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What’s holding UK and EU payments back?

19th June 2018

Company: Viva Wallet
Despite Brexit uncertainty, the average UK SME made international payments of £48,000 in Q1 of 2018, up 5% year on year and the second highest amount recorded in over two years. It would seem that efficient payments in a range of different currencies are more crucial than ever, and UK businesses need to keep up. Complex, fragmented... read more
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Case study: global acquiring for Russiantrains

18th June 2018

Company: ECommPay
The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, spread out across 12 stadiums in 11 Russian cities, offers a chance for leading travel platforms to demonstrate the capabilities of their online booking systems. As a major sporting event, the World Cup is expected to attract over 1.5 million foreign tourists between June 14 – July 15, most of whom will opt for... read more
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How to build your treasury team for the 21st century

18th June 2018

Company: AccessPay
The role of the corporate treasurer has evolved over the past decade. Treasurers have had to become risk managers, corporate strategy advisors, compliance officers, data scientists, regulator managers and liquidity risk  managers – all, in addition to the traditional skillsets their roles required. The problem with this is that some... read more
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Asian payment trends: insights into doing business in the world’s biggest market

18th June 2018

Company: ECommPay
In pursuit of reducing financial friction, banks and complementary service providers have begun to collaborate amongst themselves, as well as with external technology companies, on a global scale, to offer a seamless customer journey. In some cases, it is the external technology companies themselves who diversify, seeking new opportunities by... read more
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Creative payment solutions through customization

18th June 2018

Company: AccessPay
PSPs and financial institutions often have needs that are unique to their business. These needs that go unaddressed can turn into pain-points, and revenue reduction. It is extremely important for payment platform providers to provide flexibility, and to have the adaptation capabilities required to determine and customize creative solutions. The... read more
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Blockchain: powering effective agriculture commodity trading

15th June 2018

2017 saw corporate investment in blockchain technology hit record highs. This year, every day new proofs of concept are demonstrating potentially huge benefits across a number of sectors, including commodity trading, and a recent Research and Markets report predicts that the global blockchain market will grow from $411.5m in 2017 to $7.68bn by... read more
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US deregulation "a factor" in regtech deal slowdown

15th June 2018

Company: bobsguide
RegTech startups setup to help banks and other financial institutions manage risk and meet compliance requirements imposed by stricter regulation in the wake of the financial crisis have thrived since 2010. However, since taking office Donald Trump has made good on his promise to unwind Dodd-Frank rules, reducing the the regulatory burden on... read more
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Global fintechs aim to crack Chinese markets

14th June 2018

Company: bobsguide
The Chinese government has been promising to open up its financial markets ever since Bill Clinton was in the White House. Yet over the course of the past two decades, foreign investors and corporate entities looking to enter China’s thriving finance sector have been continually met with fierce regulatory roadblocks. With the threat of a... read more
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Treasury teams aren’t equipped for a rising interest environment

13th June 2018

Company: AccessPay
The global financial crash of 2008 had repercussions which filtered into the daily lives of almost every person bound to the economic cycle. For a select few, the repercussions were positive, for most and to varying degrees, they were decidedly negative. Amongst those impacted were corporate treasurers, whose job descriptions changed almost... read more