Global Payments & Transfers Insights

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Navigating change in payments: Emerging markets, coronavirus and M&As

6th April 2020

Company: Ripple
The past 12 months has seen monumental change in the payments industry. In almost a domino effect, some of the market’s most notable names have announced landmark acquisitions which have quickly laid precedent for the future of payments. For instance, FIS, Global Payments and Fiserv have all announced acquisitions over $20bn, helping industry... read more
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The connectivity conundrum: why build, who builds and who pays?

26th March 2020

In my previous article, I examined how effective liquidity management in treasury depends upon having a consolidated view and control of corporate cash. In this one, I consider why building dedicated connectivity is necessary to achieve this, who should build it and who will pay for it. One of the many effects of globalisation has been the... read more
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Ten things you need to know about the Shareholder Rights Directive II

25th March 2020

The clock is ticking on the European Union (EU)’s Shareholder Rights Directive II (SRD II), which comes into force on 3 September 2020. It’s part of a cross-sector industry initiative to improve the existing set of standards on corporate actions and general meetings for listed equities, whilst addressing other issues for which the... read more
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Coronavirus update: challenger bank agility provides advantage over incumbents

13th March 2020

Company: bobsguide
Incumbent banks may struggle to adapt to the impact of coronavirus as remote working and customer services falter. Commentators say these challenges could leave digital challengers with the advantage. “Do the existing banks, the traditional banks, struggle to allow their staff to work remotely compared to challengers? You may find that the... read more
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Q&A: Real-time treasury for banks to shake up operations

13th March 2020

Company: bobsguide
While explaining the business application of real-time, Harshit Jain, Head of Transaction Banking & Digitisation at Nucleus Software, said that: "Consumers and business customers are becoming more impatient and more demanding. They want what they want when they want it. And if they don’t get it from you they will go to your... read more
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Does your client-facing technology measure up?

10th March 2020

With rapid advancements in data and analytics, today’s client-facing technology (CFT) has emerged as a competitive advantage for funds. It encompasses data, analytics, projections and other critical information – all personalised for investment managers and their clients. As technology capabilities have soared, so too have client... read more
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Six use cases for Open Banking that will change how you view it

11th February 2020

Company: DirectID
The last twenty-four months have seen the publication of hundreds upon hundreds of articles decrying the lack of impact that Open Banking has made upon the finance sector or for the consumer. Even those supportive of Open Banking continue to limit their horizons to some of the challenger banks or apps such as Moneybox or Money Dashboard which... read more
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Liquidity management: the invisibility dilemma

10th February 2020

Invisible liquidity is unmanageable liquidity. This inconvenient truth remains as valid today as it has ever since the discipline of liquidity management first emerged. Furthermore, while it may be widely-acknowledged, it certainly isn't widely-resolved. The number of global multinationals who can honestly claim that their treasuries have 100... read more
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Payments advisors warn of future dominated by card schemes

23rd January 2020

Company: bobsguide
Card schemes will control all payments in the next 10 to 15 years, according to a panel of payments advisors at the Westminster Business Forum’s Payments policy and regulation conference today in London. The panel, which also included spokespeople from Visa, UK Finance, and Lloyd’s Banking Group, discussed the transition of the... read more