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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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Bank Relations & KYC

Industry roundup: 17 January

by Graham Buck


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


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


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


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


Industry roundup: 2 December

by Graham Buck


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


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


Industry roundup: 19 October

by Graham Buck

Mastercard logo

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

E-commerce trolley on keyboard

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