Category: Banking

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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Crown Agents Bank’s new foreign exchange trading platform covered in the specialist press

EMpowerFX provides clients with direct access to real time quotes for well in excess of 500 emerging and developed-market currency pairs. The platform’s launch was covered across the specialist financial and foreign exchange press, including FX-Week, Forex News, Treasury Today, Profit & Loss, COVER South Africa, Institutional Asset Manager, Modern Ghana, FTSE Global Markets, Global Banking and Finance Review, Banking Technology, and Caribbean News Now.

UniCredit’s David Vials writes in GTNews on how euro corporate bonds are a strong option for UK businesses

Showing impressive resilience against the shocks of last year’s geo-political upheavals, and with investors aplenty amidst continued ECB appetite, David Vials, Head of Corporate Coverage, UK & Ireland at UniCredit writes in GTNews that the euro corporate bond market presents a strong option for UK businesses looking to raise funds. Those looking to issue euro bonds, however, must …

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The top trends in finance today: Commerzbank’s Enno-Burghard Weitzel interviewed by The Banker

In a video interview filmed at the recent Sibos conference, The Banker‘s Joy Macknight asked Enno-Burghard Weitzel, head product management trade services at Commerzbank, for his take on the top trends in finance today, including progress on blockchain, the value of the bank payment obligation (BPO) and the rise of sustainable trade.

Commerzbank launches the second 2017 issue of FI.News

The latest edition of Commerzbank’s newsletter for its financial institutions clients, released in time for Sibos, looks ahead to the future of finance and trade. Explore the Commerzbank 4.0 programme as it builds a future-proof bank. Discover the fruits of collaboration with fintechs. See how Commerzbank is bringing custody and collateral services into the modern …

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