Commerzbank has released the latest issue of its biannual newsletter, FI.News, available in interactive e-book format. The newsletter offers a range of insights from Commerzbank’s Financial Institutions experts, along with all the latest news, views and updates.
This edition welcomes Dr. Bernd Laber, the new Global Head of Transaction Services and Financial Institutions. In his debut editorial for the newsletter, he sets out Commerzbank’s dedication to navigating global trade finance amid the increasingly competitive and challenging regulatory environment.
As such, the issue has a strong focus on innovation in transaction banking services. In a lead article, Ingrid Weiskopff, Head of Cash Projects and Advisory FI, explores the new Global Payments Innovation Initiative from SWIFT, which promises to drive customer service standards among major banks – committing them, for instance, to provide corporate clients with same-day access to funds. In a separate feature, Angela Koll, Product Manager for Trade Services, outlines the significance of the comprehensive terminology Commerzbank has helped to draft, in order to increase transparency in the supply chain finance market.
Commerzbank’s Ana Rozic, Head of the bank’s representative office in Zagreb provides insights on the opportunities available to Croatia as it celebrates 25 years of independence, while Agnes Vargas, Regional Head for Greater China & ASEAN, sets out the challenges facing China’s international trade.
Meanwhile, the edition delves into the topic of sustainability. It highlights a feature run by specialist commerce magazine Trade & Export Finance on how Commerzbank is ushering in the future of sustainable trade, and covers a landmark deal for the export of wind turbines to Bolivia.
In addition, the issue sets out all Commerzbank’s recent banking events and awards.
Moorgate has produced FI.News since 2013 – please view the latest edition online here.