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Payment Services Directive 2 and the RTS on Strong Customer Authentication and Secure Communication – overview Regulatory Services

vrijdag, 21 december, 2018 - 18:00
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
Faculteit: Recht en Criminologie
Building E, Room E0.04
International Law Association

François de Witte

Founder & Senior Consultant at FDW Consult; Managing Director and CFO at SafeTrade Holding S.A.

Chair: Dr. Kristina Loguinova Money and the Law, VUB

This seminar is co-hosted by the Chair Stewardship of Finance


After having worked for more than 30 years in banking, François De Witte launched his own consultancy activity, FDW Consult, specialized in finance and treasury consulting. From 2014 to 2016, he was also Solution Partner Treasury & Finance at USG Professionals. Since then he took up several assignments, including one in the automotive sector with Ginion Group and with Ibanity, part of Isabel Group in the area of PSD2 and open banking.

Since April 2018, he is also Managing Director and CFO of SafeTrade Holding S.A., a start-up providing solutions in the Pan European sale of used cars (www.safecartrade.com).

Key areas of his expertise include: International Cash management, treasury organization; working capital management, financing, structured finance; advisory; banking relationship, strategy and negotiations; PSD2 and open banking.

François de Witte is also lecturer of the course “Treasury Products and Banking Relations” in the Master program “Finance and Treasury” at the University of Lille 2 and of the guest college “Introduction to International Treasury Management” at the Vlerick Business School and Febelfin.

François de Witte has a master degree both in Law and Economics from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.


The impact of PSD2 and the related regulatory framework on the financial sector is greater than most expect. It creates a framework for open banking, where new actors will emerge. As such, it is crucial to understand the actors implicated in the PSD story and the open banking architecture overall. More importantly, the risks and opportunities created by PSD2 need assessment in order to stay ahead of the game.


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