Possibilities of using the account information service and starting operation in Latvia

For several years already, Directive (EU) 2015/2366 of the European Parliament and of the Council on payment services in the internal market of the European Union, or the so-called PSD2 Directive, which introduced substantial changes to regulation in the field of electronic payments, has been in force.

Investor protection on crowdfunding platforms

Today citizens and businesses have wide-ranging opportunities to invest their free funds – someone invests in business, another makes use of the option to invest through licensed and supervised investment service providers, while another is prepared to take risk and lose funds with unregulated investment service providers.

Technologies that have a significant impact on FinTech sector development

There has been an overwhelming impact of technology on the financial sector over recent years. The sector players have been forced to give up conventional financial practices and to implement digital transformation through innovative solutions.

A novelty in Europe and Latvia – cross-border testing of innovative financial technologies in regulatory sandboxes

Discussion “How can governments help the FinTech sector to grow”

On 1 June, Marine Krasovska, Director of Financial Innovation Department of the Financial and Capital Market Commission, took part in the Global Government FinTech Lab 2022 event in Tallinn, Estonia.

Financial innovations used by Latvia’s financial and capital market participants 2022

In spring 2022, the Financial and Capital Market Commission (FCMC) conducted a survey of Latvia’s financial and capital market participants for the third consecutive year with a view to clarifying the scope and trends of the innovative financial technology (FinTech) used in Latvia.

FCMC offers several support mechanisms to FinTech companies

To support enterprises seeking to develop innovative financial products and services and choosing Latvia as a place to expand their business in the global environment, the Financial and Capital Market Commission (FCMC) offers several support mechanisms – the Innovation Hub for consultations, the Regulatory Sandbox for testing innovative services and website fintechlatvia.eu containing up-to-date FinTech information.

Welcome to Latvian FinTech and innovation portal

Latvian FinTech sector is new and ambitious, it started to develop 10 years ago thanks to high concentrations of IT and skilled financial professionals.
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