eIDAS and the Globalisation of Trust

eIDAS and the Globalisation of Trust

Globalization has continued its inexorable march over the last decades. The movement of everything from capital, labor, ideas, goods, and services across borders has made the world a smaller place. International organizations create the rules that define and guide interactions between people and nations. In parallel, we are seeing another revolution - digitizing our economy at a breath-taking pace.

eIDAS and PSD2 – A perfect symphony in the digital marketplace?

eIDAS and PSD2 – A perfect symphony in the digital marketplace?

The European Union is leading the way in the move towards the creation of a single digital market. There are many advantages a digital business has over its more traditional counterparts that are only amplified when such businesses are allowed to operate seamlessly across multiple markets. 

Open Banking - Success through Agile Alignment of Security Infrastructure, Strategy and Technology

Open Banking - Success through Agile Alignment of Security Infrastructure, Strategy and Technology

Open banking can offer opportunities for retail banks that are faced with competition from newcomers to the banking and finance industry. For those unfamiliar with what open banking is, it can be best defined as “the use of open APIs that enable third-party developers (FinTech or non-banking service providers) to provide applications and services around the financial institution.” These services may be located between the customer and the bank, or placed in the bank’s bank-end.

Examining the Impact of eIDAS - Part 1

Examining the Impact of eIDAS - Part 1

The eIDAS regulation is a key foundational stone in creating the pan-European Digital Single Market. It provides the essential elements to build a robust and secure electronic identification system and reliable trust services. Without the tools that eIDAS enables, several EU directives and initiatives would not be able to function effectively - or at all.

Examining the Impact of eIDAS - Part 2

Examining the Impact of eIDAS - Part 2

In Part 1 of our series exploring the wide footprint of the eIDAS regulation, we looked at things like PSD2, the European Citizen’s Initiative, and the eHealth Governance Initiative. However, these are just a few examples of the many applications of the eIDAS mechanisms. In this part, we examine some other interesting applications, including Social Security and the prevention of Money Laundering.

EBA’s opinion on elements of Strong Customer Authentication under PSD2 – Part 2 – Possession and Knowledge

EBA’s opinion on elements of Strong Customer Authentication under PSD2 – Part 2 – Possession and Knowledge

Financial institutions and solution providers are busy implementing the requirements of Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) under the Revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) and the Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS).

EBA’s Opinion on elements of Strong Customer Authentication under PSD2 – Part I - Inherence

EBA’s Opinion on elements of Strong Customer Authentication under PSD2 – Part I - Inherence

A fundamental objective of the Revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) has been to reduce the risk of fraud to the maximum extent possible and ensuring security for electronic payment transactions.

Cryptomathic Launches Mobile Solution for Digital Onboarding at the Branch - Supported by QES

Cryptomathic Launches Mobile Solution for Digital Onboarding at the Branch - Supported by QES

New digital portal streamlines banking client onboarding while addressing AML, eIDAS and PSD2 requirements.

Integrating PSD2 and eIDAS

Integrating PSD2 and eIDAS

With the introduction of PSD2, banks are forced to provide third party payment service providers (PSPs) with access to the bank’s customers’ account information for account servicing and payment initiation services, but only in the case where the user has granted access to these third-party players. This article explores a technical solution that leverages eIDAS to address the PSD2 requirements.