Category Archive: Banking

iGTB’s Michel Jacobs quoted in Global Finance magazine in article on AI in banking

Michel Jacobs, Head of Global Sales and Head of Digital & Payments at iGTB, has been quoted in in a feature article for the December 2017 issue of Global Finance magazine. The article discusses how AI is making waves in CFO offices, and explores where its promise of efficiency will have the greatest impact. Jacobs notes, …

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PSD2 regulation is a catalyst for innovation, says Deutsche Bank in Banking Technology

PSD2 comes into force on 13 January 2018. It aims to open up the European payments market to greater competition and transparency, but Christian Schaefer, global head of payments, cash management, Deutsche Bank, believes its effect will be more far-reaching. Writing for Banking Technology magazine, Schaefer suggests it is no exaggeration to say that the result will …

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​Crown Agents Bank’s Albert Maasland cited in Global Risk Regulator on impact of Caribbean derisking

The Banker‘s Global Risk Regulator magazine has cited Albert Maasland, CEO of Crown Agents Bank, on the impact on the Caribbean of banks’ derisking. With the region having been “hurt disproportionately” by the withdrawal of correspondent banking services, Maasland notes that “Losing access to dollar payment capabilities for the commercial banking sector can be very, very difficult”.



How Deutsche Bank is forging a path to PSD2 compliance – bobsguide reports

Are you PSD2-Ready?, a new whitepaper published by Deutsche Bank, outlines a number of challenges for banks tasked with becoming PSD2-compliant. bobsguide sat down with Christian Schaefer, Global Head of Payments, Cash Management, Deutsche Bank, to discuss the report’s key findings. Read the full article here.  



Do not place PSD2 on the back burner, says Deutsche Bank in FTSE Global Markets

On January 13th, 2018, the new European Directive on Payment Services in the Internal Market (PSD2) comes into effect, marking the next stage of the European payments market’s transformation. Christian Schaefer, global head of payments, Cash Management, Deutsche Bank, explains the implementation hurdles and opportunities in an article for FTSE Global Markets magazine – and …

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Deutsche Bank discusses a new age in payments in Finextra

It will be regulation-led, but make no mistake: 13th January 2018 will see the start of a deep-rooted and long-term transformation of the European payments market. This is when PSD2, the new European Directive on Payment Services in the Internal Market, comes into force. While this prospect initially caused concern to some in traditional financial …

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Natixis’ 3-Year Strategic Report covered by Reuters

Having diversified beyond its domestic market – improving its CIB’s return on equity by 5.3 percentage points to 13% – and cementing the strategic changes it has carried out since 2013, Natixis’ new strategic plan has been covered by Reuters. With a focus on four key sectors – energy and natural resources, aviation, infrastructure and real estate, and …

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Commerzbank’s Ruediger Geis sets out a blueprint for a sustainable economy in Trade Ready

In an article for Trade Ready, Ruediger Geis, Head Product Management Trade at Commerzbank, shows how banks can lead the way to sustainable trade – pointing to education, standards and guidelines as important milestones.



News of iGTB’s deal with Federal Bank covered by specialist and tier one press

Federal Bank, one of India’s most progressive and innovative banks, has selected iGTB to implement its Digital Transaction Banking (DTB) platform – powered by an integrated front-end omni-channel Corporate Banking eXchange (CBX) portal with backend processors for Collections & Receivables, Payables, Account Services and Supply Chain Finance. DTB will also augment the front end of their …

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IFR speaks to UniCredit’s Pietro Bianculli on the burgeoning social bond market

On Tuesday 15th November, Cassa Depositi e Prestititi proved that social bonds are all the rage, drawing orders in excess of €2.25bn, including €110m of joint leader manager interest. As Joint Bookrunner, UniCredit helped set the spread for the for the €500m no-grow five-year at 57bp over mid-swaps (having started marketing at high 60s). Speaking …

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