Visa pays $5.3 billion to share in fintech growth

Visa pays $5.3 billion to share in fintech growth

January 16, 2020
By PETER LEE

The premium price for its acquisition of Plaid shows Visa’s determination not to be left behind in the fintech-led transformation gathering pace across financial services.

Swift KYC registry opens to corporates

Swift KYC registry opens to corporates

December 20, 2019
By KANIKA SAIGAL

Swift hopes its know your customer (KYC) registry, now open to corporate partners, will succeed in ways in which others have failed, given the institution's not-for profit and cooperative position.

Cashless Kingdom: Saudi approves new e-wallet operator

Cashless Kingdom: Saudi approves new e-wallet operator

November 22, 2019
By VIRGINIA FURNESS

BayanPay, a digital payments company owned by London-listed Finablr, has received regulatory approval to operate its mobile money platform in Saudi Arabia, as the Kingdom looks to a future without cash.

Corporates revisit options for reducing FX exposure

Corporates revisit options for reducing FX exposure

November 01, 2019
By PAUL GOLDEN

Corporates often perceive options as an expensive means of hedging FX risk compared with forwards, but a number of market developments have increased their attractiveness as a tool for reducing currency exposure.

Facebook’s Libra isn’t finished yet

Facebook’s Libra isn’t finished yet

October 30, 2019
By PETER LEE

The political and regulatory backlash has driven leading payments companies out of the Libra association, but a new version of the revolutionary stablecoin may yet appear.

Transaction banking across the decades

Transaction banking across the decades

October 14, 2019

Trade finance and cash management may have come under the spotlight in the last 10 years since the financial crash, but these are businesses that Euromoney has covered since launch, especially focusing on how technology has the potential to transform the sector.

Transaction banking has a moment to shine

Transaction banking has a moment to shine

October 11, 2019
By KANIKA SAIGAL

One of the most innovative areas of finance, attracting talent and investment in equal measure, transaction banking is also a reliable profit-maker for banks in an ever-changing regulatory environment – but there is competition from big tech, while gaining market share is tough in a fragmented industry.

Transaction banking's trailblazers

Transaction banking's trailblazers

October 11, 2019
By KANIKA SAIGAL

Driven by changes in technology and many new entrants to the business, transaction banking is no longer a boring, old, but stable revenue earner, chugging along in the background.

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The future of the RMB: special focus

The future of the RMB: special focus

March 19, 2019

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

January 03, 2018

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

July 19, 2017

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.