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Africa has made ‘significant progress’ in integrating cross-border payments, says Kganyago

Published on May 06, 2015

EGIONS in Africa have made significant progress in integrating their cross-border payment systems, says Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago.

Speaking at the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (Swift) African regional conference in Cape Town on Tuesday, Mr Kganyago said this trend might have contributed to the global decline in correspondent banking relationships and, if so, was a welcome development.

In the past, cross-border financial payments in Africa had mostly been facilitated through correspondent banking arrangements with banking partners mostly located in the US or Europe. These relationships were still in use today but were being found to be inadequate and inefficient, Mr Kganyago said. Read more. Source | Business Day