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Webinar: Opportunities for Fintech & Emerging Payments in the U.K. and EU

On Jan. 21, 2016, Bryan Cave and Polymath Consulting presented a live Webinar, Opportunities for Fintech & Emerging Payments in the U.K. and the EU, part of a series to help companies understand the emerging payments landscape in the EU and its regulation. 


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Many deem the EU as a more favorable regulatory landscape for emerging payments than the U.S. If you’re thinking of launching a payment product in the EU, this Webinar explains how it works, what are the opportunities and challenges, and how the EU differs from the U.S. marketplace. While the Webinar focuses on the U.K. landscape as a practical example, the scope of the Webinar includes other EU jurisdictions as well.

This webinar takes a look at:

  • What is the EU and what jurisdictions are covered?
  • Which emerging payment products are growing in the EU?
  • The structure of EU payments laws and the types of payment licences in the EU—and the powers they convey.
  • How basic requirements under anti-money laundering, data security, and consumer protection laws differ from the U.S.
  • The option and challenges of obtaining licenses directly vs partnering with other licensed entities.
  • How “passporting” works for expanding to other EU jurisdictions.

View and listen to recording of live Webinar (60 minutes)

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Webinar Panel

Judith Rinearson, Bryan Cave
rinearson_judith_2015BJudith is Bryan Cave’s co-chair of the Global Fintech and Prepaid & Emerging Payments teams. She recently was elected to the advisory board of the Emerging Payments Association (EPA) and is recognized as one of the top 10 payments lawyers in 2015 named by Paybefore.com visitors. Judith may be reached at judith.rinearson@bryancave.com.

jee_janeJane Jee, Bryan Cave
Jane is a member of Bryan Cave’s Global Fintech and Prepaid & Emerging Payments team. She has more than 20 years’ experience in card, e-money, Internet and mobile payments, having worked in commercial and legal roles in the sector. Jane may be reached at jane.jee@bryancave.com.

David Parker, Polymath Consulting
parker_davidFounder and CEO of Polymath Consulting, David is well known for work in prepaid cards and emerging payments, covering areas such as mobile money/mobile wallets and M-POS. Polymath also publishes and edits the Prepaid Report, the U.K.’s only analysis of all U.K. consumer-loaded prepaid card fees, which also provides a complete reference guide to the U.K. market as well as a high level of European and Middle East markets. David may be reached at davidparker@polymathconsulting.com.

francis_sarahSarah Francis, Polymath Consulting
Sarah specializes in the movement of consumer funds through commerce, including mobile, e-commerce and wallets. She has worked in payments for more than 20 years, including a position as AML Risk and Fraud Officer for a European Visa/MasterCard issuer. She bring a unique understanding of the payments market, having worked for a BIN sponsor, processor and program manager. Sarah may be reached at sarahfrancis@polymathconsulting.com.

Paybefore was the media sponsor for this Webinar.


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