ICC Banking Commission’s Olivier Paul on technology and trade finance in The Banker

Ahead of their latest edition, The Banker recently interviewed Olivier Paul, ICC Banking Commission’s Head of Policy. The cover article, “Is technology enough to plug the SME financing gap?” explores how developing standards around digital transactions and reforming regulation will be crucial in encouraging technology to support SME trade financing. In particular, technology has a …

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BNY Mellon’s Dominic Broom and Joon Kim discuss leveraging technology to fuel global trade in TFR’s sibos issue

At the end of 2016, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) predicted that, for the first time in 15 years, world trade grew slower than global GDP. Much of this slowdown is due to Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) requirements that have made financing trade costlier and more complex, inhibiting expansion. In a commentary article for …

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Natixis’ Southern Europe Economist Jesus Castillo tells Cinco Días newspaper that Spanish market tension will subside

Following the controversial Catalan Referendum earlier this month, Spanish oldest national financial newspaper Cinco Días asks Natixis’ Jesus Castillo his thoughts on how the Spanish market will react going forward. Castillo explains that despite the referendum, the nation’s rating has remained unchanged at BBB+, and that the negative reaction the Spanish stock market has seen …

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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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BNY Mellon’s Daniel Verbruggen joins the debate on the future of transaction banking in FX-MM

From managing the demands of regulatory compliance, to navigating the opportunities and threats presented by financial technology, it takes a lot to thrive in the fast-changing transaction banking sector. FX-MM asks BNY Mellon’s Daniel Verbruggen, Head of Relationship Management Europe, Treasury Services, his thoughts on how blockchain and real-time payments hold the potential to forever …

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FX-MM uncovers how Polish banks are adapting to increasing regulation and new technological developments at BNY Mellon-hosted roundtable

The financial landscape continues to evolve at a rapid rate. Following a BNY Mellon-hosted roundtable, FX-MM reports how a number of Polish banks are adapting to increasing regulation, new emerging technologies, as well as a growing number of non-bank actors. Participants include Monika Aminiova, Cash Management Business Development Manager, Treasury Services EMEA, BNY Mellon, who explains that …

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Solvency II amendment is unlikely to ease insurer involvement in infrastructure investment, says S&P Global Ratings

According to S&P Global Ratings, updated capital rules for EU infrastructure investments are “unlikely” to have a meaningful impact on insurers’ capital allocations to the asset class. A delegated regulation (introduced in June 2017) reduces the risk calibration for qualifying infrastructure corporates by 25% compared to the standard formula. But Mar Beltran, S&P Global Ratings’ …

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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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BNY Mellon’s Daniel Verbruggen speaks to EMEA Finance on the value of local-global bank partnerships

A growth in regulatory requirements and in the cost of compliance, have had a massive impact on the traditional correspondent banking model, with many global banks now reconsidering their relationships with regional and local banks from a compliance, credit and operational risk perspective. However in an interview with EMEA Finance, Daniel Verbruggen, managing director, head of …

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A larger pipeline of projects is needed for EFSI 2.0 to fulfil its objectives, says S&P’s Mar Beltran in Partnerships Bulletin

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is currently preparing for the second round of its investment programme, the European Fund for Strategic Investments (known as EFSI 2.0). Building upon progress made in its first round, EFSI 2.0 introduces a number of operational improvements to ease investments into European infrastructure programmes. Speaking to Partnerships Bulletin, Mar Beltran, …

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