EMA publications

The EMA frequently responds to government and European consultations on regulation that impacts the e-money and payment services industry. Sometimes, we also express our views on issues that are raised in the public domain where we feel it is important to provide an industry input.

Our publications reflect the views of the EMA as whole; individual members’ views may vary from time to time. The public consultation responses are listed below. For further information on these positions, please contact us.

Industry Call To Reconsider Approach On Virtual IBANs

The EMA co-signed a joint industry letter on virtual IBANs:

The EU digital payment industry urges Member States to reconsider the Belgian Presidency proposal to assimilate virtual IBANs to traditional IBANs, and to mandate payment service providers to open a payment account with a credit institution in each Member State they operate in. The result will be to materially reduce the ability of payment service providers operating cross-border to help consumers and merchants manage their payments and overcome IBAN discrimination. More evidence is needed on the risks implied by virtual IBANs, and the potential risk mitigation measures should be assessed against their impact on competition, innovation and consumer choice in the EEA.

Read the full letter here

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