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UniCredit and footwear company Geox collaborate on ambitious treasury project in Global Finance case study

Leading footwear company Geox, in partnership with UniCredit, collaborated in an ambitious treasury project to rationalise cash management processes, bank relationships and connectivity across the Group. Federica Vello, Treasury Manager of Geox, explains the thinking behind the project, the challenges and benefits of full implementation, and the impact of this collaborative effort on the wider …

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UniCredit’s Raphael Barisaac in TXF on the importance of SMEs in driving the digital trade finance revolution

Whilst large and multi-national corporates may get all the attention when it comes to innovation in digital trade finance, Raphael Barisaac, Global Co-Head of Trade Finance at UniCredit, explains how small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) not only stand to benefit from digital trade finance tools, but are ideally placed to help drive wider adoption. Banks …

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UniCredit’s preparations for multinational roll-out of instant payments covered by specialist press

UniCredit and EBA Clearing have announced that UniCredit has started testing with RT1, EBA Clearing’s pan-European, real-time payments platform. This test phase is a key milestone for UniCredit in its preparations to roll out euro instant payment products to its customer base across Europe. UniCredit is one of the first banks preparing to make real-time …

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UniCredit’s Luca Corsini in TMI leader article on how corporates are set to benefit from transaction bank evolution

A convergence of trends in the global trade environment is spurring many transaction banks to action: many previously thriving geographies are seeing reduced demand for trade finance, traditional bank-mediated trade finance instruments are declining in use while open account transactions wax rise, and necessary regulatory pressure are adding further costs onto many banks’ books. Luca …

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Austria’s first BPO: Commerzbank’s landmark transaction covered by the specialist press

Commerzbank has reached a milestone in the digitalisation of the trade finance industry, having processed the first Bank Payment Obligation (BPO) deal in Austria. A BPO allows the automatic release of funds between banks based on the matching of electronic data. Companies are increasingly recognising the benefits of the trade instrument, which include faster communication …

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UniCredit scoops five Euromoney “Awards for Excellence” 2017

Many congratulations to UniCredit, who has been honoured with several prestigious industry awards by the leading global financial publication Euromoney. Announced at a ceremony held at the Tower of London on the 6th July, UniCredit was awarded five of Euromoney’s “Awards for Excellence” 2017: Best Bank in Italy and Croatia, Best in Transaction Services and …

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UniCredit’s Thomas Dusch and Harald Schwendtner on trade finance in emerging markets in ICC Germany Magazine

Despite sluggish global trade, an increasing number of European corporates looking to expand their operations internationally is driving demand for trade finance. The best opportunities for growth are in high-potential emerging markets in Asia and Africa, yet volatility and risk, along with dense regulatory and compliance procedures, pose significant challenges. In order to meet these …

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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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UniCredit’s Claudio Camozzo and Jan Kupfer on the potential of bank-fintech partnerships in Finextra

With banks and emerging fintechs introducing new innovations and business models to the industry by the day, the question of how these two parties co-exist in today’s landscape remains. And while some banks may have initially viewed fintechs as a threat, many are now looking to learn from their innovative approach. Collaboration is increasingly seen …

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UniCredit’s David Vials in TMI: digital tools can help UK Corporates seize CEE potential

UK corporates are increasingly looking beyond Western Europe for growth. Central and Eastern Europe, with over 100 million consumers and a combined GDP of over GBP 1tr, is a region of remarkable potential and increasingly part of the discussion. Nevertheless, increased risk from local counterparties, and cultural and regulatory complexities can hinder successful trade. Writing …

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