EU proposes first set of rules for crypto assets

The European Union has taken a major step forward in its bid to regulate the crypto assets world after its executive branch issued its most extensive proposals to date for supervising the growing sector. The measures suggested within the EU's digital finance strategy include cryptocurrencies not presently included in general regulation as well as a [...]

EU proposes first set of rules for crypto assets2020-09-29T11:14:42+00:00

Governors and Heads of Supervision announce deferral of Basel III implementation to increase operational capacity of banks and supervisors to respond to Covid-19

The Basel Committee's oversight body, the Group of Central Bank Governors and Heads of Supervision (GHOS), has endorsed a set of measures to provide additional operational capacity for banks and supervisors to respond to the immediate financial stability priorities resulting from the impact of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on the global banking system. The measures [...]

Governors and Heads of Supervision announce deferral of Basel III implementation to increase operational capacity of banks and supervisors to respond to Covid-192020-09-29T06:34:14+00:00

Fiser does the 11 Beaches

On Saturday October 5th, a team of FiSer consultants have joined the ‘11Strandentocht’ by walking 11 kilometers from Kijkduin to Hoek van Holland. The 11Strandentocht is a walking and running event of ‘De Nederlandse Hartstichting’ where you walk along the Dutch coastline in one day. By joining this walk FiSer Consulting and their sponsors have [...]

Fiser does the 11 Beaches2019-10-07T13:51:55+00:00

WhatsApp Pay: launch set in 2019

Will Cathcart, Facebook’s global head, has announced WhatsApp Pay. WhatsApp Pay is a payments system that is going to make it easy to make payments through WhatsApp; it will be just as easy as sending a photo or file. You just simply link your bank account to your mobile number to  use the messaging application [...]

WhatsApp Pay: launch set in 20192019-08-20T12:31:07+00:00

The disruption of the payments industry

It's happening - the payments industry is going through a transformational once-in-a-generation type of shift. Financial institutions have been controlling the payments industry for quite a while - until 2014, when big investors poured more than $130 billion into technologies like Blockchain and mobile payments. With the investment, the relationship between banks, credit card companies [...]

The disruption of the payments industry2019-07-30T08:47:25+00:00

It’s official: social media platform Facebook steps into the fintech market with cryptocurrency platform Libra

According to a report published by Reuters, Facebook has been silently setting up a financial technology firm in Switzerland. The platform’s fintech firm is called Libra Networks, and it will solely focus on payments, investing, financing and other financial technology solutions. Details concerning the cryptocurrency platform have been released a few days ago. We will [...]

It’s official: social media platform Facebook steps into the fintech market with cryptocurrency platform Libra2019-06-25T14:15:07+00:00

The future: Facebook as the world’s biggest payments provider?

There have been rumors that Facebook is creating its own digital coin in reaction to the $1.7 billion investment fund Telegram raised for its own cryptocurrency project. Together with Messenger, Whatsapp and Instagram, Facebook’s reach amounts to a total of 2.7 billion users. If Facebook decides to create its own digital coin and payments environment, [...]

The future: Facebook as the world’s biggest payments provider?2019-03-26T14:52:11+00:00

New Adyen service is going to innovate and simplify the payment process for consumers and merchants

Adyen has launched a new alternative service for card transactions under the Payment Service Directive (PSD2). Similar to the current process, the offering requires banks to create APIs for approved third parties in order to initiate payments on the consumer’s side. The platform’s latest service is going to launch in the UK, while there is [...]

New Adyen service is going to innovate and simplify the payment process for consumers and merchants2019-03-11T10:58:59+00:00

Dutch Financial Authorities are planning to license a crypto scheme for exchanges

In order to prevent money laundering and terrorism financing, Dutch Financial Authorities have decided to plan a licensing scheme for crypto exchanges. This decision stems from a report that was published by the nation’s central bank, De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), and the AFM which is the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets. The report concludes [...]

Dutch Financial Authorities are planning to license a crypto scheme for exchanges2019-02-25T13:31:10+00:00