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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.

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
afp 2019

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
U.K. business payments

The Biggest Trends in UK Business Payments: From Real-Time Payments to the Impact of Fraud

The 2019 UK Business Payments Barometer is a treasure trove of information that helps make sense of the dynamic and complex business payments landscape in the UK and beyond. The 4th annual report, compiled by...

/ October 9, 2019

New Payment Services: Financial Fraud Prevention Measures

The first 3 parts of this 5 part series focused on payment innovation, the difference between Open Banking vs. PSD2, and new banking and payment services resulting from the recent regulatory requirement entrants. This 4th...

/ October 7, 2019
Overlay Services

Everything You Need to Know about the New Payments Architecture: Overlay Services Explained

In Part 1 of this 2 part series, Rich Williams, host of the Payments Podcast, sat down with Marcus Hughes, Head of Strategic Business Development at Bottomline Technologies to discuss the New Payments Architecture and...

/ September 30, 2019
New Payments Architecture

Everything You Need to Know about the New Payments Architecture: What Is It and How Will It Impact Direct Debits and Cheque Clearing?

To get a better understanding of the latest changes affecting Bacs payments and Direct Debits in the UK, Rich Williams, host of the Payments Podcast, sat down with Marcus Hughes, Head of Strategic Business Development...

/ September 23, 2019
Payments Thought Leaders

What Are Today’s Business Payments Thought Leaders Saying about the Future of Payments Innovation?

The last decade has seen an unprecedented emergence of new payment technologies, methodologies and regulations – gaining speed and traction at a rapid rate, especially in the last few years. With payments being made in...

/ August 27, 2019