EGYPT ONLINE E-payment regulations in Egypt 2 years ago Iwo Bulski Post Views: 1,334 Egypt has recently been focusing on the importance of applying electronic payment methods and regulations on non-cash payments; and as a result, Egypt has issued Law no. 18/2019 in April, 2019 which obliges all state authorities, institutions and establishments, which provide services to the public, to offer electronic payment methods. In the same context, the Central Bank of Egypt (“CBE”) has issued a framework for its fintech regulatory sandbox for its innovative financial technology lab (“IFTL”) which aims to encourage new fintech solutions in the Egyptian financial and banking sectors. The IFTL accepts applications from all companies providing financial technology services; however, priority is given to companies providing such services in collaboration with financial institutions. The CBE regulations provide that banks which deal with Payment Service Providers (“PSP”) must comply with the CBE regulations; a bank may not contract with a PSP without obtaining the CBE’s approval. Moreover, only financial institutions with a physical presence in Egypt will be subject to CBE’s supervision; accordingly, PSPs who target the Egyptian market from abroad are not subject to the CBE’s regulations, keeping in mind that the local banks and/or financial institutions that the PSP contracts with, will remain subject to CBE’s regulations. According to the CBE’s regulations, banks shall supervise the PSP’s activities, including the PSP’s scope of services as well as insuring that PSPs do not engage in any prohibited activities under Egyptian Laws such as gambling, virtual currencies, lottery games, etc. For payment facilitators who receive payments into their accounts before transferring such amounts to merchants, they must comply with the below regulations: Have a physical presence in Egypt and an established company with a valid Commercial Register; Have a physical address in Egypt; Have a website; On a final note, all payments made in Egypt shall be made local currency, Egyptian Pound. To conclude, Egypt is becoming one of the best jurisdictions in the region for relevant startups to operate in due to the focus on the importance on fintech and non-cash payment solutions. Source: http://eldib.com/ About Post Author Iwo Bulski Issues related to the gambling business is engaged in more than 30 years. My empirical experience gives me the opportunity to present events and companies from this business with full knowledge and industry knowledge. See author's posts Iwo BulskiIssues related to the gambling business is engaged in more than 30 years. My empirical experience gives me the opportunity to present events and companies from this business with full knowledge and industry knowledge. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: e-payment, PSP, wallets Continue Reading Previous Online Gambling in Algeria in 2020Next ICE North America Live runs all week from Monday 11 to Friday 15 More Stories ONLINE WORLD NEWS Slotegrator will take part in the Sigma Balkans & CIS Summit 1 day ago Iwo Bulski GHANA ONLINE Kenya and Ghana are front-lining the global mobile money market 2 days ago Samuel ONLINE UGANDA The Contextual Analysis of Social Media in Uganda 3 days ago Szarlot ONLINE WORLD NEWS AstroPay Seeks to Bolster Growth with Affiliate Program 4 days ago Samuel ONLINE WORLD NEWS 4 sales-boosting modules from Slotegrator’s new platform 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski KENYA ONLINE The influencers paid to push hashtags 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski NIGERIA ONLINE BGaming develops compression algorithm to cut game loading time 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski ONLINE SOUTH AFRICA Africa Records a High Number of Gamers 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski ONLINE WORLD NEWS Keep VIP programs compliant with the right bonus module 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski BURUNDI ONLINE Grupo Pefaco enlists Moobifun to take it digital in Africa 3 weeks ago Samuel ONLINE Volatility & Variance for Slot Games Explained 3 weeks ago Szarlot ONLINE SOUTH AFRICA How gambling has evolved world-wide 3 weeks ago Iwo Bulski Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.