Innovations in EU Policy and Legislation: Opportunities for Microfinance
24th October, 10:00 – 11:00 (Warsaw/Amsterdam/Sarajevo)
This webinar aims at informing MFC members of the implications of recent EU legislation and policies in financial services, and to assist them in identifying potential market opportunities. It will delve into the EU’s Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2), the EU Commission’s Fintech Action Plan and its crowdfunding proposal, providing a main summary of the innovations these policies introduce. Further it will highlight specific opportunities for microfinance institutions based in the EU.
The participants can expect to gain the high level understanding of the PSD2, the Fintech Action Plan and the current draft of the crowdfunding proposal and their implications for microfinance institutions.
Presenter: Ariadne Plaitakis, CGAP (Ariadne’s LinkedIn profile)
Ariadne is an independent consultant with over 20 years of extensive on-hands experience in digital finance and payments regulation, open banking, financial inclusion, privacy/data protection, e-commerce, competition law, and consumer protection in the EU and emerging markets. Her current projects focus on open banking/PSD2, future of work in Africa, payment interoperability, competition in digital financial services (DFS), and regulatory models for DFS, and her current clients include CGAP/WB, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Fintechstage, BFA, Mastercard Foundation and the GSMA. Ariadne is a UK-qualified solicitor with an MA in Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford and a BSc in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.