Banks diverge on dynamic discounting

Banks diverge on dynamic discounting

By PAUL GOLDEN

With appreciation of the merits of dynamic discounting continuing to grow, attention has turned to the extent to which banks are committed to supporting this growth and how to maximize the value of the data generated.

PSD2: Real-time processing? Not so fast

PSD2: Real-time processing? Not so fast

By PAUL GOLDEN

Industry experts observe that while the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) represents an opportunity for corporate treasury to take advantage of real-time payment processing, it will take some time for the full benefits to be realised.

Benefits of virtual accounts are unclear, says ACT director

Benefits of virtual accounts are unclear, says ACT director

By SOLOMON TEAGUE

Banks say virtual accounts can improve corporate cash management, giving a much clearer view of company accounts and helping treasury play a more strategic role within organisations. But corporate treasurers themselves may be confused about the benefits they offer, and may also have more important matters on their minds.

Calls grow louder for inundated UK regulators to tackle AML fragmentation

Calls grow louder for inundated UK regulators to tackle AML fragmentation

The UK Treasury’s inquiry into economic crime has identified fragmentation and inconsistency within the current anti-money laundering (AML) regime, while the high volume of suspicious activity reports is proving overwhelming for the regulators. But new technologies could be the light at the end of the tunnel.

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.

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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.