Global Payments & Transfers Insights

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PSD2 is pushing banks to reinvent themselves, but are they up to the task?

13th July 2017

“Banking is necessary, banks are not” Bill Gates famously said in 1994, speculating on the future power of technology. As the Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) comes into effect at the beginning of 2018, what once seemed like a controversial statement is now gaining increasing significance. Designed to boost competition in the... read more
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The time has come for MSBs to get serious about their AML compliance programs

11th July 2017

In a previous era money services businesses (MSBs) could be lax about diligently fulfilling anti-money laundering (AML) requirements. Regulators were much more interested in the banking sector, and focused their attention on cracking down on the failures of those businesses. But times are changing. As MSBs and fintech companies continue to... read more
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Is PSD2 the most significant banking industry shake-up ever? Pt. 3

10th July 2017

Company: bobsguide
Patrick Tans, Senior General Manager, Banking Products, at KBC Bank was a panellist at The European Payment Summit 2017, and stated that banks were facing the biggest upheaval to their industry for over 600 years. But how does the industry feel about the shift in regulation? We spoke to senior figures from across banks and fintechs, as well... read more
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Is PSD2 the most significant banking industry shake-up ever? Pt. 2

7th July 2017

Company: bobsguide
Patrick Tans, Senior General Manager, Banking Products, at KBC Bank was a panellist at The European Payment Summit 2017, and stated that banks were facing the biggest upheaval to their industry for over 600 years. But how does the industry feel about the shift in regulation? We spoke to senior figures from across banks and fintechs, as well... read more
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IS PSD2 the most significant banking industry shake-up ever? Pt. 1

6th July 2017

Company: bobsguide
Patrick Tans, Senior General Manager, Banking Products, at KBC Bank was a panellist at The European Payment Summit 2017, and stated that banks were facing the biggest upheaval to their industry for over 600 years. But how does the industry feel about the shift in regulation? We spoke to senior figures from across banks and fintechs, as well... read more
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Research data indicates PSD2 is set to topple Europe’s ‘House Of Cards’ by 2027

6th July 2017

Company: Icon Solutions
We’re at something of an inflection point in the payments landscape. It’s pretty clear that the arrival of PSD2 and Instant Payments will significantly disrupt retail payments, and the media has been awash with the “what ifs”. However, the debate has lacked any concrete data on which to base these thoughts - the size of... read more
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The latest issue of Payments {R}Evolution magazine is out now

5th July 2017

Company: bobsguide
The team behind PaymentEye and bobsguide is proud to present the 2nd edition of Payments {R}Evolution magazine. First released at Money20/20 Europe last month, the magazine addresses key issues in banking, forming strategic collaborations, the rise of challenger banks, and the future of the payments landscape. Featuring exclusive content and... read more
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Digital banking, mobile wallets and biometrics: The key topics at Money 20/20 Europe

4th July 2017

Company: bobsguide
Europe’s biggest fintech event, Money 20/20, kicked off last week in Copenhagen. With more than 70 sessions across five tracks, industry leaders and senior figures from around the world came together to discuss the emerging trends in payments and the future of banking, biometrics and more. “You don’t have to be first, you just... read more
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Why omnichannel is the buzzword of the year

3rd July 2017

Company: bobsguide
George Zirkel is Senior Vice President and Head of Global Payments Strategy at Transaction Network Services, a worldwide provider of solutions for the payments, financial and telecommunications services. He has a wealth of experience in the payments industry, and has held senior leadership roles across several businesses to lead the development... read more
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PSD2 and Instant Payments: Why membership has its privileges

29th June 2017

Company: Icon Solutions
Darren Capehorn, Director of Services, Icon Solutions In 2014 Europe started ramping up the rhetoric for building a pan European Instant Payments solution (now known as SCT Inst). In response, various forums sprung up to enable interested parties to discuss what such a solution might offer and how it would be delivered. Stop! In the name of... read more