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Standard Chartered tackles supply chain adversities through partnerships and technology

Tue, 21 Mar 2023 08:26:00 +0000
As corporates diversify their supply chain sourcing, there is a rapid shift in how banks are meeting their procurement and financing needs through innovation and digitalisation. To respond to greater demand for time-to-market, Standard Chartered Bank drives ecosystem connectivity and access to its financing solutions via third-party platform and fintech partnerships.

CaixaBank emerges as the Top Global Retail Bank

Mon, 20 Mar 2023 04:35:00 +0000
CaixaBank in Spain and South American bank Itau Unibanco topped this year’s inaugural Global Retail Bank Ranking

Starling’s Engine grows SaaS business with mobile-first platform

Wed, 15 Mar 2023 14:20:00 +0000
Sam Everington, CEO of Engine, Starling Bank’s technology arm, discussed the advantages of the cloud-native and modular Software-as-a-Service banking platform, and its plans for expansion.

US Treasury promises full access to SVB deposits, no bailout

Mon, 13 Mar 2023 18:30:00 +0000
US financial regulators have announced damage-control measures for the Silicon Valley Bank crisis. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen promised that there will be no taxpayer-funded bailout. SVB's undoing ranks just behind the largest bank failure in US history of Washington Mutual in 2008. New-York based Signature Bank was seized by the FDIC two days after SVB was shuttered.

WISE revenue reaches $767 million, enters 2023 with Asia-relevant products

Thu, 09 Mar 2023 13:50:00 +0000
Paytech provider Wise, launched 15 new partnerships and four new markets in 2022 and enters 2023 with 60 partners globally.

Edge computing boosts branch banking in risk management and data governance

Thu, 09 Mar 2023 12:49:00 +0000
By combing various technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, 5G, and internet of things, edge computing is a viable solution to issues such as data latency, waste of bandwidth and possible security breaches.

China’s reopening and lower inflation to ease global economic slowdown in 2023

Tue, 07 Mar 2023 14:28:00 +0000
Most parts of the world and advanced economies such as the United States and European Union are expected to experience a significant slowdown in growth from 2.7% in 2022 to just 1.2% in 2023. However, growth in the emerging and developing economies are forecasted to continue to rise moderately from 3.9% in 2022 to 4% in 2023.

mBridge and atomic settlement have the potential to increase efficiency and use of local currencies in cross-border payments

Mon, 27 Feb 2023 10:40:00 +0000
BIS Innovation Hub in its report, Project mBridge: Connecting economies through CBDC, has validated the proposition that CBDCs can substantially increase the speed of cross-border payments and settlement from multiple days to near real-time, while also reducing transactional costs of approximately $120 billion annually. More importantly, it allows EMDEs to use their national currencies and financial institutions to facilitate cross-border settlement, eliminating their exposure to the collateral effects of the monetary policies of the jurisdictions of major currencies and attendant financial stability risks, such as credit cycles, of the developed economies whose currencies, eg. the US and the dollar, the EU and the euro, etc., dominate international settlement today. In addition, it will lessen liquidity risks arising from disruptions in international financial markets and currencies of these developed economies.

Ping An Bank achieves 28% three-year CAGR for its inclusive SME loan balance, serving more than 1 million MSME customers

Wed, 22 Feb 2023 07:07:00 +0000
Ping An Bank uses financial technology to create smart and inclusive products for traditionally underserved small businesses

How Singapore is shaping the future of digital money

Fri, 17 Feb 2023 18:09:00 +0000
Singapore offers glimpses into the future of digital currencies and payment infrastructures that will enable instant, intelligent and more efficient retail, wholesale and cross-border payments