Payments news

EBA Clearing’s RT1 hits 500,000-transaction-mark
23 February 2018 | London | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
The RT1 system passed the transaction milestone on 19 February
SWIFT welcomes new payments platform for Australia
14 February 2018 | Brussels | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
SWIFT has welcomed the public launch of a New Payments Platform in Australia
Central Bank of Lithuania selects SIA to access RT1
11 January 2018 | Milan | Reporter: Becky Butcher
The Bank of Lithuania has selected SIA to access RT1, the pan-European instant payments infrastructure, which come into effect as of 21 November last year
ECB approves major settlement and collateral projects
08 December 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Ebury exports transaction services offering to Canada
07 November 2017 | Toronto | Reporter: Theo Andrew
Deutsche Bank gpi service expands to euro payments
06 November 2017 | Frankfurt | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer-Derrien
Swift harmonises VP Securities network in Denmark
19 October 2017 | Toronto | Reporter: Theo Andrew
NEX partners with Baton Systems
17 October 2017 | London | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
SWIFT blockchain testing shows progress
13 October 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Theo Andrew
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European banks line up for real-time payments launch
10 October 2017 | Paris | Reporter: Theo Andrew
UniCredit embarks on test phase for European instant payments
25 July 2017 | Milan | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
ECB to launch new faster payments system
22 June 2017 | Frankfurt | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
New liquidity management solutions set to manage cross-border payments
15 June 2017 | New York | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
SIA to provide Icelandic payments update
13 April 2017 | Reykjavík | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
PayCommerce hails successful instant payments test
31 January 2017 | Edison, New Jersey | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
EBA and SIA launch instant payments testing
19 January 2017 | Milan | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
SWIFT tests blockchain for cross-border payments
12 January 2017 | La Hulpe | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
HSBC helps work towards cash-free India
29 November 2016 | Pune, India | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
Accuity and Kyriba pair up on payments screening
12 October 2016 | London | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
Currencycloud covering APAC
11 October 2016 | London | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
LCH signs up first Australian PPS
30 September 2016 | London | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
BNY Mellon to test real-time payment service
21 September 2016 | New York | Reporter: Drew Nicol
More banks join blockchain settlement network
19 September 2016 | San Francisco | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
Currencycloud to offer easier euro payments
31 August 2016 | London | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
Nxt Core templates smart contracts
12 July 2016 | Amsterdam | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
CHAPS gains new direct participant
26 May 2016 | London | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
D+H: Faster payments are the future for US
29 April 2016 | New york | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
EBA Clearing adds to SEPA payments offering
13 April 2016 | Paris | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
Volante embarks on Turkish payments partnership
12 April 2016 | Istanbul | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
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Industry participants discuss how factors, such as financial technology, have changed the role of transfer agents
After many years in the making, MiFID II has now become part of the regulatory furniture in Europe. However, the regulation’s first 30 days revealed lingering concerns around the scope of the changes
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Although MiFID II came into play on 3 January this year, now is not the time to relax as the job is only half done, says Peter Moss of SmartStream
With 2018 being a busy year for regulation in the financial services industry Jon Trinder and Matt Gibbs of Linedata discuss what firms should be working on around MiFID II, as well as the roll out of GDPR in May
With the industry in perpetual change, it’s important for firms to work together to take advantage of big data, according to Roy Kirby of SIX
As technology developments shape the world around them, financial services firms are starting to adapt. This year’s Sibos conference outlined where the industry is settling in, and where there are still milestones to pass
Rocky Martinez considers how AI can help improve post-trade processes, and how SmartStream’s new reconciliations solution is moving a step in the right direction towards helping firms keep costs at sustainable levels
New regulations, new competition and new cost pressures mean custodians and sub-custodians have more balls in the air than ever before
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Luxembourg’s asset servicing industry has blossomed to boast a substantial portion of types of funds in need of back and middle office functions, and now Brexit may offer an opportunity for further growth
In order to stand out from competitors, Malta has resorted to innovative regulation, says to Joseph Camilleri of BOV Fund Services
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Julien Kasparian, head of Hong Kong at BNP Paribas, explains the financial services industry in Hong Kong and how it competes globally
The Asian market may be improving on the harmonisation front, but the situation is still far from ideal. Experts discuss what there is still left to do
Brazil is hogging the limelight from its South American neighbours. But, although reforms are in full swing, there is still work to be done
No nation is an island, and the Polish CSD has post-trade services to cater to all of Central and Eastern Europe, says KDPW’s Iwona Sroka
In a region as geographically, culturally and economically diverse as Asia, funds passports have a tricky road ahead if they’re to redefine the industry
Amid cross-border restrictions and tightened belts, Luxembourg’s kingdom of real estate investment won’t be crumbling any time soon
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Chris Meader, founder of the North American Fund Administration Association, discusses his new start-up association, which aims to provide a forum for administrators to understand the risks, concerns and the opportunities the industry is facing