Global Payments & Transfers Insights


Are treasurers seizing the compliance opportunities in SEPA, IFRS9, OTC changes?

25th October 2013

Company: Kyriba
Regulatory compliance is a headache for every treasurer and chief financial officer (CFO), says Bob Stark, vice president of market strategy at Kyriba, in this blog examining the regs facing finance professionals. The single euro payments area (SEPA) is imminent; the hedge accounting rules under the International Financial Reporting Standards... read more

Migration to SEPA: update from the frontline

17th October 2013

Company: Experian
As we approach the end of 2013 we are also nearing the end of one of the most significant changes in payments legislation, technology and business practices of the last 50 years anywhere in the world. The single euro payments area (SEPA) compliance figures are still not comprehensive, says Jonathan Williams, director of payments strategy at... read more

SEPA: Compliance Checklist

16th October 2013

Company: ION Treasury
Getting ready for the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) is the first and foremost priority for many corporate treasurers as the 1 February 2014 migration deadline nears, says Günther Peer, Reval’s regional vice president for solution consulting in Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA), as he outlines a compliance checklist that... read more

Interview: BofA Merrill’s CIO Bill Pappas outlines his model bank

3rd October 2013

Company: bobsguide
The chief information officer (CIO) of global wholesale banking technology and operations (GWBT&O) at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Merrill), Bill Pappas, is currently overseeing a radical overhaul of the bank’s wholesale technology systems and infrastructure as part of its Wholesale Model Bank project. He talked about the... read more

MPoS: Is the physical card or card reader dead?

1st October 2013

Company: bobsguide
Long experience has taught me to pay no attention whatsoever to any expression of public opinion about electronic transactions or the future - and most especially to ignore pronouncements on the future of electronic transactions, says bobsguide blogger Dave Birch of Consult Hyperion. So I don't know why I accidentally started looking at a... read more

The takeaway dessert from the desert: Reflections on Sibos 2013

26th September 2013

Company: bobsguide
With the 7,500 delegates from the Sibos 2013 trade show in Dubai, UAE, now back home and hopefully recovered from their exertions last week, Neil Ainger reviews some of the major themes and discussion points revealed by the bobsguide daily show report. This summary covers everything from the obvious anger at the regulatory burden being placed upon... read more

Sibos 2013: Day 4 Report – Africa and Middle-East focus, vox pops and tech winners

19th September 2013

Company: bobsguide
The fourth and final day of Sibos 2013 focused on the growing Africa and Middle-East region with a whole day devoted to the banking, trading and technology opportunities in the area, writes Neil Ainger. The winners of the Innotribe Challenge were also announced overnight and the technology companies on the exhibition floor share their vox pop... read more

Sibos 2013: Day 3 Report – Compliance Forum channels frustration at regulatory overload

18th September 2013

Company: bobsguide
The fifth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers’ passed just three days ago and the ramifications of that momentous day are still being felt across the financial, technology and banking world as new regulations emanating from then come home to roost, writes Neil Ainger. The Compliance Forum at Sibos 2013 got underway today looking... read more

Sibos 2013: Day 2 Report – Market Infrastructure Change and Corporate Forum

17th September 2013

Company: bobsguide
The Market Infrastructure (MI) Forum at Sibos 2013 got underway today looking at the recovery and resolution plans now in the place for the industry post-crash and the technological changes necessary to make them happen, with the huge imminent changes under the TARGET2Securities (T2S) single euro securities settlement engine in Europe, which is... read more

Cloud computing in FS: An essential guide

12th September 2013

Company: bobsguide
In this first bobsguide blogger (aka contributing editor) submission from Barclays’ CIO Andrew Witney the issue of cloud computing is addressed. The pros and cons of private, public and hybrid cloud solutions for financial services (FS) firms are examined alongside uptake; the Infrastructure (IaaS), Platform (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service... read more