A newsworthy item that got plowed under a little in the whole #deletefacebook
storm this week, is the fact that Uber has quietly applied for a payment processing license this week. That's right, Uber Technologies has set up a new subsidiary Uber Payments BV and wants to become an Electronic Money Institution (EMI)
. Coincidence or not, their expansion into the payments domain comes in the same week that the PSD2 law
has (finally) been released by the (Belgian) government.