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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.

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
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What Are the Experts Saying about B2B Payments Innovation?

The payments industry has recently seen a surge in technological advances. Real-time payments, blockchain and same day ACH have all emerged as alternate payment solutions, driven primarily by fintech innovation. But although these technologies have...

/ June 24, 2019
AP departments utilizing a high level of automation have over 4x as much visibly into cash flow.

The Future of FinTech and Banking Collaboration: Driving AP Automation

Do you remember when you used to write checks to pay your bills and everything that went along with that process? Filling in the date, payee, amount and signature lines, logging the payment in the...

/ June 17, 2019
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Payments Industry Trends: New 2019 B2B Payments Survey Report Findings

Strategic Treasurer partnered with Bottomline Technologies for a third consecutive year to get a deeper understanding of the current B2B payments industry trends, including what evolving technologies are available, payment strategies companies are executing against...

/ June 10, 2019
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Your Bank Is Going Digital…How Do You Evaluate FinTech Partners?

As technology-savvy consumers increasingly demand digital access to banking activities such as payments, personal loans, mortgages and account opening, banks that continue to rely on in-person and paper-based processes will be left in the dust...

/ June 3, 2019

Are You Meeting Your Treasury Management Objectives?

Effective treasury management is at the heart of any successful organization. From managing liquidity to corporate finance and even reputational risk, the role of treasury management is an overarching one. But how do you know...

/ May 28, 2019

2019 Treasury Fraud Trends: How Does Your Organization Compare?

For the fourth year in a row, Strategic Treasurer has partnered with Bottomline Technologies and surveyed corporate treasurers and executives to determine the latest trends in treasury fraud and prevention measures. This year’s results were...

/ May 27, 2019