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On May 27, 2024, the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht – “BaFin“) published the final version of the Circular on the Minimum Requirements for Risk Management of Payment Institutions (“ZAG-MaRisk“). As a result, payment institutions are subject to payment specific minimum requirements for the first time and may not rely on the Minimum Requirements for Risk Management for Credit Institutions (“MaRisk (BA)“) anymore. The ZAG-MaRisk specifies the requirements for the proper business organization of institutions on the basis of Section 27 (1) of the German Payment Services Supervision Act (Zahlungsdiensteaufsichtsgesetz – “ZAG“). In addition, it [...]

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PSD3 on the horizon?

The European Commission is currently consulting on the revision of the Payment Service Directive 2 („PSD2“).

PSD2 regulates uniform EU-wide requirements for payment service providers and the provision of payment services. In Germany, the regulatory requirements of PSD2 are implemented by the Payment Services Supervision Act (“ZAG“).

In this regard, the European Banking Authority (“EBA“) submitted proposals to amend PSD2 to the European Commission in a 126-page opinion on June 23, 2022.

The proposals include:

  • Adjustments to the catalogue of payment services, e.g., streamlining and clarification to enable clearer delineation between individual payment services as well [...]

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