Category Archive: Transaction Banking

Commerzbank’s new Asian and Latin American appointments covered in the specialist press

Joerg Motel has become the new Country CEO ASEAN and Head Corporates International, Singapore. Jochen Mueller has succeeded Motel as Head of FI Asia and Latin America, based in Frankfurt. Joerg Motel most recently held the post of Head of FI Sales Asia – responsible for covering the Indian Subcontinent, Greater China, ASEAN and Korea. …

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In a feature for Bobsguide, Deutsche Bank’s Christian Schaefer says banks must seize PSD2’s opportunities for innovation

  From January 2018, the “European Directive on Payment Services in the Internal Market”, commonly known as PSD2, comes into force with the aim of ensuring that the European payments market remains transparent and secure. In a feature for Bobsguide, Deutsche Bank’s Head of Payments, Cash Management Corporates, Christian Schaefer, joins other experts to explain …

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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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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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UniCredit’s Adeline de Metz explains how supplier onboarding is pivotal to working capital management programme success in TRF News

Against a backdrop of low borrowing costs and increased scrutiny of financial key performance indicators (KPIs), large corporates are turning to comprehensive working capital management techniques such as receivables and supply chain finance to release working capital, shore up balance sheets and create more robust and efficient supply chains. However, many corporates have struggled with …

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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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News of iGTB contract win to implement Raiffeisen’s digital trade finance platform covered by specialist press

iGTB has agreed a contract to implement a comprehensive digital trade finance platform for leading Austrian bank, Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) and five of its regional banks. The new platform will enable RBI to standardise its operations across numerous legal entities and client segments and digitalise its provision of guarantees, letters of credit, collections and …

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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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Deutsche Bank’s Shakrokh Moinian explores the far-reaching implications of PSD2 in TFR

PSD2’s predecessor regulation, PSD1, was introduced in 2007, to a very different kind of payments market. Since then, a step-change in technological development has thrown up a multitude of new payment methods, channels, and operators. PSD2 takes account of the changes that have occurred since 2007; it licenses and regulates new market players (or Third …

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Deutsche Bank’s Shahrokh Moinian answers the Asset Servicing Times’ pressing questions regarding new EU payments regulation

The new EU Payment Services Directive (PSD2) comes into effect on 13th January 2018, and could cause – among other consequences – significant changes for payment service providers’ back office processes. In a Q&A article for Asset Servicing Times, Shahrokh Moinian, Global Head of Cash Management Corporates, Deutsche Bank, answers the industry’s most pressing questions …

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