Category Archive: Treasury Services

Austria’s first BPO: Commerzbank’s landmark transaction covered by the specialist press

Commerzbank has reached a milestone in the digitalisation of the trade finance industry, having processed the first Bank Payment Obligation (BPO) deal in Austria. A BPO allows the automatic release of funds between banks based on the matching of electronic data. Companies are increasingly recognising the benefits of the trade instrument, which include faster communication …

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Deutsche Bank’s Christian Schaefer discusses requirements ahead of PSD2’s effective date with Euromoney

  The second “European Directive on Payment Services in the Internal Market”, commonly referred to as PSD2, offers ample opportunities for Third Party Providers (TPPs) to innovate the traditional banking sphere – by bringing them under greater regulatory scrutiny. Interviewed by Euromoney, Christian Schaefer, Deutsche Bank’s Head of Payments, Cash Management Corporates, outlines TPP’s requirements …

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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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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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UniCredit’s Adeline de Metz in GTR: Supplier onboarding the key to supply chain finance programme success

In light of persistently low interest rates and a need to achieve financial key performance indicator (KPI) targets, Adeline de Metz, Head of Supply Chain Finance Solutions at UniCredit, explains in GTR that larger corporates are increasingly turning to supply chain finance programmes and receivables finance to optimise their working capital and strengthen supply chains. …

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News of BNY Mellon realigning its Treasury Services leadership team in EMEA covered by the specialist press

BNY Mellon’s Treasury Services business has realigned its leadership team in Europe, the Middle East and Africa to focus on its different market segments across the region. Daniel Verbruggen and Bana Akkad Azhari have both been promoted to the business leadership team. Verbruggen will continue to be responsible for relationship management in Europe, and Akkad …

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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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Commerzbank identifies cybersecurity weaknesses in Banking Technology

In the latest edition of Banking Technology magazine, Commerzbank’s cybercrime specialists analyse modern threats to digital security in corporate banking – and find that the cause for concern lies not in machines, but in people. The article, ‘Computers or humans: where does the threat lie?’, shows just how secure digitalisation has made the corporate banking landscape. Financial technology now …

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What do companies want from their banking experience? Commerzbank’s Ingrid Weisskopf and Rainer Wolff explain in Trade & Forfaiting Review

Increasing digitalisation and innovation continue to raise corporates’ expectations when it comes to providing banking services – and payments infrastructure is no exception. Ingrid Weisskopf, head of cash products and advisory FI at Commerzbank, and Rainer Wollf, vice president of product management cash services at the bank’s Innovation Lab, explain just how high the benchmarks are …

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Commerzbank’s Barbara Herbert and Michael Rugilo explain the reasons behind the continued rise of renminbi in GTNews

2016 looks like the year in which renminbi became well and truly established as an international currency. In an article for leading treasury magazine, GTNews, Barbara Herbert, Commerzbank’s renminbi expert, and Michael Rugilo, the bank’s Asia expert, delve into the reasons behind the currency’s corporate uptake. In the article, ‘The rise and rise of renminbi’, the …

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