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Brazil permits changes to Mastercard's payment arrangement

News | Mobile Payments | 06 Dec 2022

The Central Bank of Brazil has decided to allow changes to Mastercard’s local payment arrangement regulation in order to further support WhatsApp payments.

central bank, mobile payments, regulation, WhatsApp

Bank of Indonesia announces CBDC plans

News | Cryptocurrencies | 06 Dec 2022

Bank of Indonesia has announced developments in its plans to launch a central bank digital currency, (CBDC), for digital economic and financial transactions.

CBDC, central bank, digital currency, cryptocurrency, digital assets

France and Luxembourg central banks work together on a CBDC initiative

News | Cryptocurrencies | 02 Dec 2022

Banque de France and the Banque centrale du Luxembourg worked together on an experimental Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) initiative.

central bank, CBDC, digital assets, partnership

HSBC sells Canadian business to Royal Bank of Canada

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 30 Nov 2022

HSBC Holdings’s subsidiary HSBC Overseas has entered into an agreement to sell its banking business in Canada to Royal Bank of Canada, subject to regulatory and governmental approvals.

acquisition, banks, banking, online banking, central bank

Kuwait news: Open Banking and SWIFT transfers

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 28 Nov 2022

Recently, the Central Bank of Kuwait has requested banks to update their plans for the implementation of the Open Banking Services project, according to Al-Rai.

Open Banking, regulation, central bank, SWIFT

UK and Singapore sign fintech agreement

News | Payments General | 28 Nov 2022

The Government of the UK and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) have signed a cross-country memorandum of understanding (MoU), deepening collaboration in fintech, and strengthening their financial cooperation.

partnership, fintech, central bank, regtech

Paysera expands to Georgia

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 25 Nov 2022

The Paysera network of financial technology companies has announced it is expanding to Georgia, where the first Paysera bank will open its doors.

banks, central bank, digital banking, banking license, expansion

Bank of Japan to trial digital yen

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 25 Nov 2022

The Bank of Japan (BOJ) has partnered with three megabanks and regional banks to conduct a central bank digital currency (CBDC) issuance pilot starting in spring 2023.

CBDC, central bank, digital currency, digital payments, stablecoin

The Reserve Bank of India prepares to launch a CBDC pilot

News | Cryptocurrencies | 24 Nov 2022

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has started to prepare the rollout of a retail digital rupee pilot following a testing phase of the wholesale usage of its CBDC.

cryptocurrency, CBDC, central bank, crypto asset

eCurrency partners Bank of Jamaica for CBDC rollout

News | Cryptocurrencies | 18 Nov 2022

Digital currency security systems provider eCurrency has entered a long-term partnership with the Bank of Jamaica to support its CBDC rollout.

CBDC, central bank, digital currency, cryptocurrency

European Central Bank becomes a member of Gaia-X

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 18 Nov 2022

The European Central Bank (ECB) has become a member of Gaia-X, a non-profit association advocating digital sovereignty for Europe.

data, banks, central bank, digitalisation, cloud

Brazil central bank allows PIX transfers from other banks via WhatsApp

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 04 Nov 2022

Banco do Brasil (Central Bank of Brazil, BB) has announced that its customers can make transfers via PIX from other financial institutions to BB's account through the bank's WhatsApp channel, according to Broadcast.

central bank, WhatsApp, PIX, Open Finance, Open Banking, real-time payments

Open Banking in Hong Kong: HKMA launches Commercial Data Interchange

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 04 Nov 2022

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has announced the official launch of the Commercial Data Interchange (CDI), according to an official press release.

Open Banking, data sharing, financial data, central bank, regulation

Saudi Central Bank issues Open Banking Framework

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 03 Nov 2022

Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) has announced the issuance of the Open Banking Framework as one of the key outputs of the Open Banking Programme.

Open Banking, regulation, central bank

UAE central bank has announced the completion of its CBDC pilot

News | Cryptocurrencies | 31 Oct 2022

The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (CBUAE) has announced the completion of its CBDC pilot in partnership with commercial banks in four jurisdictions.

central bank, CBDC, cross-border payments, partnership

ECB recalibrates targeted lending operations

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 28 Oct 2022

The Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) has decided to recalibrate the conditions of the third series of targeted longer-term refinancing operations (TLTRO III) as part of the monetary policy measures adopted to restore price stability over the medium term. 

regulation, lending, central bank, interest rate

ECB and People's Bank of China extend currency swap arrangement

News | Payments General | 11 Oct 2022

The European Central Bank (ECB) and the People’s Bank of China (PBC) have decided to extend their bilateral euro-renminbi currency swap arrangement for another three years until 8 October 2025.

partnership, central bank, digital currency, financing

Reserve Bank of India working on plans on CBDC

News | Cryptocurrencies | 10 Oct 2022

The Reserve Bank of India has announced plans on a phased introduction of a central bank digital currency and will put forth a final design after it has conducted large scale pilot projects.

CBDC, central bank, digital currency, fintech, cryptocurrency, crypto asset

Rupay cards and UPI QR code payments to be accepted in Oman

News | Cards | 07 Oct 2022

NPCI International Payments (NIPL) and Central Bank of Oman (CBO) have signed a MoU to enable Rupay cards and QR code-based mobile payments in Oman.

partnership, central bank, QR payments, credit card, debit card, mobile payments

EU to propose digital euro legislation in 2023

News | Online Payments | 05 Oct 2022

The European Commission has announced they will propose the legislation for the digital euro to be introduced as a CBDC issued by ECB in 2023.

digital euro, CBDC, central bank, banking, ecommerce, P2P payments