Category Archive: Banking

Broadening export horizons: Commerzbank’s Agnes Vargas explores Myanmar and Vietnam in The Asset

Vietnam’s economic development has been driven by its export-led industries, and Myanmar looks set to follow in its footsteps. In a feature for leading Asian finance magazine The Asset, Agnes Vargas, Regional Head of Greater China and ASEAN, explains that continued economic progress in both countries will depend on diversifying trade beyond their traditional partner China …

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In the fast lane: Deutsche Bank examines the potential impact of instant payments in the business-to-business space in Flow Magazine.

Instant payments (also referred to as real-time or immediate payment schemes) come in many different forms. Typically, however, they share a few common characteristics: they offer (near) real-time crediting of a payee’s account (usually meaning under a minute), they operate 24/7/365, and when successful, are final and irrevocable. For consumers, small businesses and retailers, a …

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Commerzbank “Best Bank in Germany” and “Best Bank for Western Europe’s SMEs” for Euromoney

Euromoney’s 2017 Awards for Excellence have recognised Commerzbank as the best financial institution serving SMEs in Western Europe. As the defending champion from last year’s awards, Commerzbank also retains the title of top German bank.



In Banker Middle East, BNY Mellon’s Bana Akkad Azhari considers fintech’s potential to transform the region’s financial landscape

Global fintech investment is soaring, nearly doubling to US$23.3 billion in 2016, from US$12 billion in 2014. Yet, the Middle East currently lays claim to just 0.1 per cent of this. Nevertheless, fuelled by the growing influence of a millennial population and rising expectations for efficiency, transparency and accessibility, fintech initiatives are rapidly gaining purchase …

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UniCredit scoops five Euromoney “Awards for Excellence” 2017

Many congratulations to UniCredit, who has been honoured with several prestigious industry awards by the leading global financial publication Euromoney. Announced at a ceremony held at the Tower of London on the 6th July, UniCredit was awarded five of Euromoney’s “Awards for Excellence” 2017: Best Bank in Italy and Croatia, Best in Transaction Services and …

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Writing for Finextra, Deutsche Bank’s Christian Westerhaus believes clarity over EU FTR 2015 is needed

Effective since 26th June 2017, the EU Funds Transfer Regulation 2015 (FTR 2015) sets out to ensure the traceability of payments transactions, which is a powerful tool in the prevention, detection, and investigation of money laundering and terrorist financing. But with its implementation comes unexpected hurdles for payment service providers (PSPs). Writing for Finextra, Christian …

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Europe’s “Best Trade Bank”: Commerzbank builds its track record in TFR’s awards

Commerzbank has been recognised by leading specialist publication Trade & Forfaiting Review as the “Best Trade Bank in Europe”. The accolade is the latest in a series of successes for Commerzbank in the magazine’s “Excellence in Trade Awards“, having taken the German title in 2016. Commerzbank’s Alexandre Bessy, Vice President, Advisor Trade Services, takes home the prize.



BNY Mellon’s Dominic Broom discusses how to fight protectionism and close the trade finance gap in CFO Innovation

In spite of recent challenges to growth, Asian trade has remained resilient (with ASEAN exports, for example, growing 12% from 2013 to 2016 to reach US$875 billion). Yet, where world trade once grew at twice the rate of GDP, the WTO’s forecast for world trade growth in 2016 was a rate of just 1.7% – …

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In Latin Finance, BNY Mellon’s Dino Sani discusses the importance of innovation and collaboration across the banking landscape

  The exponential growth of fintech innovation in recent years has brought remarkable upgrades to Latin America’s financial services – most notably in the efficiency and ease of retail and domestic payments. But, despite this impressive progress, there is still a great deal to do when it comes to modernizing global transactions. Furthermore, owing to …

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BNY Mellon’s Daniela Eder features in bobsguide PSD2 article on banks and PSD2

  In January 2018, all banks will have to be compliant with new PSD2 regulations. Daniela Eder, Cash Management Business Development Manager, Treasury Services, BNY Mellon, discusses the changes taking place and positive impact that PSD2 could have on the banking landscape. In the bobsguide piece, Eder is quoted as describing two factors that banks …

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