AFI PreCOP25 panel urges regulatory role in climate change mitigation

October 10th, 2019

AFI PreCOP25 panel urges regulatory role in climate change mitigation

Financial regulators play a crucial role in implementing the Paris Agreement and should be involved in national long-term planning and policy development to mitigate the effects of the climate emergency, speakers said at a PreCOP25 panel discussion in San Juan.

“Financial regulators and policymakers are a part of the solution and there is strong will to engage in…

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FinTech helps create level playing field for SMEs

October 9th, 2019

FinTech helps create level playing field for SMEs

New financial technologies (FinTech) can help small and medium enterprises (SME) achieve a level playing field by promoting regulations that ensure stability and consumer protection, speakers said at the Global SME Finance Forum 2019 in Amsterdam on 8 October.

During a plenary session on “regulation and policy at the intersection of the real and financial sectors”, speakers emphasized…

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Financial education key to promoting stability, growth and inclusion

October 7th, 2019

Financial education key to promoting stability, growth and inclusion

Financial education not only helps boost national financial inclusion rates but also ensures that those on the peripheries do not fall out of the formal financial system, AFI Executive Director Dr. Alfred Hannig said as he opened the Joint Learning Program on Empowering Consumers through Financial Education on 7 October in Kuala Lumpur.

Co-hosted by Bank Negara…

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Pre-COP panel to explore IGF potential to help solve climate emergency

October 7th, 2019

Pre-COP panel to explore IGF potential to help solve climate emergency

AFI member institutions will shortly gather in Costa Rica to discuss how financial regulators are using Inclusive Green Finance (IGF) policies that contribute to the implementation of the Paris Agreement and help tackle climate emergency.

Financial sector stakeholders are increasingly driving inclusive climate mitigation and resilience building efforts,…

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AFI enhances FI gender data discussions at ASEAN symposium

September 30th, 2019

AFI enhances gender data discussions at ASEAN symposium

AFI underscored the importance of gender-based data in identifying gaps in financial inclusion as well as opportunities to develop policies and products that meet the needs of women during the 2019 ASEAN Financial Inclusion Symposium in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Speaking at the two-day event on women’s economic empowerment through inclusive financial innovations in Southeast Asia, AFI…

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Senior financial regulators outline priority convergence topics

September 29th, 2019

Senior financial regulators outline priority convergence topics

First-of-its-kind Global Dialogue on Inclusive FinTech ended with an outline of priority convergence topics, including payment innovations, payment system oversight, fintech ecosystems, cybersecurity, data protection and privacy, financial capability and wellbeing as well as digital banking innovations.

Over the past two days, senior policy makers from developing and…

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Policy & regulatory solutions converge at global FinTech dialogue

September 26th, 2019

Policy & regulatory solutions converge at global FinTech dialogue

 

Amid a global convergence in policy and regulatory solutions in the financial inclusion and financial technology (FinTech), around 70 senior…

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Gender data is a key, AFI’s Dr. Hannig tells CBNC Africa

September 24th, 2019

Gender data is a key, AFI’s Dr. Hannig tells CBNC Africa

Central banks across Africa are helping reverse the relatively low rates of financial inclusion among women by collecting sex-disaggregated data, AFI Executive Director Dr. Alfred Hannig told CNBC Africa in a televised interview earlier this month.

Speaking to Arnold Kwizera on the network’s Power Lunch segment, Dr. Hannig explained that such data allows policymakers to home in…

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One week away from first global FinTech dialogue held in Prague 

September 20th, 2019

One week away from first global FinTech dialogue held in Prague 

Get ready! The Czech National Bank (CNB) and AFI are co-hosting a closed-door financial technology (FinTech) peer exchange program for regulators in Prague on September 26–27, 2019. The meeting is part of the systematic global dialogue among peers from developing and emerging countries, as well as developed economies.

The first of its kind following the AFI network’s…

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2019 AFI Awards recognizes excellence in financial inclusion

September 13th, 2019

2019 AFI Awards recognizes excellence in financial inclusion 

Winners of 2019 AFI Awards are here. For the past six years, AFI has recognized the member institutions and individuals who have excelled themselves in the advocacy of financial inclusion with a special evening at the Global Policy Forum (GPF). This year, the 2019 AFI Awards took place in Kigali, Rwanda, and honored those who have spent the past 12 months demonstrating strong…

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