Zynyo class="img-responsive

PSD2: Transitional Period for Strong Customer Authentication for Remote Card Payments in Italy

On 29 November 2019, Bank of Italy has issued a press release where it announced that it will grant an adjustment period until 31 December 2020 to comply with the PSD2 strong customer authentication (SCA) requirement for remote card transactions (as transposed within Italian law).

This press releases follows the European Banking Authority (EBA) Opinion of 16 October 2019, in which the EBA “recommended” a consistent deadline throughout the EU/EEA, namely 31 December 2020, for card issuers and acquirers to comply with the SCA requirements for remote card-based payments (see our client alert here).

Issuer and acquirers will therefore be contacted by Bank of Italy for them to explain their detailed transition plan, including communication and customer preparation initiatives (i.e. both on the cardholder side as well as on the merchant side), to be completed in any case before the end of the adjustment period.

Bank of Italy indicated in its press release that it will carefully monitor how issuers and acquirers comply with their migration plans, given the importance of strengthening the security of online card payments / preventing fraud.

Should you have any questions about the above, please do not hesitate to contact one of the members of the Bird & Bird global payments team.

First published through Bird & Bird website.

Share this Article
Related Insights
Holland Fintech Digital Transformation Paper 2024
Holland Fintech is proud to present the Digital Transformation Paper 2024. This whitepaper, led by the Holland Fintech working group Digital Transformation in collaboration with Accenture, provides valuable insights into the dynamics and key factors influencing successful collaborations between fintechs and incumbents.
Holland Fintech Pavilion at Money 20/20
Money 20/20 – Join our Pavilion! The Holland Fintech Pavilion offers a unique opportunity to connect with a global audience of fintech professionals. Located at the heart of Money 20/20, the pavilion provides a central hub for networking, collaboration, and exposure.
Amsterdam Fintech Week
Amsterdam FinTech Week is back on 2-4 October 2024! Be a sponsor, co-organizer, or just participate in our community events.