Fintech Market Overview

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Payment services in Austria

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Payment services are regulated under the Payment Services Act, implementing PSD II. Certain services, such as issuing payment instruments or providing money transfers, are regulated and require a payment services licence.1

Exemptions as outlined in PSD II also apply in Austria. The most important exemption relates to the provision of payment services in a limited network. This means, for example, where a payment instrument is only accepted by very few vendors for a specific product (e.g., gas payment cards issued by gas station operators for payment of gas only) or by one vendor for a limited number of products or services or in a limited number of places (e.g., its stores), the issuance of such instruments will not necessarily trigger licensing requirements.1

Cryptocurrencies in Austria

Fintech in Austria

Fintech in other countries

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Austrian Fintech Lawyers

Silvia Calls

Silvia Calls

We work for international SMEs, startups and Telco's

Kristina Berkes

Kristina Berkes

Participation as a lawyer at investment venture funds, leading venture M&A deals in IT, supporting iGaming and business assets

Denis Polyakov

Denis Polyakov

Comprehensive legal services for businesses on corporate, tax law, cryptocurrency legislation, investment activities

  1. https://thelawreviews.co.uk/title/the-financial-technology-law-review/austria
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