Sibos 2019: The Best Video Highlights from Day 1-4

So, Sibos 2019 has come and gone. I will be sharing some of my Sibos 2019 notes over the coming days, but today wanted to alert folks that weren’t able to attend that you can watch many of the sessions on YouTube at Sibos TV. Also, check out The Best of Sibos 2019 London, and delve ...

Sibos 2019 – A Day by Day Guide for Payment Geeks

Long time no blog! I want to get back into the blogging grove, and what better way to do so by sharing what i think will be pretty cool sessions at Sibos 2019. Since Sibos is in London this year, I’m hoping i can sneak in at some point. Let’s see..! Apparently this is going ...

4 Considerations for Your SWIFT for Corporates Business Case

4 Considerations for Your SWIFT for Corporates Business Case
Last week Deloitte released an interesting report – SWIFT for Corporates: The real value and cost of connecting to your banks via a single window – which i reviewed and made some notes on. The report provides an interesting insight for companies that maybe considering SWIFT as a connectivity solution, and also a reminder for existing ...

15 Fascinating Leadership Insights by Steve Waugh at Sibos 2018

15 Fascinating Leadership Insights by Steve Waugh at Sibos 2018
I follow cricket, but cannot say I’m an avid fan of the game. Over the weekend, i found myself watching various clips from Sibos 2018, one of which was a Breakfast Keynote by Australian cricketer Steve Waugh. It was a fascinating keynote so much so i summarised the leadership lessons provided by Steve. A quick ...

Explained: SWIFT gpi UETR – Unique End-to-End Transaction Reference 8

Explained: SWIFT gpi UETR - Unique End-to-End Transaction Reference
At the heart of the SWIFT gpi initiative is something called the UETR. In this post, i will share everything i know and likely you need to know about the UETR. So let’s jump straight into it… What is SWIFT gpi? Before we delve into the UETR, we need to know what the SWIFT gpi is. ...

Read This If You’re Thinking About Joining SWIFT

Read This If You're Thinking About Joining SWIFT
While there are many ways for corporates to connect with their banks, if you want a single, secure, reliable and global multi-bank solution – then SWIFT is your answer. Before you get too excited you should understand their are some upfront considerations that you must take note of before joining SWIFT. This post will cover ...

5 Points From the SWIFT London Business Forum 2018 Nobody is Talking About 2

5 Points From the SWIFT London Business Forum 2018 Nobody is Talking About
Yesterday i was one of about 1100 registered delegates that attended the SWIFT London Business Forum 2018 at Tobacco Dock. The theme of the forum was “Seizing the Opportunity”, and there were the usual punchy cross-industry topics (fintech, regulation, machine learning, AI, cybersecurity… you get the idea) being discussed by some pretty high profile and ...

Payment Fees – The Difference Between BEN, OUR and SHA 3

I have received a couple of recurring questions about payment fees, specifically the difference between BEN, OUR and SHA. So, lets get straight to it… Payment Fees / Transaction Charges The sending bank and receiving bank in a payment transaction may charge a fee for processing the payment. Within each payment specific codes are used by ...

A Practical Guide to the Bank Statement CAMT.053 Format 3

Following on from the posts about the BAI2 and MT940 bank statement formats, I have had a few requests to provide an overview of the camt.053 format. I will not go into the details of each tag within the CAMT.053 format – for that you should ask your bank(s) to provide you with a detailed CAMT.053 ...

The Difference Between a camt.052, camt.053 and camt.054 3

I have had a couple of recurring questions about bank statements recently, and rather than responding to the individuals directly i thought it would be useful to address the question via a post. So, if bank statements are your thing check out my posts about the BAI2 and MT940 file formats. What is CAMT? CAMT ...