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Faster payments: the state of play

Adoption of real-time payments is accelerating rapidly, driven by regulatory pressures and the threat of non-bank competition. Joy Macknight looks at the different paths taken in the quest to future-proof domestic payments infrastructures.


Has the renminbi's internationalisation rise been thrown off course?

The renminbi is now the world's fifth most popular international payment currency, and has the fourth placed Japanese yen in its sights. Financial policy reform and the introduction of new clearing centres have been crucial to this rise, but will the troubles the Chinese economy has experienced in the past few months derail its progress?

Carlos Sanchez

Ipagoo joins the EU dots to beat the regulators

New European legislation is allowing Orwell's Ipagoo to rewrite banking by allowing customers to manage accounts in multiple countries and different currencies, the company's co-CEO tells Jane Cooper. 

Is redemption in reach for FX

Is redemption in reach for FX?

The foreign exchange market currently finds itself under unprecedented scrutiny. Rocked by scandals over benchmark practices and investigations into the legitimacy of certain trading practices, is the asset class doing enough to get itself back on the straight and narrow? 

Making money from mobile

A new banking dilemma: making money from mobile

Mobile has long been a buzzword in banking, but while bankers almost unanimously agree on the significance of the mobile platform, there is still a lot of uncertainty about how they can monetise it.

Banks tighten up their trading floor surveillance

Banks tighten up their trading floor surveillance

Thanks to the latest biometric and voice recognition technologies, banks are able to adopt a 'big brother' approach on the trading floor, monitoring their traders for rogue dealings and foul play.

Acquirers grapple with new payments landscape

Acquirers grapple with new payments landscape

The explosion in payment choices in recent years has left consumers confused as banks struggle to keep up with the latest innovations. This has made the role of the merchant acquirer more important than ever, as Jane Cooper discovers. 

Frank Abagnale

Catching them while he can: what Frank Abagnale did next

Frank Abagnale's story of cheque forger-turned-good guy is well documented in print and on film. His career has seen him work in partnership with 41st Parameter CEO and founder Ori Eisen. They tell Jane Cooper about their work to stay one step ahead of the cyber criminals.

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The US's slow journey to faster payments

US consumers may be calling for real-time payments, but progress has been slow, with the industry’s payments evolution only at ‘the end of the beginning’, according to the American Banking Association. 

FX prime brokerage reinvents itself

With the larger foreign exchange prime brokerage houses restructuring and new entrants offering new types of services, Frances Faulds asks whether regulatory changes have contributed to the demise of the industry or simply to its reinvention.

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