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Regional News

AFI members mitigate COVID-19 with policy responses

2020-04-03

AFI member institutions are taking immediate action to ease the financial burdens faced by individuals and small businesses as economic activity decelerates amid the global coronavirus outbreak.

Policy area: General FI, Emerging Financial Inclusion Areas

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AFI’s Hannig announces COVID-19 policy response

2020-04-01

AFI’s Hannig announces COVID-19 policy response AFI has launched the AFI COVID-19 Policy Response, a comprehensive set of quick, needs-based, highly practical and high-impact interventions that will enable the implementation of rapid response policies and regulations in countries highly impacted by the global economic downturn as a result of the spr

Policy area: General FI

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Executive Director: AFI Business Continuity Management

2020-03-18

Malaysia is starting a two-week interruption of non-essential activities from 18 March until 31 March, as part of the Government’s efforts to stop the spread of the Covid-19 Virus. AFI staff in Kuala Lumpur will work from home in the next two weeks.

Policy area: General FI

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Executive Director: Cancellation of 13 events and alternative mode of delivery

2020-03-05

World Health Organization (WHO) declared the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) a global emergency, which has affected about 70 countries so far.

Policy area: General FI

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BNM, AFI, World Bank end SME seminar

2020-02-28

A four-day peer learning seminar ended on 27 February with participants using their learnings to identify the key components needed to create strategies towards building sustainable finance ecosystems for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Policy area: SME Finance, General FI

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AFI presents responsible digital credit guidelines at Paris seminar

2020-02-07

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

Policy area: Digital Financial Services

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Senior financial regulators outline priority convergence topics

2019-09-29

First-of-its-kind Global Dialogue on Inclusive FinTech ended with an outline of priority convergence topics, including payment innovations, payment system oversight, fintech ecosystems, cybersecurity, data protection and privacy, financial capability and wellbeing as well as digital banking innovations.

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Policy & regulatory solutions converge at global FinTech dialogue

2019-09-26

Amid a global convergence in policy and regulatory solutions in the financial inclusion and financial technology (FinTech), around 70 senior regulators from developing and developed countries are gathering in Prague for the first-of-its-kind global dialogue on inclusive FinTech.

Policy area: Digital Financial Services, General FI

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Three ceremonial gongs wrap 2019 AFI GPF in Kigali

2019-09-13

Governor John Rwangombwa, from co-host National Bank of Rwanda (BNR), officially closed the 2019 AFI GPF by ringing the ceremonial gong three times. In his closing speech, he thanked the participants and organizers while offering some parting words of wisdom for his peers.

Policy area: General FI

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First-ever FDP high-level plenary held at AFI GPF

2019-09-13

Speakers highlighted the role of financial inclusion in responding to global crisis of forced displacement and building resilience at the 2019 AFI Global Policy Forum (GPF) in Kigali, Rwanda. Technology can accelerate the financial inclusion of forcibly displaced persons (FDPs), such as the use of biometrics, linking them to the platform economy.

Policy area: General FI, Emerging Financial Inclusion Areas

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