With the support of European Commission, through its EaSi Program Technical Assistance, Microfinance Centre and Albanian Microfinance Association organized on July 2nd, 2020 a webinar on digital payments and their future in Albania.
The issues discussed were related to the new legislative and regulatory framework that is being adopted in the country according to PSD2, what it means for Albania, as well as the current experience and what needs to be adopted in terms of operational framework and new technologies. An important item in discussions was the benefits that this new legal framework might bring about for microfinance institutions in terms of disbursement of loans and collection of loan repayments.
The webinar received a great reception and interest, in terms that it represented one of the most important events on the area of payments in Albania for 2020, with distinguished speakers such as Ms. Ledia Bregu, Director of Payments Department at the Bank of Albania, and Ms. Linda Shomo, CEO of EasyPay, one of the pioneers of electronic payments services in the Country.
At the end participants contributed with quality discussions and contribution in relation to the webinar subject and the implications it brings for microfinance sector, currently with a vivid presence in Albania in terms of customers served and territory coverage.