Cybersecurity is at the top of AFI’s agenda

November 18th, 2018

Cybersecurity is at the top of AFI’s agenda

“In the financial inclusion world, technology enabled financial services to the unbanked are revolutionary, but financial inclusion policymakers and regulators are not oblivious of the risks associated with increased digitization,” AFI’s Executive Director, Dr. Alfred Hannig said in his opening remarks at the 5th Annual Information Security Conference for Financial Sector in Doha, Qatar on 18…

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Closing of BNM-AFI Member Training on AML/CFT and Financial Inclusion

November 16th, 2018

Five-day member training on AML/CFT and Financial Inclusion wraps up

It’s a wrap! The member training on Balancing Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) and Financial Inclusion concluded on 16 November, 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Organized by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), the five-day member training gathered 38 participants from 30 countries, and 32 AFI…

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FinTech for Financial Inclusion framework sets the stage for digital inclusive finance

November 15th, 2018

FinTech for Financial Inclusion framework sets the stage for digital inclusive finance

“FinTech for financial inclusion has the power to be transformative. It is our task to help bring it forward,” expressed AFI Executive Director, Dr. Alfred Hannig at the 3rd University of Luxembourg Inclusive and Sustainable Finance Research Conference on 13 November, 2018 in Kirchberg, Luxembourg.

The conference is organized by the “Appui au…

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Financial inclusion key to ensuring effective AML/CFT regulations, highlights BNM-AFI member training in Kuala Lumpur

November 12th, 2018

Financial inclusion key to ensuring effective AML/CFT regulations, highlights BNM-AFI member training in Kuala Lumpur

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) are organizing a week long member training on Balancing Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) and Financial Inclusion from 12-16 November, 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

“Financial inclusion is essential in…

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FinTech for financial inclusion among key focus areas at FSB RCG Asia in Sydney

November 9th, 2018

FinTech for financial inclusion among key focus areas at FSB RCG Asia in Sydney

AFI Deputy Executive Director (DED) Norbert Mumba presented on FinTech for financial inclusion during the meeting on Financial Stability Board (FSB) Regional Consultative Group (RCG) for Asia on 5 November, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. The session, Using FinTech to Promote Financial Inclusion was moderated by the Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), Nor Shamish…

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Bank Al-Maghrib demonstrates policy leadership to advance financial inclusion in Morocco

November 5th, 2018

Bank Al-Maghrib demonstrates policy leadership to advance financial inclusion in Morocco

After five days of intensive discussions and presentations by senior executives of Bank Al-Maghrib (BAM), Ministry of Commerce and private sector, the Innovations in Digital Finance member training wrapped up in Rabat, Morocco on Friday, 2 November 2018.

Organized by BAM and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), the member training focused…

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Bank Al-Maghrib shares knowledge & expertise on scaling up financial inclusion through digital finance

October 30th, 2018

Bank Al-Maghrib shares knowledge & expertise on scaling up financial inclusion through digital finance

Together with Bank Al-Maghrib (BAM), the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) is organizing a five-day member training on Innovations in Digital Finance from 29 October – 2 November, 2018 in Rabat, Morocco.

“Throughout its successive strategic plans, Bank Al-Maghrib tackled to build a modern payment system infrastructure that…

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Transformation & choice are key to Tanzania’s national financial inclusion strategy

October 11th, 2018

Transformation & choice are key to Tanzania’s national financial inclusion strategy 

The  Joint Learning Program (JLP), In-country Implementation and Measuring Progress of Financial Inclusion, wraps up after a series of technical presentations by senior executives of BoT, stakeholders from development organizations, private sector and government entities, field visit, intense group breakouts and knowledge exchange sessions.

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WWB & AFI now accepting applications for 2019 intake of “Leadership and Diversity Program for Regulators”

October 11th, 2018

WWB & AFI now accepting applications for 2019 intake of “Leadership and Diversity Program for Regulators” Building the women’s leadership pipeline in financial regulatory organizations

In partnership with Women’s World Banking (WWB), the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) is offering the Leadership and Diversity Program for Regulators, a leadership development program that empowers female regulators and policymakers to be…

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Transformative power of FinTech for Financial Inclusion

October 10th, 2018

Transformative power of FinTech for Financial Inclusion

Along with enhanced market conduct and financial capability, usage and quality of financial inclusion need to be addressed early to amplify the transformative power of FinTech for Financial Inclusion. This conclusion was emphasized by Central Bank Governors, Heads of Monetary Institutions and their deputies from more than 40 countries, during the 11th joint roundtable co-organized by G-…

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