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A shifting response to fintech ‘disruption’

July 1, 2016

A surge of new entrants in the financial services arena has forced incumbent providers to react. After the initial apprehension has dissipated, how are transaction banks engaging with this disruptive influence? Joy Macknight reports.

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FCA regulatory sandbox fosters disruptive innovation

July 1, 2016

In May, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority opened the world’s first ‘safe space’ for testing new technology and business models. Christopher Woolard, director of strategy and competition at the FCA, tells Joy Macknight how it works.

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Speed and cost spur reimagination of correspondent banking on blockchain

July 1, 2016

The potential of blockchain to transform traditional banking processes has generated much enthusiasm over the past year. Deutsche Bank’s Paula Roels, head of market infrastructure and industry initiatives, and Bradley Lonnen, market management, institutional cash management, look at the current state of play around adoption, and blockchain’s applicability to correspondent banking.

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Cybersecurity: work together and be vigilant

July 1, 2016

Cybercrime is not a new threat but the attacks and ‘precise targeting’ by fraudulent parties are becoming more sophisticated. Marcus Sehr, global head of client management and sales for institutional cash management at Deutsche Bank, highlights the seriousness of cyberfraud and the need to foster awareness, and outlines the steps the banking community should take to defend the financial system’s integrity.

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Swift dips into China with CIPS

July 1, 2016

Financial messaging provider Swift’s memorandum of understanding with China’s Cross-border Inter-Bank Payment System could greatly facilitate cross-border renminbi payments, as Stefania Palma discovers.

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Great expectations for wholesale payments

July 1, 2016

The retail payments space has witnessed a great deal of innovation over the past few years. To date, this has not been matched on the wholesale side. Christian Westerhaus, global head of product and strategy, institutional cash management, at Deutsche Bank looks at how developments on the domestic retail side are influencing client expectations in wholesale payments and assesses the steps the industry is taking to enhance the cross-border payments experience.

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Peru targets financial and social inclusion through e-wallet initiative

July 1, 2016

The culture of informal work is a topic that Peru’s new president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, is promising to tackle, and which banks are already addressing through financial inclusion initiatives such as the creation of a pioneering, sector-wide e-wallet. Silvia Pavoni investigates its potential to ease one of the country's main pressure points.

Why London is leading the regtech race

July 1, 2016

Regtech, the younger brother of fintech, is a hot topic within the UK, but other countries are struggling to follow suit. Chris Skinner explains why.

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Myanmar’s fledgling banking system braces for fintech

June 10, 2016

Myanmar is on the cusp of a mobile and financial technology revolution. How can emerging local banks harness this development? And is the rise of fintech an opportunity or a challenge? Peter Janssen reports.

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BAML rethinks correspondent banking fundamentals

June 1, 2016

Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s head of strategy and innovation in global transaction services, Matthew Leavenworth, tells Joy Macknight why he believes that blockchain’s capacity to prompt an infrastructure overhaul could prove more important than the technology itself.

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