Finance & Economics

Italy Revisits Bank Tax After Industry Rebuke

A controversial 40% tax on the banks’ income derived from higher interest rates was revised in Italy, now favouring banks that hold a higher proportion of government bonds


Italy Accepts Data Portability Offer From Google

In Italy, the local antitrust regulator has completed an investigation into Google over data portability.


Italian Antitrust Watchdog Cancels Payment Fees for Small Retail Transactions

In Italy, the antimonopoly regulator has decided to approve a deal that will eliminate commission fees for payments and simplify the penalty mode regarding financial operations with small cards.

Society & Lifestyle

OpenAI Reopens ChatGPT to Italian Users

OpenAI has announced that the chatbot ChatGPT has become available to Italian users again.


What’s New With Generative AI: ChatGPT Gets Compliance Deadline, Open-Source LLMs Revealed, and More

The development of generative AI tools is taking great strides at the peak of the popularity of OpenAI’s ChatGPT. Here are the last updates on the technology


ChatGPT Maker to Propose Remedies Over Italian Ban

ChatGPT manufacturer OpenAI intends to present an action plan aimed at eliminating the problems that caused the decision to ban the chatbot in Italy by the local authorities.

Science & Technology

Italy Sees the Fastest Growth of In-Store Mobile and Wearable Transactions

In-store mobile and wearable transaction values in Italy rose by 122% in 2022 to hit $17.5 billion


Italy Approves 26% Tax on Crypto

The Italian Senate approved the budget legislation for 2023, including a new tax rate for crypto trading

Blockchain & Crypto

Algorand to Support an “Innovative Digital Guarantees Platform” in Italy

The Algorand-supported bank and insurance guarantee platform is expected to launch in early 2023

Science & Technology

Great Opportunities For Embedded Finance in the European Mobility Sector Revealed

Research conducted by Solaris and the Handelsblatt Research Institute analyzes the potential of the most popular mobility providers in Germany, France, Italy and Spain to offer financial services


Mediobanca Enhances BNPL Operations with New Acquisitions

Compass, the Mediobanca Group’s consumer credit arm, has completed two acquisitions in the Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) segment


Consortium wants to pilot European Digital Identity Wallet payments 

A consortium of government agencies and fintech providers from six European countries propose to launch a large-scale pilot to explore European Digital Identity Wallet payments

Science & Technology

Huawei Pay goes live in Italy

Intesa Sanpaolo is the first bank in both Italy and Europe to make the contactless payment service Huawei Pay available to its customers


Tech giants should share telecom network costs: France, Italy and Spain urge

France, Italy and Spain are urging legislation that ensures Big Tech firms partly finance telecom infrastructure in EU


Visa and Solarisbank partner with fintech FINOM to launch Italy’s first business banking accounts with integrated e-voicing

FINOM has launched an innovative new business account in Italy, which combines banking, e-invoicing, and finance management services on a single platform. European bank Solarisbank is facilitating the fintech firm’s product expansion in Italy, by offering local IBANs to customers, and they will issue the account’s Visa debit cards. As per the press release, Italy […]


Customers unveiled major pain point when it comes to online shopping

The survey includes opinions of over 1.000 respondents from the UK, the US, France, Germany and Italy

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