Thunes partners with the World Economic Forum to drive innovation in payment infrastructure

SINGAPORE, Jan. 10, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Thunes, a Singapore-based financial technology company and a global leader in cross-border payments, today announced a collaboration with the World Economic Forum (WEF) to address systemic inequalities in the ‘access to financial services by stimulating innovation in payments and market infrastructures.

As a collaborator of the WEF platform for Shaping the future of financial and monetary systems, Thunes will engage with the WEF financial community to provide strategic information, identify gaps and best practices, and contribute to the development of policies and programs that will help address financial inclusion and sustainable development. Thunes will also contribute to initiatives such as Shaping the future of the digital economy and the creation of new values and the The future of trade and global economic interdependence.

“As a global payments company, we are deeply connected to local payment trends and habits, and we are pleased to see that technology is enabling increased access to financial and payments services to people around the world. However, infrastructure is uneven and slow to change, inequality in the financial services space is high, and we are a long way from living in a truly global and inclusive economy. We believe that being at the heart of global discussions, we have an opportunity and a responsibility to contribute to the evolution of global financial systems and drive significant changes towards a more equitable future for people, businesses and communities. We look forward to working with the WEF to help build a more efficient, resilient and inclusive financial system, ”said Peter De Caluwe, CEO of Thunes.

The goal of Thunes is to create a global payments system that allows anyone, anywhere, to make payments – or receive them – without hassle and stress, regardless of their location. The company’s global network and payment capabilities deliver fast, affordable and reliable payments, creating new opportunities for entrepreneurs and communities around the world.

Matthew Blake, Head of Platform for Shaping the Future of Financial and Monetary Systems, Executive Committee Member, World Economic Forum, said: “We are delighted to welcome Thunes to the Forum’s financial and monetary systems platform, which strives to meet the changing needs of people around the world, especially in emerging markets, and to solve the pressing problems that are shaping the global financial system. partnership reflects a broader trend of companies to shift from shareholder capitalism to stakeholder capitalism, leading to more public-private alliances and multi-stakeholder collaboration. system.”

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