Quick Guide to IBM Blockchain World Wire – Cross Border Payments

Quick Guide to IBM Blockchain World Wire - Cross Border Payments
The cross border payments space has historically been slow, expensive and lacking transparency, making it a perfect candidate for disruption. Incumbent players such as SWIFT are trying, through the SWIFT gpi initiative, to catch up with various fintech and technology companies trying to muscle into this space. IBM is one such example, recently announcing their IBM ...

7 Lessons from The Future is Now: How Ready is Treasury

7 Lessons from The Future is Now: How Ready is Treasury
As readers of this blog will know, i am interested in all things technology and payments related so the recent report The Future is Now: How Ready is Treasury? was an interesting read. The report summarises the results of a survey, of 300 senior corporate treasury folks, conducted in May-June 2018 by the Economist Intelligence Unit ...

The Top Payments News Stories in September 2018

Payment news stories in September were dominated by more cybersecurity breaches, cash continuing its gradual decline, IT glitches grip UK banks and more blockchain based payment solutions. It’s fair to say September has been hectic, check out the following the top payments news stories in September 2018: 1. Payments News – Cyber Security Facebook data breach ...

The Top Payments News Stories in August 2018

Ok folks, I know i have been quiet for the past few months. But now i am back and will be looking to post more regularly. Let’s kick off with a look back at the top payments news stories for August 2018: 1. Payments News – Cyber Security The US Department of Justice reports that 3 ...

The Top Payments News Stories in July 2018

I have been pretty quiet recently, focusing on work, work, work…. And looking forward to a chilled couple of weeks off. The world of payments continues to move at a swift pace. Check out the following top payments news stories for July 2018: 1. Payments News – Cyber Security Digital bank Monzo fall victim, via ...

A Quick Insight into Treasury Technology for Corporates 1

A Quick Insight into Treasury Technology for Corporates
The JP Morgan Treasury Insights section is worth a look, i recently read an interesting article on Treasury technology – Demystifying New Technologies in Treasury. Check out the article for full details, following are my quick notes. Adopting New Treasury Technology – The Challenges Of course, most organisations want to get rid of manual processes, ...

The Top Payments News Stories in June 2018

We’re more than half way through the year, the World Cup is in full flow the UK is sweltering and payments news stories in June continue to heat up too. Check out the following top payments news stories for June 2018: 1. Payments News – Cyber Security FS-ISAC (Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Centre) launches ...

Quick HSBC Guide to GDPR for Treasury Folks

Quick HSBC Guide to GDPR for Treasury Folks
As we all know from the many emails received over the last couple of weeks, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is now here. Browsing around i came across some informative documents from HSBC about GDPR, which i thought would be worth sharing. Let’s jump to it… GDPR Checklist for Treasury Key notes: Understand ...

The Top Payments News Stories in May 2018

Payments news stories in May highlighted cyber threats in Mexico, TSB IT issues lingered, PayPal partnerships, Ripple continued to sign-up new partners and banks pursued their respective digital transformation. And of course, it was the month in which GDPR went live. All in all, another crazy month in the world of payments. Check out the following ...

A Quick Introduction to APIs for Folks Interested in Open Banking 1

A Quick Introduction to APIs for Folks Interested in Open Banking
APIs are at the heart of the PSD2 and Open Banking revolution, yet many folks don’t really know what APIs actually are. Its worth noting that web based APIs have been around since 2000. In this post, i share what i learnt about APIs, all of which i think is crucial to help you in your ...