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Agent Banking: Expanding Access to Payment and Remittance Services. Achievements and Opportunities
March 12-14, 2014Brasília, Brazil

The World Bank, the Centro de Estudios Monetarios Latino americanos (CEMLA) and the Multilateral Investment Fund (FOMIN) hosted a seminar on "Agent Banking - Expanding Access to Payment and Remittance Services. Achievements and Opportunities."

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March 12 - 14, 2014
Central Bank of Brazil, Sala Denio Nogueira
Setor Bancário Sul (SBS) Quadra 3 Bloco B - Ed. Sede
Brasília - DF, Brazil

The World Bank, the Centro de Estudios Monetarios Latinoamericanos (CEMLA) and the Multilateral Investment Fund (FOMIN) - a member of the Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDB)- under the auspices of the Banco Central do Brasil, hosted a seminar on "Agent Banking - Expanding Access to Payment and Remittance Services. Achievements and Opportunities."

For the first time, this two-and-a-half day event discussed the best practices of agent banking across the Latin America and the Caribbean region, and in selected countries around the world, with a view to sharing lessons learned for evidence-based policy making. “Deep dive” sessions allowed participants to hear from agent banking “champions” from both the public and private sector about how different models work in reaching out to the financially excluded and their impact on delivery of payment and remittance services. In-depth discussions also covered critical topics such as leveraging agent banking for international remittances, the legal and regulatory framework, oversight models, risk management practices, and technological innovation, among others. The event concluded with the identification of practicable actions to scale up the agent banking model in the region.

AGENDA - English version.  Spanish version.

PARTICIPANTS LIST

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PRESENTATIONS

Enabling agent banking: the legal, regulatory, and oversight framework

 

The agent banking revolution: extending banking reach

Towards universal financial access: the role of agent banking

  • Massimo Cirasino, Manager, Financial Infrastructure and Remittances, World Bank
  • Vicente S. Aquino, Deputy Governor, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
  • Zaira Badillo, Director, Access to Financial Services, Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores México

A snapshot of agent banking in Latin America and the Caribbean

Leveraging agent banking for international remittances

The role of the national clearing and settlement infrastructure in facilitating agent banking

Risk management strategies and governance models of agent banking

Realizing potential and accelerating impact through technology