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Italian AML rules capture providers of services related to the use of virtual currencies and custodian wallet providers

Italy has published a new Decree, which sets out the Italian anti-money laundering rules at a primary level of legislation and will have implications in respect of the use of virtual currencies and custodian wallet providers

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Will Italian AML rules capture foreign entities operating online without a physical presence in Italy?

According to the draft law implementing the fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive, a broader list of entities operating in virtual currencies will be subject to Italian anti-money laundering rules

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Bank of Italy postpones deadline for SCA compliance

The Bank of Italy is now one of the domestic regulators that are providing an extension to the implementation of the strong customer authentication requirements for online card payment transactions as introduced by PSD2 

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Italy towards a FinTech sandbox?

In a move that signals increased flexibilty, Italy is contemplating creating a regulatory sandbox in order to foster innovation in the financial, banking and insurance industry

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Italy issues new warning on virtual assets

The Italian Financial Intelligence Unit has issued communication on potential abuses in the use of virtual assets, as the number of reported suspicious transactions has increased significantly in the past few years

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No-deal Brexit: Italy introduces transitional measures

Italy has introduced measures to ensure financial stability and business continuity for UK financial institutions operating in Italy and Italian financial institutions operating in the UK in case of a "hard Brexit". Here, we review what these entail and what this means for organisations

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Italy recognises the legal value of DLTs and smart contracts

The Italian Parliament has approved the law provision introducing a definition of distributed ledger technologies and smart contracts in the Italian legal framework

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DLTs and smart contracts: Italy towards the recognition of their legal value

The Italian Senate is scrutinising a draft law provision that would introduce in the Italian legal framework a definition of DLTs and smart contracts

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