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Regulatory Collaboration on Innovation in South Africa: The Whole is Greater Than the Sum of its Parts
During 2016, the SARB became increasingly involved in working groups with international standard-setting bodies focused on fintech innovation, which prompted reflection on the potential implications for South Africa, the region and the continent. The SARB found likeminded partners in the National Tr...
PHB and UNCDF: Building Inclusive Digital Transformation Strategies in the Context of COVID-19
The online course on “Planning and building inclusive digital transformation strategies in the context of COVID-19 to meet the SDGs and Agenda 2063” was recently offered on the e-learning platform of the African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP) and supported by the UN Capital D...
The Pay Off: How Changing The Way We Pay Changes Everything
When we set out to write The Pay Off, How Changing the Way We Pay Changes Everything, we aimed to write a textbook – in part because much of the money storming the payments industry seemed ill informed about how money actually ‘moves.’ But before long we realised that writing for those already inter...
Uzbekistan: Ensuring Stability of the Payment System
Over the last decade, the Central Bank of Uzbekistan (CBU) has significantly modernized its payment systems and services to meet the preferences of businesses and consumers in the digital era. As in many jurisdictions across the globe, Uzbekistan’s digital transformation has been accelerated by the ...
Instant Payments for the Maldives: The Maldives Payment System Development Project
To capitalize on the technological developments in the global payments arena and the country’s strong telecommunication infrastructure, the MMA identified the need for a sound and inclusive, digitally enhanced network that will address the obstacles in developing and introducing digital financial se...
India: Recent Developments in Payment and Settlement Systems
The Indian payments industry has witnessed remarkable growth, innovation and regulatory support over the last few years. Consequent to the demonetisation of high-value currency notes of ₹500 and ₹1000 in November 2016, the evolution of the digital payments ecosystem has been particularly noteworthy ...

IN THIS ISSUE: August 2021

  • The South African Reserve Bank’s Herco Steyn and Gerhard Van Deventer on SARB's participation in the Intergovernmental Fintech Working Group and its ongoing work with Project Khokha 2
  • Alexandra Sánchez and David Kleiman of PHB Development share insights from a recent online course aimed at building inclusive digital transformation strategies for African governments
  • Former SWIFT colleagues Natasha de Terán and Gottfried Leibbrandt discuss their new book, The Pay Off, and make the case for increased public awareness and engagement with payments
  • Plus, all the latest global payments news of the past month, must-read reports, key speeches … and more

IN THIS ISSUE: August 2021

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