CBB re-elected as GFIN group member

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CBB re-elected as GFIN group member

MANAMA: The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) has been re-elected as a member of the Global Financial Innovation Network’s (GFIN) Coordination Group for a second term, alongside 10 other regulators from across the globe following an internal voting process. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) UK has also been re-elected as the chair and the secretariat of GFIN, for a second term. The GFIN which was launched three years ago, is a network of over 60 international financial regulators and related organisations committed to supporting financial innovation in the interests of consumers. It seeks to provide a more efficient way for innovative firms to interact with regulators, helping them navigate between countries as they look to scale new ideas. The group also aims to create a new framework for co-operation between financial services regulators on innovation related topics, sharing different experiences and approaches. The GFIN is overseen by the coordination group, which sets the overall direction, strategy, and annual work programme of the network. The organisation has recently held a vote amongst its members and wider group to elect a chair, secretariat, and the coordination group’s members for a two-year term. The newly-elected members include: Australian Securities and Investments Commission, Bank

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