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Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo: In Conversation with Dardan Fusha, Director of the Department for Payment Systems
The Central Bank Payments News team recently caught up with Dardan Fusha, Director of the Department for Payment Systems at CBK, who filled us in on the implementation of CBK’s National Retail Payments Strategy, plans to enhance legislation and regulation to enable innovative payments, the future of...
Banco Central del Ecuador: Determining Electronic Payments Preferences in Ecuador
The results of the 2021 Banco Central del Ecuador study, Preferences in the Use of Electronic Payments in Ecuador, used the estimation of a logistic model that identified the main characteristics that influence the use of means of payment by the Ecuadorian population. According to the results obtain...
CCAF: Third Anniversary of the Cambridge FinTech and Regulatory Innovation Programme
The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) has successfully delivered its online capacity building and education programme to more than 1,400 regulators and central bankers from 340+ institutions in over 145 countries via its Cambridge FinTech and Regulatory Innovation (CFTRI) online execut...
Bank of Ghana: Enabling MSME Growth Through FinTechs
The Bank of Ghana is committed to finding new and innovative ways through policy direction and projects, to promote the growth of MSMEs more than ever before. The Bank continues to support the industry as well as the FinTech ecosystem to bring more benefits to the entrepreneur.
Visa: Making Cross-border B2B Payments More Efficient, Fast, and Transparent
In this article, we will discuss developments with larger value cross-border commercial payments. The Visa Economic Empowerment Institute (VEEI) research found that small businesses which were digitally enabled and connected to global and regional marketplaces fared better than firms that were not; ...
Buna: Cross-border Payments Need Higher Ambition!
In my previous article in this publication a few months after the launch of Buna in 2020, I shared some thoughts on the challenges that cross-border payment systems must tackle to develop and progress. In the past two years, we have been onboarding new participants, growing our list of currencies, r...

IN THIS ISSUE: July 2022

  • This month, CBPN sits down for a discussion with Dardan Fusha, Payments Director at the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, with topics ranging from retail payments, digitalisation, infrastructure, legal and regulatory reforms, and a great deal more.
  • CBPN also checks in on another (currently) cash-heavy country, Ecuador. In our Spotlight, Banco Central del Ecuador (BCE) sheds light on the payments preferences of Ecuadorians, the reasons for these preferences, and how the central bank is using payments data to help guide policy decisions.
  • And on the 3rd anniversary of the Cambridge FinTech and Regulatory Innovation (CFTRI) programme, Dr Dee Allen, Khuselchimeg Ravdan, and Akshi Saggar of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School profile this important program that is helping regulators and policymakers meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving financial landscape.
  • Plus, our team provides the usual thorough roundup of the top payments news of the past month, including a comprehensive list of must-read reports, noteworthy speeches, industry events, and much more.

IN THIS ISSUE: July 2022

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