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Albania—Chasing the Financially Excluded
Chasing excluded populations that don’t have access to financial services, which add up to around 60% of adult population, is considered to be crucial in addressing the heavily cash reliant economy in Albania and an important key to unlocking opportunities for development. This strategic objective h...
Buna: The Right Vision That is Being Delivered at the Right Time
Buna, the cross-border and multi-currency payment system, came to fruition on the 23rd of February 2020 as a culmination of an implementation program launched in 2018 that was preceded by a thorough feasibility study initiated in 2016. In fact, Buna’s vision emerged back in 2010 when the Arab Moneta...
Future of the Payment System in Nigeria: 2020 and Beyond
Nigeria is acknowledged as a major economic force within Africa, and also an active player in the global economy. To participate actively therefore, her payments system must be credible, reliable and efficient, and successfully benchmarked against the best practices adopted by the most developed nat...
Lithuania: Building a Fintech Success Story from a Regulatory Point of View
The ongoing technological transformation in the sphere of financial services has not only improved financial services themselves but also created new opportunities for countries willing to attract innovation. In recent years, Lithuania has emerged as one of the largest centres for fintech companies ...
BIS - Regulating Fintech: Many Approaches for Many Challenges
New tech-savvy players are entering the financial market left and right. The way they provide financial services would not be possible without the advances in financial technology we have witnessed in recent years. But traditional financial institutions are also increasingly incorporating innovative...
Recent Evolution of the Retail Payments Market in Hungary
Over the last decade, the Hungarian payments market has gone through a major development, and the use of electronic payment methods is constantly growing. The Central Bank of Hungary (MNB) actively contributed to the favourable processes in line with MNB’s payment strategy. MNB defined two main goal...

IN THIS ISSUE: August 2020

  • Bank of Albania Payments Director Ledia Bregu on BoA’s efforts to expand financial inclusion and digital payments in underbanked and cash-heavy Albania
  • Gerry Gaetz, Executive Advisor to MindBridge, discusses how AI can be effectively deployed for payment systems
  • Industry Profile: ProgressSoft on the potential of electronic Know Your Customer (eKYC) to unlock financial inclusion
  • We go in depth to sort out the latest developments on China’s DCEP project
  • Plus, all the latest news, industry reports, people on the move … and more
IN THIS ISSUE: August 2020

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