Facebook just secured an e-money license in Ireland

Paving the way for friend-to-friend payments to come to Facebook Messenger in Europe (and after the functionality debuted in the U.S. all the way back in March last year), Facebook has quietly secured an e-money license from the Central Bank of Ireland. A quick search of the state bank’s register shows that Facebook Payments International Limited was granted a license on the 24th of October. Specifically, the license pertains to e-money issuing and payment services provision and includes credit transfer, payment transactions and money remittance. Read more: techcrunch.com