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Commerzbank’s Angela Koll discusses the rise of the BPO in Treasury Today

In an interview with specialist financial publication, Treasury Today, Angela Koll, Vice President, Specialist Trade & Supply Chain Finance at Commerzbank, sets out the reasons why banks and companies are making ever greater use of the ‘Bank Payment Obligation’ (BPO). A BPO is a digitalised trade instrument that electronically matches data on trades, invoices and …

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Commerzbank’s first BPO transaction between China and Germany makes its mark on the specialist press

The Bank Payment Obligation (BPO) transaction covered the export of chemicals from China to Germany. The buyer, and Commerzbank’s client, was chemicals company TRIGON Chemie GmbH, based in Schlüchtern, near Frankfurt. The seller’s bank was the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) in Beijing. Transactions between the two were previously handled by documentary collection. …

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UniCredit completes landmark first UK BPO live transaction

UniCredit, in collaboration with Commerzbank’s London offices, has carried out the first BPO live transaction – processing the export of a shipment of chemicals from Heraeus Metal Processing Ltd. to Ecocat Italia Srl, an automotive parts producer based in Genoa.  Previous transactions between the two were handled by open account invoice, secured by a bank …

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Commerzbank’s latest issue of FI.News explores the transformation of the banking landscape ahead of SIBOS 2016

Commerzbank has launched the latest issue of its newsletter, FI.News. The biannual publication offers a range of insights from the bank’s Financial Institutions experts, along with all the latest news, banking awards, people moves, and upcoming events. As the transaction banking world gears up for the 2016 SIBOS conference in Geneva, Dr Bernd Laber, Divisional …

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Commerzbank is ‘Best in transaction banking for the CEE region’ says the FT’s The Banker

Thanks to its unparalleled role in trade finance in the region, Commerzbank has been named ‘Best Bank in Central & Eastern Europe (CEE)’ in this year’s Transaction Banking Awards at the specialist magazine of the Financial Times, The Banker. Commerzbank’s ability to maintain strategic partnerships and its steadfast role in correspondent banking during times of increased international and regional …

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A landmark transaction for Commerzbank as it completes its first UK BPO

The transaction was orchestrated between UniCredit and Commerzbank’s London office, and covered the export of chemicals from Ireland to Italy. Commerzbank’s customer, the supplier, is Shannon-based chemicals company, Heraeus Metal Processing Ltd. The buyer, UniCredit’s customer, is Ecocat Italia Srl, an automotive parts producer in Genoa. Transactions between the two were previously handled by open …

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Ruediger Senft outlines Commerzbank’s commitment to sustainable trade in the UN’s flagship corporate sustainability publication

  In an exclusive contribution to the United Nations 2016 Global Compact Yearbook, Ruediger Senft, Head of Corporate Sustainability at Commerzbank, shows how trade can support sustainable development in the world economy. His article, ‘Sustainable Trade and the Role of the Banking Industry’, highlights the key role financial institutions can play in ensuring that the …

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Commerzbank’s new report on Sub-Saharan Africa makes its mark on the specialist press

Commerzbank has released a major new study on trade and economic prospects in Sub-Saharan Africa. The report, ‘Tackling the Headwinds after the Economic Turnaround’, shows that after a promising decade – marked by strong economic growth of around 5% per year, underpinned by booming trade in raw materials and inflows of foreign capital to infrastructure projects – …

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Moorgate’s clients scoop five golds at this year’s TFR Awards

  Moorgate’s clients came away from this year’s Trade & Forfaiting Review Excellence in Trade Finance Awards with an impressive haul of five wins as Deutsche Bank, ICC Banking Commission, UniCredit, Falcon and Commerzbank all received gold accolades. In a revised format whereby only category winners are recognised, UniCredit triumphed in the close-fought contest for “Best …

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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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