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Finnovex West Africa: A Timely Discourse on Leveraging Technologies for Accelerated Financial Inclusion

Backbase, SmartStream, Apollo Fintech, Network International L.L.C, Quipu, Suretree, InPay and NeoSoft Technologies were all well-represented at the 2nd Annual Edition of the Leading Summit on Financial Services Innovation and Excellence within the West African Region, to spearhead the conversation on what the future holds as it relates to driving financial inclusion within the West African region.

The Summit commenced from the 26th – 27th October 2021 and was held online via the host’s virtual platform, which witnessed the attendance of 1000+ CEOs, CDO’s, COO’s, CIOs, CISOs, CTOs, CRO’s Senior Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents, Directors, and Heads of departments from the Banking and FI industry.

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Thaer Sabri at IFW 2020

Thaer Sabri, CEO of the EMA, will be joining a panel on Open Banking and PSD2 at the Istanbul Fintech Week 9 – 13 November 2020 (Online):

Open Banking, PSD2 and beyond

Wednesday 11 November 12:00pm

Open banking has become a widespread topic in banking and payments. PSD2 has paved the way for banks to open their APIs and share data. The panel will discuss if this will help boost the ecosystem by empowering entrepreneurs and bringing cost efficiencies.

For more details about IFW 2020 and to book your tickets visit istanbulfintechweek.com

Thaer Sabri at Payment Systems Regulation and Innovation Summit webinar

*Update – this event will now take place as a series of webinars. The information below has been updated accordingly.*

Thaer Sabri, CEO of the EMA, will be joining two webinars at the Payment Systems Regulation and Innovation Summit, held online by the City & Financial Global on 3-5 June 2020.

This series comprises five webinars, which will cover all aspects of payments innovations, including the regulatory framework, in the context of the new challenges brought on by the current global crisis.

Issues to be covered include:

  • WEBINAR ONE: CROSS-BORDER PAYMENT SYSTEMS: A REGULATORY OVERVIEW
  • WEBINAR TWO: PROMOTING FINANCIAL INCLUSION WITH OPEN BANKING
  • WEBINAR THREE: THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON PAYMENTS SECURITY
  • WEBINAR FOUR: NON-TRADITIONAL PAYMENTS BEST PRACTICE
  • WEBINAR FIVE: PAYMENT TECH AND THE EVOLUTION OF THE PAYMENTS LANDSCAPE

About the Payment Systems Regulation and Innovation Summit

As a contact of the EMA, you are able to claim a 20% discount. To claim your discount, use code: PAYUK1EMA

For more details and to book your ticket, visit the event website.

Dimitrios Markakis, EMA’s Senior consultant to join Strong Customer Authentication panel at Payments International

On 28th November 2019, Dimitrios Markakis, Senior consultant at the EMA will join a panel of industry experts at Payments International,  the meeting place for banks, regulators, corporate treasurers, payments disruptors and other key industry members.

The panel will cover Strong Customer Authentication – Regulatory Developments, Practical Challenges and Evolving Best Practice. Dimitrios will be joined by other experts in the field from companies such as UBS and Virgin Money.

Payments International brings you insights into key developments such as

• Open Banking & PSD2

• Payments Regulation Beyond PSD2

• Distributed Ledger Technology & Non-Traditional Payments

• Payments Architecture

This year’s programme will once again include a keynote address by the European Banking Authority (EBA). Hear from the EBA on topics such as the implementation of RTS on SCA & CSC, PI and AI provider authorisation and more. 

As a contact of the EMA you are able to claim a 20% discount. To claim your discount quote: FKM63727EMA.

Visit https://bit.ly/2l9IeiD for more information

Thaer as a panelist at Financial Innovation Summit in Doha, Qatar

Thaer Sabri, CEO at the EMA will join a regulators panel at Financial Innovation Summit in Doha Qatar on 2-3 April 2019.

Thaer will open the regulators panel with a brief keynote address the following topic:

Getting FinTech Ready – Regulatory Journey

  • Motivation to promote innovation
  • Designing and opting the right regulatory framework
  • Building the ecosystem and getting each party accept one another for social and economic empowerment
  • Public engagement to get their ideas on what aspects of financial services that can be improved using technology

 

After Thaer’s  10 minutes presentation, he will join  a 30 minutes panel discussion as a panelist speaker, discussing the following topic:

Regulatory Panel | Enhancing Regulatory Frameworks to Harness the Transformation & Development of FinTech and Digital Banking Innovation for Growth

  • Regulatory Sandbox: Is it a ‘Game’ without ‘Rules’, or the ‘Rules’ of the Game?
  • Why investing in AI, Big Data and Analytics are critical to boost efficiency across the financial institutions and legal framework?
  • What sort of sacrifices are ahead of the regulators and how to deal with it to ensure prosperity for national interest and the Financial Technology Ecosystem?
  • How to deal with reforming the client on-boarding process to become a digitized affair without visiting physical branches?
  • What technologies should be considered as the main pillars to ensure the digitalization of the regulatory system along with the entire financial services ecosystem?

For more information, click here.

 

 

Judith Crawford on a panel at AUKPI Conference 2018

Judith Crawford, EMA’s Director of policy and operations was on a panel at Association of UK Payment Institutions (AUKPI) Conference 2018 in London, discussing:

“Access to bank accounts: latest status including follow-on to Payment Strategy Forum stream and implementation of Article 105 of the 2017 Payment Services Regulations”

Information about the conference agenda is here.

 

Thaer Sabri, a panelist at Webit Festival Europe 2018

CEO of the EMA Thaer Sabri joined the panel on The Future payments at Webit Festival Europe 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria on 26 June.

The panel discussed the following topics:

1.What are the main changes taking place in payments?

2.What is the likely impact of open banking on payments?

3. Why have digital currencies not yet taken off as payment instruments?

See for extra information here.