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…

The Case for a Digital Alternative to Cash in South Africa

The Payments Association of South Africa’s Maurits Pretorius and Vinu Thomas detail the rapid growth of digital payments in South Africa and make the case for a cash-lite society

Dr. Reza Baqir, Governor, SBP Launches Pakistan’s National Payment Systems Strategy to Accelerate Digital Transformation

Sharoon Rasheed and Rehman Pervez from the State Bank of Pakistan’s Payment Systems Department provide an update on the exciting new developments transforming Pakistan’s payments landscape

The World Bank Group's Payment Systems & Financial Inclusion Initiatives

The development and implementation of safe and efficient national payments systems is an integral component of the World Bank Group’s (WBG) work to reduce poverty and boost shared prosperity. The National Payments System (NPS) is the underlying foundation…

In Conversation with Ivo Jenik

Sandboxes have come a long way since the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority pioneered the concept in 2016. CBPN was pleased to catch up with Ivo Jenik about his intersecting work on financial inclusion and regulatory sandboxes with the Consultative Group…

CoDi: An Evolution of Mexico’s Main Payment System

One of the three objectives of Banco de México, as established by its law, is to foster the proper functioning of payment systems. We have worked towards accomplishing this mandate through the operation of Mexico’s most relevant payment system, SPEI,…