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Why do central banks feel they may need to issue a digital currency ? In most parts of the world we are a long way from being cashless and we are already paying digitally in all sorts of ways. Money directly from central banks will put pressure on commercial banks’ so how can they be motivated to distribute the CBDCs to their customers?… Watch our recorded webinar bringing together central bankers from Europe and Asia! >>

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7 October 2020

Hardtalk with Bo Harald: What could be the role of banks?

Check out our interview with Bo Harald, Independent Advisor, Entrepreneur, ex Executive Vice-President of Nordea and Head of Executive Advisors Tieto, Helskinki Finland
28 September 2020

Hardtalk: Digital Identity – Interconnecting Many Solutions or Start Anew?

Check out our interview with Robert Prigge, CEO of Jumio. Should there be global collaboration to interconnect many solutions?
28 September 2020

Hardtalk: Open Banking: Regulator or Market Driven?

Two seasoned experts in the field, Michael Salmony (Europe) and Paul Brisk (APAC) discuss the latest developments in global Open Banking, emerging best practices in the world and debate on the key lessons learned by markets going into Open Banking through impulses from the regulator or from the market itself.

Upcoming Webinars

19 August 2020

The Low-Code Impact on Payments & Core Banking Systems | Dates TBA

Fragmentation, spaghetti, unique connections, apps, API’s… all these have great impact on securing a reliable core automation of payments infra and software.
19 August 2020

All There Is… Is DATA. The Next Wave | Dates TBA

“Data & Identity = Transacting”. New way of modeling transactions (including payments). Looking beyond the obvious…
19 August 2020

Covid catalyst for ‘cashless’ | Dates TBA

A review of global best practices of reducing cash and how Covid-19 speeds up the process / acceptance. Will this stay and become the new reality?

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“As data will be the new lifeline for Financials, a repositioning and integration with other value chains will become essential. Also breaking up existing services and offering services into smaller components are inevitable. We will see an influx of forward integration with third parties and other sectors, as Fintechs are ideally positioned as catalysts and enablers in this process!”

Harry Smorenberg

Member of APC Global Expert Council

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