MAS Briefing: An Electronic Payments Society

Bernard Wee, Executive Director, Financial Markets Development and Payments and Technology Solutions, Monetary Authority of Singapore

Venue : Stamford American Auditorium (AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, #23-03 Shaw Centre)

Date : October 25, 2016

Time : 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM

Price : $15.00

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Description

Hosted by the Financial Services, Government & Regional Affairs, and Information & Communications Technology Committees

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has articulated strategies to promote electronic payments in Singapore and has published a “Singapore Payments Roadmap” which it commissioned KPMG Advisory to produce.  The report describes the state of payments in Singapore, focusing on how consumers and businesses make payments.  The report also observes that Singapore has the necessary components to be a best-in-class jurisdiction in the area of payments, and recommends several steps to improve the landscape.

About the Speaker

Bernard Wee
Executive Director
Financial Markets Development and Payments and Technology Solutions
Monetary Authority of Singapore

Bernard heads the Financial Markets Development Department and Payments and Technology Solutions Office in the Monetary Authority of Singapore. The Financial Markets Development Department aims to build a vibrant financial market in Singapore, bringing together sell-side capital market products and solutions with buy-side asset managers and insurers. The Payments and Technology Solutions Office is part of the Financial Technology and Innovation Group. It aims to foster a sound and innovative payments and technology ecosystem through partnership and a progressive, risk-based regulatory framework. From 2013 to 2015, Bernard headed the International Department, which oversees MAS’ international and regional co-operation. From 2007 to 2013, Bernard headed the Monetary Management Division, and was responsible for Singapore dollar foreign exchange and money market operations, and the government securities market. Bernard graduated from Columbia University in New York with a Bachelor of the Arts in Political Science (2000) and Master of Public Administration (2001). He has two corgis, aged 5 and 11.

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