Tag Archive: UniCredit

Sibos 2017: UniCredit’s Simone del Guerra discusses the future of transaction banking in video for Global Finance

Speaking in an Expert Perspectives video for Global Finance magazine at this year’s Sibos conference in Toronto, Simone Del Guerra, Global Head of Transactional Sales at UniCredit, discusses the challenges facing correspondent banks, the impact of Swift gpi and instant payments, and considers whether banking is still a people business in the wake of technological …

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UniCredit’s Cédric Derras discusses the impact of instant payments and PSD2 in The Paypers’ “Online Payments and Ecommerce Market Guide 2017”

With instant payments and the new Directive on Payment Services (PSD2) on Europe’s doorstep, the payments market is undergoing a paradigm shift in how consumers and businesses exchange money. Cédric Derras, Global Head of Cash Management at UniCredit, explains in The Paypers‘ Online Payments and Ecommerce Market Guide 2017 what these developments will mean for corporates …

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UniCredit’s Adeline de Metz and Cédric Derras discuss the top priorities for corporate treasurers in GTR

With digitalisation at the top of corporate agendas, and increasingly expansion-minded corporates turning to open account trade, treasurers have more – and more complex – requirements than ever. In a joint Q&A for Global Trade Review UniCredit’s Adeline de Metz, Global Co-Head of Trade Finance, and Cédric Derras, Global Head of Cash Management, look at …

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UniCredit roll out of cross-border instant payments solution in Italy and Germany covered by specialist press

Immediately after the European instant payments infrastructure was officially in operation on 21st November, UniCredit conducted its inaugural instant payment from Germany to Italy. The payment took exactly 2.5 seconds to be completed, demonstrating the bank’s capabilities in both countries and across borders. This makes UniCredit the first bank to offer real-time payments in Germany …

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UniCredit’s Adeline de Metz and Raphael Barisaac in TXF Chronicle on bank-led collaborative initiatives bringing innovation to trade finance

The continuing move toward open account trade and away from traditional trade finance techniques offers corporates new levels of speed and flexibility, but it also exposes them to higher risks. Writing in TXF, Adeline de Metz and Raphael Barisaac, Global Co-Heads of Trade Finance at UniCredit, a number of bank-led collaborative initiatives are addressing the …

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IFR speaks to UniCredit’s Pietro Bianculli on the burgeoning social bond market

On Tuesday 15th November, Cassa Depositi e Prestititi proved that social bonds are all the rage, drawing orders in excess of €2.25bn, including €110m of joint leader manager interest. As Joint Bookrunner, UniCredit helped set the spread for the for the €500m no-grow five-year at 57bp over mid-swaps (having started marketing at high 60s). Speaking …

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UniCredit’s Jan Kupfer on the opportunities for treasury transformation and digitisation in executive interview in TMI

Jan Kupfer, Global Co-Head of Global Transaction Banking at UniCredit, has been featured in an executive interview for TMI magazine. In the interview, Kupfer discusses new announcements around payments digitisation and how these are informing the bank and corporate agenda. As part of this discussion, Kupfer talks about instant payments and cross-border payments initiatives such as …

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UniCredit’s David Vials writes in GTNews on how euro corporate bonds are a strong option for UK businesses

Showing impressive resilience against the shocks of last year’s geo-political upheavals, and with investors aplenty amidst continued ECB appetite, David Vials, Head of Corporate Coverage, UK & Ireland at UniCredit writes in GTNews that the euro corporate bond market presents a strong option for UK businesses looking to raise funds. Those looking to issue euro bonds, however, must …

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UniCredit’s Luca Corsini and Jan Kupfer in TMI interview on the drivers behind the transaction banking digital revolution

The transaction banking landscape is undergoing a dramatic transformation. With new technologies such as SWIFT gpi, instant payments, and blockchain bringing a host of improvements and new possibilities, Jan Kupfer and Luca Corsini, Global Co-Heads, Global Transaction Banking at UniCredit, discuss the latest trends, their likely impacts, and how the industry can draw together to maximise the …

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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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