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Thematic Area: Payment & Market Infrastructure

One of four Global Remittances Working Group Thematic Areas, PAYMENT & MARKET INFRASTRUCTURE, activities include:

  • Implementation of the General Principles for International Remittances Services;
  • Regular monitoring of remittance costs via compilation of a remittance fee database;
  • New products and technologies to facilitate cross-border small-value payments and reduce costs;
  • Clarification of anti-money laundering/countering the financing of terrorism (AML-CFT) regulations;
  • Regional payment systems;
  • Regulations (licensing, registration, capital adequacy, access to payment and settlement systems), monitoring costs and competition.

Thematic Area Coordinator
  
  • Mr. Massimo Cirasino, Head, Payment Systems Development Group, World Bank in cooperation with the Bank for International Settlements.
Thematic Area Resources
»Special-Purpose Note: Working Toward a Legal and Regulatory Framework. (PDF). 2010.
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Guidance and Special-Purpose Note: Remittance Price Comparison Databases: Minimum Requirements and Overall Policy Strategy (PDF). 2010.

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Special-Purpose Note: An International Remittances Customer Charter: a Toolkit for National Action (PDF). 2010.

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Encouraging Payment Systems Infrastructure Development  (PDF). 2011.

Thematic Area Participants

 

 

Public and Private Sector Partnership on Remittances
Private Sector
 
Daniel Ayala, Wells Fargo, Senior Vice-President Global Remittance Services
Wolfgang Maschek, Western Union, Senior Counsel & Vice-President - International Regulatory Affairs
Barbara Span, Western Union, Vice President, Public Affairs
Norbert Bielefeld , World Savings Bank Association, Deputy Director, Payment Systems
Patrick Dwyer, MasterCard Worldwide, Global Prepaid and Debit Product Group
Leon Issacs, International Association of Money Transmitters, Executive Director
Maria Jaramillo, Accion, Senior Director for Remittances
Jack Jared, Citigroup, Cash Management Sales Head Europe, Middle-East and Africa
Aaron Henry, MoneyGram International, Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel
Global Regulatory and Chief Privacy Officer
David Landsman, National Money Transfer Networks, Managing Director
Salvador Perez-Galindo, Visa, Government Relations
Jim Sauber, UNI Global Union, Washington Representative
Thaer Sabri, Electronic Money Association, Chief Executive
Marina Solin, GSM Association, Consultant, MMT program
Michael Whyte, SWIFT, Senior Market Manager, Banks and Payments Infrastructures
Wim Raymaekers, SWIFT, Head of Banking Market
Mohit Davar, Coinstar Money Transfer, Chief Executive Officer

Public Sector
 
Sibel Beadle, EBRD, Principal Banker
Yisr Barnieh, Arab Monetary Fund, Arab Payment System Committee Coordinator
Massimo Cirasino (Chair), The World Bank, Head Payment Systems Development Group
Pedro De Vasconcelos, IFAD Coordinator for Remittances, IFAD
Seymour Fortescue, United Kingdom Remittance Task Force, Chair
Patrick Giraud, African Development Bank, Chief Specialist
Javier Guzman, CEMLA, General Director
Raul Hernandez-Coss, Comision Nacional Bancaria y de Valores Mexico, General Director
Martin Hallet, European Commission, DG Internal Market and Services
Marc Hollanders, Bank for International Settlements, Special Advisor on financial stability and market infrastructure
Dave Mitchell, South Africa Reserve Bank, Head Payment System Department (SADC representation)
Kerry Nelson, Department for International Development, Remittance Specialist
Lois Quinn US Treasury, International Affairs Deputy Director, Office of International Banking & Securities
Dilip Ratha, The World Bank, Senior Economist
Cerstin Sander, KFW Entwicklungsbank Financial Sector, Europe
Yanina Seltzer, CGAP, Consultant
Donald Terry, The World Bank, Senior Advisor on Remittances
Natasha BajukInteramerican, Development Bank Remittance, Program Coordinator
Juanita Woodward, Eurogiro A/S, Singapore Representative
 
Experts Nominated by National Authorities
 

Luigi Falzetti, Associazione Bancaria Italiana, Retail Payment Systems Sector
Veronica Fucile, Banca d' Italia, Senior Payment System Specialist
Christian Ambrosius, Freie Universität Berlin, Research Associate
Barbara Fritz, Freie Universität Berlin, Junior Professor in Latin American Economics
Ursula Stiegler, Freie Universität Berlin, Research Associate
Andrea Friedrich, Deutsche Bundesbank
Heike Winter, Deutsche Bundesbank
Andrea Riester, GTZ Technical Adviser
Thomas Rahn, GTZ Technical Adviser
Cerstin Sander, KFW Entwicklungsbank Financial Sector, Europe
Mechthild Schrooten, Bremen University Director of International Studies on Global Management (ISGM)
Luc Jacolin, Banque de France, Studies and Monetary Statistics Dept.
Candice Olivier, Banque de France, Project Manager
Mikhail Denisenko, Institute of Demography of State University  

Public and Private Sector Partnership on Remittances
Private Sector
 
Daniel Ayala, Wells Fargo, Senior Vice-President Global Remittance Services
Wolfgang Maschek, Western Union, Senior Counsel & Vice-President - International Regulatory Affairs
Barbara Span, Western Union, Vice President, Public Affairs
Norbert Bielefeld , World Savings Bank Association, Deputy Director, Payment Systems
Patrick Dwyer, MasterCard Worldwide, Global Prepaid and Debit Product Group
Leon Issacs, International Association of Money Transmitters, Executive Director
Maria Jaramillo, Accion, Senior Director for Remittances
Jack Jared, Citigroup, Cash Management Sales Head Europe, Middle-East and Africa
Aaron Henry, MoneyGram International, Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel
Global Regulatory and Chief Privacy Officer
David Landsman, National Money Transfer Networks, Managing Director
Salvador Perez-Galindo, Visa, Government Relations
Jim Sauber, UNI Global Union, Washington Representative
Thaer Sabri, Electronic Money Association, Chief Executive
Marina Solin, GSM Association, Consultant, MMT program
Michael Whyte, SWIFT, Senior Market Manager, Banks and Payments Infrastructures
Wim Raymaekers, SWIFT, Head of Banking Market
Mohit Davar, Coinstar Money Transfer, Chief Executive Officer

Public Sector
 
Sibel Beadle, EBRD, Principal Banker
Yisr Barnieh, Arab Monetary Fund, Arab Payment System Committee Coordinator
Massimo Cirasino (Chair), The World Bank, Head Payment Systems Development Group
Pedro De Vasconcelos, IFAD Coordinator for Remittances, IFAD
Seymour Fortescue, United Kingdom Remittance Task Force, Chair
Patrick Giraud, African Development Bank, Chief Specialist
Javier Guzman, CEMLA, General Director
Raul Hernandez-Coss, Comision Nacional Bancaria y de Valores Mexico, General Director
Martin Hallet, European Commission, DG Internal Market and Services
Marc Hollanders, Bank for International Settlements, Special Advisor on financial stability and market infrastructure
Dave Mitchell, South Africa Reserve Bank, Head Payment System Department (SADC representation)
Kerry Nelson, Department for International Development, Remittance Specialist
Lois Quinn US Treasury, International Affairs Deputy Director, Office of International Banking & Securities
Dilip Ratha, The World Bank, Senior Economist
Cerstin Sander, KFW Entwicklungsbank Financial Sector, Europe
Yanina Seltzer, CGAP, Consultant
Donald Terry, The World Bank, Senior Advisor on Remittances
Natasha BajukInteramerican, Development Bank Remittance, Program Coordinator
Juanita Woodward, Eurogiro A/S, Singapore Representative
 
Experts Nominated by National Authorities
 

Luigi Falzetti, Associazione Bancaria Italiana, Retail Payment Systems Sector
Veronica Fucile, Banca d' Italia, Senior Payment System Specialist
Christian Ambrosius, Freie Universität Berlin, Research Associate
Barbara Fritz, Freie Universität Berlin, Junior Professor in Latin American Economics
Ursula Stiegler, Freie Universität Berlin, Research Associate
Andrea Friedrich, Deutsche Bundesbank
Heike Winter, Deutsche Bundesbank
Andrea Riester, GTZ Technical Adviser
Thomas Rahn, GTZ Technical Adviser
Cerstin Sander, KFW Entwicklungsbank Financial Sector, Europe
Mechthild Schrooten, Bremen University Director of International Studies on Global Management (ISGM)
Luc Jacolin, Banque de France, Studies and Monetary Statistics Dept.
Candice Olivier, Banque de France, Project Manager
Mikhail Denisenko, Institute of Demography of State University
 
 

Last updated: 2009-11-06




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