Global Payments & Transfers Insights
19th April 2018
Over the counter (OTC) derivatives such as swaps and forwards are versatile and flexible instruments, used by investment managers globally for hedging unwanted foreign exchange (FX) and interest rate risk, implementing yield enhancement strategies and creating innovative factor-based investment products. But the lack of visibility into OTC... read more
18th April 2018
While Brexit deliberations remain the overbearing concern for the financial services industry BBVA-backed fintech Denizen is attempting to calm those nerves by looking at maintaining that today’s markets are international in nature, transgressing the political arena.
“We’re all inhabitants of this world. Our finances and... read more
16th April 2018
Nowadays, people find themselves living in very turbulent times, with political and economic instability all over the world, ranging from the impending Brexit to the escalation of trade tensions. As the financial sector is a litmus test to all world events, financial professionals must always be equipped with the right tools to evaluate risks and... read more
13th April 2018
This editor's picks is all about real use cases of blockchain in the financial industry, in preparation for our live podcast on Monday 16th at 10:30am "How long until blockchain makes a telling contribution to financial services?".
Together with IBM, Barclays and exciting newcomers, Synswap, we'll dash away Monday... read more
5th April 2018
Since SWIFT first announced global payments innovation (gpi) at SIBOS in 2015, more than 150 financial institutions have joined the platform, pushing more than US$100 billion daily across the system.
This support and traction has been driven by growing client expectations for enhanced speed and visibility along with broader regulatory changes... read more
5th April 2018
Advocates of biometrics would have us believe in some dystopian future where customers have microchips embedded in their palm for seamless payments.
But what are the real use cases for biometrics beyond what is a far-off sci-fi fantasy? Well, at least 6+ months far off.
The customer-centric trend continues to grip retail banking, as any... read more
4th April 2018
The big banks are besieged on all fronts by challengers baying for change and pushing for disruption. It leaves the likes of Barclays, RBS, HSBC and Santander with two options: innovate or sink.
But fending off agile challengers whilst keeping the massive, cumbersome business-as-usual leviathan going is no easy feat let alone being proactive in... read more
2nd April 2018
In which department does GDPR sit? How will GDPR affect me? What happens if I’m breached? What are the fines? No, really, what are the fines? Thus reads the internet history of any number of data protection officers in the financial industry.
May 25th, implementation day, is 56 days away. As part of our ritual (and sadistic) reminders,... read more
29th March 2018
The customer is often considered king, but it’s debatable how many organisations embrace this perspective. Of course some are better than others, and the most successful enterprises constantly adapt to meet evolving customer expectations. Those that have followed this key business rule have come to redefine and raise the standard of customer... read more
29th March 2018
Brexit stunned financial markets.
As regulators in Paris were in the midst of establishing the largest set of rules to define European markets ever - in the second Markets in Financial Services Directive (Mifid II) - the UK’s determination to leave the European Union caused uproar across the continent, raising a multitude of questions for... read more