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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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PIRI publishes Pacific Regional Regulatory Sandbox Guidelines

2020-03-29

PIRI publishes Pacific Regional Regulatory Sandbox Guidelines AFI’s Pacific Islands Regional Initiative (PIRI) has published its landmark Pacific Regional Regulatory Sandbox Guidelines, a marker aimed to help not only the Pacific but also other regions looking to encourage innovative financial technology (FinTech)

Policy area: Digital Financial Services

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PIRI members hold first virtual meeting

2020-03-26

AFI’s Pacific Islands Regional Initiative (PIRI) held its first-ever virtual meeting with Experts Group on Financial Inclusion Policy (EGFIP) and technical subgroup members on 26 March to discuss various deliverables, including the Pacific Regional Regulatory Sandbox.

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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AFI working group leaders launch video meetings

2020-03-11

Leaders from AFI’s working groups took part in the Alliance’s first-ever global web-based video conferencing event on 10 March, after the AFI Management Unit cancelled a series of upcoming events due to the spread of COVID-19.

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

2020-02-24

The four-day event aims to provide a platform to share the evolution of Malaysia’s SME finance ecosystem to ensure sustainable financing for SMEs as well as highlighting the use of digital technologies to support new generations of entrepreneurs.

Policy area: SME Finance

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Cybersecurity member training ends with strategy development

2020-02-20

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.

Policy area: General FI

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Cybersecurity focus of first BNM-AFI member training in 2020

2020-02-17

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.

Policy area: Digital Financial Services

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