Pacific leaders champion youth and green finance at 5th PIRI High-Level Forum

June 5th, 2019

Pacific leaders champion youth and green finance at 5th PIRI High-Level Forum

Pacific leaders championed youth and inclusive green finance at the opening of the 5th Pacific Islands Regional Initiative (PIRI) High-Level Forum, co-hosted by Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) and Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), on 5 June.

CBSI Governor Denton Rarawa welcomed the more than 100 policymakers, financial regulators and…

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PIRI leaders pledge to use financial inclusion to build resilience to climate change

June 4th, 2019

PIRI leaders pledge to use financial inclusion to build resilience to climate change

Leaders from the Pacific Islands Regional Initiative (PIRI) committed to develop policies that enable mitigation and build resilience to climate change, highlighting the crucial role financial regulators play in advancing inclusive green finance.

In a statement read on behalf of PIRI members on June 3, Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) Deputy…

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AFI explores knowledge partnership with Estonian financial regulators

May 30th, 2019

AFI explores knowledge partnership with Estonian financial regulators

The Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) Executive Director Dr. Alfred Hannig met with Estonian Financial Supervision and Resolution Authority (FSA) Management Board Chairman Kilvar Kessler and Bank of Estonia Deputy Governor Madis Muller on May 29 as part of efforts to engage with European financial regulators.

During the visit to the FSA’s headquarters in…

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Central Bank of Seychelles hosts FinTech workshop to build national strategy

May 10th, 2019

Central Bank of Seychelles hosts FinTech workshop to build national strategy

The Central Bank of Seychelles (CBS) on 8 May kicked off a workshop aimed at exploring how the country can best leverage financial technology (FinTech) to improve access to financial services and facilitate broader digital transformations.

Organised by CBS, the Seychelles Financial Services Authority, the Ministry of Finance, Trade, Investment and Economic…

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Bank of Zambia advances women’s financial inclusion with milestone survey results

May 9th, 2019

Bank of Zambia advances women’s financial inclusion with milestone survey results

The Bank of Zambia (BoZ) marked a major step in advancing women’s financial inclusion after unveiling the results of a landmark survey that found women in Zambia inherently face more challenges in accessing formal financial products and services.

Speaking earlier this month at a dissemination workshop on the baseline survey on sex-disaggregated…

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Enhancing MSME credit worthiness key to SME development for Timor-Leste’s central bank

May 7th, 2019

Enhancing MSME credit worthiness key to SME development for Timor-Leste’s central bank

Small and medium enterprise (SME) development is crucial to advancing financial inclusion in Timor-Leste, and despite being in its early stages the country’s central bank is strengthening the sector to assist wider economic development.

In line with these efforts and led by Banco Central de Timor-Leste (BCTL) Governor Abraao de Fernandes, over a…

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More than 20 countries attend CBA-AFI member training on behavioral insights and evidence-based policymaking in Armenia

April 29th, 2019

More than 20 countries attend CBA-AFI member training on behavioral insights and evidence-based policymaking in Armenia

The Central Bank of Armenia (CBA) and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) on April 29 kicked off a joint capacity building session designed to identify issues related to financial education and find solutions using behavioral insights.

Some 35 participants from 23 countries are attending the training session…

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FILAC’s 5th EGFIP meeting discusses gender inclusion, inclusive green finance and digital financial services

April 26th, 2019

FILAC’s 5th EGFIP meeting discusses gender inclusion, inclusive green finance and digital financial services

The 5th meeting of the Experts Group on Financial Inclusion Policy (EGFIP) for the Financial Inclusion Initiative for Latin America and the Caribbean (FILAC) concluded on April 26 with members agreeing on an ambitious agenda following intense discussions on the findings of several upcoming reports.

Co-hosted by Peru’s…

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Peru banking superintendency SBS & AFI to host FILAC meeting in Lima

April 19th, 2019

Peru banking superintendency SBS & AFI to host FILAC meeting in Lima

Peru’s Superintendency of Banking, Insurance and Private Pension Fund Administrators (SBS) and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) will next week co-host a two-day meeting of experts in Lima as part of its Financial Inclusion Initiative for Latin America and the Caribbean (FILAC).

The 5th Meeting of the FILAC Experts Group on Financial Inclusion Policy (…

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Public and private sector leaders discuss response to cybersecurity risks in financial inclusion at PPD Roundtable in Washington D.C.

April 15th, 2019

Public and private sector leaders discuss response to cybersecurity risks in financial inclusion at PPD Roundtable in Washington D.C.

Cybersecurity poses a real threat to financial inclusion with digital innovations designed to reach the unserved and unbanked potentially exposing users to new types of risks, speakers said on 11 April at Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) Public-Private Dialogue (PPD) High-Level Roundtable in Washington D…

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