Action plans to spearhead FinTech for Financial Inclusion developed as part of Peer Advisory Service program

September 28th, 2018

Action plans to spearhead FinTech for Financial Inclusion developed as part of Peer Advisory Service program

Hosted by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), the Peer Advisory Service program on FinTech for Financial Inclusion concluded today, following the ASEAN e-Financial Inclusion Forum held earlier this week.  

AFI Deputy Executive Director, Norbert Mumba expressed during his closing remarks…

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CBE Governor Tarek Amer appointed new Vice-Chairman of AFI Board

September 25th, 2018

CBE Governor Tarek Amer appointed new Vice-Chairman of AFI Board

The Membership Council of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion ratified the appointment of Governor of the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) Tarek Amer as the new Vice-Chairperson of the AFI Board of Directors, following the 3rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on 5 September 2018 in Sochi, Russia. He will hold the appointment until the next AGM.  

Governor Amer fills the…

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Strong call for regulators to be at the cutting edge of embracing FinTech for financial inclusion at the ASEAN e-Financial Inclusion Forum

September 24th, 2018

Strong call for regulators to be at the cutting edge of embracing FinTech for financial inclusion at the ASEAN e-Financial Inclusion Forum

“Regulators need to remain at the cutting edge of mitigating risks and maintaining financial stability in this ever-changing world of technology,” emphasized Norbert Mumba, AFI Deputy Executive Director at the three-day ASEAN e-Financial Inclusion Forum, taking place from 24-26 September, 2018.

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Market conduct & financial capability: Key drivers of FinTech for Financial Inclusion, says Dr. Hannig during a high-level roundtable in Amman, Jordan

September 18th, 2018

Market conduct & financial capability: Key drivers of FinTech for Financial Inclusion, says Dr. Hannig during a high-level roundtable in Amman, Jordan

"There could be a backlash towards financial inclusion if we as regulators do no work on better market conduct and enhanced financial capability in the context of rapidly emerging fintech innovations", AFI Executive Director Dr. Alfred Hannig told a high-level roundtable on the Emergence…

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It’s a wrap! The 2018 AFI Global Policy Forum ends on a high note with more than 600 delegates from around the world

September 7th, 2018

It’s a wrap! The 2018 AFI Global Policy Forum ends on a high note with more than 600 delegates from around the world

Co-hosted by the Bank of Russia (CBR) in the city of Sochi, the 2018 AFI Global Policy Forum (GPF) successfully wrapped up on 7 September, 2018 amidst an intense week of meetings, lively plenary discussions and productive breakout sessions.

Mr. Evgeniy Eberents, Head of the Central Bank in the Southern Region, …

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Renewing our efforts to close the gender gap and achieve the SDGs

September 7th, 2018

Renewing our efforts to close the gender gap and achieve the SDGs

The 2018 Global Policy Forum wrapped up today with back-to-back sessions on two issues vital to the AFI network: closing the persistent gender gap in financial inclusion and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through financial inclusion.

Why are 980 million women worldwide still unbanked? The panel, “Renewed Efforts to Close the Gender Gap” highlighted…

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Mastercard and AFI partner to support implementation of Financial Inclusion Policies by regulators in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

September 7th, 2018

Mastercard and AFI partner to support implementation of Financial Inclusion Policies by regulators in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

SOCHI, SEPTEMBER 7, 2018 – Mastercard and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) extended their strategic partnership under AFI’s Public-Private Dialogue (PPD) Platform to enable a close collaboration with member institutions from Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) Region.

Following the launch…

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AFI grows its global footprint with the launch of the EECA Policy Initiative at the 2018 AFI GPF

September 7th, 2018

AFI grows its global footprint with the launch of the EECA Policy Initiative at the 2018 AFI GPF

The Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) grew its global footprint with the launch of the Eastern Europe & Central Asia (EECA) Policy Initiative at the 2018 AFI Global Policy Forum (GPF) in Sochi on 7 September, 2018.

“The EECA Policy Initiative is very important to us. Russia is very excited to be the Co-Chair of this Initiative,…

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Finding our way with FinTech for Financial Inclusion

September 6th, 2018

Finding our way with FinTech for Financial Inclusion

“Policymakers need to be sober when it comes to regulations and devise appropriate enabling regulatory environments that include effective risk mitigation,” Ms. Olga Skorobogatova, First Deputy Governor of Bank of Russia emphasized during a plenary session on FinTech for Financial Inclusion from the first day of the 2018 AFI Global Policy Forum, where panelists provided guidance for…

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10th annual AFI Global Policy Forum takes off in Sochi

September 6th, 2018

10th annual AFI Global Policy Forum takes off in Sochi

Co-hosted by the Bank of Russia, the 2018 AFI Global Policy Forum (GPF) kicked off in Sochi today, a landmark occasion for the AFI network as it celebrates its tenth anniversary as an organization and its tenth annual GPF. The first GPF to be held in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, the Forum opened with a bread and salt ceremony, a traditional gesture of Russian hospitality that…

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