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Background

Although, for most companies, cross-border/cross-currency payments make up less than 5% of all payments, they can represent a major proportion of payment costs when the FX conversion costs (which make…

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International Payments

Industry roundup: 10 January

by CTMfile

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RTP in Tanzania and for consumer bill pay in US, China's WeChat to accept digital yuan payments, Fed`s plan for 1-day Fedwire ISO 20022 migration

Connectivity

Industry roundup: 5 January

by CTMfile

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Rêv USA launches The X World Wallet, B4B Payments part of Mastercard Fintech Express program, Jamaica Bank Announces Completion of CBDC Pilot Project

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

Electronic Banking Connectivity

Industry roundup: 22 December

by CTMfile

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Mastercard, Thales and FPC launch biometric cards, Visa Direct connecting multiple regions and currencies, B2B and B2C payment methods in Africa

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

Anti-Money Laundering

Industry roundup: 15 December

by CTMfile

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Global supply chain disruptions, BBVA Switzerland is first in Europe to use Ethereum into its service, AML solutions expand into the Baltic region

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”

Connectivity

Industry roundup: 13 December

by CTMfile

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Visa launches Global Crypto Advisory Services, international B2B payments in LATAM, Informer and Rabobank bring open banking solutions to the market

Connectivity

Industry roundup: 10 December

by CTMfile

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Open banking: Enhancing the financial landscape in the Philippines, cross-border wholesale CBDC experiment, deep dive into Swift gpi, digital payroll

Fraud Prevention

Cross-border payment fraud a growing headache

by Graham Buck

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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

International Payments

Industry roundup: 8 December

by CTMfile

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Innovative solutions reaching APAC, global, digital, cross-border payment connectivity, enhanced digital chargeback data between merchants and client

Bank Relations & KYC

Industry roundup: 30 November

by Graham Buck

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Report predicts open banking market to grow 28% to US$15bn in 2021; New trade finance vision outlined by the ICC; Wise partners with Fruugo

Connectivity

Industry roundup: 29 November

by CTMfile

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UnionPay and Razer Merchant Services partner to enable pay by QR code in Malaysia, Japan’s outlook of issuance of digital yen by FY2022, and more

Regulation & Tax

ECB updates oversight of electronic payments

by Graham Buck

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Cryptocurrency services and stablecoins will come within the European Central Bank’s broader payments regulatory framework

Payments - Disbursements

Industry roundup: 25 November

by Graham Buck

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Deutsche Bank adds SWIFT Beneficiary Account Validation; Hong Kong-listed China government bond ETFs in demand; Fitch warns Qatari banks vulnerable

Fraud Prevention

Industry roundup: 5 November

by CTMfile

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Financial gateway to assist airlines, first successful green finance project complete by BIS Innovation Hub and Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Payments - Disbursements

Industry roundup: 4 November

by Graham Buck

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Verto/ClearBank collaboration focuses on “underserved“ SMEs; Bank of America plans China securities arm

FX Management & Crypto

Industry roundup: 27 October

by CTMfile

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SWIFT Go provides safer cross-border transactions, Kyriba's Currency Impact Report, Barclaycard Payments partners with SAP for payments optimization

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