The EMA submitted a response to the UK Home Office consultation: Unlocking suspected criminal funds – Currency exchanges, check encashment centres, and money transmission services.
An industry association coalition of electronic money issuers, distributors, and retailers strongly calls on the European Parliament and the Council to keep the use of popular and everyday low-value, low risk e-money products such as e-money gift cards and vouchers and to abstain from introducing a mandatory customer identification for such products.…
The EMA co-signed a joint industry statement on the proposed EU anti-money laundering regulation (AMLR) trilogues, calling on the co-legislators to ensure a level playing field amongst all fintech providers when it comes to their obligations to perform customer due diligence (CDD) on their customers.
The EMA co-signed a Call to Action to safeguard the Customer Due Diligence exemption for low-risk, low-value e-money products in the upcoming AML Regulation. The letter encourages the European Parliament to take onboard the industry concerns and remove the limitation to „a single Member State“ as well as the reference to a “direct commercial agreement with a professional issuer” in the further legislative procedure.