Connecting the world: global transaction banking

Connecting the world: global transaction bankin

Connecting the world

SEPA goes ahead despite technical uncertainties

October 1, 2012

A decade-old political vision to create a harmonised payments scheme across Europe is finally nearing its deadline. But the prospect of a Single European Payments Area never seemed so threatened by economic volatility or so opaque in regulatory direction.

Connecting the world

Transaction banking welcomes a new era of connectivity

October 1, 2012

New networks are being forged in transaction banking as the EU's single market nears completion, the renminbi becomes increasingly internationalised and new mobile technologies speed up and simplify transactions.

Transaction banking goes mobile

Transaction banking goes mobile

October 1, 2012

While transaction banking has lagged behind retail banking operations and the consumer world in the provision of mobile services, things are changing fast.

Offshore renminbi looks to go global

Offshore renminbi spreads beyond Hong Kong

October 1, 2012

Hong Kong is the world’s offshore centre for the renminbi, and now other international centres are joining the Chinese currency’s path to internationalisation. But as additional pools of liquidity are being created, will the new centres dilute the existing offshore liquidity and create separate puddles rather than one large pool?

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