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The Central Bank announces the start of establishing the National Company for Electronic Payment Systems
Hawraa.m     53 minutes ago     3 minutes
Today, Wednesday, the Central Bank announced the start of establishing the National Company for Electronic Payment Systems, while
confirming the increase in the
     volume of deposits in the banking sector to 131 trillion dinars and the
     volume of foreign reserves to 148 trillion dinars.
Deputy Governor of the Central Bank, Ammar Khalaf, said in his speech during the opening of the eighth annual exhibition and conference for finance and banking services in Iraq, followed by (Al-Oula News):
“Many challenges that Iraq experienced in the past year and the Central Bank faced them with high responsibility, as it was able through monetary policy tools.”
The various decisions and the right decisions will
     achieve its goals set forth in its law, in addition to
     achieving the general level of prices through a decrease in the inflation rate, as
since the beginning of 2023 the inflation rate has reached 7.5 percent and decreased at the end of the year 2023 to 4 percent.”
He pointed out,
     “activating monetary policy tools and raising the price from 4 percent to 7.5 percent, in addition to
     issuing various financial tools, including bank transfers and Islamic certificates of deposit instruments,
     which were considered an investment opportunity for Islamic and commercial banks operating in Iraq, in addition to
     using monetary policy tools.” Various, including raising the mandatory reserve ratio from 15 percent to 18 percent,” indicating that
     “these tools are intended to manage excess liquidity in the Iraqi economy.” He pointed out that
 “last year witnessed clear growth in most monetary changes, including an
     increase in the volume of deposits in the banking sector from 129 trillion dinars in 2022 to 131 trillion dinars in 2023, as well as an
     increase in private sector deposits in the banking system from 54 trillion dinars to 55 and a half trillion dinars.” In addition to an
     increase in the volume of credit in the banking sector from 60 trillion to 69 trillion in 2023, in addition to an
     increase in credit to the private sector from 35 to 40 trillion dinars, in addition to an
     increase in the volume of foreign reserves from 140 to 148 trillion dinars.” He continued,
 “The efforts led by the Central Bank of Iraq in cooperation with the government, especially with regard to expanding the use of electronic payment tools, as
there was a clear rise and growth in electronic payment tools in Iraq, as the number of
POS points of sale increased from 10,000 devices per year.” 2022 to more than 20 thousand machines in 2023. The number of
ATM machines also increased from 2,223 machines in 2022 to about 3 thousand machines in 2023. As for the number of
electronic cards of various types, it reached about 16 million cards in 2022 and 18 million cards. In the year 2023,” noting that
“last year witnessed great cooperation between the government and the Central Bank, especially with regard to enhancing confidence in the national currency through the various decisions issued by the Council of Ministers and the Central Bank.” He explained,
 “There is less use of foreign currency in daily transactions, in contrast,
there is increased reliance on the national currency for local transactions,
in addition to there being cooperation in the issue of
     restructuring government banks and
     developing private banking institutions to build sound and sound banking institutions.” He stressed,
 “The Central Bank of Iraq is focusing on the importance of enhancing compliance with compliance standards for all financial institutions in accordance with local and international standards,” pointing out that
external transfer operations witnessed great discipline during the past year and a
high response from all banks to facilitate trade financing operations and various external transfers.” Especially after the issuance of external transfer controls at the beginning of last year.” He added,
 “The Central Bank of Iraq was able
      to strengthen its banking relations with a large number of Arab and foreign financial and banking institutions
     to open wider areas and ensure a high flow of external transfers,
     especially the use of different channels for external transfers in different currencies other than the dollar or next to the US dollar.” He pointed out,
 “The Central Bank seeks to strengthen banks by increasing the capital of all banks from 250 to 400 billion dinars,” noting that
“One of the most important projects launched by the Central Bank last year and work on it is still ongoing this year is the establishment of a “bank.” “Riyadah” which will be specialized in providing financing for small and medium enterprises,
as well as preparing a national strategy for bank lending due to the
     importance of the Iraqi economic depth and financial development and the
     importance of the role of financing in enhancing production and investment opportunities in Iraq,
in addition to enhancing the role of non-banking financial institutions that support financial and banking stability in Iraq. “By strengthening the role of the Deposit Guarantee Company as well as the Loan Guarantee Company,
in addition to starting to establish the National Company for Electronic Payment Systems, which it is hoped will have a major role in regulating electronic payment operations in Iraq.”

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