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Guide to payment regulations

Understand the impact of regulations related to the provision of payment and e-money services in this guide

From regulated scope to licensing requirements and more

Payments have seen rapid evolution across the world, bolstered by advanced developments in technology and the exponential growth of fintechs.

While the fintechs bring new forms of payment innovations, the regulators are also keeping up by reviewing, updating – and in some instances introducing – payment regulations to ensure a safe and secure financial ecosystem and overall economic stability.

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The regulations that govern the provision of payment services tend to vary across jurisdictions. Corporates and fintechs that aspire to provide or facilitate such financial activities often find it challenging to interpret and understand the regulatory developments.

In this guide jointly developed in collaboration with Allen & Overy, you can look forward to an overview of prevailing regulatory frameworks and licensing schemes in selected jurisdictions. A Q&A section has been added to address key questions corporate and fintech clients typically face when assessing business activities that may fall within the regulated scope.

The first edition of this guide covers eight markets in Asia: Hong Kong, India, Mainland China, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and Taiwan.

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