Category Archive: Transaction Banking

iGTB’s Herber de Ruijter explains why context is the key to world-class transaction banking services in Global Banking & Finance Review

Pursued by a host of fearless competitors, transaction banks face a task tough staying ahead of the pack – meeting rising expectations, while simultaneously keeping costs down and driving revenues up. The solution to all these problems lies in using client data to understand the context surrounding corporates’ treasury activities, says Herber de Ruijter, Head of …

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iGTB’s Barry Rhodes writes about the dawn of “contextual” corporate payments in The Paypers

Barry Rhodes, iGTB’s Head of Payments, has written an expert piece for The Paypers where he explains how banks should look to understand the context behind a corporate payment to revolutionise their services and develop new revenue streams. Previously, banks have approached payments with a product-centric mindset that hindered meaningful client relationships. A better approach is to understand …

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Commerzbank launches the second 2017 issue of FI.News

The latest edition of Commerzbank’s newsletter for its financial institutions clients, released in time for Sibos, looks ahead to the future of finance and trade. Explore the Commerzbank 4.0 programme as it builds a future-proof bank. Discover the fruits of collaboration with fintechs. See how Commerzbank is bringing custody and collateral services into the modern …

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It’s more than just apps: Commerzbank’s Edith Weymayr shows how digital banking is done in an article for World Finance

All banks want to take their products and services into the digital age. But Edith Weymayr, Commerzbank’s Divisional Board Member, Mittelstandsbank South, explains that true innovation means going further than developing flashy smartphone apps. In an article for World Finance magazine, she argues that “driving change requires taking a holistic, end-to-end strategy that can set new …

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Are you PSD2-Ready? A Deutsche Bank guide to the latest information and sources of support

By January 13th 2018, EU member states are obliged to transpose the new EU Payment Services Directive (PSD2) into national law. With the deadline fast approaching, organisations in the regulation’s scope must ensure they are prepared. As Sharokh Moinian, Deutsche Bank’s Global Head of Cash Products, Cash Management, puts it; “organisations affected – particularly financial institutions – must …

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The revolution will be digitalised: Commerzbank’s Edith Weymayr gives a video interview to World Finance magazine

Edith Weymayr, Divisional Board Member, Mittelstandsbank South at Commerzbank, was in the studio at the London Stock Exchange to film an interview with World Finance magazine. In “Spearheading the digital revolution in banking” Weymayr outlined the bank’s strategy for embracing the digital era of finance and better supporting SMEs.



Digitalisation a “sleeping giant”: Commerzbank’s Angela Koll cited on the future of trade finance in TMI Magazine

Where’s next for the digitalisation of trade finance? Angela Koll, Commerzbank’s Specialist Trade & Supply Chain Finance, shares her thoughts in the latest edition of TMI Magazine, but warns that innovation in the industry could take time to spread. Find out more in “Waking the Sleeping Giant? The Potential for Trade Finance Transformation“.



iGTB’s Herber de Ruijter discusses how banks can make the most of APIs

Banks should take the initiative with APIs, says iGTB’s Head of Digital, Herber de Ruijter, in the first of a series of blogs by iGTB in the lead-up to Sibos 2017. New legislation requiring banks to share data with third-party providers through APIs comes into force in 2018, but it should be seen as an opportunity …

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UniCredit’s preparations for multinational roll-out of instant payments covered by specialist press

UniCredit and EBA Clearing have announced that UniCredit has started testing with RT1, EBA Clearing’s pan-European, real-time payments platform. This test phase is a key milestone for UniCredit in its preparations to roll out euro instant payment products to its customer base across Europe. UniCredit is one of the first banks preparing to make real-time …

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UniCredit’s Luca Corsini in TMI leader article on how corporates are set to benefit from transaction bank evolution

A convergence of trends in the global trade environment is spurring many transaction banks to action: many previously thriving geographies are seeing reduced demand for trade finance, traditional bank-mediated trade finance instruments are declining in use while open account transactions wax rise, and necessary regulatory pressure are adding further costs onto many banks’ books. Luca …

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