Past Events

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Monday, 2 December, 2019 - 12:30 to 14:30
CEPS - Centre for European Policy Studies, 1 Place du Congrès/Congresplein, 1000 Brussels

The retail payments sector is growing and changing due to ecommerce and new payment offerings such as in-app payments and other mobile offerings. During this CEPS-ECRI lunchtime meeting the impact of those innovations on the retail payment sector will be discussed. Senior practitioners, high-level officials and corporate representatives will focus on issues like whether digitalisation and new legislations are increasing the competition and support for innovation in the retail payments markets? Is there a need for changes in the existing legislation?

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Wednesday, 11 September, 2019 - 12:30 to 14:30
CEPS Conference room Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels

Data sharing between lenders is commonly acknowledged to be one of the core ingredients of successful credit markets. The aim of this CEPS-ECRI lunchtime meeting is to exchange views on the existing rules for data sharing in EU credit markets and to consider how they might be improved. Among other topics of discussion will be whether more comprehensive data is beneficial for credit markets and whether this applies to both traditional credit data and non-traditional data.

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Tuesday, 18 June, 2019 - 08:30 to 17:00
CEPS Conference room Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels

This full-day conference, jointly organised by CEPS-ECRI and the European Commission, Directorate General for Justice and Consumers, aims at exchanging views on the functioning of the existing rules for consumer credit and discussing possible improvements. Among others, the conference will cover the role of consumer credit in the economy, the scope of application of existing rules, the effectiveness of information disclosure and the model of responsible lending in the digital era.

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Tuesday, 12 March, 2019 - 12:00 to 14:30
CEPS, Place du Congres 1, 1000-Brussels

​Digital currencies remain the most widespread blockchain-based innovation to date. However, multiple other use cases are being tested in different economic sectors: post-trading of securities, energy grids, etc. These solutions already raised concerns about customer and asset protection, and the misuse of the technology for criminal purposes. 

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Wednesday, 5 December, 2018 - 12:00 to 13:30
CEPS Conference room

In response to the growing popularity of electronic payments, legislative security requirements have been strengthened with the Payment Service Directive 2 (PSD2) and the accompanying Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS). From September 2019, two-factor authentication will be the norm for contactless card payments above EUR 50 and remote payments above EUR 30. This challenges payment service providers to come-up with innovative solutions that meet safety requirements and are easy to use for consumers.

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Tuesday, 20 November, 2018 - 08:45 to 15:30
CEPS Conference room

The ratio of EU household debt to disposable income rose in 2017. Albeit small, this increase was the first noted in six years. In that context, several observers are already warning of a possible upward risk of household over-indebtedness in the coming years. While it is too early to assess if this risk will materialise, a review of the effectiveness of existing rules aimed at tackling the issue should give us a better understanding of whether further policy actions are needed.

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Thursday, 27 September, 2018 - 13:00 to 14:30
CEPS Conference room Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels

In September 2019, Europe’s financial markets will undergo a revolution.

From that date, the Payment Services Directive (PSD2) will require banks to provide API software interfaces, allowing financial upstarts to tap customer data. This new access to bank data is designed to jumpstart fintech innovation, encouraging the creation of a myriad of innovative, secure consumer-friendly services.

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Thursday, 7 June, 2018 - 08:30 to 16:00
CEPS Conference room

CEPS-ECMI-ECRI Annual Conference on Fintech

The pace of data-driven innovation is accelerating in financial services. The promise of benefit for both firms and clients will become reality as long as the right policies and enablers are in place. To help meet that challenge, CEPS, ECRI and ECMI are jointly organising their Annual Conference on “Data, Innovation and Regulation in Finance: Finding the right balance!” 

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Thursday, 17 May, 2018 - 12:30 to 16:30
CEPS, Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels

CEPS-ECRI 4th meeting of the TF on: "Cybersecurity in Finance: Getting the policy mix right!". The different consensuses achieved during the Task Force will result in a list of recommendations and an action plan that will be submitted to the European regulators (primarily DG FISMA, DG Connect, DG Justice, ESAs, ECB, and European Parliament). 

Registration and lunch from 12:30 - Meeting from 13:00 to 16:30

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