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Fundtech’s US Wire System Adds Seamless FX Transactions through PNC Bank

Real-time FX Payment Processing Will Make Banks Competitive With Up-To-The-Minute Exchange Pricing

Fundtech, a market leader in global transaction banking solutions, today announced that PNC will offer seamless foreign exchange (FX) transaction processing through Fundtech’s United States (US) federal wire system. Banks using Fundtech’s PAYplus USA will now be able to offer their commercial clients the convenience of integrated real-time FX payment processing using PNC Bank as their correspondent.

By consolidating both domestic and foreign payments processing into a single workflow, banks and their clients will gain greater control. Investigations and research will be streamlined, taking less time and providing more thorough results.

Banks and their clients will receive dynamic real-time FX rates from PNC that are competitive with up-to-the-minute exchange pricing. Confirmations and Regulation E (via the Electronic Fund Transfer Act) disclosures will be provided through the integrated systems, making it easier for financial institutions to comply with these regulatory changes.

Commenting on the agreement, Gus Karris, Managing Director of Foreign Exchange at PNC, states: “Integrating our real-time FX processing with Fundtech’s PAYplus USA is a win-win for both companies and an important benefit to banks that use the combined system. PNC’s global reach, competitive FX rates and dedicated customer service ensure that banks using the system will receive world-class service.”

Also commenting on the agreement, Mary Ellen Putnam, Executive Vice President of Fundtech, said: “As global trade continues to grow in importance among businesses of all sizes in the US, the need for foreign transactions is also expanding. Integrating PNC’s FX service with PAYplus USA ensures that banks of all sizes can offer their clients convenient, reliable and competitively priced FX services.”