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Wednesday, 10 January, 2024
3 pm UAE

Shaping the Future of Payments: ISO 20022 Adoption and Payment Modernization in the Middle East

Accelerating Financial Innovation and Cross-Border Connectivity for Enhanced Regional Economic Growth

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Why attend

The Middle East is witnessing a profound transformation in its payment landscape through the adoption of ISO 20022 and Instant Payments. This move reflects a strategic shift towards modernizing payment systems to meet the demands of the digital age. ISO 20022 offers a comprehensive framework that enables rich, structured data exchange, facilitating more efficient, transparent, and secure cross-border and domestic transactions. By embracing ISO 20022, countries in the Middle East are aligning themselves with international payment standards, enabling seamless interoperability with global financial networks and enhancing their status as key players in the international financial ecosystem. This adoption not only streamlines payment processes but also paves the way for innovative services, fostering financial inclusion and economic growth in the region.

Implementation Considerations: While the benefits of ISO 20022 adoption are substantial, its successful implementation comes with its share of considerations. Transitioning to ISO 20022 requires careful coordination among various stakeholders, including central banks, financial institutions, payment service providers, and technology partners. One major aspect is ensuring the technical readiness of the existing infrastructure to handle the new standard's data formats and messaging protocols. Additionally, data mapping and transformation processes must be meticulously planned to ensure a smooth transition from legacy systems to ISO 20022-compatible platforms. Collaboration and knowledge sharing among Middle Eastern nations will be crucial to ensure a cohesive and harmonized approach to ISO 20022 implementation, resulting in a future-ready, efficient, and resilient payment ecosystem.

ISO 20022 presents profound opportunities for the global banking sector to improve the payments services they are offering their customers. But there is still broad confusion on the best path toward ISO 20022 adoption and more broadly payments modernization. This webinar brings together payment executives from leading financial institutions together to discuss the benefits, perils, and paths toward ISO 20022 adoption.

The key take-aways

Discuss how the ISO 20022 adoption enables financial institutions go beyond just compliance and what benefits accrue as a result of adoption of ISO 20022 and modernized payment approaches

There is no one 'right' journey toward ISO 20022 adoption. Let's explore best strategies and different paths.

Collaboration and Partnerships: Explore the opportunities for collaboration and partnerships between financial institutions, technology providers, and other stakeholders to leverage the benefits of ISO 20022

And many more


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