Category Archive: Financial Technology

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’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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Natixis’ innovative Dutch mortgage investment platform featured in a special Financial Times report

Natixis and CMIS Group have announced the launch of ‘The Merius Mortgage Note’, a unique investment platform that enables European-wide institutional investors access to the prime Dutch Mortgage market. The platform is yet another example of Natixis’ innovative financial offering to clients, allowing current European clients access to an opportunity that was formally just offered …

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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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Natixis, IBM and Trafigura team up on blockchain oil platform – reported by the press

Natixis, IBM and Trafigura have pioneered the first blockchain solution in commodity trade finance for US crude oil transactions. The distributed ledger platform, built on the Linux Foundation open source Hyperledger Fabric, allows major steps in a crude oil transaction to be digitized on the blockchain, ensuring improved transparency, enhanced security, and optimized efficiency. More …

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Linking up to the blockchain: Commerzbank’s Gerhard Schipp looks for banking collaboration in an article for TradeReady

Blockchain is not just for Bitcoin. In article for the TradeReady blog, Gerhard Schipp, Commerzbank’s Head of Product Management Trade & Supply Chain Finance, explains that distributed ledger technology could enhance the efficiency, transparency and security of cross-border trade transactions. He notes that applying blockchain to trade could also allow banks comprehensive, real-time overviews of …

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BNY Mellon’s Bana Akkad Azhari discusses how banks are working together for an enhanced payment experience in FX-MM

Fintech innovation is transforming the payments landscape, and as technology continues to evolve, the need to enhance the cross-border payment experience is becoming ever more evident. Indeed, the existing infrastructures in place are far from optimal. Typically taking three-to-five days to settle, cross- border payments are falling short of modern-day expectations. Writing for FX-MM, BNY …

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BNY Mellon’s Diego Ortellado discusses how Latin American banks can leverage new digital opportunities by engaging with fintechs

Fintech is triggering a monumental shift in the payments space, bringing new capabilities that are enhancing the transaction experience and fuelling client expectations for better, faster and more innovative solutions. Yet, while fintech start-ups have been able to make a mark in the retail business, successfully launching innovative solutions on the corporate side – where …

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