Trade finance: we.trade banks to support multiple platforms

Trade finance: we.trade banks to support multiple platforms

By PAUL GOLDEN

Those behind blockchain-based trade finance platform we.trade, which completed its first round of transactions this month, have acknowledged that banks will have to support multiple platforms to offer a rounded digital trade service.

Convenience and control continue to steer payments innovation

Convenience and control continue to steer payments innovation

By SOLOMON TEAGUE

Technology is rapidly transforming the payments landscape for corporates and retail customers alike, and the systems that gain traction tend to be those that give consumers better visibility of their money – or make their lives easier in other ways.

Payments move into the next generation

Payments move into the next generation

By KIMBERLEY LONG

As treasurers and banks grapple with the arrival of real-time payments and open banking, tech companies are looking at the next phase of payment developments.

Fintechs get organised

Fintechs get organised

By KIMBERLEY LONG

The rise of fintechs is global, but they are at risk of isolation through regulation. Two firms want to stop that before it happens.

Zimbabwe leaps into the cashless future

Zimbabwe leaps into the cashless future

By ERIC ELLIS

While most countries have adopted e-wallets and mobile banking as a result of technological innovation and evolution, Zimbabwe was forced into it because of a financial crisis.

AI still needs an eye to protect against cyberattack

AI still needs an eye to protect against cyberattack

By KIMBERLEY LONG

The challenges of regulatory compliance and cyber protection are making financial institutions think more creatively. Machine learning and greater data sharing might be the future of digital banking security.

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The future of the RMB: special focus

The future of the RMB: special focus

Euromoney's latest coverage of how Beijing is seeking to globalize the renminbi, through currency swaps and trade-financing facilities; the rise of the offshore bond market; and how fee-hungry banks are salivating at the prospect of the RMB’s growth.

Sepa: special focus

Sepa: special focus

The Single Euro Payments Area (Sepa) aims to make cash transfers between European countries fast, cheap and simple – but the migration process has proved slow, expensive and complex.

Fintech and innovation: special focus

Fintech and innovation: special focus

From cloud technology to cashless payments, digital currencies to P2P networks, mobile banking to FX robots… financial institutions worldwide are looking to lead technological advances while also trying to keep up with them.