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The Payments Canada SUMMIT 2021 Special Edition
We’re pleased to present this special edition of Central Bank Payments News, featuring a supplement curated in close partnership with Payments Canada to complement The SUMMIT 2021, a weeklong virtual event that aims to support transformational change in the payments ecosystem.
Bank of Canada: Towards a Digital Canadian Dollar - If, How, When
While we do not see a need now to issue a CBDC, we are preparing for a day when the Government of Canada may give us the green light to launch a viable CBDC that Canadians could use with confidence. Our research on policy and design has shifted accordingly, from “if” to “how.” We have established so...
In Conversation with Mark Gould, Chief Payments Executive, Federal Reserve Financial Services
Central Bank Payments News catches up with Mark Gould, a 30-year veteran of the Federal Reserve System and its first chief payments executive. In his new landmark role, Mark is responsible for leading the full range of cash and payment services provided by Federal Reserve Financial Services and wor...
Colombia: New Regulation for the Low Value Payment System
Based on the experience and regulations of other countries, such as the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Brazil, Decree 1692 of 2020 sets a new architecture for the low value payment system in Colombia. It adds objectives and principles for the operation of the industry and updates definitions of the ...
El Salvador: Perspective on the Development of the Financial System, With an Inclusive Approach and Use of New Technologies
The Covid-19 pandemic made evident the situation of exclusion to digital financial services that characterises El Salvador. The government faced this problem in its first year in office. Food delivery services increased, but only with the use of cash as a payment method; that is, with a great absenc...
Global Payments Summit: Toward Digital Sovereignty of European Retail Payments
The latest edition of the Europe Global Payments Summit, hosted online by Currency Research on 30 March, featured a high-profile panel on retail payments in Europe, bringing together a public and a private sector initiative ”with aligning views” on how to create a pan-European retail payments scheme...


  • Scott Hendry of the Bank of Canada on the Bank’s CBDC journey and the steps it’s taken to prepare for a possible central bank digital currency.
  • In collaboration with The Payments Canada SUMMIT, we present this special supplement with articles from: David Birch [Consult Hyperion], Kalyani Bhatia [SWIFT], Tracey Black [Payments Canada], Angela Brown [Moneris], Soumak Chatterjee [Deloitte], Charles Dang [Deloitte], Abdulah El Tarazi [Expertus, an IBM Company], Robert Mancini [Finastra], Liz Oakes [Mastercard], Isak Penttila [Payments Canada], and Brian Weiner [Visa Canada].
  • Plus, all the latest payments news, industry reports, people on the move … and more

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