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Getting into the right mindset

June 3, 2007

Corporates should start factoring the Single Euro Payments Area into their plans now so that any changes to internal financial processes do not need to be re-engineered when Europe’s new harmonised payments infrastructure finally takes shape.

Citi's cash management strategy search for harmonisation

April 1, 2007

As the economic and regulatory landscape across Europe continues to harmonise, business models must change to sustain competitive advantage. Evolving with the new environment has been a key catalyst in Citi’s cash management strategy, MD Naveed Sultan tells The Banker’s Neil Tyler.

Over-the-counter service

June 4, 2006

To meet the demands of hedge funds for over-the-counter instruments, a new and hugely lucrative prime brokerage service has emerged. Natasha de Teran examines OTC intermediation.

Navigating profitability

September 4, 2005

With many European banks facing a profitability squeeze in their payments franchise, the decisions they make now will affect the future of their own payments business, relationships with clients and the future of the market.

Data flows in real time

September 4, 2005

Peter Miller and Liz Oakes explain what the fuss is about when it comes to improving corporate customers’ service using real-time data.

Automation lifts east EU

September 4, 2005

Eastern European countries that are joining the EU at this stage have the advantage of having the latest banking transaction technologies already in place. Heather McKenzie reports.

Global-scale operations

September 4, 2005

In the world of payments and cash management, there are three elements spurring on change: regulation, technology and customer requirements. Cath Henry explains how these elements are operating in the face of that relentless march towards globalisation.

Outsourcing dilemmas

September 4, 2005

Any combination of factors will be considered before a financial institution makes the decision to outsource, says Heather McKenzie. But cost and efficiency are basic requirements.
When it comes to outsourcing, definitions are as varied as the deals that are done. The simplest definition is the handing over of processes for a third party to run.

Hurdles for the next big idea in retail

January 3, 2005

Retail investors are crying out for better yielding investments and bankers are rushing to design structured credit-based solutions in answer to their demands. But are retail markets ready for them? Natasha de Teran reports.
Strict regulations and desultory market conditions have tested banks’ ability to develop and deliver attractive products for retail investors. Years of lacklustre performance have driven the consumer end of the market away from traditional equity markets towards evermore diversified investments, and bankers have rushed to develop new products to attract them, based on commodity, rate and other multi-asset pay-offs.

New routes via the web

October 3, 2004

In recent years, most innovation in cash management has been in online banking, driven by telecommunications and desktop computing technologies, says Lakshmi Balasubramanian of Infosys.

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