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Central Bank of Nigeria directs banks to open USD teller points

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 30 Jul 2021

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has directed banks to open teller points for USD sales.

central bank, regulation, banks

MAS removes caps on dividend payments by local banks

News | Payments General | 28 Jul 2021

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has decided to remove caps on dividends paid by locally incorporated banks and finance companies, according to Reuters.

central bank, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), regulation

Ireland secures agreement to draft Central Bank (Individual Accountability Framework) Bill

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 28 Jul 2021

Ireland’s Minister for Finance has received agreement from his Cabinet colleagues to approve the drafting of the Central Bank (Individual Accountability Framework) Bill.

central bank, banks, regulation, fraud prevention

Central Bank of Colombia to launch blockchain bond

News | Cryptocurrencies | 27 Jul 2021

The Central Bank of Colombia (Banco de la República), IDB Group, and Banco Davivienda have launched the pilot of Colombia’s first blockchain bond.

central bank, partnership, cryptocurrency, blockchain

Central Bank of Nigeria to launch CBDC pilot in 2021

News | Cryptocurrencies | 23 Jul 2021

The Central Bank of Nigeria has announced it will start the pilot of its central bank digital currency, which runs on the Hyperledger Fabric blockchain, on 1 October 2021.

CBDC, central bank, digital currency, blockchain

Central Bank of Brazil regulates PIX payment initiation service

News | Online Payments | 23 Jul 2021

The Central Bank of Brazil has announced that it will incorporate a payment initiation service into its central bank-backed real-time payment system PIX.

central bank, PIX, instant payments, real-time payments, online payments

Paysera secures accreditation in Ukraine

News | Payments General | 19 Jul 2021

The National Bank of Ukraine has included fintech Paysera in the country's Register of Payment Systems. 

central bank, fintech, PSP, e-money, regulation, EMI licence

Brazil postpones Phase 2 of Open Banking

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 15 Jul 2021

The Brazil-based central bank has issued a resolution, stating that Phase 2 of Open Banking has been moved back to August 13 2021.

Open Banking, central bank, regulation

Giesecke+Devrient invests in CBDC simulation company FNA

News | Cryptocurrencies | 14 Jul 2021

Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) has invested in central bank digital currencies (CBDC) simulation firm FNA, alongside existing investors IQ Capital and Getty Lab.

central bank, banks, investment, CBDC

The Pay Off – Exclusive interview with Gottfried Leibbrandt and Natasha de Terán

Interviews | Online Payments | 14 Jul 2021

Gottfried Leibbrandt and Natasha de Terán offer thoughtful insights into the mechanics of payments, exploring DeFi, EPI, CBDCs, and notions such as the power, profundity, and perversity of payments and the things that you have never even thought about before

CBDC, EPI, digital payments, cryptocurrency, DeFi, regulation, instant payments, risk management, banks, digitalisation, data, payments infrastructure, bigtech, central bank, stablecoin

SK, Naver, Kakao compete for central bank's digital currency project

News | Cryptocurrencies | 13 Jul 2021

SK, Naver, and Kakao have engaged in a competition to become the partner of Bank of Korea (BOK) for a project to issue and circulate a central bank digital currency (CBDC) virtually to test whether it can be used successfully, according to The Korea Times.

CBDC, blockchain, central bank

Giesecke+Devrient invests in startup FNA for digital currency simulations

News | Cryptocurrencies | 13 Jul 2021

Giesecke+Devrient (G+D)’ s corporate venture capital arm has invested in UK-based FNA (Financial Network Analytics), a deep technology firm specialising in advanced network analytics and simulations.

CBDC, blockchain, DLT, payment processor, central bank

Russian fintechs to use Open Banking APIs

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 12 Jul 2021

Promsvyazbank and Tochka, a fintech-focused service for SMEs, have begun using an Open Banking API implemented by the Bank of Russia and the Russian Fintech Association (RFA).

banks, central bank, Open Banking, API, fintech, SMEs, regulation

UAE plans to introduce digital currency

News | Cryptocurrencies | 12 Jul 2021

The Central Bank of the UAE has announced aims to introduce digital currency as part of its 2023-2026 strategy, as state news agency WAM reports.

central bank, regulation, CBDC, digital currency

Bank of America launches a cryptocurrency research team

News | Cryptocurrencies | 09 Jul 2021

Bank of America has announced launching a cryptocurrency research team as institutional interest in the digital asset space continues to rise.

Bank of America, banks, central bank, cryptocurrency, research, digital assets

Banque de France and MAS experiment on cross-border payments using CBDC

News | Cryptocurrencies | 08 Jul 2021

The Banque de France (BdF) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) have announced the completion of a wholesale cross-border payment and settlement experiment using CBDC.

central bank, cross-border payments, CBDC, digital currency

Consumer spending rises in June 2021, Bank of Ireland says

News | Payments General | 08 Jul 2021

Bank of Ireland debit and credit card transactions have risen higher in June 2021 as lockdown restrictions eased further and parts of the Irish hospitality sector reopened, says an official press release. 

central bank, debit card, credit card

Central banks worry about inflation, COVID-19, and debt - UBS survey

News | Payments General | 07 Jul 2021

Inflation has emerged as one of the top concerns for central bank reserve managers, alongside a failure to end the COVID-19 crisis and soaring debt levels, Reuters cited the results of a UBS survey.

central bank, survey, COVID-19, inflation

Central Bank of Mongolia selects Compass Plus for payments infrastructure

News | Payments General | 07 Jul 2021

The Central Bank of Mongolia has completed a national project to migrate its entire payments infrastructure to Compass Plus solutions.

central bank, payment processing, financial services, partnership

Bank of France carries out fifth CBDC experiment

News | Cryptocurrencies | 06 Jul 2021

The Bank of France has announced carrying out its fifth experiment with CBDC starting in March 2021 with several investment banks such as BNP Paribas and the clearinghouse Euroclear.

central bank, CBDC, blockchain, partnership, cryptocurrency exchange