iSignthis Ltd (ASX:ISX) UK Financial Conduct Authority approves AEMI
iSignthis Ltd (ASX:ISX) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned UK subsidiary ("ISXUK") was approved as an Authorised Electronic Money Institution (AEMI) by the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) under the Electronic Money Regulations 2011.
Importantly, the AEMI provides ISX with full access and continuity to the key British market post BREXIT, and significantly extends the group's regulatory authorisations.
The FCA's UK authorisation allows ISXUK to issue, distribute and redeem electronic money, as well as to offer the complete range of payment services available under the Payment Services Regulations 2017.
ISXUK has also been granted the following payment services authorisations under the Payment Services Regulations 2017:
- Service Class 1 : Services enabling cash placement on a payment account
- Service Class 2 : Services enabling cash withdrawals from a payment account
- Service Class 3 : Execution of payment transactions (not covered by a credit line)
- Service Class 4 : Execution of payment transactions (covered by a credit line)
- Service Class 5 : Issuing payment instruments or acquiring payment transactions
- Service Class 6 : Remittance Services
o Account information services: authorised to retrieve account data from other banks and financial institutions
o Payment initiation services : authorised to initiate payments into or out of a user's account held with a third-party institution
ISXUK's authorisation to act as an Account Information Services Provider (AISP) is similar in concept to the Australian "open banking" Consumer Data Right (CDR) regulated by the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission.
The authorisation to act as a Payment Initiation Services Provider (PISP) allows ISX customers the benefit of "push" payments originating from any of their accounts held with any EEA based bank to be "pushed" to other directly to other bank accounts, including accounts issued by ISX. Where payments are directed to ISX issued business accounts, ISX's instant notification service (SIIN) uniquely provides a real time update of cleared and settled payments to business users via ISX's Probanx(R) platform. The combination of push payments and SIIN provides ISX business customers with a real time, chargeback free, faster settlement alternative that rivals card scheme acquiring services. ISXUK will in the near future seek to connect to the UK's Faster Payment Service (FPS), which is the British equivalent to SEPA instant. FPS would be connected to ISX's Paydentity(TM) and Probanx(R) platforms to allow for a native Pound Sterling account and instant payment capability. Pound Sterling capability will then complement ISX's Euro (EUR) account issuing capability and SEPA instant connection via the Eurosystem Central Bank of Lithuania.
iSignthis®, ISXPay®, Probanx®, Flykk® & Paydentity™ are registered trademarks of iSignthis Ltd. iSignthis Ltd ABN 93 075 419 715 operating subsidiaries include iSignthis eMoney Ltd HE348009 (CY) , Authenticate BV KvK 62744968 (NL), Authenticate Pty Ltd ABN 49 600 573 233 (AU), Probanx Solutions Ltd (CY) & UAB Probanx Solutions (LT). iSignthis eMoney Ltd, trading as Flykk and ISXPay, is authorised by the Central Bank of Cyprus # 188.8.131.52 as an E.E.A Monetary Financial Institution. ℗ Patent applications pending/granted in Africa, Australia, Asia, The Americas, Europe and Oceania. WIPO Patent Application Nos: WO2011/120098, WO2016/094954, WO2016/101027, WO2016/187662, WO2018/090099, WO2018/170548