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Deniss Filipovs
Head of Payment Systems Policy at Bank of Latvia


Since 2015, Deniss is the Head of Payment Systems Policy Division with the responsibility for oversight of payment systems and payment instruments in Latvia. That also includes the monitoring of the tendencies in FinTech and analysing the impact of the new financial technologies on the payments industry. In collaboration with the payment markets regulator Deniss helps market participants to better understand the challenges and opportunities of the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2). Deniss is a participant of internal Instant payments working group within the Bank of Latvia and manages market relations and public communications in relation with the instant payments project. Deniss is an expert in the area of virtual currencies, at the same time he facilitates discussion about the high potential of blockchain technology and educates society about main functional principles of the technology.