The Financial Stability Board — the international body that monitors and makes recommendations on the global financial system — has launched a public consultation on global targets for cross-border payments.

Fast Facts:

  • The G20 has made enhancing cross-border payments a priority, and the proposed quantitative targets are intended to improve the cost, speed, transparency of and access to cross-border payments.
  • The proposed targets, which focus on end-users, cover three market segments — wholesale payments, retail and person-to-person payments, and remittances.
  • The public consultation period — aimed at stakeholders such as governments, the payments industry, advocacy groups for financial inclusion and the general public — closes on July 16. The FSB intends to conduct outreach in the coming months, with final recommendations to be delivered for endorsement at the G20 Summit in October.

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