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…

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…

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…

Looking Back and Ahead: The Riksbank’s E-krona Project

The Swedish Riksbank’s work on analyzing the potential need and consequences of issuing a Central Bank Issued Digital Currency (CBDC), the e-krona, has attracted significant international attention. Many central banks around the world are also investigating…

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…

Perspective: Weighing the Case for CBDCs

In this exclusive interview, former ECB Director General of Payment Systems and Market Infrastructure Jean-Michel Godeffroy weighs the case for central bank digital currencies.

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,…