4 Epic Global Payments Trends Highlighted by BCG & Google

I was reading through some old Payments News stories recently and stumbled across the Google-BCG study into the growth of digital payments in India by 2020. Its a fascinating report focusing on India, but what i also found interesting were details of what both Google and BCG revealed as four global payments trends, or rather ...

Sibos 2016 – A Day by Day Guide for Payments Peeps

For those lucky enough to attend Sibos 2016 in Geneva, i have outlined what i think are some pretty interesting sessions over the 4 day SWIFT conference. But before diving into the details, i would recommend checking out my Sibos Infographic and 5 Tips For Newbies posts! It is worth noting the: Sibos conference is ...

7 Tasty Graphics from the Next Money Fintech Conference

Before i get into the details of the Next Money fintech conference. I would like to apologise for not blogging/posting very much recently. Its been a crazy month. But don’t worry, I’m back! I’m catching up on all of the news worthy payments stuff that has been going on the last couple of weeks. One ...

FATF Recommendations & MT101 Explained in 251 Words

About a month ago i wrote a post What Is FATF & How Will It Impact My Payments? It provides an overview of the the FATF Recommendations and the impact on MT101 payments into Europe. The post triggered A LOT of emails, and so in this post i thought i would recap as simply as i could ...

I HATE When Leaders and Managers Ask This Question

I am sorry to start September with a RANT, but i have heard this question being asked a couple of times in as many weeks and it really annoys me! The question seems to be asked more and more by managers and team leaders, particularly in the corporate world. The irony is that it is ...

The Top Payments News Stories in August, 2016

You’ve probably noticed that its been a quiet month for me, I had a couple of weeks off and am now trying to fight off the holiday blues. Hey ho! I was off the grid and so this edition of Payments news stories in August 2016 was useful for me to do, and helped me ...

EU Euro Payments Must be SEPA Compliant by 31 Oct 2016 1

This blog has covered in depth the SEPA timeline for euro payments and direct debits, starting with the initial deadline (1st February 2014) and the 6 months grace period which culminated in the final (1st August 2016) SEPA deadline. So you’re probably wondering, what the heck is this euro payments to be SEPA compliant by ...

9 Things I Learnt & You Might Too About PGP Encryption

The Edward Snowden revelations have played a significant role in raising the profile of encrpytion over the last few years. That debate will clearly continue to run, but with heightened cyber security threats the use of encryption is something very relevant for corporates – particularly where payments are concerned. And it is with payment security in ...

What Is FATF & How Will It Impact My Payments? 2

Just as i thought SEPA was done and dusted (dont forget about the October 2016 deadline!!), I am hearing about the need to comply with another set of payment regulations – FATF, Financial Action Task Force. I must admit i knew nothing about FATF , so went on the hunt for some useful information. This ...

The Top Payments News Stories in July, 2016 1

I have been pretty busy lately and am getting ready for a couple of weeks off – Woohoo! So i am going to keep this edition of Payments news stories in July 2016 short and sweet. There seem to be featured quite a few cosying up stories and a couple of technical glitches too. And ...