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In Trade Arabia, BNY Mellon’s Bana Akkad Azhari discusses how fintech can drive financial sector growth in the Middle East

  Technological innovation is changing the face of finance. In recent years fintech investment has reached new highs across the North America, Asia, and Europe. Now, fintech is gaining recognition across the Middle East – bringing with it the promise of enhanced efficiency, security and transparency. Moreover, banks in the region are propelling digital developments …

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BNY Mellon’s Bana Akkad Azhari discusses how bank-fintech collaboration is creating opportunities for trade in the Middle East in Cash and Trade

Recent years have heralded a new, dynamic “fintech era”. Global investment in fintech has skyrocketed in recent years, yet, the vast majority of fintech investment originates from other regions, with the Middle East only accountable for 0.1% of the global total in 2016. However, fintech companies are increasingly looking at how new innovations can improve …

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BNY Mellon’s Margaret Guevara explains how banks are adapting to fintech technology in article for Revista Fortuna

The rapid innovation of financial technology or “fintech” holds enormous potential to reengineer the payments space. And with investment in the sector soaring at an astonishing rate, fintech reach is only expected to grow. For Mexican publication Revista Fortuna, Margaret Guevara, Head of Sales and Relationship Management for Mexico and Central America, BNY Mellon Treasury …

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In Banker Middle East, BNY Mellon’s Bana Akkad Azhari considers fintech’s potential to transform the region’s financial landscape

Global fintech investment is soaring, nearly doubling to US$23.3 billion in 2016, from US$12 billion in 2014. Yet, the Middle East currently lays claim to just 0.1 per cent of this. Nevertheless, fuelled by the growing influence of a millennial population and rising expectations for efficiency, transparency and accessibility, fintech initiatives are rapidly gaining purchase …

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UniCredit’s Jan Kupfer and Claudio Camozzo on bank-fintech collaboration in Finance Digest

With banks and fintechs both bringing a raft of new innovations to the industry, how these two parties co-exist in today’s environment remains a key question. While some banks may have seen fintechs as a threat, many are now trying to learn from their innovative mindsets and agile setups. Collaboration is now being viewed as the preferred approach, with banks …

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BNY Mellon’s Mauro Bonacina discusses the potential for technology to transform trade in FX-MM

  Trade as we know it dates back centuries and has altered very little; remaining heavily paper based, labour intensive and dominated by manual processes. Certainly, if you were to name one sector that could benefit from fintech innovation, trade would be it. And despite challenges to the digitalisation of trade – such as reluctance …

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BNY Mellon’s Daniela Eder explains the effects of PSD2 on the payments landscape in FX-MM

Huge change is afoot in the payments space, as markets develop, customer needs evolve and technology capabilities advance. Concurrently, legislation must progress in order to remain relevant to the operating environment, and the introduction of PSD2 reflects the significant developments that have occurred in the retail payment market since the implementation of PSD1 in 2007. …

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In The Paypers, BNY Mellon’s Ross Jones discusses the importance of collaboration in driving payment innovation

  With client demand for real-time services increasingly being met in domestic payments, the industry is turning its focus to applying similar capabilities to global payments. Indeed, in this globalised world, cross-border transactions are soaring, and creating real-time solutions for payments – irrespective of location – has become a key priority. In order to achieve …

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BNY Mellon’s Daniel Verbruggen considers the value of bank-fintech collaboration in FX-MM

Technology is fuelling unprecedented levels of change in the payments industry. Banks are required to navigate expanding digital capabilities, evolving client and regulatory demands and, due to the growing influence of fintech companies, an increasingly competitive market. In respect to this, banks – and the industry as a whole – are increasingly recognising that it …

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BNY Mellon-hosted roundtable write-up on distributed ledger technology features in Financial IT

Distributed ledger technology and blockchain have dominated recent industry headlines, generating powerful discussion and fuelling innovation across the financial sector. BNY Mellon gathered together a group of experts in Manchester to discuss the practicalities of delivering distributed ledger solutions, the progress being made, and how the emergence of fintech start-ups has triggered not only unprecedented …

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