CBN Releases Circular on the Issuance of the Framework for the Regulatory Sandbox Operations

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is committed to building a financial services sector that promotes stability, fosters innovation and deepen financial inclusion. In this regard, the CBN has implemented several reform initiatives towards the achievement of these objectives.

In continuation of these efforts, the CBN hereby issues the framework for Regulatory Sandbox Operations in Nigeria. The framework details the requirements for the conduct of live tests on innovative products, services and other solutions in a controlled environment.

To this end, the CBN shall review the products and solutions of applicants (Licensed institutions, Fintechs, Innovators and Researchers) during its implementation.

All stakeholders in the Regulatory Sandbox are required to ensure strict compliance with the requirements of the framework and all other payments system regulations, as the CBN continues to monitor developments and issue guidance as may be appropriate.