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Modernising Citi’s transaction banking capability

July 3, 2017

Gulru Atak, the new head of Citi’s global treasury and trade solutions Dublin lab and innovation, talks to Joy Macknight about her innovation programme for growing the bank’s global transaction banking business.

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How transaction banking is adapting to change

July 3, 2017

The historically stable and secure transaction banking business is undergoing great change. Joy Macknight reports on industry initiatives and innovative technologies now coming to the fore. 

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Intraday credit: under the regulator’s microscope

July 3, 2017

Deutsche Bank’s Christine Thomas talks to Joy Macknight about the increasing regulatory oversight of intraday credit and how market participants are responding to emerging regulations.

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The changing definition of a deposit

July 3, 2017

Previously, clients would call their bank to warn of an unintended overdraft position; today they call if they want to leave more money than usual on their account. Koral Araskin, liquidity manager in Deutsche Bank’s institutional cash management division, explains how regulation has affected the liquidity management landscape and why there is no one-size-fits-all approach to deposit optimisation.

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Leveraging PSD2 to open up transaction banking

July 3, 2017

While most of the buzz around the updated EU Payments Services Directive has centred on benefits to retail customers, its role in ushering in open banking will create new opportunities in transaction banking. Joy Macknight reports. 

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Taking the pain out of fintech procurement

July 3, 2017

Navigating a way through a bank’s procurement process can kill a fintech start-up – or dampen its innovative spirit. Joy Macknight explores the ways banks are changing their rules of engagement specifically for this community.

Make up a business case – the funding will follow

July 3, 2017

Banks love innovation but hate risk, which is why they spend so much on outside consultants. So how do you get round this and get funding for your project? With a bit of creativity, says Chris Skinner.

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LeumiTech CEO looks to make life easier for tech start-ups

June 1, 2017

Understanding the financial needs of tech companies that lose money but grow fast is LeumiTech’s signature business, its CEO explains to Joy Macknight. 

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Benin designs a digital future

June 1, 2017

In December 2016, Benin announced its economic transformation plan, including 45 flagship projects addressing the major components of the west African country's economy. Six of the projects are specifically focused on constructing a digital economy. Serge Adjovi, director of Benin’s Digital Economy Agency, speaks to Joy Macknight about the laying the foundations for progress.

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Fintech focus and international expansion bring boost to Japan's mega-banks

June 1, 2017

The central bank’s negative interest rate regime has hit Japan’s banking sector hard. But three local mega-institutions have shown resilience, both at home – partly through fintech investments – and abroad – by aggressive international expansion. Stefania Palma reports.

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