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422 arrested and 4,031 money mules identified in global crackdown on money laundering – better information exchange would bring even better resultshttp://www.finanssiala.fi/en/news/Pages/EMMA6-global-crackdown-on-money-laundering.aspx422 arrested and 4,031 money mules identified in global crackdown on money laundering – better information exchange would bring even better results2.12.2020 9:10:00<div class="ExternalClass74DA4C0CE4234FEC8CB1B12BE5405E6D"><p>​<span style="font-size:18.2px;">Today, law enforcement authorities from 26 countries and Europol announced the results of the European Money Mule Action EMMA 6, a worldwide operation against money mule schemes. During the span of the operation, 1,529 criminal investigations were initiated. With the support of the private sector including more than 500 banks and financial institutions, 4,942 fraudulent money mule transactions were identified, preventing a total loss estimated at €33.5 million.</span><br></p></div>1
All online purchases may soon require strong identificationhttp://www.finanssiala.fi/en/news/Pages/All-online-purchases-may-soon-require-strong-identification.aspxAll online purchases may soon require strong identification25.11.2020 9:24:00<div class="ExternalClass2D9B01759C9F45C28FD1D3518FEA49C3"><p><span style="font-size:18.2px;">As of the end of the year, you will want to keep your means of strong identification close at hand. The transition period to the EU’s Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) ends by January 2021, after which the requirement of strong customer authentication will apply to all electronic payments. This includes even small amounts and cases such as refuelling a car using a mobile app. The purpose of PSD2 is to improve payment security and consumer protection. </span><br></p></div>2
Finnish Government proposes making illegal threats subject to public prosecutionhttp://www.finanssiala.fi/en/news/Pages/Finnish-government-proposes-making-illegal-threats-subject-to-public-prosecution.aspxFinnish Government proposes making illegal threats subject to public prosecution25.11.2020 7:04:00<div class="ExternalClassE287683F01A344B894C2CBCA0CEA2157"><p>​<span style="font-size:18.2px;">Employees at banks and insurance companies face threats, online shaming and even persecution on a daily basis. The recent government proposal to make illegal threats subject to public prosecution is highly valuable: it gives employers more power to help and support their employees against harassment.</span><br></p></div>4
Economic Guru is only a short test – but it can open doors to several universitieshttp://www.finanssiala.fi/en/news/Pages/Economic-Guru-is-only-a-short-test-but-it-can-open-doors.aspxEconomic Guru is only a short test – but it can open doors to several universities19.11.2020 11:39:00<div class="ExternalClass530A58A2F61245F594F6597CAF0D4A5A"><p>​<span style="font-size:18.2px;">Finnish upper secondary school students’ Economic Guru 2021 competition offers the chance to win a place of study in eight different universities. There are more universities taking part than before and the number of places is the largest to date. Previous years’ Economic Guru finalists applaud the opportunities that the competition offers: participation takes little effort, but the payoff can be great.</span><br></p></div>5
Financial learning, cash and spotlight as Finland's representativehttp://www.finanssiala.fi/en/news/Pages/Financial-learning,-cash-and-spotlight-as-Finlands-representative.aspxFinancial learning, cash and spotlight as Finland's representative16.11.2020 12:51:00<div class="ExternalClass33CAB2F910B7456194B5DB198890E2C9"><p>​<span style="font-size:18.2px;">Finnish comprehensive school students aged 10 to 16 have the chance to test their financial skills in a competition with cash prizes. The oldest participants in the competition will have the additional chance of winning a place as Finland’s representative in the European Money Quiz finals. The key to all this is Zaldo – a gamified environment that offers free learning materials on personal finances.</span><br></p></div>2

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Finnish financial services in the UK partially cut off at the end of the yearhttp://www.finanssiala.fi/en/news/Pages/Finnish-financial-services-in-the-UK-partially-cut-off-at-the-end-of-the-year.aspxFinnish financial services in the UK partially cut off at the end of the year2.12.2020 13:57:00<div class="ExternalClass5D38D0BABDA548468361944AB09C2852"><p>​<span style="font-size:18.2px;">Although the looming Brexit deadline of 31 December will go by unnoticed by most Finns, it may have dramatic effects on permanent UK residents who use Finnish financial services. After the British exit from the European Union, Finnish financial sector entities must obtain a licence to provide services in the UK.</span><br></p></div>Not to the front page
European Digital Finance Strategy must create a level playing fieldhttp://www.finanssiala.fi/en/news/Pages/European-digital-finance-strategy-must-create-a-level-playing-field.aspxEuropean Digital Finance Strategy must create a level playing field12.11.2020 7:15:00<div class="ExternalClassAE9CE8711BA94FA3B5D6D9A8802A443E"><p>​<span style="font-size:18.2px;">The European Commission’s Digital Finance Package draws outlines for financial sector digitalisation at the EU level, which is a very welcome development. The sector needs the rules to be long-lasting and equal for all companies. It is important that traditional financial companies and new entrants in the sector are regulated in the same way.</span><br></p></div>Not to the front page
European capital markets development to support economic recoveryhttp://www.finanssiala.fi/en/news/Pages/European-capital-markets-development-to-support-economic-recovery.aspxEuropean capital markets development to support economic recovery10.11.2020 8:23:00<div class="ExternalClass28C3C3CA61374957ACB42275BF01EF4A"><p>​<span style="font-size:18.2px;">The work on a stronger and more integrated Capital Markets Union (CMU) in the EU has not progressed as much as many had hoped. There are still substantial barriers hindering the movement of financial services and investments between member states. The barriers arise from only partially justified differences in member states’ national regulation and practices.</span><br></p></div>Not to the front page
Europe – forerunner in digital paymentshttp://www.finanssiala.fi/en/news/Pages/Europe-forerunner-in-digital-payments.aspxEurope – forerunner in digital payments9.11.2020 10:40:00<div class="ExternalClassDCD12125ADF24B73895EA5B600B6F30C"><p>​<span style="font-size:18.2px;">Payments are a key item on the EU Commission’s agenda. Finance Finland (FFI) appreciates the Commission’s Retail Payments Strategy with its aims of promoting a modern, digital and smooth retail payments market in Europe. Consumers and businesses must have access to a broad range of fast, easy and safe payment solutions.</span><br></p></div>Not to the front page
Ageing affects us all, but accepting individuality and diversity gives us more optionshttp://www.finanssiala.fi/en/news/Pages/Ageing-affects-us-all-but-accepting-individuality-and-diversity-gives-us-more-options.aspxAgeing affects us all, but accepting individuality and diversity gives us more options2.11.2020 11:10:00<div class="ExternalClassE365772DD2144F9BB63458056D03F54B"><p>​<span style="font-size:18.2px;">Population policy has been a hot topic this autumn, and no wonder. According to a recent report by the Family Federation of Finland, we are currently experiencing a demographic change. With proportionally fewer working-age people in the future, everyone’s individual potential must be supported throughout their lives. How can we keep people healthy and working as long as possible? The ongoing European Online Week of Active and Healthy Ageing (EWAHA 2020) is bringing more focus on this important theme.</span><br></p></div>Not to the front page

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