Cross-border business-to-business (B2B) payments have always been troublesome for businesses involved in foreign trade. Core issues around timing, certainty, cost and visibility mean there should be a healthy market for alternatives to using your bank’s vanilla international payment service, but none have captured significant share of the market.
Recently a plethora of new initiatives and solutions have come to market, but how does a corporate choose? What factors are in play?
Business payment innovations provide many more choices for businesses and a significant opportunity to drive down costs, generate additional revenue streams and strengthen vendor relationship by enhancing end-to-end payment processes. Why then is the corporate payments landscape still dominated by payment instruments that were introduced many years ago? Complexity. With many choices comes much confusion — but it’s time for that to come to an end.
Open Banking will change the way payments are managed, not just in the UK but around the world. The objective is to improve competition and innovation in the payment industry, which reinforces the UK’s position at the forefront of payments. This is great news for consumers and businesses of all sizes for whom payments will become easier, more secure, and with an improved user experience.
You’ve got enough on your plate making sure your environment is adequately protected against further attacks, so here is a brief, common sense explanation of the most important things you need to know about the CSP and what you need to do to prepare.
Ring-fencing is a new regulation that requires the largest UK banks to separate their core retail banking services from their investment banking and international banking activities.
The changes this shift will require, impacting many customers whether they are businesses, consumers or indeed other banks, are numerous and complex to say the least.
What if you could give your organization an unfair advantage – an extra level of competitiveness – with Swift’s Customer Security Programme (CSP)?
If you aren’t sure what security has to do with your company’s ability to compete, let me explain.
If you’re battling with international payment processes, you’re not alone.
The processes behind sending payments to different geographies are challenging, time-consuming and relentlessly frustrating.