Tag Archive: Digitalization

iGTB’s Andrew England on how banks can ensure success with their digital transformations in Global Banking and Finance Review

Andrew England, Head of Strategy at iGTB, has written for Global Banking and Finance Review, where he identifies some critical patterns and behaviours shaping the today’s transaction banking industry. Focusing on three key topics – digital deployment, standardisation and business development – England explains that aspiring leaders of transaction banks today must look beyond in-house initiatives to ensure the …

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ICC Banking Commission’s Dave Meynell on the digitalisation of trade finance in International Banker

What next for the digitalisation of trade finance? Dave Meynell, Senior Technical Adviser at ICC Banking Commission sheds light on the transformations underway in the latest edition of International Banker. In the article, Dave examines the benefits of digitalising the trade finance industry for corporates and organisations – but also at the macroeconomic level. He …

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UniCredit’s Luca Corsini explains in GTR how transaction bank evolution is good news for corporates

The current challenging environment in global trade is compelling transaction banks to re-examine client relationships, improve efficiency and step up innovation to remain competitive and future proof their business models. Luca Corsini, Global Head of Trade Finance at UniCredit and new Global GTB Co-Head starting from August, explains in GTR that despite the impetus, it’s …

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iGTB’s Herber de Ruijter on contextual and convenient bank services in expert piece for The Paypers

In the age of digitalisation, APIs and vast amounts of existing client data can enable banks to offer entirely new services and enhance bank-client interactions, rather than just keep up with change driven by regulations and industry competitors, says Herber de Ruijter, Head of Digital at iGTB, in an expert piece for The Paypers. De Ruijter says …

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Digitalization and collaboration can address rising risk in the emerging markets, says UniCredit’s Katharina Michael in International Trade Magazine

Substantial shifts in global trade flows have led to increased volatility and risk for corporates trading in the emerging markets, says Katharina Michael, Head of Trade Finance Sales Germany at UniCredit in International Trade Magazine. Collaboration and digitalization are therefore crucial to helping banks meet the growing demand for risk mitigation in these regions and …

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UniCredit’s Markus Straußfeld discusses advances in digital payments in new guide from The Paypers

The field of payments is undergoing a period of rapid change, with digitalization and competition bringing new levels of speed and efficiency, says Markus Straußfeld, head of international cash management sales at UniCredit, in The Paypers’ new B2B Fintech: Payments, Supply Chain Finance & E-invoicing Guide 2016. In a wide-ranging interview, Straußfeld discusses a number of …

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Siemens Financial Services (SFS) outlines the state of play for digital manufacturing in the US

Without doubt, the U.S. manufacturing sector will be a world leader in digitalization. But smaller firms must tackle their unique challenges in partnership with specialist financiers if they are not to be left behind, according to Gary Amos, the CEO of commercial finance for the Americas at Siemens Financial Services. This is important not just …

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UniCredit’s Thomas Dolenga explains how digitalization is transforming treasury in TMI

The shift to digital processes has already been a fruitful one for corporates, but the benefits are set to keep flowing, writes Thomas Dolenga, head of cash management product development at UniCredit, in TMI. As technology companies move into the financial space, bringing innovative tools for corporate transactions, they are stoking the fires of competition – causing banks to ramp up …

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UniCredit’s Sebastian Hölker writes in TXF about the revolutionary potential of new trade finance technology

Inspired by the success of “Industry 4.0”, innovators in other sectors are examining how advances in complex data analysis and connective technology can translate to their own activities. In the field of trade finance, the implications are beginning to become clear – with staggering potential for collaboration, writes Sebastian Hölker, head of structuring and implementation …

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SFS’ Roland Chalons-Browne discusses successful approaches to smart manufacturing on LinkedIn Pulse

Smart technology holds much promise for manufacturers – not only facilitating new and innovative products, but also generating considerable internal efficiencies and cost reductions, writes Roland Chalons-Browne on LinkedIn Pulse. This potential has seen the US and Germany, two of the world’s foremost manufacturing powerhouses, take very different approaches to implementing smart processes. In the US, …

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