Bank Negara Malaysia, World Bank & AFI co-host SME Finance seminar

February 24th, 2020

Bank Negara Malaysia, World Bank & AFI co-host SME Finance seminar

 

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), World Bank and AFI welcomed participants to a seminar on building sustainable finance ecosystems for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the digital age on 24 February in Kuala Lumpur, the first event exclusively co-hosted by the three institutions.

The four-day event aims to provide a platform to share the evolution of…

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Cybersecurity member training ends with strategy development

February 20th, 2020

Cybersecurity member training ends with strategy development

Participants at the Member Training on Cybersecurity for Financial Inclusion ended four days of in-depth learning on 20 February by distilling their newly acquired knowledge into cybersecurity strategies at the institutional level.

A total of 31 people from 24 AFI member institutions took part in the capacity building event in Kuala Lumpur, during which they tackled a…

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Cybersecurity focus of first BNM-AFI member training in 2020

February 17th, 2020

Cybersecurity focus of first BNM-AFI member training in 2020

In an increasingly interconnected world, regulators and financial regulators must remain proactive and vigilant against cybersecurity risks, AFI Deputy Executive Director Norbert Mumba said as he kicked off this year’s first batch of member trainings on 17 February.

Underscoring the importance of the four-day capacity building event, which is being co-hosted by Bank Negara…

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Bank of Finland DG discusses IGF, DFS & financial literacy with AFI ED

February 12th, 2020

Bank of Finland DG discusses IGF, DFS & financial literacy with AFI ED

Bank of Finland Deputy Governor Marja Nykänen and AFI Executive Director Dr. Alfred Hannig held talks on inclusive green finance, digital financial literacy and inclusive financial technology (FinTech) on 12 February in Helsinki.

Led by Deputy Governor Nykänen, the Finish delegation included Kari Kemppainen, Senior Adviser, Payment Systems; Anu Raijas, Senior…

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Estonia’s Deputy Governor & AFI ED discuss knowledge exchange

February 11th, 2020

Estonia’s Deputy Governor & AFI ED discuss knowledge exchange 

Deputy Governor Maive Rute of Estonia's central bank, Eesti Pank, met with AFI Executive Director Dr. Alfred Hannig on 10 February in Tallinn to discuss cooperation and technical knowledge exchange within the framework of AFI’s Developed-Developing Country Policy Peer Learning platform. 

Topics of mutual interest for further exploration included e-governance, real-…

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AFI presents responsible digital credit guidelines at Paris seminar

February 7th, 2020

AFI presents responsible digital credit guidelines at Paris seminar

At the invitation of Banque de France, AFI participated at an international seminar for regulators in Paris on 7 February where it shared its latest policy framework on responsible digital credit, which aims to help members develop appropriate legal and regulatory framework to mitigate potential risks that may arise from the provision of digital credit.

The Policy…

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RMA Bhutan embarks on Green Finance Roadmap

January 23rd, 2020

RMA Bhutan embarks on Green Finance Roadmap

The Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan (RMA Bhutan) is driving the development of its country’s roadmap on green financing, by creating tools and criteria, identifying key stakeholders and establishing monitoring, supervision and assessment structures for the country’s financial sector.

RMA Bhutan’s Governor Dasho Penjore emphasized that the roadmap will have strong Inclusive Green Finance…

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First in-country green JLP in Bhutan

January 20th, 2020

First in-country green JLP in Bhutan

The Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) of Bhutan and AFI begin the year on a high note by co-hosting the country’s first-ever Joint Learning Program on Inclusive Green Finance (IGF) in Thimphu.

Uniquely geared towards facilitating RMA Bhutan in developing its own green banking guidelines and coordination with national stakeholders, the three-day training is also AFI’s first-ever in-country training to…

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Inaugural global FinTech dialogue report is out

January 15th, 2020

Inaugural global FinTech dialogue report is out

AFI’s report on the Global FinTech Dialogue was launched following the inaugural gathering of financial regulators from developed and developing countries in September 2019 in Prague.

The so-called Prague Global Dialogue, co-hosted by the Czech National Bank (CNB) and AFI, enabled a truly global conversation on regulatory approaches to financial technology (FinTech), demonstrating the…

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AFI assumes responsibility of Global Inclusion Awards for youth

December 11th, 2019

AFI assumes responsibility of Global Inclusion Awards for youth

AFI has accepted responsibility for issuing a major industry award in youth financial inclusion, taking over from Child and Youth Financial (CFYI), a Netherlands-based non-governmental organization that is bowing out from its role.

AFI Executive Director Dr. Alfred Hannig officially completed the handover of the Global Inclusion Awards (GIA) at a Dutch National Bank…

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