Latin America and the Caribbean

Regional News

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

2019-04-26

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.

Policy area: General FI

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

2019-04-19

The 5th Meeting of the FILAC Experts Group on Financial Inclusion Policy (EGFIP) will reflect on recent progress made by AFI members in the advancement of regional financial inclusion efforts as well as develop an agenda framework for the coming two years.

Policy area: General FI

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Frontier technology risks & rewards highlighted as CEMC and DFS working group meetings end in Nassau

2019-03-30

Rapid developments in frontier technologies can boost regulatory compliance and cut long-term costs but expose institutions to risks in data privacy and protection, participants said on March 29 during working group meetings in Nassau.

Policy area: Consumer Empowerment and Market Conduct, Digital Financial Services, General FI

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Gender equality could unlock USD12 trillion of incremental GDP in 2025 through financial and digital inclusion, AFI Executive Director tells W20 Summit in Buenos Aires

2018-10-03

AFI Executive Director, Dr. Alfred Hannig discusses gender equality and women's financial inclusion at the W20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 2 September, 2018.

Policy area: Digital Financial Services, General FI

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Women’s financial inclusion and sex-disaggregated data highlighted as policy priority at 3rd EGFIP meeting in Costa Rica

2018-03-14

Propelling women’s financial inclusion through the use of sex-disaggregated data was pivotal topic discussed during the 3rd Experts Group of Financial Inclusion Policy (EGFIP) meeting at the Financial Inclusion Initiative for Latin America and the Caribbean (FILAC) event.

Policy area: Digital Financial Services, Measuring Financial Inclusion, General FI

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AFI & GBA co-chair W20 Financial Inclusion Group

2018-03-13

AFI and the Global Banking Alliance for Women (GBA) are co-chairing the Women 20 (W20) Financial Inclusion Group under the Argentinian presidency of the G20, supporting the W20 with policy analysis and recommendations to advance women’s financial inclusion in line with the Denarau Action Plan.

Policy area: General FI

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SUGEF and AFI co-host 3rd EGFIP meeting on 12 – 13 March 2018 in San Jose, Costa Rica

2018-03-12

Superintendencia General de Entidades Financieras de Costa Rica (SUGEF) and Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), supported by the Canadian Government’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), are co-hosting the 3rd meeting of the Experts Group on Financial Inclusion Policy (EGFIP) for the  Financial Inclusion Initiative for Latin America and the Caribbean (FILAC).  

Policy area: General FI

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Data analytics reveal insights into financial literacy challenges for women, outcome of CEMC & FID Working Group meetings in Mexico

2018-03-08

“As technology increasingly drives financial services for the financially excluded, regulators must see to it that this growth is matched by mitigations for the digitally vulnerable,” emphasized Christine Alupo, Bank of Uganda while attending the CEMC and FIDWG meetings in Mérida, Mexico.

Policy area: Consumer Empowerment and Market Conduct, Measuring Financial Inclusion, General FI

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The 15th CEMC & 17th FID Working Group meetings kick off with strong call for smart & sustainable policies in financial inclusion

2018-03-06

It’s an exciting week! Together with Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores de México (CNBV), AFI kicks off the 15th Consumer Empowerment & Market Conduct (CEMC) and 17th Financial Data Inclusion (FID) Working Group meetings in Merida, Mexico, from 5-8 March, 2018.

Policy area: Consumer Empowerment and Market Conduct, Measuring Financial Inclusion

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CEMC & FID Working Group members will convene in Merida from 5-8 March

2018-03-01

Together with Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores de México (CNBV), AFI will be hosting the 15th Consumer Empowerment & Market Conduct (CEMC) Working Group and 17th Financial Data Inclusion (FID) Working Group meetings from 5-8 March, 2018 in Mérida, Mexico — the first in a series of three working group meetings to be held in the first half of 2018.

Policy area: Consumer Empowerment and Market Conduct, Measuring Financial Inclusion, General FI

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