Global Payments & Transfers Insights
5th December 2019
After more than a decade of intensifying regulatory scrutiny, and calls for greater transparency across financial markets, it is striking that so many capital markets participants are still mired in compliance-related IT and data complexity without an end in sight. Ultimately, this is because they have not solved some fundamental trade data... read more
3rd December 2019
I’ve just returned to the UK after a week in New York where I was able to test the latest thinking and progress on intraday liquidity in the US and Canada.
Here I provide six reflections on how firms are addressing the intraday challenge - keep reading to the end as reflection six explains how the Federal Reserve is increasing the intraday... read more
14th November 2019
Corporate treasurers are experiencing more payments volume than ever before, with billions of transactions executed daily across a variety of channels, currencies, and countries. Enhanced formats are emerging at lightspeed, and organizational structures are shifting with buyouts/expansions and the adoption of multi-system environments.
The... read more
13th November 2019
Technology continues to progress at breakneck speed. At the same time, regulations imposed by national and supra-national bodies are introduced very slowly. This leads to a lag in which technology can impact without there being ample regulatory safeguards in place. We see this across industry, with questions asked on an ever-increasing frequency:
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7th November 2019
The payments industry is reaching saturation point with blockchain initiatives, according to the head of oversight division at the European Central Bank (ECB).
“You have [blockchain] developments, if they are integrated into an existing service, existing infrastructures, it is incremental,” said the ECB’s Klaus Löber on a... read more
28th October 2019
Addressing regulatory uncertainty will be necessary before banks look to join Facebook’s Libra Association, according to David Marcus, head of Calibra.
“We’ve been asked and criticised for not having banks at the table from the beginning, but I just want to clarify that this was not our decision,” said Marcus, speaking at... read more
23rd September 2019
This year we have asked market participants to select who they believe to be the leaders in the payments and paytech industries, and votes flooded in across the board.
Payments has become a fast moving vehicle, driven by regulation, market forces and technological advances. New players are emerging while incumbents look to reinvent... read more
3rd September 2019
Open Banking should have been a huge opportunity for Europe’s payment service providers (PSPs), but so far a lack of unified standards, the absence of harmonised fraud reporting requirements as well as the confusion around strong customer authentication (SCA) has caused great unrest for those within payments.
In June, when the European... read more
29th August 2019
The financial ecosystem as we know it is evolving. The world of payments is entering a new and exciting era that brings promise of modernization and flexibility brought on by the migration to the new ISO 20022 messaging standard. This transition will bring not only heightened opportunities but also challenges for banks, how will you ensure a smooth... read more