Saturday, February 28, 2004

Contopronto Prepared for EC Ruling on Mobile Content

BUSINESS WIRE reports that Contopronto is prepared for EC Ruling on Mobile Content. Essentially, Contopronto will allow the use of its license/infrastructure by mobile operators and puts itself in a take-over position. Then again, such a take-over would most likely require approval by the supervisor.

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

EC aims to clarify concept of e-money before this summer

In an interview with Erwin Boogert of Planet Multimedia, Commissioner Liikanen states that the Commission aims to clarify the interpretation of electronic money before the summer (see this article and this interview). The rest of the article states that it is unclear what Vodafone's role is. But the FSA website shows that Vodafone Ltd and Vodafone Mobile Commerce Ltd are a certified small e-money issuer in the United Kingdom.

Friday, February 20, 2004

Amsterdam ArenA | ArenA Cards

For reference purposes I hereby provide a link to another e-money system in the Netherlands: Amsterdam ArenA Cards. The page has a form that can be printed out. Anyone that sends the Arena cards back with this form will see his/her money back in a bank account.

Monday, February 16, 2004

AH mobiel op 100.000 klanten

PlanetInternet multimedia meldt dat Albert Heijn zo'n 100.000 mobiele pre-paid klanten heefyt. Hiervan zitten er nog 70.000 bij KPN en 30.000 bij Telfort. Gratis beltegoed is de grote trekker (alhoewel onder de Wtk/elektronisch geld richtlijn niet toegestaan). De 'geldigheid' van het beltegoed (onder de Wtk altijd opvraagbaar op verzoek van de klant) is door AH verlengd van drie naar zes maanden.

Japanese FSA eyes e-money rules to protect consumers

Japan Today informs us about an article from Kyoto news:
The Financial Services Agency (FSA) is considering drawing up measures to help consumers properly handle electronic money transactions via cellular phones and the Internet, a Japanese business daily reported Saturday.

The Nihon Keizai Shimbun, quoting government sources, said the new regulations are under study because the current law does not provide consumers with proper protection, for example, in case of an e-money provider's bankruptcy.

Friday, February 13, 2004

We do not spam !

At the moment our mailbox is flooded with a huge number of error mails. Apparently some organisation is sending spam with fish.gif images in our name. To those who came at this page by researching the 'originator' of the e-mail I can only say that we are just as annoyed as you are and we hope that this will someday come to an end.

Wednesday, February 11, 2004

PayPal Uk Ltd- Licensed e-money institution as of February 1

Ben Putter informs us that Paypal has notified its European users that as of February 12 Paypal Europe Ltd will officially be an electronic money institution, supervised by the Financial Services Authority in the UK. More information can be found on their website.

Essentially this immediately makes Paypal the first profitmaking e-money institution around.

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