Kimberley Long

Recent stories by Kimberley Long

  • CMA’s competition concerns halt MasterCard's VocaLink acquisition

    The proposed takeover of VocaLink by MasterCard hit a snag as concerns within the industry over how other companies will be able to compete led the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to raise questions.

    Published January 2017

  • Five-Star Cash Managers 2017: When quality not quantity counts in cash management

    Scale is important in cash management, but it is not everything. For clients it is the people, the services and the products that count. Often the best-in-class are regional specialists rather than the global giants, as Euromoney’s unique Five-Star Cash Manager analysis shows.

    Euromoney January 2017

  • Barriers to information sharing impact cyber security measures

    Sharing of information that could prevent cyber-attacks is being impeded by strict privacy rules and concerns over reputational damage.

    Published January 2017

  • Trade finance races to keep up with services exports

    The services industry could help to shore up trade finance, but banks need to think creatively about the products that will facilitate this.

    Published December 2016

  • Regulate, or innovate?

    Banking regulators have a remarkable ability to stop innovation in its tracks. But when they work in favour of the industry, amazing things can happen.

    Published December 2016

  • CRD IV creating regional divides on notional pooling

    New CRD IV rules are dividing how European and US banks are able to provide notional pooling facilities to corporates, providing more favourable conditions for some than for others.

    Published December 2016

  • Fintech sandbox risks creating unofficial endorsements

    The creation of the FCA’s fintech sandbox, hailed as a step forward in regulatory collaboration, risks creating a disproportionate advantage for products developed through the process.

    Published December 2016

  • Data sensitivity further complicates PSD2

    Implementing Payment Services Directive II is already causing headaches for plenty of European banks, even before they face up to the potential impacts of data privacy and messaging standards.

    Published December 2016

  • Liquidity management stress causes bank-to-corporate tug of war

    Stresses on banks are forcing change on how corporates run their cash management operations. For business to continue running smoothly, it will require some give and take from both sides.

    Published November 2016

  • Threat of rising bank charges spurs treasurers into action

    Increased charges by banks for corporate deposits seem inevitable as interest rates in Europe remain low. Corporates are, therefore, scoping out alternatives.

    Published November 2016

  • Price pressures force change in oil and gas treasury strategy

    The oil and gas sector has so far avoided making wholesale change to its treasury processes, but as the low price environment continues, firms are now being forced to explore cost cutting.

    Published November 2016

  • T2S implementation opens up settlements overhaul

    The staged implementation of Target2-Securities allows banks to implement large-scale overhauls of their operations, despite initial concerns about the cost.

    Published November 2016

  • Regulation: Section 385 ruling marks U-turn

    The final ruling on Section 385 has been made, with significant dispensation to allow corporates to continue with cash pooling.

    Published October 2016

  • Regulators face balancing act for global rule implementation

    The results of the World Payments Report (WPR) and the Euromoney Cash Management Survey 2016 indicate marked variance in how regulations are implemented globally.

    Published October 2016

  • Slow march towards the BCBS 248 finish line

    Although the deadline for intraday liquidity reporting is looming – and has already been pushed back once – there is little evidence banks are rushing to be finished in time.

    Published October 2016

  • Banks should look beyond the fintech threat to modernize

    Banks that believe fintech firms are their primary threat should look instead at how their internal processes are hampering competitive growth.

    Published October 2016

  • Cash Management Survey 2016: Regional banks on the rise in global cash management

    While HSBC scores a notable double in Euromoney’s annual global rankings, the record response rate of almost 35,000 validated votes generated a host of changes at the upper end of our cash management survey. Regional banks move to the fore and some previous global leaders have dropped back.

    Published September 2016

  • Correspondent banking: New networks change the face of transaction banking

    As the number of truly international banks shrinks, new alliances and networks are being formed to meet the needs of clients. Choosing the right partner is an important and complex process. Increasingly, corporate treasury teams are taking a keen interest in the banks’ decisions.

    Published September 2016

  • Transaction services: Keeping up with the internet giants

    The internet has created a new kind of company that needs to be international and multi-currency from the outset. They are businesses that usually understand technology better than their banking partners. So how are the world’s leading cash managers meeting the challenges posed by these new clients?

    Euromoney September 2016

  • Swift hacks expose bank security weaknesses

    Security breaches that have allowed hackers to infiltrate Swift’s messaging network have raised questions about the safety of the messaging network, but the problems might rest with the individual banks.

    Published September 2016