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Global Payments Newsletter, January 2023 | Hogan Lovells


In this Newsletter:

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Regulatory Developments

United Kingdom: HM Treasury publishes evaluation and name for proof on Payment Services Regulations 2017 and post-implementation evaluation of Payment Card Interchange Fee Regulations 2015.

On 13 January 2023, HM Treasury (HMT) printed a evaluation and name for proof on the Payment Services Regulations 2017 (PSRs), in addition to the result of a post-implementation evaluation of the Payment Card Interchange Fee Regulations 2015 (PCIFRs).

PSRs evaluation and name for proof

HMT is required by legislation to hold out a evaluation of the PSRs (which applied PSD2) and publish a report setting out its conclusions. Its evaluation has discovered that, whereas the PSRs have fostered a robust, progressive, and aggressive UK fee sector that’s recognised globally, the laws haven’t gone far sufficient on their very own.

The velocity of market change has additionally required the UK, like different main jurisdictions, to take account of broader funds developments to make sure that regulation retains tempo with market developments, together with however not restricted to the emergence of cryptoassets.

Recognising these continued market developments, and the UK’s skill to find out its personal method to funds regulation post-Brexit, there are a number of key areas the place the present regulatory framework for funds is doubtlessly not working in addition to it may.

Areas the place additional developments are anticipated sooner relatively than later are:

  • Changes to the safeguarding regime: The authorities invitations the FCA to seek the advice of on this later in 2023.
  • Access to fee techniques: As beforehand indicated in its session on the systemic perimeter, the federal government intends to make sure there’s a single and efficient regime governing entry to fee techniques, instead of regulatory overlap. The authorities will set out its subsequent steps on this later in 2023.
  • Treasury response to session on funds regulation and the systemic perimeter: HMT confirms that it’s at the moment contemplating responses to its July 2022 session and that it’s going to set out its response later in 2023.
  • Fraud prevention and buyer safety on termination of fee companies: In addition to the above, HMT additionally means that the measures on enhancing fraud prevention and the honest safety of consumers in relation to the termination of fee companies referred to within the evaluation could also be topic to an ‘accelerated timescale’.

The authorities can also be planning a evaluation of the Payment and Electronic Money Institution Insolvency Regulations 2021 sooner or later.

The name for proof accompanying the evaluation focuses on how UK funds regulation ought to evolve to proceed to satisfy the federal government’s goals and deal with the particular challenges highlighted within the evaluation. It closes on 7 April 2023.

PCIFRs post-implementation evaluation

The PCIFRs applied elements of what’s now the on-shored model of the EU Interchange Fee Regulation 2015 (UK IFR), which caps interchange charges charged for the acceptance of client debit and bank cards. The PCIFRs additionally designated the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) and the FCA because the co-competent authorities accountable for monitoring the UK IFR. ​

HMT has discovered that, based mostly on the present regulatory framework, the coverage goals of appointing competent authorities with acceptable experience, whereas making use of current regulatory constructions and processes to make sure effectivity and keep away from pointless extra prices, couldn’t be achieved in one other manner that imposes much less onerous regulatory provisions.

The authorities’s wider method to interchange charge coverage can be decided underneath its programme to enact the repeal of retained EU legislation in monetary companies and construct a better UK particular monetary companies regulatory framework. The UK IFR itself, as retained EU legislation, can be repealed sooner or later, and changed by a complete FSMA mannequin of regulation via implementation of the Future Regulatory Framework, after the Financial Services and Markets Bill receives Royal Assent.

Take a have a look at this Engage article by members of the Hogan Lovells London workplace for extra on this growth.

United Kingdom: UK Finance report on regulating unbacked cryptoassets

On 15 December 2022, UK Finance and KPMG printed a report titled The future regulation of unbacked cryptoassets within the UK. This report considers the regulation of unbacked cryptoassets within the context of the FCA’s operational goals – client safety, market integrity and efficient competitors. It investigates how unbacked cryptoassets work together with monetary companies’ cross-sectoral regulatory necessities, together with monetary resilience, operational resilience, monetary crime and governance.

Three particular use circumstances are mentioned regarding buying and selling, custody and funds, and UK Finance gives ideas on:

  • the dangers and harms regulators attempt to deal with in relation to the exercise;
  • the instruments used to deal with comparable dangers in conventional finance;
  • challenges and alternatives in making use of these instruments to cryptoassets; and
  • novel dangers posed by cryptoassets and the market that has developed.

UK Finance notes that the present instruments of the FCA’s guidelines in CASS, necessities derived from the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (2014/65/EU), the retained EU legislation model of the Market Abuse Regulation (596/2014), and the Payment Services Regulations 2017 (SI 2017/752) ought to kind the inspiration of the regulatory method. However, these will have to be tailored for regulating cryptoassets, one thing which can be helped by the Future Regulatory Framework and the Financial Services and Markets Bill.

The report concludes that the present regulatory framework, although not completely suited to the brand new improvements, is however a useful start line.

United Kingdom: Bank of England deputy governor for monetary stability discusses crypto regulation plans

On 23 December 2022, Sir John Cunliffe, the Bank of England’s deputy governor for monetary stability, was interviewed by Sky News and mentioned the place of crypto within the wider monetary markets, and present plans to manage crypto.

Sir John famous that crypto asset buying and selling is just not at the moment vital sufficient to threaten to destabilise the monetary system, however it’s shifting in that route. The elevated measurement of the crypto sphere, mixed with many belongings having no intrinsic worth signifies that regulation is important, as demonstrated by the collapse of FTX. Sir John famous the significance of bringing crypto inside the regulatory framework to higher shield customers, and to benefit from crypto’s potential to offer financial advantages. Related to that is the Bank of England’s work on the opportunity of a central financial institution digital foreign money, which is able to shortly be consulted on.

United Kingdom: UK Finance publicizes institution of UK Forum for Digital Currencies

On 11 January 2023, UK Finance (UKF) introduced that UKF, the City of London Corporation, Digital Pound Foundation, The Payments Association and TheCityUK have come collectively to kind a brand new alliance – the UK Forum for Digital Currencies (UK FDC). A joint coverage assertion issued by the UK FDC gives that it goals to develop higher insurance policies, follow and regulation round digital and cryptocurrencies.

United States: Stablecoin regulation invoice launched to the Senate

On 21 December 2022, the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs introduced that Senator Pat Toomey had launched the TRUST Act to the Senate. The Transparency of Reserves and Uniform Safe Transactions (TRUST) Act seeks to ascertain a federal framework for “payment stablecoins” and would kind the premise for Congress’ regulation of stablecoins.

The laws would deal with “payment stablecoins” extra like conventional fiat foreign money. It would forestall fee stablecoins from being categorized as securities and imply that issuers of fee stablecoins wouldn’t be regulated as funding firms or advisors. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency could be given the power to grant federal licences for issuing stablecoins.

This goals to guard customers and the broader financial system, while permitting the advantages of a digital U.S. greenback to be loved and selling innovation within the digital foreign money house.

Argentina: Senate considers cryptocurrency promotion regulation

On 28 December 2022, it was reported that Argentina’s Senate has began to contemplate introducing laws to restrict the commercial of crypto merchandise and require suppliers of crypto merchandise to take motion to teach potential prospects. Regulators expressed concern concerning the present low stage of regulation Argentina imposes on crypto establishments relative to conventional monetary establishments and the way this allows some crypto companies to have interaction in deceptive promoting, to the detriment of customers.

India: Central Bank requires regulators to coordinate on crypto

On 29 December 2022, the Reserve Bank of India printed its Financial Stability Report for December 2022, highlighting the issues skilled by the crypto markets throughout 2022. The occasions of the previous 12 months have demonstrated crypto’s volatility, excessive correlation with equities, inadequacy as a hedge towards inflation, and governance points. In addition, the degrees of leverage out there imply that losses are compounded and may simply lead to companies failing.

The Reserve Bank set out three attainable approaches:

  • Adopting the “same-risk same-regulation” precept;
  • Banning cryptoassets; and
  • Allowing the crypto market to fail with out regulating it – that is dominated out because of the threat to different components of the monetary system.

The Reserve Bank has referred to as for a extra coordinated international regulatory regime to sort out the issues of crypto markets. India plans to start the coordination course of throughout its presidency of the G20, which began on 1 December 2022.

Japan: Financial Services Agency to elevate the ban on overseas stablecoins

On 27 December 2022, it was reported {that a} revised Payment Services Act would elevate Japan’s ban on foreign-issued stablecoins in 2023. Under the brand new laws, the Financial Services Agency plans to allow Japanese entities to transact utilizing overseas stablecoins. This is topic to these entities adhering to current asset administration and anti-money laundering pointers, and the imposition of a cap of 1 million yen (USD 7,500) per transaction involving foreign-issued stablecoins.

European Union: European Parliament to contemplate MiCA and recast revised WTR at 17 to twenty April 2023 plenary session and European Commission provisional name for recommendation to EBA on delegated acts underneath MiCA

On 11 January 2023, the European Parliament up to date its process information on the proposed Regulation on markets in cryptoassets (MiCA) (2020/0265(COD)) and on the proposed Regulation on info accompanying transfers of funds and sure cryptoassets ((2021)0241(COD)) (recast revised WTR) to point that the Parliament will take into account the proposed Regulations throughout its plenary session to be held from 17 to twenty April 2023. They had beforehand indicated that the proposed Regulations could be thought-about at a plenary session in February 2023. The Parliament and the Council reached political settlement on the proposed Regulations in June 2022, so consideration of the texts by the Parliament is the subsequent step.

On 4 January 2023 the EBA printed a letter from the European Commission (dated 21 December 2022) and accompanying provisional name for recommendation, requesting technical recommendation on sure delegated acts to be adopted underneath MiCA. The delegated acts relate to classification of asset-reference tokens and e-money tokens and associated charges. The request for recommendation is provisional as MiCA has not but entered into power. The EBA is requested to offer the technical recommendation by 30 September 2023. The Commission intends to undertake the delegated acts earlier than the applying of the related components of MiCA.

Italy: Parliament approves 26% tax on cryptocurrencies in 2023 price range

On 2 January 2023, it was reported that on 29 December 2022 the Italian Parliament agreed to introduce a 26% capital positive factors tax on positive factors from cryptocurrencies of greater than €2000. Losses higher than €2000 will qualify for tax deduction standing for the next tax interval.

To collect the mandatory info to audit these buying and selling cryptocurrencies, the laws will introduce a 3.5% tax on undeclared cryptocurrencies held earlier than 31 December 2021, with a 0.5% fantastic for annually they continue to be undeclared.

Global: Basel Committee finalises international commonplace on prudential remedy of cryptoassets

On 16 December 2022, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) finalised its international prudential commonplace on cryptoasset exposures. The ultimate commonplace can be included into the consolidated Basel Framework. Authorities from BCBS members have agreed to implement the usual by 1 January 2025.

Nepal: Digital funds sector is opened as much as overseas funding

On 9 January 2023, the Nepal Rastra Bank issued a coverage assertion (hyperlink in Nepalese) amending the principles regarding overseas coverage involvement within the digital funds market to allow overseas funding. Under the brand new guidelines, Nepalese fee service suppliers (PSPs) and fee techniques operators (PSOs) can obtain as much as 15% of their whole capital from overseas buyers.

This comes as a part of an effort to enhance the monetary place of PSPs and PSOs, most of that are operating at a loss, in keeping with the central financial institution. Additionally, to scale back dangers to the steadiness of the Nepalese funds system, the Nepal Rastra Bank has elevated the paid-up capital requirement for firms offering digital funds. The minimal for PSPs working fee playing cards has been elevated from Rs 5o million (USD 380,000) to Rs 250 million (USD 1,900,000). Similarly, the requirement for a PSO has been elevated from Rs 100 million (USD 760,000) to Rs 400 million (USD 3,000,000), and to Rs 800 million (USD 8,000,000) for PSOs dealing with fee transactions exterior of Nepal utilizing fee devices issued in Nepal.

Australia: Central financial institution units out supposed regulatory reforms

On 14 December 2022, the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, Philip Lowe, gave a speech outlining regulatory reforms sought by the financial institution. These included:

  • requiring cellular pockets suppliers to supply least-cost routing choices for retailers by the tip of 2024 so retailers aren’t locked into utilizing their foreign money system;
  • enhancing Australia’s quick funds system, the NPP, and the usage of PayID;
  • persevering with to work on making cross-border funds sooner and cheaper;
  • assessing the opportunity of introducing a central financial institution digital foreign money, if a cost-benefit evaluation suggests this might be of web profit; and
  • modernising the regulatory regime in Australia.
Italy: Parliament approves cost for funds companies with excessive charges

On 21 December 2022, it was reported that the decrease home of the Italian Parliament, the Chamber of Deputies, authorized a measure within the 2023 price range that can impose a levy on funds companies and banks if they don’t agree decrease charges on digital transactions with retailers. This follows widespread complaints by retailers about fee processing charges after the introduction of fines for retailers that refused to take card funds in June 2022.

The cost has been set at 50% of the web proceeds from fee processing the place retailers and fee processors fail to agree on a “fair and transparent level of fees” by 31 March 2023.

United Kingdom: PSR publishes working paper on UK-EEA cross-border interchange charge improve

On 15 December 2022, the PSR printed a working paper MR22/2.4 on the affect of the UK-EEA cross-border interchange charge will increase, as some charges charged on client card transactions have elevated considerably post-Brexit. This is a part of the PSR’s work on its market evaluation into UK-EEA client cross-border interchange charges, as reported on within the November 2022 Global Payments Newsletter.

The working paper explains how the PSR considers how the will increase within the charges that acquirers pay to issuers when customers use a Mastercard or Visa debit or bank card for on-line transactions between the UK and the EEA are affecting UK service customers. The working paper contains:

  • an outline of how four-party card techniques function;
  • an outline of the adjustments within the charges of multilateral interchange charges (MIFs);
  • the PSR’s present place on how will increase in MIFs may be detrimental to UK service customers; and
  • how retailers and acquirers may mitigate the affect on their enterprise.

The PSR is accepting feedback on the working paper till 19 January 2023. It plans to publish a report in the marketplace evaluation with interim conclusions in Q2 or Q3 2023 and a ultimate report in This fall 2023.

United Kingdom: Bank of England publishes session on supervisory method to wholesale money distribution

On 14 December 2022, the Bank of England (BoE) printed a session paper on its supervisory method to wholesale money distribution.

The BoE is being given new powers within the Financial Services and Markets Bill 2022-23 (FSM Bill) to make sure that the wholesale money infrastructure is efficient, resilient and sustainable as money utilization additional declines. The session paper outlines how the BoE will use its new powers and the proposals cowl:

  • The BoE’s method to wholesale money distribution oversight;
  • The rules for the wholesale money distribution market oversight regime;
  • High-level codes of follow for collaborating members (to be consulted on by the BoE in additional element in Q1 2023);
  • The charges required to fund the BoE’s supervisory exercise; and
  • The BoE’s proposed method to prudential supervision of a systemic entity within the wholesale money distribution market (within the occasion {that a} systemic entity emerges within the wholesale money distribution market).

The session closes on 10 February 2023. Following this and the session on the detailed codes of follow for the market oversight regime, the BoE plans to publish a ultimate supervisory method doc, rules, codes of follow and the charge schedule for the market oversight regime earlier than the brand new powers come into power.

United Kingdom: Bank of England publishes FPC monetary coverage abstract and file for November and December 2022

On 13 December 2022, the Bank of England printed the monetary coverage abstract and file (FPSR) of its Financial Policy Committee (FPC) conferences on 28 November and eight December 2022.

The FPSR included a dialogue of cryptoassets, with the FPC noting that the failure of FTX highlighted vulnerabilities within the crypto business and the necessity for extra complete regulation and legislation enforcement. The FPC urged companies to take a cautious method to partaking with crypto till an enhanced regulatory regime has been launched.

The FPSR additionally reviewed the findings of the primary part of the FPC’s exploratory cyber stress testing. This checked out a hypothetical information integrity situation in retail funds. The FPC will report insights from the check sooner or later.

European Union: EBA publishes peer evaluation report on authorisation underneath PSD2

On 11 January 2022, the EBA printed a report on its peer evaluation on authorisation of fee establishments and e-money establishments underneath PSD2, which checked out how competent authorities have applied its 2017 pointers on authorisation. The train lined authorities from all EU member states and two European Economic Area (EEA) states from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2021.

The EBA discovered that authorities have largely applied the rules however some authorities haven’t. The recognized deficiencies imply that candidates stay topic to totally different supervisory expectations throughout the EEA. This leads to numerous points, together with “forum shopping”, and undermines the goals of PSD2 and the rules of creating a single EU funds market.

The EBA units out follow-up measures for particular authorities on how they need to enhance practices to completely implement the rules. There are additionally follow-up measures for all authorities in key areas. The EBA plans to evaluation implementation of those measures throughout its follow-up peer evaluation in two years’ time.

The EBA additionally units out suggestions addressed to the European Commission within the context of its ongoing PSD2 evaluation work.

United Kingdom: Money laundering threshold elevated to £1,000

On 15 December 2022, the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) (Threshold Amount) Order 2022 (SI 2022/1355) was made. This Order will increase the edge set in part 339A of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (PoCA) from £250 to £1,000 and the change got here into power on 5 January 2023.

The part 339A PoCA threshold units the worth beneath which a financial institution, deposit-taking agency, digital cash establishment, or fee establishment can perform transactions with out the danger of committing a cash laundering offence underneath sections 327, 328 or 329 PoCA. The threshold exemption solely applies to an act carried out while “operating an account”, and doesn’t apply to different varieties of motion, reminiscent of returning funds or property when terminating a relationship with a buyer.

This change is motivated by a want to unencumber legislation enforcement sources to deal with larger-scale cash laundering and the prices imposed on regulated companies. In an explanatory memorandum to the Order, the UK authorities states that it believes elevating the edge to £1,000 would cut back the quantity of experiences companies must make with out having a cloth impact on the standard of intelligence acquired by the federal government.

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Payment Market Developments

Europe: epay integrates UnionPay QR code funds

On 12 December 2022, epay introduced that it had develop into the primary fee supplier to roll out UnionPay’s QR code fee methodology in Europe. This is focused at making it simpler for the thousands and thousands of UnionPay prospects, notably Chinese vacationers, to make use of their most popular fee methodology in European retailers.

This partnership reinforces epay’s place as an essential participant within the European funds house, and gives UnionPay’s first entry into European markets.

Europe: Adyen and Autocanteen associate to offer an AI-supported eating fee resolution

On 5 January 2023, Adyen introduced that it had partnered with Autocanteen to offer an AI-supported self-checkout resolution for the hospitality business. Autocanteen’s AI techniques recognise 98% of things on a plate and may take fee in as little as ten seconds. This partnership offers Autocanteen entry to Adyen’s native card buying capabilities, enabling Autocanteen to offer a dependable and frictionless fee system and provides prospects a variety of digital fee choices.

United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank launches tokenised payment-enabled wearable know-how

On 29 December 2022, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank introduced the launch of ADIB Pay, the primary tokenised wearable fee methodology within the area, developed in partnership with Visa and Tappy Technologies. By utilizing a hoop or a clasp (which might be hooked up to different objects reminiscent of bracelets), customers could make contactless funds with no need to hold a bodily card.

United Kingdom: Starling Bank launches digital playing cards

On 7 December 2022, Starling Bank introduced the introduction of a characteristic granting prospects entry to as much as 5 digital playing cards held inside their Starling Bank app. These playing cards assist prospects with budgeting as every digital card is topped up individually, and never linked to the client’s principal steadiness. Therefore, when the steadiness on a digital card has been exhausted, the cardboard can be declined, relatively than use funds from the primary steadiness. Customers can assign digital playing cards to particular varieties of spending to trace their spending on these merchandise extra simply.

Global: Klarna introduces sustainability info for tech purchases

On 19 December 2022, Clarity AI issued a press launch asserting it had partnered with Klarna to offer sustainability metrics on know-how purchases made by Klarna’s 2 million day by day prospects. This comes as a part of Klarna’s efforts to tell prospects on the environmental affect of their consumption extra broadly – it has beforehand included a characteristic offering details about the environmental affect of style purchases.

Clarity AI will present info on the producer’s emissions and proportion of power derived from renewable sources relative to comparable producers, whether or not the producer has local weather change insurance policies in place, and whether or not it’s clear in reporting climate-related info.

Global: Worldline launches BNPL service for journey funds

On 19 December 2022, Worldline issued a press launch stating that it had launched a brand new buy-now pay-later (BNPL) service for purchasers buying journey companies. This service is being supplied to retailers utilizing Worldline’s fee resolution, TravelHub, and is being supplied by journey fee supplier Fly Now Pay Later. Worldline is looking for to benefit from the development of client journey recovering after the pandemic. However, the worldwide financial scenario means customers have much less disposable earnings to spend on journey, so the choice of spreading funds makes Worldline’s companies reasonably priced to extra customers.

Japan: Smartpay launches a BNPL service

On 13 December 2022, Smartpay introduced that it had rolled out the primary service in Japan to hold out on-line buy-now pay-later (BNPL) via common funds straight from the client’s checking account. Payment might be accomplished in lower than a minute, and Smartpay is appropriate with 67 monetary establishments.

Latin America: AirTM shuts down cryptocurrency buying and selling

On 9 January 2023, it was reported that Latin American cryptocurrency change AirTM had ceased providing cryptocurrency companies from 4 January 2023. No new deposits might be made, and current crypto funds have been transformed into Airusd, a dollar-pegged stablecoin.

AirTM has mentioned that this motion is in response to the change in companies supplied by an unidentified supplier, considered Wyre, who has lately acknowledged it’s scaling again its cryptocurrency operations.

China: Alipay integrates with fee community to supply digital yuan

On 13 December 2022, it was reported that the Alipay digital pockets had launched an categorical fee characteristic for the Chinese central financial institution digital foreign money, the digital yuan, which is at the moment present process a pilot in 23 cities. Alipay plans to proceed to increase the fee choices that prospects have utilizing the digital foreign money.

Global: Orange Money to offer the primary metaverse cellular pockets

On 28 December 2022, it was reported that Orange Money had signed a memorandum of understanding with the primary Arabian metaverse platform, LivaatVerse. Under this settlement, Orange Money would create a metaverse-ready model of its cellular pockets and develop into the unique cellular pockets for Jordanians within the LivaatVerse. As a part of the settlement, Orange Money will help LivaatVerse in creating the infrastructure for making and processing cellular funds within the metaverse safely and securely.

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Surveys and Reports

Europe: Study on funds attitudes of euro space customers

On 20 December 2022, the European Central Bank printed the 2022 version of its research on the fee attitudes of customers within the euro space (SPACE). SPACE seeks to establish tendencies in client funds within the euro space. Key insights embrace:

  • Cash remained essentially the most regularly used fee methodology on the level of sale (POS), getting used for 59% of transactions. However, it has decreased considerably since 2019 when it made up 72% of POS transactions. Cards have been used for 34% of POS transactions, up from 25% in 2019.
  • Cards accounted for a better share of the overall worth of funds than money – 46% to 42%. Cards have been used extra regularly than money for funds in extra of fifty euros.
  • Contactless funds elevated from 41% of card funds in 2019 to 62% of card funds in 2022.
  • 55% of consumers surveyed expressed a choice for utilizing cashless funds in a face-to-face transaction. Despite this, a majority mentioned they thought-about having money fee choices essential or crucial.
  • Cash was accepted at 95% of bodily fee areas in 2022, down from 98% in 2019. 81% of areas facilitated non-cash funds.
  • The principal benefit of playing cards is comfort; the primary benefits of money are anonymity and higher consciousness of spending.
Latin America: Alternative funds proceed to extend in recognition

On 23 December 2022, EBANX printed its Beyond Borders 2022/23 survey into the usage of various fee strategies throughout Latin America. Notable findings are:

  • Alternative fee strategies made up 39% of whole digital commerce transactions, persevering with the development of year-on-year progress since 2018.
  • 73.5% of adults throughout Latin America have an account via which they’ll use various fee strategies. This is highest in Chile (87.1%) and Brazil (84%), and lowest in El Salvador (35.9%) and Guatemala (44.1%).
  • Two account-based fee suppliers stood out as essentially the most vital various fee strategies. Purchases utilizing Pix made up 20% of all on-line purchases in Brazil, whereas PSE made up 35% of all on-line purchases in Colombia.

Buy-now pay-later (BNPL) continues to have a comparatively low penetration fee in Latin American markets. However, the quantity of BNPL transactions grew by 80% in Brazil and 82% in Mexico, the 2 largest economies in Latin America, throughout 2022.

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