Tag Archive: technology

Companies’ digital payment expectations are rising fast: Commerzbank’s Ingrid Weisskopf cited in bobsguide

Digitalisation of the payments landscape is increasing at such a pace that some argue a “cashless society” is on the horizon. Ingrid Weisskopf, Head of Cash Products and Advisory FI at Commerzbank, explains to bobsguide – a leading financial technology magazine – that it is companies who are demanding, and therefore stimulating, greater digitalisation efforts from …

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Satago cited in Real Business article as an alternative to venture capital funding

With reports that venture capital funding for European technology start-ups fell by a third in Q3 2016, and that crowdfunding in the UK has decreased by approximately 20%, what are the alternatives for businesses seeking funding? In a Real Business article entitled “Venture capital funding in a cold climate”, invoice finance is highlighted as a …

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Satago considers how invoice finance can help SMEs seeking investment in AccountingWEB

    For most businesses – especially SMEs – capital needs are often satisfied by a lump-sum debt injection or an equity investment. Both can result in funding way beyond what most SMEs need at any given moment, resulting in unnecessary challenges and complications.   Writing for AccountingWEB, Satago’s Steven Renwick and Julie Warren consider …

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Commerzbank identifies cybersecurity weaknesses in Banking Technology

In the latest edition of Banking Technology magazine, Commerzbank’s cybercrime specialists analyse modern threats to digital security in corporate banking – and find that the cause for concern lies not in machines, but in people. The article, ‘Computers or humans: where does the threat lie?’, shows just how secure digitalisation has made the corporate banking landscape. Financial technology now …

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Commerzbank’s Christian Hoppe stresses the value of nurturing fintechs in Euromoney

Banks have not been blind to the rise of financial technology (“FinTech”) start-ups, nor has their approach to the new upstarts been completely characterised by competition. On the contrary, many banks have been encouraging the industry’s growth – setting up “FinTech labs” to nurture start-ups’ expansion for mutual gain. In a new report for Euromoney, …

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Deutsche Bank publishes new guide to EU Payment Services Directive 2

Banks and payment providers will need to adapt their systems and processes to comply with the requirements of the new EU Directive on Payment Services (PSD2), according to a new guide published by Deutsche Bank, in collaboration with PPI AG, that explains the directive’s most important provisions, as well as its impact on the operations …

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Deutsche Bank’s Andrew Reid in The Paypers: B2B payment innovation is possible only through collaboration

Andrew Reid explains in The Paypers that collaboration is needed for banks to achieve the same level of transformation and convenience in the B2B space that they have already delivered in the retail banking space. In an interview previously published in the B2B Fintech: Payments, Supply Chain Finance & E-invoicing Guide 2016, Reid says that …

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Deutsche Bank’s Anil Walia on the crucial role of supply chain finance in Procurement Leaders

In Procurement Leaders’ November/December 2016 issue, Anil Walia, EMEA Head Supply Chain Finance at Deutsche Bank, explains the crucial role supply chain finance can play in the buyer/supplier ecosystem, contributing to the benefit of all involved. Under the title “Ramping up the synergies in cash-poor times” Walia relates how many of the discussions in which …

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Commerzbank’s Petra Burckhardt explores blockchain’s value in trade finance in Global Trade magazine

‘Blockchain’ may be the financial services industry’s mantra of choice at the moment, but how can the technology realistically be applied to trade finance? That is the question Petra Burckhardt, Commerzbank’s Global Head, Product Management Trade Services, asks in Global Trade magazine. In her article, ‘Evolution, Not Revolution’, Burckhardt notes that the technology may indeed enhance …

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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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