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The exponential rise of Russia's Mir payment system

July 20, 2021

The unparalleled success of Russia’s Mir payments system has protected it against US sanctions, making other governments take notice.

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Buna seeks to resolve cross-border payment issues

April 19, 2021

Mehdi Manaa, CEO of Buna, a multi-currency payment platform for the Arab region, on revolutionising cross-border payments.

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The transformation of Europe's retail payments landscape

January 28, 2021

EU policymakers are looking to establish an ambitious, unified payment solution for consumers and merchants across Europe.

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Keeping ISO 20022 on track

July 2, 2020

The move to ISO 20022 by the world’s payment systems has had a setback – but must go ahead.

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Maintaining operational resilience is key to surviving a crisis

July 2, 2020

As the Covid-19 pandemic impacts even resilient businesses, Deutsche Bank’s Linda McLaughlin-Moore and Bill Mott discuss how international banks can best adjust to the new operational environment.

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Addressing the challenges in cross-border payments

July 2, 2020

Heather McKenzie reports on the progress being made in finding cheaper, faster solutions for cross-border payments.

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Pandemic tests the banking industry’s mettle

July 2, 2020

The global banking industry been much better placed to deal with the Covid-19 crisis than previously. Joy Macknight reports.

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The FX market enters its next evolutionary stage

April 3, 2020

The global foreign exchange market has adapted to the new normal of low volatility, electronification and greater regulatory oversight.

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Rich, quality payments: The case for ISO 20022

November 5, 2019

Saqib Sheikh, SWIFT’s global head of ISO 20022 programme, recently sat down with The Banker to outline why the migration to ISO 20022 is so important to the industry.

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How fintech is revolutionising African banking

October 1, 2019

Technology's impact on Africa is well documented, but with rule changes in giant markets such as Nigeria enabling further incursions, how will incumbent banks react? 

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