Tagged: reserve bank

Australia: Reserve Bank, Digital Finance Cooperative Research Centre to Explore CBDC Use-Cases

The Reserve Bank of Australia is collaborating with the Digital Finance Cooperative Research Centre (DFCRC) on a research project “to explore use cases for a central bank digital currency (CBDC) in Australia.” Considerable research has been “undertaken by central banks, including the Reserve Bank, into… Read More

CBDCs: Bank of Thailand Provides Update on Progress of Retail Central Bank Digital Currency

​Ms. Vachira Arromdee, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Thailand (BOT), has noted that central banks around the world “have focused closely on the development of Retail CBDC and see the potential of Retail CBDC as being the foundation of the future financial system.” The… Read More

BNY Mellon Fund Services (in Ireland) DAC Fined €10.78M, Reprimanded by Central Bank over Regulatory Issues

On 22 March 2022, the Central Bank of Ireland  “reprimanded” and fined BNY Mellon Fund Services (Ireland) DAC €10,780,000 pursuant to its Administrative Sanctions Procedure (the ASP) for 16 regulatory breaches “relating to the outsourcing of fund administration activities.” The 16 breaches “arose because of… Read More

People’s Bank of China Now Supporting “Controllable” Risks in Fintech Innovation in Alibaba Group’s Zhejiang-based Offices

Financial regulators in China, including the nation’s reserve bank, and the Zhejiang provincial government are reportedly supporting “controllable risks” in the country’s digital commerce hub in order to promote Fintech innovation. This, according to a government update reviewed by the SCMP. The People’s Bank of… Read More

Malaysia: Bank Negara Official Says Islamic Finance Is Set to Scale Up Value-based Financial Solutions

Deputy Governor of Bank Negara, Datuk Abdul Rasheed Ghaffour,  notes that he would like to express his gratitude to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) for inviting him to deliver a keynote address (as posted by Bank Negara, Malaysia’s reserve bank. on February 24, 2022)…. Read More

Bank Negara Malaysia Releases Discussion Paper on Licensing Framework for Digital Insurers

Bank Negara Malaysia, the nation’s central bank, recently issued the Discussion Paper on Licensing Framework for Digital Insurers and Takaful Operators. As noted by Bank Negara, the Discussion Paper outlines the proposed framework for “licensing new digital insurers and takaful operators (DITOs)” in order to… Read More

Central Bank of The Bahamas Initiates Consultation on a Plan to Eliminate Use of Paper Cheques

The Central Bank of The Bahamas has officially started consultations with banking institutions, credit unions as well as other payment services providers on a strategy to “eliminate all use of domestic cheques by the end of 2024.” According to a release, wider public consultation is… Read More

Sustainable Finance Data for Central Banks Shared in Latest IFC Report

The Irving Fisher Committee or IFC report, shared by the BIS, has summarized the results of a survey carried out on sustainable finance statistics among its members. There were 63 answers, offering extensive information for 28 advanced economies (AEs) and 31 emerging market economies (EMEs)…. Read More

Digital Transformation: Bank Indonesia Introduces Fast Payment System to Accelerate Digitalization

Bank Indonesia has introduced the Bank Indonesia Fast Payment (BI-FAST) system virtually, entitled “Payment System Digital Transformation to Accelerate National Economic Recovery.” BI-FAST is described as a payment system infrastructure offered by Bank Indonesia and accessible via applications offered by the payment system industry “to… Read More

Open Banking Exchange (OBE) Chosen by IFC to Conduct Open Finance Program in the Philippines

As open finance continues to evolve as an international movement, it’s critical for various world  regions to compare different implementation methods before selecting the best or most appropriate system. The Open Banking Exchange, the international unit of Open Banking Europe, has been established to guide… Read More

Bank of Ireland to Pay €24.5 Million Fine for Allegedly Failing to Maintain Proper IT Systems

The Bank of Ireland has reportedly been fined €24.5 million by the Central Bank for failing over the course of over 10 years to have a proper system in place to allow for the continuity of service to clients in the event of a major… Read More

Basel Committee Consults on Principles for Management, Supervision of Climate related Financial Risks

On November 16, 2021, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision issued a public consultation on principles for the effective management and supervision of climate-related financial risks. This “follows the publication of a series of analytical reports earlier this year,” the update confirmed. As noted in… Read More

Fintech Adoption: Central Bank of UAE Partners with DIFC to Support Financial Tech Sector Growth

The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) signed an agreement with Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the international financial center in the MEASA region, in order to collaborate on the development and growth of the UAE’s Fintech sector “through joint initiatives and activities.” The agreement… Read More

Catherine Gu from Visa Explains How they Plan to Make Digital Currency Interoperable

Catherine Gu, Global CBDC Product Lead at Visa (NYSE: V) writes in a blog post that you should try imagining splitting the check with your friends, like when everyone at the table may be using a different “type of money” — some using a central bank… Read More

Central Bank in the Philippines and French Development Agency to Support Financial Inclusion Initiatives

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the central bank of the Philippines, and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the French Development Agency, have committed to a grant facility agreement of 700,000 Euros (appr. PHP 41.3 million) in order to support the Philippines’ financial inclusion efforts,… Read More

Philippines Reserve Bank Will No Longer Accept Digital Banking Applications from September 1, 2021

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the central bank of the Philippines, recently confirmed  that it will no longer be accepting applications for new virtual banks including firms seeking to  convert their current status, starting from September 1, 2021. Virtual banking applications sent to the nation’s… Read More

UK Fintech Minted Explains Why Gold Remains Important Element of Global Monetary System

Over the years, tonnes of gold has been mined. Researchers, reporters/journalists, investors, as well as gold bullion dealers have been focused on tracking the estimated total amount of “overground” gold across the globe, the team at UK-based Minted notes. The Financial Conduct Authority approved Fintech… Read More

UK’s Cross-Border Payments Fintech WorldRemit Introduces Money Transfer Services in Malaysia

WorldRemit, a UK-based digital cross-border payments firm, recently introduced its money transfer services in Malaysia’s markets through its app and web-based platform. Clients are now able to send funds from Malaysia, in addition to 50 other nations including the United Kingdom and the US, to… Read More

Digital Banking: Union Bank of Philippines to Launch Fourth Virtual Bank in Southeast Asian Nation

The Union Bank of the Philippines, which is part of a conglomerate that is led by Aboitiz Equity Ventures, will be launching the fourth all-digital banking platform in the Southeast Asian country. This, according to a Philstar Global report. The UnionBank’s virtual bank application has… Read More

Reserve Bank of India Decides to Indefinitely Prevent Mastercard from Providing New Debit, Credit Cards to Locals

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) revealed on Wednesday (July 14, 2021) that it has decided to indefinitely ban Mastercard Inc (NYSE: MA) from providing any new debit or credit cards to local clients for allegedly violating data storage guidelines. This move appears to be… Read More

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