Category Archive: Cash Management

UniCredit’s preparations for multinational roll-out of instant payments covered by specialist press

UniCredit and EBA Clearing have announced that UniCredit has started testing with RT1, EBA Clearing’s pan-European, real-time payments platform. This test phase is a key milestone for UniCredit in its preparations to roll out euro instant payment products to its customer base across Europe. UniCredit is one of the first banks preparing to make real-time …

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A New Playing Field: Deutsche Bank discusses the implications of the new European Directive on Payment Services (PSD2) in Flow Magazine

PSD2 is certainly not a minor update of the original EU Payment Services Directive (PSD1) established in 2007. It brings three major changes to PSD1: it widens the geographical and currency scope of predecessor regulation; it introduces higher levels of payment security and authentication; and finally, and perhaps most disruptively, PSD2 licenses third party providers …

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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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Writing in Treasury and Risk, Deutsche Bank’s Seth Brener explores how corporates can “make the most out of their cash”

Managing excess liquidity has never been more challenging for the corporate treasurer. Low – even negative – interest rates mean treasurers can no longer rely on leaving their excess cash in overnight deposits. In addition, new financial regulations such as Basel III have only further complicated the question of what to do with excess liquidity: …

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UniCredit’s Cédric Derras discusses Europe’s upcoming instant payments revolution in new B2B guide from The Paypers

The introduction of instant payments to the European market is fast approaching. Cédric Derras, Global Head of Cash Management at UniCredit, explains in a new B2B guide from The Paypers how banks and corporates can ensure they are ready for this transition and make the most of the opportunities it will present. Despite the benefits …

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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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UniCredit’s Adeline de Metz in GTR: Supplier onboarding the key to supply chain finance programme success

In light of persistently low interest rates and a need to achieve financial key performance indicator (KPI) targets, Adeline de Metz, Head of Supply Chain Finance Solutions at UniCredit, explains in GTR that larger corporates are increasingly turning to supply chain finance programmes and receivables finance to optimise their working capital and strengthen supply chains. …

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News of BNY Mellon realigning its Treasury Services leadership team in EMEA covered by the specialist press

BNY Mellon’s Treasury Services business has realigned its leadership team in Europe, the Middle East and Africa to focus on its different market segments across the region. Daniel Verbruggen and Bana Akkad Azhari have both been promoted to the business leadership team. Verbruggen will continue to be responsible for relationship management in Europe, and Akkad …

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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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Commerzbank recognised for leading cash and trade services in Global Finance’s awards

Commerzbank has been recognised as the “Best trade finance provider in Germany” and – for the second year running – “Best global bank for export finance” in Global Finance magazine’s list of the “World’s Best Trade Finance Providers 2017”. The bank has also taken the titles of “Best Overall Bank for Cash Management in Central …

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