TT Central Bank authorises first company to issue e-money – CARICOM Business

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The Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago has issued a provisional registration to PayWise Limited as an electronic money (e-money) issuer. The provisional registration authorises PayWise to issue e-money in Trinidad and Tobago from September 1, 2022, becoming the first entity, apart from banks and non-bank financial institutions, so authorised.

PayWise will also be allowed to enlist new customers. PayWise is registered as a payment service provider since 2019 by CBTT.

E-money can be broadly defined as an electronic store of monetary value on a technological device that may be used for making payments to entities other than the e-money issuer. E-money can be used for payment transactions with or without bank accounts. – Extract from the CARICOM BUSINESS Newsletter, Vol 5. No. 33

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