Brussels, June 8, 2020: ETPPA welcomes EBA’s recognition of obstacles

The European Third Party Payment Providers Association (ETPPA) would like to welcome the European Banking Authority’s new “Opinion on obstacles to the provision of third party provider services under the Payment Services Directive” dated June 4, 2020.

This long awaited Opinion positively confirms a number of key areas that the ETPPA has been advocating for on behalf of its members, which are in the clear interest of consumers and merchants across Europe who use these services every day.

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Brussels, June 5, 2020: ETPPA is excited to welcome Plaid as new full member! #plaid

Plaid is a US-headquartered payments company that operates across seven countries globally. In Europe Plaid is licensed as an AISP and covers Spain, France, Ireland, the Netherlands and the UK. It is great to have Plaid on board to strengthen the voice of payment innovators in Europe and we look forward to supporting Plaid across the European payments regulatory and industry space!

Brussels, January 30, 2020: Industry veteran Dr. Ruth Wandhöfer joins ETPPA

ETPPA are pleased to announce industry veteran Dr. Ruth Wandhöfer joining as strategic adviser. Ruth brings with her more than 18 years of regulatory and banking experience. Her focus will be on promoting the interests of European TPPs, and contribute to the constructive dialogues with banks, central banks, market infrastructures, regulatory and industry bodies. Ruth commented “I am pleased to support the ETPPA and its members in looking at the intended and unintended consequences of established, recent and yet to be written rules and regulations, helping European TPPs to continue to provide safe, scaleable and user friendly solutions to the benefit of European consumers and merchants.

I will be reaching out to all members in the coming weeks to help prioritise our efforts and look to deliver what our members need from the ecosystem.”

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Brussels, November 20, 2019: ETPPA letter to EC VP Valdis Dombrovskis and the ECB's ERPB Chair about the creation of a European Retail Payments Framework

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Brussels, September 6, 2019: Joint PSD2 Task Force Update: Banks and TPPs provide a progress update of their joint PSD2 task force to the European Commission, highlighting the urgency for National Competent Authorities to allow flexibility prior to the 14-Sep deadline

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Brussels, July 26, 2019: Press Release: Banks and third party providers agree on joint efforts regarding the transition to new payment rules

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Brussels, June 18, 2019: Press Release: Next Stage of EU Directive “will create widespread customer disruption affecting many millions of consumers and businesses throughout Europe” says Fintech bodies

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Click here to download the The Unintended Consequences of PSD2 RTS document.

Strasbourg, April 16, 2019: Letter from MEP Markus Ferber to European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis on the "Implementation of PSD2"

Markus Ferber, member of the European Parliament and their PSD2 trilogue lead, emphasizes the most fundamental requirements for a smooth PSD2 implementation to ensure that there will not be any deterioration of existing TPP services post 14-Sep-2019.

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Brussels, April 9, 2019: Letter to all EU National Competent Authorities in charge of banking supervision on "PSD2 TPP Business Continuity"

ETPPA asks all NCAs to support TPP business continuity post 14-Sep-2019 by ensuring that banks and other ASPSPs cannot block any of their user interfaces for contingency measures and allowing TPPs to fulfil their eIDAS identification obligations unilaterally via HTTP header signatures.

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Brussels, April 4, 2019: European Third-Party Provider Association established

The non-profit organisation has been established by the founding members Bankin’, Eurobits, PPRO, Sofort, Trustly

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