The RegTech for Regulators Accelerator (R2A)

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Key Partners/Clients:
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Omidyar Network, USAID, and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (fiscal sponsors)

Area of Work:
Inclusive Fintech, Policy and Regulation

Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines, Singapore

About R2A

The RegTech for Regulators Accelerator (R2A) partnered with leading financial sector authorities to pioneer SupTech applications for financial sector regulation, supervision, and policy analysis. With support from R2A, financial authorities could access new datasets and enhance their intelligence to establish a body of knowledge and evidence that drives financial inclusion and supports financial stability, integrity, and consumer protection.

Through R2A, partner financial authorities re-imagined how they collect and manage data, and harness technology to improve the speed, quality, and comprehensiveness of information in support of targeted, risk-based decision-making. R2A also engaged closely with technology innovators to create structured opportunities for them to propose solutions and collaborate with financial authorities in the design and testing of promising ideas.

Launched in October 2016, the R2A team partnered with the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the Mexican Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores (CNBV) and the Central Bank of Nigeria to develop and test next-generation SupTech solutions. The initiative’s objective was to contribute to the creation of a global SupTech marketplace where robust solutions are available and demonstrated for key use cases.



R2A Solutions

R2A partnered with financial authorities, technologists and data scientists to make roll out new SupTech solutions to:

  • Improve oversight and understanding of the financial marketplaces, implementing risk-based supervision.
  • Assess customer needs in data-rich environments.
  • Increase customer trust, financial well-being, and participation in the financial system
  • Develop smarter, proportional regulation.
  • Reduce compliance costs.

R2A has produced a number of proofs of concept, prototypes, and market-ready solutions to help financial authorities gather, process, store, and analyze financial data more quickly and with far greater insight than ever.

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