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Virtual Banking Summit and Fintech Competition Makes Stanchart a path blazer-Addison



The Governor of the Financial institution of Ghana, Dr. ErnestAddison, has said that the new Virtual Banking Summit and Fintech Competition has as soon as once more located Stanchart as a path blazer, with the foresight and preparedness in opposition to the following technology of banking fashions.

Dr. Addison was once talking on the Same old Chartered Virtual Banking, Innovation and Fintech Competition. It was once at the theme “Shaping the following segment of Ghana’s Monetary Era Panorama for the twenty first Century”. It was once hung on 3rd November, 2021.

The instance was once attended via the Vice President Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Hon. Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister of Finance, Hon. Ursula Owusu Ekuful, Minister of Communique and Digitalisation, Hon. Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Senior Minister and Chairman of Financial Authority of Singapore, Deputy Governors of the Financial institution of Ghana, Dr. Maxwell Opoku-Afari and Mrs. Elsie Addo Awadzi, Mr. Sunil Kaushal, CEO, Africa and Heart East, Same old Chartered PLC, Mr. Lamin Manjang, CEO, Nigeria and West Africa, Same old Chartered PLC Dr. Emmanuel Kumah, Board Chairman, Same old Chartered Financial institution (Ghana) PLC, Mrs. Mansa Nettey, Leader Government Officer of Same old Chartered Financial institution (Ghana) PLC, Group of workers of Same old Chartered Financial institution (Ghana) Restricted, and  Stakeholders within the Banking and Virtual Finance Sectors.

The development additionally honored 125 years of Same old Chartered Financial institution in Ghana as a part of the Financial institution’s Virtual Banking and Fintech Competition initiative. Dr. Addison famous that the tale of Same old Chartered can’t be informed with out point out of the financial institution’s important contribution to quite a lot of sectors of the Ghanaian financial system, predating independence.

“With dedication to robust banking ideas and excellent company governance practises, Stanchart has maintained its place as a top-tier financial institution in relation to belongings and deposits inside the banking sector. It’s subsequently my excitement to proportion within the 125-year good fortune tale and say ‘Ayekoo’ to all of you at Stanchart for sporting the torch laid via the financial institution’s forbearers,” he mentioned.

He said that banking in Ghana has modified considerably from the final quarter of the 19th century when Same old Chartered first opened its doorways to shoppers greater than a century in the past.

“At the moment, the business is characterized via adoption and diffusion of era in each sphere of banking operations. Digitisation of financial institution accounts has enabled shoppers to behavior monetary services and products by the use of on-line platforms in a unbroken approach with out stepping foot within the banking corridor. The sure facet of those is the wide acceptability of those era pushed monetary services and products because of its comfort, potency and affordability. This has additionally instigated leading edge virtual monetary merchandise services and products via banks and monetary era corporations, to additional improve monetary inclusion,” he mentioned.

He said that the present colourful state of Ghana’s virtual monetary carrier ecosystem is a made from well-thought-out and moderately crafted reforms and insurance policies, spearheaded via the Financial institution over the last twenty years.

“After a chain of strategic coverage papers, the Financial institution of Ghana facilitated the passage of the Fee Techniques Act 2003 (Act 662), which supplied the felony foundation and regulatory anchor for the creation of era within the banking business. With this Regulation, an actual time gross agreement machine, which is the Ghana Interbank Agreement (GIS) machine, was once carried out. This infrastructure considerably advanced the potency of wholesale and massive worth interbank budget switch and liquidity control.

“Therefore, further institutional reforms performed consistent with Act 662 prepared the ground to determine the Ghana Interbank Fee and Agreement Techniques Restricted (GhIPSS) in Might 2007. Since then, GhIPSS has abruptly remodeled the fee ecosystem during the implementation of interoperable interbank retail fee techniques, together with digital cheque clearing, automatic clearing area for direct debit and credit score budget switch, quick fee, gh-Hyperlink card, and cellular cash interoperability. Those techniques, along with complementary techniques via banks, have facilitated straight-through processing of fee transactions hastily and successfully with marginal mistakes relative to handbook processes.

“The next move was once to give a boost to the regulatory frameworks as a way to diffuse some great benefits of the enhanced interbank techniques to the broader society and take on monetary exclusion in a sensible and reasonably priced approach. This resulted in the issuance of Branchless Banking Pointers (BBG) in 2008, which supplied the regulatory make stronger for cellular cash by way of partnerships between banks and telecommunication corporations. An additional overview of the BBG resulted in the Digital Cash issuers and Brokers Tenet in 2015 to handle some regulatory demanding situations and spice up adoption of the cellular cash idea. Those regulatory adjustments supplied the wanted spice up to the growth of cellular cash operations and set the degree for monetary era in Ghana.

“The enabling regulatory setting due to this fact attracted a number of FinTech corporations who presented leading edge virtual monetary services at the again of cellular cash operations. In spite of their rising significance within the ecosystem, the operations of FinTechs had been in large part unregulated, since they weren’t digital cash issuers. This introduced up the desire for a regulatory overhaul to higher harness the potential for FinTechs with out risking steadiness of the monetary machine,” he mentioned.

Dr Addison said that the overview and consolidation of prior regulations, rules, insurance policies and tips resulted in the passage of the Fee Techniques and Products and services Act, 2019 (Act 987).

“Amongst others, the Act 987 has created a conducive setting for inclusive and aggressive supply of virtual monetary services and products. Banks, specialised deposit-taking establishments and FinTechs are actually accepted to offer virtual monetary services and products permissible underneath their licence sort. The Act additionally presented a tiered licence regime, with each and every regime related to strange licensing and compliance necessities which might be risk-based. This option to law has supplied scope for FinTechs of various sizes to take part within the ecosystem, increase carrier choices and advertise festival.

“Girls and Gents, we will be able to hopefully say that the robust regulatory and supervisory frameworks underpinning Ghana’s fee techniques has enhanced the monetary digitization procedure. Then again, digitisation has include dangers which threaten buyer agree with and has the prospective to unwind the beneficial properties of acceptability of virtual services. Problems 8 of cybercrime, scams, phishing, information and privateness breaches, virtual illiteracy and unresponsiveness to buyer court cases pose critical threats to shopper self belief in virtual monetary services and products. In view of this, the Financial institution has issued directives, rules, insurance policies and tips on Cyber Safety to help marketplace avid gamers’ maintain such threats,” he mentioned.

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