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BNY Mellon’s Bana Akkad Azhari discusses how banks are working together for an enhanced payment experience in FX-MM

Fintech innovation is transforming the payments landscape, and as technology continues to evolve, the need to enhance the cross-border payment experience is becoming ever more evident. Indeed, the existing infrastructures in place are far from optimal. Typically taking three-to-five days to settle, cross- border payments are falling short of modern-day expectations. Writing for FX-MM, BNY …

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BNY Mellon’s Diego Ortellado discusses how Latin American banks can leverage new digital opportunities by engaging with fintechs

Fintech is triggering a monumental shift in the payments space, bringing new capabilities that are enhancing the transaction experience and fuelling client expectations for better, faster and more innovative solutions. Yet, while fintech start-ups have been able to make a mark in the retail business, successfully launching innovative solutions on the corporate side – where …

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BNY Mellon’s Dhiru Tanna discusses the huge potential of blockchain in FX-MM

Blockchain, the distributed ledger technology that underpins bitcoin, is leading the financial industry’s technology revolution and has huge transformative potential. In FX-MM, Tanna examines the progress of distributed ledger technology – such as the growing involvement of regulators – and its potential with respect to smart contracts and risk mitigation. Furthermore, the article describes how …

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BNY Mellon discusses payment innovation in an AFP podcast

Speaking on an AFP Conversations podcast interview entitled “Blockchain, Faster Payments and More: How One Bank Navigates Fintech Innovation” BNY Mellon’s Chris Mager discusses the importance of payment innovation and his new role as Head of Global Innovation.   Emphasizsing that innovation is a priority in the current market, Mager discusses how BNY Mellon has …

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BNY Mellon’s Dominic Broom features in TFR’s roundtable discussion on how to reduce the trade finance gap

Due to increased compliance checks as part of heightened banking regulations, many banks are shying away from markets that might be regarded as “too expensive”. This has exacerbated an already large trade finance gap, which recent Asian Development Bank (ADB) figures quantify at US$1.6 trillion. In a TFR roundtable discussion which examines factors influencing the …

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Appointment of Crown Agents Bank’s new CEO makes its mark on the specialist trade and financial press

Albert Maasland is taking up the reins at Crown Agents Bank and Crown Agents Investment Management. Having been non-executive director of the group, Maasland also brings experience from JP Morgan, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, Standard Chartered and Saxo Bank. FX-MM magazine and Trade & Export Finance covered news of the appointment.

CAB’s newly appointed Duarte Pedreira and Colin Westlake are leading the charge in emerging markets

Crown Agents Bank (CAB) has made two senior appointments as part of its strategy to become the leading trade and correspondent bank for emerging markets. The bank has appointed Duarte Pedreira as Head of Trade Finance to help invigorate a growing, bespoke trade finance service for emerging market clients, particularly in Africa and the Caribbean. Meanwhile, Colin Westlake has …

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Andrew England, iGTB, tells TFR that banks are sprucing up their legacy systems

In a 60 Second Interview with the October edition of TFR, iGTB’s Head of Strategy Andrew England says he sees the trade finance and cash management landscape broadening out as banks review whether they want to build or buy trade and cash solutions going forwards. Andrew talks about the challenges facing banks, having looked at …

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Specialist press cover Deutsche Bank’s trade finance hire of David Herbert

  Deutsche Bank has made a significant hire to its Trade Finance London team. David Herbert rejoins Deutsche Bank after five years with Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML), where he latterly headed the Western European Trade Sales team. David has over 30 years banking experience and spent the majority of his career in a …

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Digitalisation and the risk of ‘social engineering’ – Commerzbank warns of the new cybercrime in FX-MM

In an article for specialist magazine, FX-MM, Commerzbank’s cybercrime specialists in cash services find that in the digital age, it is often the human – rather than the computer – that is targeted by criminals in payment fraud. Digitalisation has greatly benefitted the corporate transaction environment. In addition to improving efficiency, digital systems have added …

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