An Introduction to the Regulatory Technical Standards for Strong Customer Authentication – Part 3: Achieving Transactional & Account Security

The Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) is a supplementary directive designed to complement the Revised Payment Service Directives (PSD2), eIDAS and any other such cases where Strong Customer Authentication is required. 

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An Introduction to the Regulatory Technical Standards for Strong Customer Authentication – Part 2: PSD2

The Revised Payment Service Directive (PSD2) is nothing short of revolutionary when it comes to the retail payment services industry in Europe. In fact, many of the innovative new products and services that PSD2 will indirectly create are likely to percolate to every sector of the economy.

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An Introduction to the Regulatory Technical Standards for Strong Customer Authentication – Part 1: eIDAS

A major challenge faced by the EU in the creation of a Digital Single Market is finding the right balance between processes that can be harmonized and standardized and those that need to remain flexible to cater to the demands of the various Member States. It is clear that eIDAS has been designed not only keeping this mind, but actually by taking it as the fundamental guiding principle during its creation.

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eiDAS & PSD2 - The New Payments Industry Paradigm in Europe

The Revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) is poised to revolutionize the payment services industry. Its underlying principles mean that industry participants will have to innovate in terms of product structuring, service delivery, user experience and optimize in terms of costs to retain market share.

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eIDAS: The Advantages of QES as compared to AES

Advanced and Qualified Electronic Signatures are electronic signatures that comply with EU Regulation 910/2014 on eIDAS electronic transactions in the European internal market. They enable long-term verification of electronic signatures. Today, we explain the difference between Qualified and Advanced Electronic Signatures, both in terms of legal status and technical requirements.

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Leveraging PSD2, The FinTech Edition

FinTechs aim to bring the data, tech and UX (user experience) centric approach of technology firms into the mainstream financial services sector. Banks are no strangers to voluminous data, but technology firms have succeeded by using that data to spot patterns and predict customer behavior in a way that has given them market dominance. By using similar principles and tailoring their product offerings accordingly, FinTech firms have successfully created a sub-niche for themselves in the payments industry.

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Sector Specific Case Studies for eIDAS (Part 1)

With eIDAS, the European Commission has provided a powerful yet flexible toolset for developers, consultants and companies to build tools to cater to their specific needs. Each sector of the economy, right from financial services to retail or logistics, has a unique set of requirements but eventually they all can create helpful solutions using the eIDAS apparatus. In this series, we look at some sector specific case studies on how companies can leverage the new and more powerful tools that have been made available to them.

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eIDAS & Strong Customer Authentication – Securing Europe’s Digital Payments Landscape

September 2019 will usher in a new paradigm in terms of online payment security and trust. September is the month when the requirements for Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) under the Revised Payment Service Directive (PSD2) will go live in the European Economic Area. Most payment processors and service providers are already working on implementing the same as the Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) for Strong Customer Authentication were defined and adopted in 2017 itself.

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It’s all about the Trust – The Role of eIDAS in International Trade and Trade Finance

For many banks, Trade Finance is a sizeable contributor to both their Fee and (NII) Net Interest Incomes. From simple products like Letters of Credits and SBLCs, to complex Structured Trade Finance products – banks play a key role in greasing the cogs of the international trade machine. The reason these products exist is two-fold. Firstly, it is about financial leverage in the form of short-term working capital. But more than that – it is about creating trust.

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