Category: Financial Technology

Crown Agents Bank appoints new CTO

Crown Agents Bank has hired Richard Weald as its chief technology officer (CTO), as the bank enhances its digitisation strategy. Weald was previously global head of IT operations and information security at Earthport, a forex and cross-border payment services provider. “I look forward to outlining a long-term technology roadmap for delivering the digital processes and …

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CAB explains why it is “sticking to its knitting” in latest TXF Q&A

Albert Maasland, CEO of Crown Agents Bank, explains what it takes to be a challenger bank that is 200 years old, and how the Bank will continue to do what it does best as it keeps digitally evolving. To read the full Q&A, click here (please note the paywall).

Announcement of RiskFirst and STOXX launching LDI indices covered by the specialist press

RiskFirst and STOXX Ltd, the operator of Deutsche Börse Group’s index business and a global provider of innovative and tradable index concepts, have announced the launch of the new iSTOXX RiskFirst LDI index family. The innovation – released on 23rd April 2018 – provides independent benchmarks for liability-driven investments (LDI), providing a new solution to …

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Crown Agents Bank Partners with 360T

In its latest move towards digitalisation, Crown Agents Bank, the global wholesale bank for emerging markets, has partnered with online trading platform 360T. “We can now offer a faster and more efficient service for all our customers who use 360T,” says David Bee, Head of Global Markets. “And for potential customers looking for illiquid, hard-to-access …

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BNY Mellon examines the rise of real-time payments in The Paypers

Writing for The Paypers’ 2018 edition of its “B2B Fintech: Payments, Supply Chain Finance and E-Invoicing Market Guide”, BNY Mellon’s Karen Braithwaite, Head of Global Product Management, Treasury Services and Carl Slabicki, Director, Immediate Payments, Treasury Services, discuss the momentum behind the adoption of real-time payments (RTP) across the world. Sparked by client demand for …

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The power of SWIFT gpi: BNY Mellon’s Monika Aminiova examines the potential for the initiative to revolutionise the payments industry in bobsguide

Writing for bobsguide, BNY Mellon’s Monika Aminiova, Cash Management Business Development Manager, Treasury Services EMEA, gives a rich overview of the developments within SWIFT’s rapidly expanding global payments innovation (gpi) initiative and a perspective on its future. The initiative has already helped to transform the speed, transparency and traceability of the traditional end-to-end cross-border payments …

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BNY Mellon’s Sindhu Vadakath discusses the arrival of open banking in International Banker

In a commentary article for International Banker, Sindhu Vadakath, Senior Product Manager, Global Payment Services and Asia Payments, Treasury Services, BNY Mellon, takes a look at the introduction of the Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) and the impact it will have on the core of traditional banking. PSD2 requires banks to share their closely guarded …

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CAB CEO talks cross-border payments tech

Albert Maasland, CEO of Crown Agents Bank, talks to GTNews about the future of SWIFT gpi and Ripple, noting that both are “obviously two key players” in the cross-border payments space. To read the full article, please click here.

Commerzbank’s Angela Koll guides Treasury Today through the Marco Polo blockchain project

In an exclusive interview, Koll explains how the initiative stands to revolutionise commerce and offers an update on its progress.

BNY Mellon discusses the revolution in payments seen across the last 20 years in GTNews

As part of a series of articles celebrating the 20th anniversary of GTNews, Daniel Verbruggen, Michael Bellacosa, Fred DiCocco and Matt Wells from BNY Mellon Treasury Services, come together to discuss the pivotal developments in the payments industry across the last two decades. Increased regulation resulting from events such as 9/11 and the 2008 global …

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