James Emmett, global head of trade and receivables finance at HSBC, discusses his strategy for staying ahead in the transaction banking business.
Latest articles from 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Most popular content
Most popular videos
- Trade finance securitisation
- Getting excited about innovation
- Chapter 1 of 4: Managing intraday liquidity in a changing regulatory environment; Dodd-Frank, EMIR and Basel III – what they mean for liquidity managers
- Interview with Philip Alexander, Senior Editor, The Banker - View from EBRD 2014
- Chapter 1 of 4: Internationalisation of the renminbi; Trade and payments