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International Payment Systems: Regulation of Their Forming and Functioning

Student: Olga Antipkina

Supervisor: Natalia Yerpyleva

Faculty: Faculty of Law

Educational Programme: Private International Law (Master)

Year of Graduation: 2016

This master thesis is aimed at studying of legal regulation reforms in the European Union, the Unites States of America and Russia on the basis of legal acts, doctrine and acts of technical character. The thesis consists of the introduction, 4 chapters, 18 paragraphs, the conclusion and the bibliography. The first chapter is devoted to the general overview of international payment systems, features of their forming and functioning, regulation on the international level. The second chapter includes an analysis of structure of the EU payment system made on the basis of supranational acts. In the third chapter a survey of legal acts regulation the functioning of the US payment system is provided, the features of its functioning are underlined. The analysis of cooperation between the EU and the US payment systems is held. The forth chapter is devoted to characteristic features of functioning of the Russian payment system in the context of reforms, forming of National payment cards system. In conclusion one may find the following outputs. Firstly, nowadays the US, the EU and the RF payment systems are in a state of a permanent development as a result of the reforms aimed at the increase of their efficiency for the economy. Secondly, international payment systems seek to coordinate their actions for improving the quality of payment services, but at the same time to preserve their independence and autonomy through the use of national infrastructure and services of national providers. Thirdly, the development of payment systems is linked to different economic phenomena as development of commerce, especially e-commerce, so it is profitable for all subjects in a financial market. Fourthly, the trends in development of the EU, the US, the RF payment systems have a lot in common, because they compete with each other to attract more clients and to get more profit.

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