Testing times for aspiring fintechs

Testing times for aspiring fintechs

July 19, 2019
By PAUL GOLDEN

The FCA’s live market test facility has enabled a variety of capital markets-related fintech companies to test their business models and technologies in a controlled environment.

Treasurers need to limber up for Libor reform

Treasurers need to limber up for Libor reform

June 25, 2019
By PAUL GOLDEN

Benchmark reform may have received a lukewarm welcome from corporates, but treasurers would be well advised to quantify their Libor exposures to avoid nasty surprises during the transition to alternative overnight risk-free rates.

Securitization could close the trade finance gap

Securitization could close the trade finance gap

June 20, 2019
By KANIKA SAIGAL

Trade finance is gaining momentum as a securitized asset class – the resultant increased liquidity may offer corporates access to trade finance much more easily and quickly, especially as digital solutions streamline the process. Will SMEs, which have traditionally found it harder to access the market, be able to reap the benefits as well?

FX: Corporate hedging goes forwards – and backwards

FX: Corporate hedging goes forwards – and backwards

May 17, 2019
By PAUL GOLDEN

While all the conditions for increased corporate enthusiasm for foreign exchange hedging appear to be in place, uneven demand suggests lack of consensus on how best to manage currency volatility.

Cash is dead. Long live cash

Cash is dead. Long live cash

April 23, 2019
By KANIKA SAIGAL

Payments via smartphone or contactless credit card are indisputably convenient, but what is the price of going cashless? And what role does cold hard cash have in modern society?

Tech investments bear fruit for global transaction banks

Tech investments bear fruit for global transaction banks

March 13, 2019
By KANIKA SAIGAL

New data collected by business intelligence provider Coalition show that in 2018 global transaction banking recorded the highest revenues since 2010 – and bankers believe this is largely down to the fact that investment in tech is finally paying off.

Payments: India’s cash conundrum

Payments: India’s cash conundrum

March 13, 2019

The argument that India will be the first cashless society doesn’t take into account the country’s most vulnerable people and the cultural attachment to cash.

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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 20, 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.