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Robotics “just one pillar” of American Express’s treasury automation strategy

6th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is just one element of American Express’s treasury move to automation, the company’s vice president, payment strategies - global treasury McKay Colton told an audience at an industry conference in Chicago. “Robotics is one pillar of our automation journey,” said Colton, discussing the... read more
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Goldman’s US head of liquidity solutions: 2018 has been good for treasurers

6th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
This year has been the best environment for treasurers in the US since the global financial crisis, according to Dave Fishman, managing director and head of liquidity solutions, US, Goldman Sachs. “[Post-financial crisis] this is the first time that you’ve been able to achieve on cash a return greater than the inflation rate. An... read more
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Clearing standoff: US able to stand on its own in defence of trading ambition

6th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
The EU's softening in relation to clearing is typical brinksmanship of the commission, following its usual run book of international negotiations, says Mark Woolfenden, managing director of Euromoney TRADEDATA. “The clear facts of exchange trade analysis of the top five US exchanges, showed a significant amount of trade volume emanates... read more
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Treasury management does not need “bells and whistles”

6th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
The software market serving treasury managers requires fundamental change rather than many “flashy” offerings currently being provided by fintech players, according to Phil Beck, head of treasury management at Capital One – the US based banking and finance institution. “A lot of the fintech stuff I see out there is a lot... read more
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Game-change: how unlocking working capital can drive growth

6th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
This article was originally published on our sister site Global Treasurer. The Working Capital Summit, held jointly in San Francisco and Chicago in October, was a game-changer for the industry in more ways than one. As Taulia’s Matthew Stammers explains, “In Europe, there are lots of events for senior financial professionals... read more
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FCA data underlines need for flexible resourcing

6th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
For those who’ve seen it, complaints data published by the FCA for H1 2018 doesn’t make pleasant reading for banks and other financial providers. The total number of complaints reached a record level of 4.13 million, a 10% increase on the previous six months. This was the fourth successive half year increase. Once again, PPI was a... read more
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SWIFT eyes bigger role with API standardisation, says head of standards

6th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
“APIs are new from a technological standpoint, but also what SWIFT has played for since inception,” said the company's head of standards, Stephen Lindsay, on the sidelines at Sibos 2018 in Sydney last week. Application programming interfaces (APIs) are currently being rolled out across financial services to allow... read more
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UK banking payments report: The race to become Open Banking ecosystem orchestrator

5th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
“Payments is now a new battleground,” says John Hutton, director of payments at Nationwide, “particularly with Open Banking and the adoption of Third Party Providers (TPPs) and Payment Initiation Service Providers (PISPs). Through that ecosystem a TPP can start to manage on behalf of a customer.”   If the convergence... read more
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US retail banking: Gap growing between giants and community players

4th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
The gap between the product and service offerings of the US’s biggest retail banks and its smaller community players is set to become much more pronounced, says Tyrone Canaday, managing director and global head of innovation at Protiviti – the New York based consultancy.  “You look at the budgets and the amount of... read more
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Deutsche Bank’s Striano: Challengers face “loss of competitive advantage”

1st November 2018

Company: bobsguide
“On the topic of ‘challenger’ banks - while the underlying technology may be more adaptable, the requirement to do things differently to adhere to local regulations will ultimately end in the loss of competitive advantage; as opposed to building something in a much more homogenous environment where you only have to worry about one... read more