Providing Payment Services in Europe? Companies Must Navigate Two Layers of Regulatory Control

Delivering payments services in the EU can be a great opportunity, but the regulatory landscape is complex.

A business that decides to become incorporated in the European Economic Area (EEA) to provide payment services or issue e-money in and across EU member states must navigate at least two layers of regulatory control.

Wave Crest’s general counsel and chief compliance officer, David Wilford, and well-known international law firm, Locke Lord, collaborated on an article about the complexities of operating a payments services or e-money business in the EU. While there are significant opportunities, it’s important to work with an expert who understands the ever-changing European and national legislation and how they are implemented in each member state where consumers or clients use your products.

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Prepping for 2016 Tax Season: What Steps Will You Take?

Recently, WaveCrest attended two IRS Nationwide Tax Forums, each of which packed in a number of educational sessions on preventing identity theft, emerging issues in tax practice due diligence and more. But overall, the events had one main theme in mind: making sure you are up-to-speed on all things tax refund-related before January rolls around again.

There is a lot to do to get ready for tax season. Here’s why putting taxpayer refunds on a prepaid card should be at the top of your list:

  • Eliminate the cost and inefficiencies of checks
  • No follow-up visits needed to pick up refund; serve more taxpayers in 2016
  • Secure payments directly deposited onto card

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WaveCrest joined Gibraltar payment leaders at PayExpo 2015 in London to weigh in on cross-border business in epayments

WaveCrest and other payments experts from Gibraltar talk payments at PayExpo 2015 in London. WaveCrest’s Vice President of Marketing Miles Paschini explains the complexities of multi-currency and cross-border business in epayments. Additionally, PayExpo increased Gibraltar’s visibility as a leading global finance centre, where WaveCrest’s headquarters is also located. Read more in the Gibraltar Panaroma.