Al Etihad Payments: Aani Instant Payments Platform - Redefining UAE's Financial Landscape

The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates is actively pursuing digital innovation through the Financial Infrastructure Transformation (FIT) Programme. Among other key objectives, the FIT Programme focusses on driving financial inclusion, promoting…

In Conversation with Igor Velickovski, Manager, Payment Systems Department, National Bank of the Republic of North Macedonia

Our tour of the Western Balkans continues this month as we catch up with the National Bank of the Republic of North Macedonia’s Igor Velickovski, who discusses the transformative role of a recently enacted law on payments, North Macedonia’s SEPA ambitions,…

World Bank: A Decade of Mobile Money Growth Reveals Potential for Digital Financial Inclusion in the WAEMU

Mobile money continues to grow rapidly, bringing a suite of financial products to the fingertips of hundreds of millions of users and disrupting traditional financial services. From Dakar to Nairobi, Cairo to Cape Town the mobile money wallet is serving…

Arab Monetary Fund: Reflections on the Future of Payments

I see five macrotrends, driven by a combination of consumer preference, technology, and regulation, that will affect the future of payments and define how payments will look in the next couple of years.

An Inflection Point for Global Payments: Industry Perspectives in 2023 - June Update

Updated! The global payments ecosystem is at a critical juncture, with interoperability, interlinking, accessibility, and collaboration top of mind for 2023. We’re pleased to present the second annual Central Bank Payments News supplement, a collection…

An Inflection Point for Global Payments: Industry Perspectives in 2023

The global payments ecosystem is at a critical juncture, with interoperability, interlinking, accessibility, and collaboration top of mind for 2023. We’re pleased to present the second annual Central Bank Payments News supplement, a collection of updates…

JoPACC: Jordan Marks a Decade of Digital Financial Services Developments and Innovations

The past decade has been a game-changer for Jordan's financial ecosystem, especially in terms of digital financial services and financial technology. In the first half of the decade, the country saw major developments in digital infrastructure, legislative…

Centro de Innovación Financiera: Creating the Regulatory Framework for Fintech in Costa Rica - The Leading Role of the Regulator in a Small Economy

This article describes the elements of the FinTech roadmap that the Superintendencies, the National Council for Supervision of the Financial System (CONASSIF), and the Central Bank of Costa Rica (BCCR), have been implementing for the design of a regulatory…

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…

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…