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James Emmett

HSBC's trade finance network negotiates the global slowdown

James Emmett, global head of trade and receivables finance at HSBC, discusses his strategy for staying ahead in the transaction banking business. 

Ed Smith

An outsider's view of transaction banking

Before coming to banking, Lloyds Bank commercial banking's head of global transaction banking Ed Smith worked for range of different companies – from car manufacturer Rover to drinks company Diageo. The skills and experience he has picked up along the way are helping him to put a new spin on the global transaction banking business at Lloyds.

Matthew Leavenworth

Bringing innovation to traditional payments

Director of product innovation and disbursements at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Matthew Leavenworth, discusses the latest breakthroughs that are transforming the traditional payment methods of the automated clearing house and cheque.

Putting Iraq back on the banking map

Putting Iraq back on the banking map

After years of neglect, the Iraqi banking sector offers promise once again. Mobile banking, trade finance and infrastructure financing opportunities are proving attractive to existing lenders and the wave of new entrants looking to break into the market. But, before the tide can finally turn, there are regulatory issues that need addressing.

No trading please, we’re brokers

No trading please, we’re brokers

Brokers are outsourcing their dealing desks to other sell-side firms. Dan Barnes investigates what is left of a broker that does not trade.

New ways to finance trade

New ways to finance trade

In response to restrictive regulation, trade finance securitisation deals are starting to materialise and, with these deals structured in such a way that they reduce risk weighting, lower leverage and increase liquidity, appetite for them is growing. 

BAML pushes ahead with AML and KYC

BAML pushes ahead with AML and KYC

Ather Williams, head of global payments and global transaction services strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, discusses the progress that is being made with anti-money laundering (AML) and know your customer (KYC) regulations.

EC weighs in on interchange fee battle

Legal battles over MasterCard and Visa’s interchange fees have raged for years in various markets around the world, but now the European Commission is pushing ahead with legislation that will cap the level of the fees, which will have major repercussions for card-issuing banks and the payments market. 

Sue Dean – TEASER

JPMorgan puts mobility on the agenda

JPMorgan’s head of transaction services for Europe, Middle East and Africa talks about career progression, joining up services for clients and what makes JPMorgan different from other banks. 

Kevin Brown

RBS's technology evolution

A lot has changed in the 35 years since Kevin Brown started his career at RBS. The senior executive at RBS International Banking tells The Banker that as telecommunications have evolved, so have customers’ expectations.

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