Minsk is hosting the 15th International Forum on Information Technologies in Banking Industry BankIT 2018. The agenda features global best trends and practices, as well as the digital transformation of the financial sector. The National Bank intends to launch an instant payments service in Belarus in 2019. This is a basic project for many countries. It will improve payment services for businesses and individuals as payments will be made in real time. Work is underway on technical aspects of the project.