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Germaine Lang is the Managing Editor of SmartPayments with a strong creative and technical writing background across many industries. She also works to engage customers and relate their experiences with vendor products and services, positioning them as innovative thought leaders.

securities settlement processes

The Securities Settlement Process – What Does the Future Hold?

Change Is Just Around the Corner With so much movement in the securities settlement process landscape and new regulations on the horizon, it can be hard for Asset and Wealth managers to keep up. Especially...

/ January 21, 2020
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Manufacturers Face Unique Challenges When It Comes to Ensuring Accounts Payable Security

Complex Supply Chains Present Fraudsters with Multiple Points of Attack Never underestimate the importance of accounts payable security. By its nature, the manufacturing industry has always been associated with intricate processes and cutting-edge technology. Whether...

/ January 14, 2020
business payments

The Future of Business Payments: Q&A with Rick Burke, Head of Corporate Products, TD Bank

Just about everyone in the business payments space can agree that this is an exciting time to be in the industry. This is the third post in a three-part series that presents perspectives from industry...

/ January 13, 2020
business payments

The Future of Business Payments: Q&A with Kevin Phalen, Head of Global Business Payments, Visa

Just about everyone in the business payments space can agree that this is an exciting time to be in the industry. This is the second post in a three-part series that presents perspectives from industry...

/ January 9, 2020
business payments

The Future of Business Payments: Q&A with Cara O’Nions, Global Marketing Director

Just about everyone in the business payments space can agree that this is an exciting time to be in the industry. This is the first post in a three-part series that presents perspectives from industry...

/ December 9, 2019
tech giants

New Payment Services: The Threat of Tech Giants

The first 4 parts of this 5 part series focused on payment innovation, the difference between Open Banking vs. PSD2, new banking and payment services and the latest fraud prevention measures to combat fraudsters. This...

/ November 11, 2019
money laundering and sanction screening

Don’t Get Caught Unprepared: Money Laundering Controls and Regular Sanctions Screening Are No Longer Nice to Have, but Necessary

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) was established 16 years ago as a collaborative effort between government and industry to bring into focus the necessity of cybersecurity prevention measures and raise awareness about the options and...

/ October 28, 2019
afp 2019

AFP 2019 Day 3: A Moment of Great Transition

There were so many valuable take aways from AFP 2019, but one of the highlights of the show was the closing keynote delivered by Fareed Zakaria GPS, host of CNN’s Worldwide. His presentation, titled Navigating...

/ October 24, 2019
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AFP 2019 Day 2: Fraud, Fraud and More Fraud

Overheard on the shuttle to the AFP 2019 convention center in Boston, “Just last week I was consulting with a customer who was a victim of a business email compromise attack. It was the second...

/ October 23, 2019
afp 2019

AFP 2019 Day 1: To the Future and Beyond

The AFP 2019 Treasury and Finance Conference didn’t waste any time moving into full throttle. With an inspiring Sunday night keynote session headlined by Good Morning America’s Co-anchor Robin Roberts. Delivered to a standing room...

/ October 22, 2019