30 06, 2022

In Italy on 30 June 2022 pecuniary sanctions in case of refusal to accept electronic payments become applicable

By | June 30th, 2022|Newsflash, Payment Services|

[Newsflash n. 79]

For entities carrying out activities involving the sale of products and the provision of services, including professional services, paragraph 4, Article 15 of Law Decree No. 179 of 18 October 2012 introduced the obligation to accept payments by cards without, however, providing for any type of sanction in the event of violation as […]

6 01, 2021

BREXIT: British financial intermediaries operating in Italy

By | January 6th, 2021|Capital Markets, Finance, Financial Regulation, Newsflash, Payment Services|

[Newsflash n. 74]

On 31 December 2020 the Italian Government has issued Law Decree No. 183 (c.d. “Milleproroghe Decree”), which (under Section 22) sets out provisions governing the operation of British financial intermediaries and insurance companies after the expire of the transitional period on 31 December 2020 (“Transitional Period”) envisaged by […]

23 11, 2020

A digital euro

By | November 23rd, 2020|Finance, FinTech, Payment Services|

The ECB, as guardian of the euro, provides currency in two forms: we issue banknotes and we transfer electronic deposits to banks and other financial institutions.

Digitalisation has spread to every corner of our lives and transformed how we pay. In this new era, a digital euro would guarantee that citizens in the euro area can […]

18 03, 2020

CONSOB: 3 months ban to short selling on the entire stock exchange list and enhanced transparency

By | March 18th, 2020|Capital Markets, Finance, Newsflash, Payment Services|

[Newsflash n. 70]

Due to the strong market turbulences triggered in the last days by the Covid-19 pandemic, Consob has introduced a prohibition of net short positions (short selling and other bearish operations) for three months (Resolution n. 21303 of March 17, 2020), following the positive opinion of ESMA.

For the first […]

16 03, 2020

CONSOB renews the prohibition of short selling for 20 Italian shares on 17 March 2020

By | March 16th, 2020|Capital Markets, Finance, Financial Regulation, Insurance, Payment Services, Uncategorized|

Consob, with Resolution no. 21302, has decided to renew the prohibition of short selling in 20 Italian shares pursuant to Article 23 of Regulation (UE) no. 236/2012.

The restriction will apply for the entire trading day of 17 March 2020.

Moreover, Consob has decided to start the procedure for the adoption of further restrictive measures pursuant to Article 20 of […]

13 03, 2020

SHORT SELLING: Temporary ban on several stocks

By | March 13th, 2020|Capital Markets, Finance, Financial Regulation, Insurance, Newsflash, Payment Services, Uncategorized|

[Newsflash n. 69]

The effect of the coronavirus on the economy is badly affecting also the stock markets and action has been taken by the EU competent authorities to mitigate the amplifying impact of short-selling, to reduce volatility and avoid inappropriate behavior of speculative investors. In particular:


Borsa Italiana is recovering after the shock of yesterday like […]

28 11, 2019

Equity and “debt” crowdfunding: new financing tools for SMEs

By | November 28th, 2019|Business Transactions, Capital Markets, Commercial, Finance, Financial Regulation, FinTech, Newsletter, Payment Services, Technology, Communications and Payments|

[Newsletter n. 17]

Italy has been the first EU Member State to equipe itself with a regulation for equity crowdfunding in 2013 (Consob Regulation no. 18592 of 26 June 2013) (“Crowdfunding Regulation”) and now a further step to foster this successful financing tool has been added to the existing infrastructure.
On 25 October 2019, the Crowdfunding […]

11 11, 2019

The EBA calls on the European Commission to take action to facilitate the scaling up of cross-border activity

By | November 11th, 2019|Capital Markets, Finance, Financial Regulation, FinTech, Payment Services, Uncategorized|

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today a report identifying potential impediments to the cross-border provision of banking and payment services in the EU. Developed under the EBA’s FinTech Roadmap, this Report calls on the European Commission to facilitate cross-border access, including the update of interpretative communications on the cross-border provision […]

11 11, 2019

EBA publishes Opinion on disclosure to consumers buying financial services through digital channels

By | November 11th, 2019|Capital Markets, Finance, Financial Regulation, FinTech, Payment Services, Technology, Communications and Payments, Uncategorized|

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today an Opinion addressed to the EU Commission with recommendations to ensure that disclosure requirements in EU law take account of the increasing use of digital marketing channels for financial services and the resultant issues potentially affecting consumers. The recommendations relate primarily to the scope and consistency of disclosure […]

2 05, 2019

Notice of ESMA’s Product Intervention Renewal Decision in relation to contracts for differences

By | May 2nd, 2019|Capital Markets, Financial Regulation, Payment Services, Uncategorized|

On 17 April 2019, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) adopted a Decision under Article 40 of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 to renew the restriction on the marketing, distribution or sale of contracts for differences (CFDs) to retail clients. The Decision renews ESMA Decision (EU) 2018/796 on the same terms as the previous renewal decisions, […]

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