New Basel Report Highlights Digital Finance Risks and Benefits

The Basel Committee has published its Digitalization of Finance report on the implications of digital finance for banks and supervision. Building on a 2018 report, it highlights benefits and risks of AI, distributed ledger technology and cloud computing. The report also identifies 8 key implications for banks and supervisors, focusing on macro-structural elements, digitalization themes and capacity building. Furthermore, it stresses the need for robust governance, risk management and regulatory measures to address new vulnerabilities and system-wide risks. The Committee will continue monitoring digital finance developments and develop new standards or guidance recommendations.

Read the full report here.