Included in this issue: PSR statement on free-to-use cash machine closures; FCA and PSR's Charles Randell on big data and FinTech; ECB executive: central banks should not rush into DLT; European Data Protection Board—protecting personal data in context of PSD2
PSR statement on free-to-use cash machine closures
The Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) has issued a statement on access to cash machines. The PSR said that, according to LINK, the cash machine operator, 500 cash machines closed each month in the UK between December 2017 and May 2018. However, 85% were pay-to-use, so do not fall within the PSR’s access requirements.
PSR, 13 July 2018
FCA and PSR's Charles Randell on big data and FinTech
The chair of the FCA and PSR, Charles Randell, has given a speech on big data, algorithms, AI and the potential impact on financial services and society at large. Mr Randell said the UK’s FinTech industry is world leading and bursting with new ideas, but ‘there is no room for complacency’.
FCA, 11 July 2018
ECB executive: central banks should not rush into DLT
The Bank for International Settlements has published a speech by Benoît Cœuré, a member of the executive board of the European Central Bank (ECB), urging central banks to be wary of distributed ledger technology (DLT) and blockchain, and concentrate on using less-disruptive existing technologies to make current payment systems more efficient and safer.
ECB, 17 July 2018
European Data Protection Board—protecting personal data in context of PSD2
The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) published a detailed letter to Sophie in’t Veld MEP, clarifying a number of issues related to the protection of personal data in the context of PSD2.
EDPB 5 July 2018