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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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Payments - Disbursements

Industry roundup: 19 April

by Graham Buck

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India’s payment industry trends; RBI assesses Indian economy; Brazil ready to pilot CBDC; War increases commodity trade exposures

Financing

Industry roundup: 14 April

by Graham Buck

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UK may extend SME recovery loans; Japan offers detail on digital yen; US money market funds reform; Canada accelerates rate hikes

Environment, Social, Governance

Industry roundup: 5 April

by Graham Buck

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US Treasury tightens Russia squeeze; EU raises €6bn from second green bond; China’s RMB cross-border payments rise; UK plans crypto NFT

Bank Relations & KYC

Industry roundup: 23 March

by CTMfile

News business man

Cross-border CBDC platform interoperability, RippleNet - potential alternative to CBDC, Mastercard connects banks to BNPL, Biometric tech and fraud

Environment, Social, Governance

Industry roundup: 17 March

by Graham Buck

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Shell directors sued by ClientEarth; Europe boost for crypto; Volante service speeds ISO 20022 compliance; Piteco and TAS simplify SWIFT access

Risk Management

Industry roundup: 10 March

by Graham Buck

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Airlines’ hedging offsets oil price spike; US corporates’ Russia exposure assessed; London-listed Russian companies; Biden authorises crypto review

Environment, Social, Governance

Industry roundup: 8 March

by Graham Buck

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Procure4Peace formed to assist Ukraine; Building materials shortage to intensify; Shell joins Russia exodus; Supply Chain Catalyst tool launched

Bank Relations & KYC

Industry roundup: 18 February

by CTMfile

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supply chain regulations, data analytics through Money.Net, mitigating fraud risk, Tinkoff and BPC partnership, Transact 365 expansion into LATAM,

Environment, Social, Governance

Industry roundup: 15 February

by Graham Buck

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NatWest offers green loans; HSBC, Syngenta use TradeLens for shipment; Saudi boost for going green; EMQ augments Asia real-time payments

Bank Relations & KYC

Industry roundup: 11 February

by CTMfile

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Temenos Banking Service, KyckGlobal & Payflo partner, Worldline & Alipay+ partner, TrueLayer & Tillit collaboration, Stablecoin in Japan, EU payments

Bank Relations & KYC

Industry roundup: 9 February

by CTMfile

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Veriton AI partnership, Cybersecurity combats risk, Finxact acquired, Paylt partners with Toronto, Ascenda and Visa partner, transitioning from LIBOR

Cash & Liquidity Management

Industry roundup: 4 February

by CTMfile

News Roundup

digital yuan & Olympics, AI and cross-border payments, compliance solutions for fintechs, and digital banking expansion

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