Global Payments & Transfers Insights


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

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

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

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

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

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

A new leader for driving enterprise control

29th October 2018

Global financial institutions are experimenting with an essential new c-level position—the chief control officer—to ensure that organisational lines of defence are effective in fostering internal compliance, accountability, and transparency. But without the right data, they may still be feeling around in the dark. Oversight and... read more

Finastra CTO: Data is the "big play" in firm’s new SaaS payment solution

22nd October 2018

Company: Finastra
Finastra revealed its cloud-based instant payments offering for small and mid-sized banks at Sibos 2018 today, in Sydney, Australia. The Fusion Global PAYplus packaged solution - which has a release date of Q2 next year - will enable tier three and four financial institutions in the EU and US to enjoy the benefits... read more

Europe unwilling to grasp blockchain

18th October 2018

Company: bobsguide
A recent report, ‘Blockchain in Europe: Closing the Strategy Gap’, conducted by Cognizant, reveals there are several internal barriers stopping blockchain from becoming impactful. These include truly understanding use cases, and assessing their costs and benefits (51%). Yvonne Zhang, CEO and co-founder of tech outfit Aquifer... read more

Open Banking fuels rise of BaaS

17th October 2018

Company: ONPEX
The financial services industry is well used to the as-a-service suffix. A service offered to incumbents by a variety of specialist third parties as well as the preferred model of operating for agile challengers, banking-as-a-service (BaaS) has grown in popularity -and looks set to solve some age-old pain points. And the BaaS revolution may... read more