Category Archive: Banking

Commerzbank’s new Asian and Latin American appointments covered in the specialist press

Joerg Motel has become the new Country CEO ASEAN and Head Corporates International, Singapore. Jochen Mueller has succeeded Motel as Head of FI Asia and Latin America, based in Frankfurt. Joerg Motel most recently held the post of Head of FI Sales Asia – responsible for covering the Indian Subcontinent, Greater China, ASEAN and Korea. …

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Commerzbank releases the first 2017 issue of FI.News

The biannual financial institutions newsletter brings together Commerzbank’s experts to offer their views on the topics trending in trade finance. This issue deals with the ups and downs of international trade. Bernd Laber, Commerzbank’s Divisional Board Member for Trade Finance & Cash Management, asks how a bank committed to facilitating global commerce might address current …

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BNY Mellon discusses enhancing trade links between Mexico and Turkey in TXF

Mexico and Turkey are two countries with a number of similarities. Both have economies with great potential, are blessed with strong geo-strategic positions – Turkey as the gateway to Europe and the Middle East, and Mexico as the bridge between North and Latin America – and have seen a substantial rise in their share of …

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BNY Mellon’s Daniel Verbruggen considers the value of bank-fintech collaboration in FX-MM

Technology is fuelling unprecedented levels of change in the payments industry. Banks are required to navigate expanding digital capabilities, evolving client and regulatory demands and, due to the growing influence of fintech companies, an increasingly competitive market. In respect to this, banks – and the industry as a whole – are increasingly recognising that it …

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BNY Mellon-hosted roundtable write-up on distributed ledger technology features in Financial IT

Distributed ledger technology and blockchain have dominated recent industry headlines, generating powerful discussion and fuelling innovation across the financial sector. BNY Mellon gathered together a group of experts in Manchester to discuss the practicalities of delivering distributed ledger solutions, the progress being made, and how the emergence of fintech start-ups has triggered not only unprecedented …

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Companies’ digital payment expectations are rising fast: Commerzbank’s Ingrid Weisskopf cited in bobsguide

Digitalisation of the payments landscape is increasing at such a pace that some argue a “cashless society” is on the horizon. Ingrid Weisskopf, Head of Cash Products and Advisory FI at Commerzbank, explains to bobsguide – a leading financial technology magazine – that it is companies who are demanding, and therefore stimulating, greater digitalisation efforts from …

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BNY Mellon’s Ross Jones discusses the fast-moving real-time payments environment in FX-MM

Real-time payment initiatives are gaining traction, driven by new technological developments, customer expectations and evolving regulatory requirements. A growing number of countries in regions across the globe have implemented, or are planning to implement, their own systems to facilitate instant domestic transactions. In FX-MM, Ross Jones, Product Line Manager, Global Payments, Treasury Services, BNY Mellon …

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S&P Global Ratings releases 2017’s first quarterly Infrastructure Finance Outlook newsletter

The new edition of IFR Outlook brings together the major commentaries, ratings updates and news in the global infrastructure sector over the first three months of 2017. Making the front page is an in-depth feature on the credit implications of “bundling” of project finance assets. Senior director Trevor D’Olier-Lees argues that aggregating assets can “unlock …

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The evolution of the Trade Register: ICC Banking Commission’s Olivier Paul highlights the value of the project in TXF

In an article for TXF, Olivier Paul, ICC Banking Commission’s Head of Policy, outlines the continuing value of ICC’s Trade Register project. The Trade Register, alongside ICC’s advocacy efforts, has contributed towards the increased visibility of trade finance – having a positive impact on the way that trade finance is understood and viewed by regulatory …

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Are corporates ready to flush out cash from their payments system? Deutsche Bank’s Andrew Reid offers his perspective in GTnews.

The world is moving towards greater digitalisation of payments. In Britain, one in four card payments are now contactless, and in Sweden, only 20% of all consumer payments are now made in cash. For consumers – the benefits of going cashless are easy to understand. Consumers appreciate the ease and simplicity of digitally managing money …

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