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Simon Lelieveldt
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Banking & payments consultant, financial history guide and pianist
Banking & payments consultant, financial history guide and pianist

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Taxation always matters. It may help to explain why some countries developed cheques as payment instrument.

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Why some countries started using cheques and others chose giro
These days I am busy writing a book on the history of Dutch retail payments. The focus of the book is on the dynamics of the Netherlands, without the aim to compare with other countries or to explain country differences. Still, the process leads to some obs...

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This is a technical post on why fuel cards may not be subject to financial legislation, although some bank supervisors may wish it to be.

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Response to FCA consultation: please clarify what will happen to the payment in 'payment instrument' in article 3k?
This April, the FCA launched its consultation on the Implementation of the revisedPayment Services Directive(PSD2): draft Approach Documentand draft Handbook changes . When reading this I was in particular paying close attention to the discussion of the lim...

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The FCA forgets in its guidance on limited network instruments to explain why it considers the 'payment' adjective irrelevant to the scope of the limited network exemption 3k.

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Ceci n'est pas une 'payment instrument': a reflection on fuel cards and the PSD2
Just this last week, the FCA published its policy statement and approach document on the PSD2 . I've been eagerly watching this document to find out what their final take would be on the understanding of the limited network exemption in relation to the spec...

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Get your bread from the bakery and your payment accounts from a payment institution. It sounds simple, but may not be as easy as that in the Netherlands.

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Dutch central bank can further encourage innovation for payment institutions with a quick win
x It's a logical thing. As the bakery provides bread, banks provide loans and allow savings, e-money institutions offer e-money, payment institutions are allowed to provide payment accounts to their customers. These accounts would neither be redeemable depo...

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Adyen: the new bank is not a bank any more

Dutch bank registers show that, since the end of April this year, Dutch payment institution Adyen has officially acquired a banking license. This is clearly part of a bigger picture that shows ICT-based companies moving in a s...

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Some reflections, now that Facebook will be able to issue electronic cash to its users.
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