Legislation and regulations - Cards
Regulation (EC) No 924/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 September 2009 – Establishes rules on cross-border payments in the Community and repeals as from 1 November 2009 Regulation (EC) No 2560/2001.
Decree-Law No 3/2010 of 5 January 2010 (in Portuguese only) – Prohibits the collection of any charges for operations in ATMs (automated teller machines), namely cash withdrawal, deposits or payment of services. Also prohibits the collection of charges by the beneficiaries of payment services in payment operations through point-of-sale terminals.
Decree-Law No 317/2009 of 30 October 2009 (in Portuguese only) – Approves the legal framework governing payment services and electronic money.
Decree-Law No 133/2009 of 2 June 2009 (in Portuguese only) – Transposes into Portuguese law Directive 2008/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2008 on credit agreements for consumers.
Decree-Law No 27-C/2000 of 10 March 2000 (in Portuguese only) – Creates the system of access to minimum banking services.
Notice of Banco de Portugal No 5/2013 of 15 April 2013, published as an annex to Notice of Banco de Portugal No 1/2014 of 28 February 2014 (in Portuguese only) – regulates the conditions, mechanisms and procedures required for effective compliance with the anti-money laundering and terrorist financing obligations established in Chapter II of Law No 25/2008 of 5 June 2008, within the scope of the provision of financial services subject to supervision by Banco de Portugal.
Notice of Banco de Portugal No 8/2009 of 12 October 2009 (in Portuguese only) – Lays down the minimum information requirements that must be complied with in the disclosure of the general conditions of priced financial products and services made available to the public by credit institutions and financial companies having their head office or a branch in Portuguese territory. Repeals Notice of Banco de Portugal No 1/95 of 17 February 1995.
Notice of Banco de Portugal No 10/2008 of 22 December 2008 (in Portuguese only) – Establishes the information and transparency requirements to be observed by credit institutions and financial companies when announcing their financial products and services to the public and establishes the minimum font sizes to be used when advertising financial products and services through different media.
Notice of Banco de Portugal No 11/2001 of 20 November 2001 (in Portuguese only) – Defines credit and debit cards and the conditions for using these payment instruments.