Category Archive: Transaction Banking

Deutsche Bank publishes new whitepaper outlining the incoming EU Funds Transfer Regulation

Financial institutions and regulators require a common understanding of the EU Funds Transfer Regulation 2015’s (FTR 2015) revised scope and implications before its effective date or else they risk disruptions to transaction flows. This is according to Deutsche Bank’s newly-published whitepaper, “Funds Transfer Regulation 2015: a regional regulation with a global impact”. Applicable from 26 …

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Vietnam and Myanmar should diversify beyond Chinese trade, suggests Commerzbank’s Agnes Vargas in Trade and Forfaiting Review

In a relatively short space of time, Vietnam has emerged from a history of conflict, partition and poverty to become an industrialised, exporting powerhouse. The economy grew by 6.2% last year, and is likely to expand by a further 6.7% in 2017. Following closely in Vietnam’s footsteps is Myanmar. One year on from the election …

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UniCredit’s Luca Corsini explains in GTR how transaction bank evolution is good news for corporates

The current challenging environment in global trade is compelling transaction banks to re-examine client relationships, improve efficiency and step up innovation to remain competitive and future proof their business models. Luca Corsini, Global Head of Trade Finance at UniCredit and new Global GTB Co-Head starting from August, explains in GTR that despite the impetus, it’s …

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iGTB’s Tapan Agarwal cited in Global Trade Review cover story on “regtech”

Tapan Agarwal, product council head at iGTB, has been cited in the cover story of the latest issue of Global Trade Review, speaking on the subject of “regtech” – the use of technology to resolve regulatory issues and manage compliance risk. Agarwal discusses iGTB’s DDIQ engine – developed by OutsideIQ – which uses artificial intelligence to undertake due diligence. DDIQ …

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News of Intellect signing 10-year deal with “Big Four” Australian bank, covered by specialist press

Intellect Design Arena Limited, a digital technology product provider across Banking, Financial Services and Insurance, has signed a 10 year deal with one of Australia’s “Big Four”, to implement its integrated trade finance, treasury and retail remittance solution for the Bank’s corporate and retail customers in one of its offshore regions. The solution encompasses a …

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UniCredit’s Claudio Camozzo and Jan Kupfer on the potential of bank-fintech partnerships in Finextra

With banks and emerging fintechs introducing new innovations and business models to the industry by the day, the question of how these two parties co-exist in today’s landscape remains. And while some banks may have initially viewed fintechs as a threat, many are now looking to learn from their innovative approach. Collaboration is increasingly seen …

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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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Crown Agents Bank’s Theresa Henshaw surveys the African currency landscape in an article for GTNews

African currencies have undergone tremendous volatility over the past year, with significant depreciations – as well as some surprise recoveries – making headlines. In an article for GTNews, Crown Agents Bank’s deputy treasurer, Theresa Henshaw, explains that the background to such instability has been equally fickle raw material prices. These have dampened growth and put …

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Deutsche Bank’s Flow Magazine discusses ISO 20022

ISO 20022 will play an instrumental role in the future of payments – providing operational efficiency and enabling banks and market infrastructures globally to communicate. Yet it only really works if banks and market infrastructures around the world are harmonised, or at the very least aligned, in their migration efforts. In an article for Flow …

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iGTB’s Herber de Ruijter on contextual and convenient bank services in expert piece for The Paypers

In the age of digitalisation, APIs and vast amounts of existing client data can enable banks to offer entirely new services and enhance bank-client interactions, rather than just keep up with change driven by regulations and industry competitors, says Herber de Ruijter, Head of Digital at iGTB, in an expert piece for The Paypers. De Ruijter says …

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