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Bank Indonesia-MAS to promote payments innovation

Bank Indonesia (BI) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) have signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen bilateral cooperation and deepen ties.

The MOU reflects the joint interest of Indonesia and Singapore to promote collaboration on projects in relation to payments innovation, and formalise cooperation across an expanded range of central bank and regulatory functions.

These include monetary policy, macroprudential policy, financial stability, oversight of the payment and settlement systems, regulatory and supervisory frameworks, and anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism.

The cooperation envisaged under this MOU will be implemented through policy dialogues, exchange of information, technical cooperation, joint innovation, and working-level committees.

Perry Warjiyo, Governor, Bank Indonesia, said, “The MOU has given the opportunity to broaden and enhance collaboration between the two central banks and address growing complex challenges in central banking key areas including payment innovation and AML-CFT. The MOU demonstrates our collaborative efforts in advancing digital economy and finance, as well as combating money laundering and terrorism financing.” 

Ravi Menon, Managing Director, MAS, said, “Bank Indonesia and the Monetary Authority of Singapore have a longstanding relationship and cooperate on numerous fronts. This MOU underscores our commitment to strengthen our partnership and further our collaboration in common areas of interests, such as financial innovation and payments connectivity.”

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