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Judgment Catalyst Investment Group

11 August 2015

The Upper Tribunal has released its judgment in relation to Timothy Roberts and Andrew Wilkins of Catalyst Investment Group Limited (“Catalyst”). The Tribunal decided to impose a fine of £450,000 and to prohibit Mr Roberts from performing any role in regulated financial services. The Tribunal also decided to fine Mr Wilkins £50,000. It referred back to the FCA a decision on whether to impose a prohibition on Mr Wilkins. It remains open to the parties to appeal the Tribunal’s judgment.

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New era of transactions

05 August 2015

Harry Smorenberg

As we are still very much focused on payment developments in the areas of cards, mobile, and new instant payment infrastructure… technology will change the payment / transaction space dramatically. Bitcoins opened the eyes of many where the existing gatekeepers raised many questions, afraid for the unknown and uncontrolled new market movements. But the various developments of “Bitcoins” is just one face of the underlying potential of “Blockchain technology” ! Blockchain is well positioned to change the entire transaction landscape dramatically. Continue reading…

MasterCard extends partnership with Samsung to deliver Samsung pay in Europe

03 August 2015

MasterCard and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd announced they are extending their global partnership leveraging the MasterCard Digital Enablement Service (MDES) to deliver Samsung Pay in Europe. Samsung Pay is a mobile payment service that will enable consumers to use their Samsung flagship mobile devices to make every day in-store purchases at contactless and magnetic stripe terminals leveraging NFC and MST technologies. Continue reading…

Kremlin

Are you ready for Russia’s new data protection law?

28 July 2015

Michel Klompmaker

Russia is one of the world’s economic powerhouses, home to many multinational corporations (MNCs) and set to enact a new, very specific data management law this year. From September 1st 2015, law #242 will come into force, affecting existing laws #149, #152 and #294 respectively, all of which focus on data, information and its protection and confidentiality of Russian Citizens.

 

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LeasePlan acquired by a Consortium

23 July 2015

LeasePlan Corporation N.V., a global leader in fleet management and driver mobility, today announces that it has been informed by its current 100% shareholder Global Mobility Holding B.V. (a joint venture of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft and Fleet Investments B.V.) that it has reached an agreement with a consortium of long-term investors (“the Consortium”) to acquire full ownership of LeasePlan. Continue reading…