Sandboxes are most popular fintech initiatives used by central banks

Almost 50% of central bank respondents operate sandbox environment

Forty-eight percent of respondents to the Central Banking Fintech & IT 2021 benchmarks survey oversee sandbox environments, which nurture experimentation with fledgling financial technologies.

They’re the most popular type of support given new fintech initiatives across institutions – just 16% run accelerators, which help get early-stage technologies ready to launch, and 10% incubators, which nurture ideas that have potential, but are yet to be tested.

On average, each central bank respondent

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