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State Bank of Pakistan Policy to Enhance Financial Inclusion of Persons With Disabilities

The new policy aims at financial independence for people with disabilities by improving their access to banking services as well as providing opportunities to contribute as bank employees.

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El Salvador Bitcoin Transfers Soar, but Still a Fraction of Dollar Remittances

Small transfers of bitcoin to El Salvador jumped over four-fold in May from a year ago but still represent a small amount when compared to remittances sent in dollars.

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Thai Household Debt Skyrockets from Credit Cards, Loans and Car Loans

The Bank of Thailand has been asked to review the ceiling of interest rates and supervise credit cards, personal loans and car loans, as the Thai government has vowed to tackle high household debt, incurred by credit card and personal loans.

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Regulatory Innovation Advances in the Face of COVID-19

While COVID-19 may have wreaked havoc across financial services, according to a recent report the pandemic has driven the urgency to prioritize and actively deploy fintech initiatives by regulators.

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AFC Strengthens Its Presence in Ghana With Three New Projects in the Financial Sector

AFC started implementing three new projects in fall this year that aim to promote financial sector soundness and access to financial services by individuals.

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The Pandemic Is Spurring Fintech Regulation Across the Globe

Fintechs that adequately handle this increasing regulatory oversight will demonstrate their maturity.

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AFI Members Mitigate COVID-19 With Policy Responses

AFI member institutions are taking immediate action to ease the financial burdens faced by individuals and small businesses as economic activity decelerates amid the global coronavirus outbreak.