Latest articles from FX & Payments

For every cloud…

March 10, 2009

From prime brokerage to fixed income, the trading landscape is under siege. But some pockets are still making good money. Writer Michelle Price.

CLS reaches FX crossroads

February 2, 2009

Even with the creation of Continuous Linked Settlement Bank (CLS), foreign exchange settlement risk persists, with a large number of currencies remaining outside the scope of the industry utility. How much risk persists, and how can it be eliminated? Writer Frances Maguire.

Counting the cost of hedging after market shakeout

February 2, 2009

More liquid than most derivative markets, foreign exchange products still suffered in the turbulence of late 2008. But hedging exchange rate risk has never looked more important, creating growth opportunities for banks that can stay in the game. Writer Philip Alexander.

Rising to the payment challenges

January 5, 2009

The European payments landscape is undergoing a period of dramatic transformation as regulatory, infrastructural and commercial pressures force Europe’s payment providers to invest colossal amounts of human and financial resources in new technological and compliance projects.Faced with SEPA, the PSD and UK Faster Payments, the transaction banking business has rarely been busier or more inflamed by competitive pressure.

Slimline readers on the cards

December 1, 2008

The major payment card players were out in force at the Cartes annual trade show, showing off their latest password generators for conducting online transactions, most thin enough to fit in a wallet. Writer Wendy Atkins.

The future for foreign exchange

November 3, 2008

Having enjoyed a major boom in volumes over the past five years, the FX market needs to address its processing operations and cost model. Tony White, managing director at Wall Street Systems, discusses how these problems can be combatted. Writer Michelle Price.

Swift answer to the detractors

September 1, 2008

Lázaro Campos, Swift’s CEO of 18 months, discusses the institution’s critics and competitors, and why Swift will always upset someone.

Charlie McCreevy

September 1, 2008

The European commissioner for the internal market has been at the forefront of the Sepa initiative since taking up office in 2004. Here, he answers the market’s criticisms of the project and discusses how it has been handled at European level.

The Sepa saga

September 1, 2008

Political intrigue and a lack of leadership might yet kill the European Commission’s vision of a Single Euro Payments Area. Writer Michelle Price.

Sibos debates the big issues

September 1, 2008

The Single Euro Payments Area, MiFID, the Target 2 Securities initiative and the Thomson-Reuters megamerger are among the hot topics at this year’s SIBOS.

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