The move to real-time payment systems is gaining momentum across the globe and raises the prospect of instant cross-border payments. New players are also helping to redefine the payments ecosystem, as Joy Macknight reports.
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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.
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.
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.
Commercial cards have become so much more than a piece of plastic and 16-digit number that completes a transaction. Not only are they an important payment tool in a treasurer’s kit, but also the cornerstone of a working capital management programme.
The transaction banking environment is complex and constantly changing, writes Michael Imeson. Much of what is happening, such as the growth in real-time payments systems, is for the greater good. But there are dangers lurking in all areas of payments – wholesale, commercial and retail – especially in cyberspace.
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Instant payments seems to be a popular topic in financial circles, The Banker talks to two industry experts, Isabel Schmidt, head of institutional cash Americas and global head of market management at Deutsche Bank, and Christopher Schmitz, partner, EMEIA financial services at EY, about the future of real-time transactions.
Cyberspace is a dangerous place for banks, with the risk of payments fraud, data theft, denial-of-service attacks and other crimes high. So what are banks and the regulators doing to improve cyber security in the sector?
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