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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Falcon Group’s Emma Clark explains how alternative financing is bridging Asia’s trade finance gap in Financier Worldwide

In a commentary article for Financier Worldwide, Emma Clark, head of business development at Falcon Group, explains why many Asian corporates have been turning to innovative and alternative sources of financing for their funding needs. Ongoing bank retrenchment is taking a toll on emerging markets, contributing to the US$692 billion of unmet trade financing in Asia …

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The art of art lending: Falcon Fine Art’s Tim Hunter discusses the use of art as collateral

The art-secured lending market is booming. In fact, according to report by Deloitte Luxembourg and ArtTactic, the market has expanded to an estimated US$15-US$19 billion of loans outstanding in the U.S loan. Yet, in a guest article for Wealth Briefing, Tim Hunter, Vice President of Falcon Fine Art, discusses the reasons why using fine art …

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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.



BNY Mellon’s Dominic Broom and Joon Kim explain how digitalization can support global trade growth in Banking Technology

In a commentary article for Banking Technology, BNY Mellon Treasury Services’ Dominic Broom, global head of trade business development, and Joon Kim, head of global trade product, discuss how bank-led collaboration can drive new digital solutions that help support trade growth. Broom and Kim explain that in the current “fintech era” of digital innovation, it …

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BNY Mellon’s Dominic Broom explains how digitalisation can transform trade in GTR

In a commentary article for GTR, Dominic Broom, BNY Mellon’s Head of Trade Business Development explains that with new regulatory challenges, a widening trade finance gap and an evolving digital landscape, banks must ensure they are well positioned to support global trade opportunities and provide an optimised client experience. Broom explains that technology can play …

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“No one tells you that trade finance can be really fun”: Falcon’s Emma Clark featured in GTR’s Women in Trade Finance

In the most recent edition of GTR’s series about inspirational women in trade finance, Sanne Wass talks to Emma Clark, Falcon’s head of business development, about her career and how the industry can best tackle its gender bias. Clark says the key to gender equality starts with investment in young talent, and she has no …

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