Tag Archive: technology

Digitalisation a “sleeping giant”: Commerzbank’s Angela Koll cited on the future of trade finance in TMI Magazine

Where’s next for the digitalisation of trade finance? Angela Koll, Commerzbank’s Specialist Trade & Supply Chain Finance, shares her thoughts in the latest edition of TMI Magazine, but warns that innovation in the industry could take time to spread. Find out more in “Waking the Sleeping Giant? The Potential for Trade Finance Transformation“.

S&P Global Ratings’ report discusses the boom in offshore wind projects as technology improves and costs fall – covered by specialist press

In Europe, investment in the offshore wind industry has grown at an annual average rate of 30% in the past five years. Elsewhere – such as in the Americas and China – the industry is striving to follow Europe’s lead. But first these regions must overcome a raft of barriers, namely technological concerns, regulatory issues, and …

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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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