In Conversation with the Bank of Thailand’s Digital Currency Policy and Development Unit

Central Bank Payments News sat down recently with the Bank of Thailand’s Digital Currency Policy and Development Unit — Kasidit Tansanguan, Nuntapun Bhensook, and Thanaporn Rattanakul — to learn more about the retail digital baht pilot and what’s next…

BISIH: Project Nexus - Enabling Instant Cross-Border Payments at Scale

The BIS Innovation Hub (BISIH) has developed Nexus, which is a blueprint to connect IPS globally in a multilateral and scalable manner. Nexus achieves this by standardising the way IPS connect to one another by leveraging on a common set of Application…

Visa: How Mid-market Companies are Taking Advantage of Global B2B Payments Innovations to Meet Trade Finance and Working Capital Objectives

Fast-growing mid-market businesses are increasingly embracing the dual objectives of payment digitalization and sustainability in pursuit of international growth goals. Unfortunately, mid-market businesses that are diversifying their exports haven’t always…

Transforming Payments for the Real World: Industry Insights in 2024

The third annual Central Bank Payments News supplement features insightful perspectives from six leading players in the global payments ecosystem who are working closely with central banks to spark genuine transformation in payments.

National Bank of Georgia's Innovation Office: Importance and Need in Georgia’s Financial Sector

Regulators need to be open to innovation to balance the market, which is why the National Bank of Georgia (NBG) created the Financial Innovation Office (FIO). The FIO serves as a critical, yet often understated, protagonist at the heart of this technological…

ProgressSoft: Guiding Your ISO 20022 Adoption Journey

The global payment landscape is undergoing a profound transformation with the adoption of ISO 20022 standards and Cross-Border Payments and Reporting Plus (CBPR+) usage guidelines. This revolutionary shift not only brings forth promising innovations but…

AfricaNenda: Key Trends Shaping the Instant Payment Systems Landscape in Africa

The instant payment systems (IPS) landscape in Africa is vibrant, propelled by the growing need for faster, interoperable, more secure, more affordable, and more convenient retail payment options. As of 2023, there were 32 live public or public-private…

Currency Research Global Payments Week 2024

A high-profile delegation of central bankers and innovators in the payments industry will be heading to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, this June for the Currency Research Global Payments Week 2024. To find out more about the themes guiding the events — the Central…

In Conversation with Zeynel Abidin Avcı and Bilgehan Kürsad Öz of the Central Bank of the Republic of Türkiye

The Central Bank of the Republic of Türkiye (CBRT) is playing a catalytic role in the development of a “robust and innovative payment landscape,” most notably with the establishment in 2021 of an instant payment system and, more recently, its work on…

RTGS.global: Why Cross-Border Payments in Opportunity Markets are Ripe for Disruption

At RTGS.global we recently facilitated a series of frictionless cross-border payments and settlements between a group of progressive institutions in three rapidly growing markets: Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Georgia. This saw five banks, across three separate…