The Law n°2013-100 dated 28 January 2013 containing various provisions to ensure the compliance of French law with European law on economic and financial matters (OJ n°0024 dated 29 January 2013) implements Directive 2009/110/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 September 2009 on the taking up, pursuit and prudential supervision of the business of electronic money institutions by means of, in particular, the creation of electronic money institutions which have their own full regulatory status prudential and are subject to less restrictive prudential requirements.

This Law has come into force on 30 January 2013.