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Emtech, Global InfoSwift unveil ‘FINREG Learn’ for regulators, operators

By Guardian Nigeria
07 March 2022   |   2:12 am
Emtech, a fintech for central banks and regulators, and Global Infoswift Consulting (GIC) has unveiled FINREG Learn, a capacity-building event in three core and interrelated areas of Central Bank Digital Currency ...

Tunji Odumuboni

Emtech, a fintech for central banks and regulators, and Global Infoswift Consulting (GIC) has unveiled FINREG Learn, a capacity-building event in three core and interrelated areas of Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), Regulatory Sandbox Framework, and API & Open Banking scheduled for March 14 to 18.
   
According to the organisers,‘FINREG Learn’ is for African regulators, supervisors, banks and fintechs to explore emerging technologies that enable regulators to create regulatory environments that promote innovative products to market faster and safely while delivering modern digital financial services infrastructure for universal financial inclusion and financial market resilience.
  
The programme is expected to have African and international thought leaders from the academic, financial service market practitioners and regulatory sectors.

    
Executive Director, Africa, Emtech, Tunji Odumuboni, said the initiative focuses on the implications of financial technology and regulatory innovation on the future of money and payments.
   
“That’s why the agenda covers topics such as ensuring consumer protection, mitigating cybersecurity risks, AML risks, balancing financial inclusion with financial stability objectives in the regulatory sandbox framework, and bridging the regulator and innovator data and language barriers with APIs,” Odumuboni elaborated.
    
The Founder and CEO, EMTECH, Carmelle Cadet, said African central banks and regulators are moving forward with their innovation and digitisation efforts to build resilient and stable financial markets across the continent, and in today’s world, “there is a crucial need for collaboration and regulatory innovation to enable successful and sound outcomes that will impact more than one billion Africans across the continent.”

Founder and CEO, Global InfoSwift Consulting (GIC) Ltd, Afolabi Oke said: “We are excited to welcome senior financial regulation and financial service professionals’ registrations via finreglearn.org. The program is designed with those involved in areas such as policy and regulation, strategy, innovation, compliance, risk management, IT, financial market infrastructure policy and oversight and payments management in mind.”