Adyen Singapore Secures MAS’ Major Payments Institution License

Adyen Singapore Secures MAS’ Major Payments Institution License

by May 5, 2021
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Global payments platform Adyen announced that its Singapore entity has received approval from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to carry out merchant acquisition services under the Payment Services Act 2019 (PSA).

Effective from 1 May 2021, Adyen Singapore‘s license as a Major Payment Institution under the PSA has been expanded to include merchant acquisition and domestic money transfer services, on top of the previously licensed activity of cross-border money transfer service.

Adyen Singapore said that it is the first global payments provider to be licensed for the newly regulated activity of merchant acquisition service under the PSA.

The PSA is a streamlined framework for the regulation of payment systems and payment service providers in Singapore. It came into force on 28 January 2020 and Adyen Singapore received its license as a Major Payment Institution under the PSA for cross-border money transfer services on the same day.



Adyen Singapore has put in place safeguarding arrangements for volume to safeguard customer funds under the PSA, following the applicable transition period.

Warren Hayashi, President, Asia-Pacific, Adyen

Warren Hayashi

Warren Hayashi, President, Asia-Pacific, Adyen comments,

“We see the new regulations put in place by the MAS as a positive move to uplift the integrity and security standards of the payments ecosystem in Singapore.

 

As we continue to grow Adyen’s business in Singapore, it is important our operations remain compliant with regulations, which is essential to building trust in the payments industry and safeguarding consumer interests.”

Mariette Swart, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, Adyen

Mariette Swart

Mariette Swart, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, Adyen said,

“We are committed to ensuring that our operations remain compliant with evolving regulatory frameworks in Singapore and in the markets we operate in.

 

It is our foremost priority to optimise our risk control efforts by constantly assessing our policies and procedures against the regulatory frameworks of the markets we operate in.”

 

Featured image credit: Adyen

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