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Game of Regulations

How regulations are defining the game in the payments industry

Regulations seem to connote something unpleasant. I remember the one time I played football, and when the referee wasn’t paying attention, a member of the opposing team kicked me in the shin. I looked to the referee to cry ‘foul’ and when that didn’t happen I yelled at the referee saying, “You weren’t even looking”. Guess what.

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Money that you can see

Universal fact: Always happy to receive money

In the list of messages that could make your day, a sweet message from a beloved would probably top the list. An equal contender for the top slot could be a message intimating you that money has just been credited into your bank account. Be it your salary or receipt of pending payment for the goods and services delivered, an ecstatic feeling runs down your spine when cash flows in.

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Payments Decisioning with Funds Control

Most Tier 1 banks today have comprehensive processing capabilities. However, as business evolves and most corporate customers are organized into complex entity hierarchies and access multiple payment products and services what plays a vital role is the banks’ ability to ensure that the corporate has  effective access to funds across accounts. The challenge, as a result, also becomes monitoring these funds and ensuring guaranteed payments with effective fund earmarking, limit checks and limit monitoring.

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Robinson Crusoe’s Adventures with Payment Systems

Fans of literature have been familiar with Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe and his adventures, since 1719.

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Mind the Gap

.....or why cross-border payments today are like the London Underground.

There exists a glaring gap between corporate expectations of how banks should be processing their cross-border payments – and the contrasting reality experienced by many - in particular SMEs. Read on to find out more about the growing revenue potential that cross-border payments offer.

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Straight-through-Processing in Payments. Why do banks need to think about it?

While 100% STP may seem like an impossible dream, achieving the highest possible STP rate is critical for banks that desire efficient operations. Why should banks really worry about their STP rates?

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