Global Payments & Transfers Insights

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Alternative tech costs spiking during crisis

25th January 2021

Company: ReconArt, Inc.
2020 will go down in history as a tumultuous year. We are in a defining period of time, challenging human ingenuity, perseverance, and priorities. Adapting to change can be painful and uneasy and it takes time to realise the opportunities for improvement it presents.   Businesses are compelled to face the reality of change and deal with it... read more
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Lockdown 3.0: The continued implications of remote trading

25th January 2021

With much of Europe and other global jurisdictions returning to yet another lockdown, we can be reasonably confident that markets will cope well this time around. The second lockdown coincided with the traditional end of the budgeting season and led to many firms shifting their priorities towards working from home and remote trading. This lockdown... read more
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Seamless payment experiences essential in months ahead

6th January 2021

Company: bobsguide
It is set to be a transformative year for payments say those in the industry. The pandemic will continue to have a huge impact, particularly in digital payments and open banking. While digital payments have grown over the past few years, they became an essential, as merchants and consumers reacted to the crisis. According to Visa, 77... read more
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German regulators warn markets on Brexit uncertainty

18th December 2020

Company: bobsguide
Germany’s supervisory authority BaFin has said that market participants should take all precautions necessary for a possible hard Brexit. Last week, the Bank of England said that the UK is “well prepared for serious economic shocks” in the event of a No Deal Brexit but warned that disruption to financial services could arise.... read more
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What does 2021 hold for digital financial services?

1st December 2020

Company: iProov
1. More financial regulators will authorise onboarding via automated biometrics Within the next 12 months, banking regulators in global territories – including Europe and the Far East – will authorise the use of automated biometrics instead of video calling for remote Know Your Customer (KYC) processes. Just as in 2019, when a... read more
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ISO 20022: Which road should banks take?

26th November 2020

The ISO 20022 messaging standard will see banks sending and receiving payment messages with far richer data than before. Many are – understandably – preoccupied with the practical challenges that this will bring, such as how they can translate between MT and MX message formats. However, what should not be forgotten is that the new... read more
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How the pandemic has accelerated consumers’ shift to digital payments

25th November 2020

Company: Accuity
It is likely that we won’t understand the full extent to which the pandemic has changed our lives until we are looking back at 2020. As people have remained home (and isolated) during the pandemic, they have resorted to purchasing their daily needs online.    It is easy to assume that the pandemic has significantly accelerated the... read more
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No regime rest bite: UK regulations to cause stir in 2021

24th November 2020

Company: bobsguide
It’s been a tough year for financial market participants in the UK, with the pandemic causing turbulence and uncertainty around Brexit undermining future strategy-building. Next year looks set to be almost as chaotic, as the country looks to rewrite its rulebook while maintaining its stake as a global financial powerhouse. For fintechs, it... read more
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No regime rest bite: UK regulations to cause stir in 2021

24th November 2020

Company: bobsguide
It’s been a tough year for financial market participants in the UK, with the pandemic causing turbulence and uncertainty around Brexit undermining future strategy-building. Next year looks set to be almost as chaotic, as the country looks to rewrite its rulebook while maintaining its stake as a global financial powerhouse. For fintechs, it... read more