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  • Bruno Mellado, Global Head of Payments and Receivables, BNP Paribas

    Why it’s time to join the instant payments phenomenon

    Treasurers who believe they have no need for instant payments should ask their business colleagues what they think.

  • Coin collectors box with gloves, magnifying glass and a cup of coffee

    No (Solomon Islands) dollars… and no cents

    Think you deal with more currencies than anyone else? Think again.

  • US and China themed cargo crates bashing into each other

    Asia Pacific trade: choosing your friends

    Assumptions that China’s corporates will be the main losers in any escalating trade war with the US may be confounded if the country presents a friendlier face to Japan.

  • View of Geneva city from the height of the Cathedral in Switzerland

    It’s EuroFinance time once more: here’s what’s hot

    It’s time once more for the annual EuroFinance International conference to roll into another major European city. The 27th incarnation of this key industry event finds itself at the Palexpo in Geneva next week, from 26th to 28th September.

  • Press release: Absa Group launches in UK

    13th September 2018 – Absa, one Africa’s largest diversified financial services group, launches their UK office. Officially trading as Absa Securities UK, the move supports the group’s ambition to bring the world to Africa as the preferred corporate & investment banking partner between UK and European investors looking to do business in the continent’s growing economies.

  • Press release: Banks turn to technology as global regulation continues to increase KYC complexity for 75% of compliance and correspondent banking professionals

    17th September 2018 – The annual Accuity Financial Counterparty KYC Survey has revealed that 75 percent of senior compliance and correspondent banking professionals have encountered added complexity in interpreting and adhering to local legislation. As global regulators continue to introduce and enforce more stringent compliance standards in efforts to mitigate the risk of financial crime, compliance officers are under pressure to have all relevant due diligence information at their fingertips.

  • Press release: NatWest to pilot UK’s first intelligent cash management system with automated account crediting

    17th September 2018 – NatWest and G4S are working together to pilot the UK’s first intelligent cash management solution for businesses later this year. This innovative and secure cash solution enables businesses to benefit from automated account crediting of its cash transactions without having to deposit that day’s takings in their local branch.

  • Press release: HSBC customers to enjoy real-time fund transfers and transactions

    17th September 2018 – HSBC announced today that from 30 September 2018, personal and business customers will be able to make real-time fund transfers to their friends, families and business partners using accounts with HSBC or other Faster Payment System (“FPS”) participants in Hong Kong through FPS. Merchants and corporates will also be able to enjoy real-time settlement and streamlined reconciliation by displaying a QR code to accept payments.

  • Press release: SIA has provided the new RTGS in Denmark

    18th September 2018 – SIA, European hi-tech company, leader in payment infrastructures and services, has further strengthened its positioning in the Nordic countries, by providing Danmarks Nationalbank with the new real-time gross settlement system (RTGS) that connects banks, mortgage banks and settlement systems. This RTGS platform is already in operation by the central banks of Norway and Sweden and it will soon go live in Iceland too.

  • Press release: Nordea launches open banking in Sweden

    18th September 2018 – Nordea takes a major step by extending Open Banking to Sweden. This gives developers the possibility to begin building applications designed for both Finnish and Swedish customers. “We see open banking as a huge opportunity to create better financial solutions”, says Casper von Koskull, CEO of Nordea.