WSBI Regional Groups
The WSBI has established three regional groups that bring together members at regional levels to give close exchange on specific issues and to promote best practice sharing. Created for the African, Asia-Pacific and Latin American-Caribbean regions, the groups can create business opportunities between members.
What they do
Cooperation between WSBI members at regional group level has a two-pronged approach – advocacy and knowledge sharing. Work ranges from contact building and exchanges of information to the development of concrete business opportunities, at bilateral or multilateral level. For example, members host training workshops for other members, sign business cooperation memoranda of understanding, exchange expertise and enter into partnerships. Training and sharing opportunities often fall alongside regional group meetings.
When they meet
Representing financial institutions from countries in a region, groups meet at least once a year at regional meetings. Those meetings serve as a platform to exchange experiences among members and also provide potential members or other interested international or regional organizations a chance to see first-hand what WSBI and its members stand for.
Representing 43 financial institutions from 28 countries, the WSBI Africa Regional Group brings together the members in the region to keep close exchange on specific issues and to promote the exchange of best practices and create business cooperation opportunities.
Coming from a region that comprises a quarter of G20 countries, the WSBI Asia-Pacific Regional Group represents member banks through sharing and advocacy work on financial inclusion, banking innovation and digitalization.
Representing financial institutions and federations, the WSBI Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC) addresses region-wide structural changes needed to extend the access to financial services through share knowledge and to advocacy for members.