Category Archive: SMEs

ICC Banking Commission “Rethinking trade and finance” report featured in Nordea Insights

In its most recent newsletter, Nordea Insights – the Nordic banking organisation – has published an interview covering the latest ICC Banking Commission “Rethinking Trade and Finance” report. The interview, which features responses from a number of Banking Commission Executive Committee members, delves into various aspects of the report – including digitalisation and standardisation, sustainability …

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Commerzbank “Best Bank in Germany” and “Best Bank for Western Europe’s SMEs” for Euromoney

Euromoney’s 2017 Awards for Excellence have recognised Commerzbank as the best financial institution serving SMEs in Western Europe. As the defending champion from last year’s awards, Commerzbank also retains the title of top German bank.



ICC UK’s Chris Southworth on Manchester business opportunities in GM Business Connect

ICC United Kingdom’s Chris Southworth highlights the challenges and opportunities facing Manchester’s business community for GM Business Connect magazine, in a joint commentary with the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce. In a post-Brexit environment, there is plenty that businesses around Manchester can do to protect their interests – including increasing the levels of engagement in …

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ICC UK’s Chris Southworth on why UK businesses need to think global in Director of Finance

In the latest edition of Director of Finance, ICC United Kingdom’s Secretary General, Chris Southworth, explains why it is a crucial time for UK businesses to find their voice and think global. Indeed, there are a number of global opportunities which businesses can tap into, but in order to do so they need to ensure …

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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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Dominic Broom of ICC Banking Commission and BNY Mellon discusses Asian trade in Global Banking and Finance

In a recent article in Global Banking and Finance Review, Dominic Broom, member of ICC Banking Commission’s Executive Committee, and Global Head of Trade Business Development at BNY Mellon, discusses the changes to trade occurring across Asia. The article provides a preview of one of the discussions that will take place at the ICC Banking …

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Satago describes how on-demand business finance is supporting SMEs in Global Banking & Finance Review

The increasing convenience of modern living is driving expectations for 24-hour, instant access across many aspects of their personal and business lives. Yet, the financial services industry has had difficulties keeping up with demand from companies, including SMEs, which are looking for more efficient solutions. Writing for Global Banking & Finance Review, Satago’s CEO, Steven …

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In FX-MM, Satago explains how new technology capabilities are putting SMEs in control of their financing

The advent of the digital age is increasing the expectations of consumers and businesses alike for instant, round-the-clock payment solutions. While the financial market has been somewhat slow on the uptake, fintech developments – primarily driven by nimble alternative financiers – are becoming increasingly prevalent. In an article for FX-MM, Satago’s CEO Steven Renwick explains …

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Satago’s Steven Renwick writes an article for GTNews on how tech innovation is facilitating easy-access business finance

Technological advancements are creating new opportunities in the field of SME finance, and alternative financiers are leveraging these digital capabilities to offer pioneering solutions to small businesses. Writing for GTNews, Satago’s CEO, Steven Renwick, discusses the customer-first culture of fintechs, and how this is enabling them to produce exemplary and accessible finance technology. Renwick notes …

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Satago’s Steven Renwick talks “on-demand business finance” in Tech City News

The financial services industry, long overdue a radical transformation, has been slow to embrace disruptive innovation. But a new breed of fintechs has emerged that is transforming the SME funding landscape. In Tech City News, Steven Renwick, CEO of Satago, explains how, by leveraging cloud technology, real-time data and analytics tools, these new fintechs are …

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