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How UK's Faster Payments changed the world

February 21, 2022

Did the UK Faster Payments Service change the world, or did the UK find itself in the fortunate position as infrastructure pioneers for our current digital age?

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Payments modernisation is driving openness, inclusivity and innovation – how do we ensure all countries benefit?

January 31, 2022

Mastercard's Payments Modernisation report outlines best practice when it comes to payments modernisation, so that all markets can map out their preferred strategy to modernisation.

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Towards a fast, frictionless future for international payments

January 5, 2022

Cryptocurrencies, sustainability and financial inclusion are the notable hot topics for the banking industry over the past year, as well as regulatory changes and the continued digital transformation of the sector

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Regulating the unregulated: US cryptocurrency

December 20, 2021

As US cryptocurrency markets continue to grow, so too does regulatory interest. But there is also an increasing acceptance of the central role that crypto will play in the financial system of the future. Kiara Taylor and Marie Kemplay report.

Global payments revenues decline by 5%, but show signs of recovery

November 23, 2021

Revenues in 2020 were hit by Covid-19, but not as severely as anticipated and are already showing signs of a bounceback. 

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Visa to open an office in Sudan

September 1, 2021

Global payments provider Visa will enter Sudan as the economy begins to liberalise.

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How close are we to treasury-as-a-service?

August 23, 2021

How does access to emerging technology and customer demands translate into a treasury-as-a-service offering? 

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Innovation in the age of Covid

August 17, 2021

Swift’s chief innovation officer Tom Zschach on learning the lessons of lockdown.


Teaming up to fight financial crime

August 13, 2021

Tackling money laundering, terrorist financing and other financial crime is a difficult chore for banks. However, new approaches are beginning to make a difference. 

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Interchange fee hike creating waves

July 26, 2021

The contentious issue of interchange fees rages on as Visa and Mastercard get ready for their five-fold fee hike.

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