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International Bill Payments

Background

The cost of collecting cross-currency payments - setting up currency accounts, FX conversion costs (can be as high as 200 bps or more) and the processing charges - can be 3-5% + of the value of the…

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Bank Relations & KYC

Industry roundup: 17 January

by Graham Buck

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East analyses Asia cross-border payments; BNP Paribas seeks new low-cost location; BoA upbeat on Solana; Safe; Indifi-GPay union offers digital credit

Regulation & Tax

Industry roundup: 23 December

by Graham Buck

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SEC proposes further money market fund reforms; SWIFT eyes expansion into digital assets; US waiting game for cross-border payments and more

Environment, Social, Governance

Industry roundup: 16 December

by Graham Buck

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HSBC details plans to end coal financing; New landmark for digital yuan; Western Union in Ukraine team-up

Payments - Disbursements

SWIFT outlines blueprint for 2022

by Graham Buck

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The financial messaging services provider announces “ambitious plans to accelerate adoption of its new services across the global financial community”

Fraud Prevention

Cross-border payment fraud a growing headache

by Graham Buck

Fraud Attacks - Payment Fraud

Six in 10 businesses in the US and the UK report that it is a continual risk, reports PYMNTS.com and Worldpay B2B Payments in their latest bulletin

Financing

Industry roundup: 2 December

by Graham Buck

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Standard Chartered US$100m fund targets Gulf markets; Square changes name to Block; User testing starts for T2; Verto joins forces with Banking Circle

Fraud Prevention

Industry roundup: 8 November

by CTMfile

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Ransomware attacks on rise, cryptocurrency and compliance more critical as digital payments gain popularity, cross-border payments and fintechs

Roundup

Industry roundup: 19 October

by Graham Buck

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News in brief: Mastercard and Previse unite on cross-border payments; India's BSE moves to T+1 settlement; DP World trade finance platform

Request to pay

What corporates want from request to pay

by Ben Poole

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A survey conducted by the Euro Banking Association and PPI has identified four key use cases for the payments messaging framework.