case of PayPal demonstrates that if existing payment products are unable to satisfy the requirements of the marketplace, new providers may emerge to provide superior payment solutions. Interestingly, such products may be provided by nontraditional payment providers. However, it appears that build upon the existing payment infrastructure. Thus, partnerships with existing payment providers and networks may be critical for greater market adoption.


July 20, 2004

Triton Opens ATM IP Standard to Public Domain

Off-premise ATM supplier Triton has announced that it is opening up its ATM interface specifications through the release of its Triton Standard.

July 06, 2004

OMG's Electronic Payments Interoperability Working Group Issues Request for Information

The Object Management Group has announced that its Electronic Payments Interoperability Working Group (EPI-WG) has issued a Request for Information to the finance industry and other users and processors of electronic payments seeking to shape a standard electronic payments framework that lets institutions everywhere interoperate without replacing existing systems. The RFI is available online. READ MORE »

January 12, 2004

RFID in Financial Services

Glenbrook's Russ Jones has just posted a new opinion piece on RFID in financial services.

If implemented properly, with a careful eye on the special requirements of the financial services industry, RFID holds great promise. But if deployed prematurely or before all the privacy ramifications are understood, it might also provide some nasty and unfortunate surprises.

April 09, 2002

Eweek: Following the Money

Eweek's take on XML in Financial Services.

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