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iGTB named Global Finance Innovator 2016

iGTB’s product innovation has named as one of just seven winners in the “Product Innovation” category of Global Finance’s hotly-contested annual “Innovators in Transaction Services” awards. Once again making headlines with its development of CBX on Apple Watch, which was announced amid great fanfare at SIBOS 2015, iGTB's extension of CBX to new devices including the Apple Watch marks a turning point in corporate payments.

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Americas Advisory Forum - "Key Drivers in the Canadian Payments Landscape"

Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto, Canada | Tuesday June 7

Plan to attend Intellect Americas Advisory Forum "Key Drivers in the Canadian Payments Landscape" on Tuesday, June 7 in Toronto, Canada.  At this complementary event you will hear from industry experts and  practitioners discuss recent trends in Payments affecting our industry today.

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iGTB Middle East Client Advisory Event takes centre stage in Cash & Trade

The latest issue of Cash & Trade magazine features a full write-up of iGTB’s Middle East Client Advisory Event, held in Dubai in February. The annual forum brought together senior transaction bankers from across the region – including delegates from Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, the UAE and Kenya – to discuss the industry’s key developments and find solutions to mutual challenges.

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Unified Payment Interface - Can It Ease Collection for Corporations?

Bama Suresh

20 May 2016

NPCI announced the launch of Unified Payment Interface on 11th April 2015 at the hands of Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan along with Nandan Nilekani, advisor to NPCI. The platform intends to be a next generation online payments solution and will leverage trends such as increasing smartphone adoption and deeper penetration of mobile data. This article throws light on the capabilities of the platform and an attempt has been made to analyse whether it would be a game changer, easing collections for corporations.

 
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Slick business: iGTB’s Anand Pande featured in Trade Finance magazine, discussing the impact of low oil prices and the Middle East’s potential

Anand Pande – product council head, supply chain and trade finance – was quoted in the April/May issue of Trade Finance magazine in a feature on how the volatile commodities sector is changing the dynamics of trade finance in the Middle East. In the detailed examination of the Gulf’s reaction to the oil price slump and its wider implications, ‘Slick Business: why the Middle East is key for trade finance’ shared the views of the industry’s leading professionals regarding the shift towards alternative forms of funding as well as new investment opportunities. The full article is available in Trade Finance, volume 21, issue 3, April/May 2016 - available to download here (subscription required).
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When Many is Not More

Tapan Agarwal – Risk Product Council Chair

18 May 2016

Banks are the one place certain to use technology; but many systems – sometimes too many – can plague efficiency, eat into profitability and compound risk. What happens when many stops being more?

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The Danger That Lies Within

Tapan Agarwal – Risk Product Council Chair

11 May, 2016

Almost half the incidents of serious economic crimes are perpetrated by internal parties. Internal fraud poses just as grave a risk as external fraud does. How can automated systems, reduce manual intervention and in turn lower incidents of risk? 

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Making the Cash Flow

Justin Silsbury - Liquidity Consultant

06 May 2015

Corporations maintain large cash reserves. Apple, Microsoft, Google, Pfizer and Cisco are just some examples of cash kings. What does it take for a corporate treasurer at one of these (and many other corporations) to optimize their cash and use it in the best possible manner?

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The bank sets credit limits to minimize its risk. However, obtaining a consolidated view of exposures and limits can often be challenging.
 

When in Risk, Trust Technology

Tapan Agarwal - Risk Product Council Chair

04 May 2016

Counterparty risk poses an ever-present threat. Can technology come to the bank’s rescue?

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Payments expert Jan Gonnissen talks to Payments {R}Evolution

In recognition of the sheer scale and speed of change transforming the payments space, Bobsguide and PaymentEye collaborated to produce a one-off special edition – Payments {R}Evolution – featuring interviews with the leaders in fintech innovation and the “best and brightest players” in the payments industry.  

Step forward Jan Gonnissen – iGTB’s Senior Payments Consultant and resident payments expert. Featured on page 93 of the magazine (which can be downloaded here), Jan shares his views on the growing overlap between social media platforms and ecommerce, with new market entrants changing the nature of payment practices and influencing customer expectations.

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