Category Archives: Regulations

Tendencias en Servicios Financieros Digitales y Inclusión Financiera

Esta presentación fue preparada por el Banco Central de Costa Rica para aprender sobre los nuevos servicios financieros digitales que apoyan la inclusión financiera. Advertisements

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Leveraging Fintech to Achieve Financial Inclusion in Indonesia

by Ghiyazuddin Mohammad and John Owens (reposted from MicroSave’s blog) “Fintech” – an intersection of financial services and technology – is taking the traditional financial world by storm. Indonesia is no exception, with a fast-evolving ecosystem that includes a host … Continue reading

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My Thoughts on Payments, Blockchain and new Technologies in the Philippines and other Emerging Markets

The following article appeared in the Zooz Industry Influencer and Q&A blog. Could you tell us a bit about the current state of payments in the Philippines? The Philippines is undergoing a tremendous change in terms of the payments space with … Continue reading

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New mobile money schemes extend banking reach in Ethiopia after NBE issues new guidelines

By EFOÉ KOUDADJEY AND JOHN OWENS After AFI member institution National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) finalized their guidelines on mobile and agent banking they continued to support the sector by encouraging the use of digital financial services by conducting a workshop in December … Continue reading

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Public-private sector dialogue advancing financial inclusion through digital financial services in Russia

Originally posted on Alliance for Financial Inclusion Blogs:
Mikhail Mamuta and John Owens AFI and the Central Bank of Russia workshop “Digital Financial Services: Promoting Financial Inclusion” panel is pictured in Moscow in October 2014. Learning from legislative and regulatory…

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Eight trends that will impact financial inclusion in 2015

Originally posted on Alliance for Financial Inclusion Blogs:
John Owens A man displays his phone in Kenya. The use of digital financial services will continue to be one of the main drivers for financial inclusion in 2015. In the Alliance…

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Central Bank of Yemen issues new mobile banking regulations

Originally posted on Alliance for Financial Inclusion Blogs:
John Owens A Yemeni money changer serves a customer at his small shop in Sanaa. On 11 December 2014, the Central Bank of Yemen (CBY) issued new mobile banking regulations following an…

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Digital Financial Services, Regulations and Financial Inclusion: Where Are We Headed?

Originally posted on Alliance for Financial Inclusion Blogs:
John Owens Central Bank of Kenya Governor Njuguna Ndung’u, center, takes part in the “Digital Financial Services: Where are we Headed?” panel at the 2014 GPF in Trinidad and Tobago. ? The…

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Unlocking the potential of Africa

Written by Elliott Holley Banking Technology The potential of new technologies to transform financial services in Africa has long been heralded by the likes of Kenya’s M-Pesa and others. But services for corporates have remained relatively under served – until … Continue reading

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Developing a safe and secure digital payment ecosystem to promote financial inclusion

Originally posted on Alliance for Financial Inclusion Blogs:
John Owens Bank Negara Malaysia Deputy Governor Dato’ Muhammad bin Ibrahim highlights Malaysia’s high mobile penetration rate and its importance in promoting and further supporting digital payments. How safe and secure digital…

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