2016

Distributed Ledgers Prove Useful

Distributed Ledgers Prove Useful

Use cases for blockchain technology are rapidly being developed and tested throughout the financial services industry—and beyond—from the Australian Securities Exchange to payments infrastructure providers. But perhaps one of the most compelling areas where blockchain could truly redefine financial services ...

Best-Performing Companies In The Middle East

Best-Performing Companies In The Middle East

There are big changes at the top of the rankings this year, and there is greater geographical diversity in the list. Companies in the region are dealing with a number of serious headwinds and broader economic and market changes, which are starting to take their toll. 

Fintech: The Tortoise And The Hare

Fintech: The Tortoise And The Hare

The past year has seen major advances which, although only beginning to bud, are likely to have long-running ramifications for corporate treasury and cash management as they blossom and mature.

2015

The Most Innovative Solutions For Consumers/Financial Institutions

The Most Innovative Solutions For Consumers/Financial Institutions

The Innovators 2015 - Transactions Services, is Global Finance's annual listing of the most innovative banks and fintech companies in treasury and transaction services. The firms in this category are honored for launching products or services that are transforming the transaction services landscape for consumers and financial institutions. Global Finance uses the OECD's Oslo Manual Of Innovation to evaluate honorees.

The Most Innovative Banks In Transaction Services 2015

The Most Innovative Banks In Transaction Services 2015

The Innovators 2015 - Transactions Services, is Global Finance's annual listing of key innovations in treasury and transaction services. The financial institutions included in the list are honored for launching products or services that are transforming the corporate transaction services landscape. Global Finance uses the OECD's Oslo Manual Of Innovation to evaluate honorees.

Life Expectancy By Country

Life Expectancy By Country

Data on life expectancy offers insight into the health of countries around the world and, as such, into their citizens' chances and ability to prosper.

2014

5 Minutes w/ Joy Cave, VP & Treasurer, FM Global

5 Minutes w/ Joy Cave, VP & Treasurer, FM Global

Inside Sibos | Day 1
Global Finance spoke with Joy Cave, vice president and treasurer of international property insurer FM Global, about how the firm measures and manages relationships with its transaction banking partners and how that has changed in light of market and regulatory developments in recent years—both key topics of discussion for corporate treasurers attending SWIFT’s Sibos conference in Boston this week.

SIBOS 2014: DIGITAL BY DESIGN

SIBOS 2014: DIGITAL BY DESIGN

SIBOS SUPERSECTION 2014 | THE INNOVATORS
Global Finance presents its second annual look at some of the key innovations over the past year within the transaction services space. We make use of the OECD’s Oslo Manual of Innovation, along with submissions, key research and the input of experts, to evaluate those banks and service providers that stand out in terms of innovation over the past year.

Cities With Highest Cost Of Living

Cities With Highest Cost Of Living

These rankings measure the comparative cost of over 200 items, including housing, transportation, food, clothing, household goods, and entertainment. New York is used as the base city, comparing 214 cities against it.

2013

Global Equity Index % Change, 2003-2012

Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Global Equity Indices measure the US dollar price change in the stock markets covered by the S&P Global Broad Market Index (BMI) and the S&P Frontier Broad Market Index (BMI).   The Global BMI consists of ...

Payment Instruments: E-Payments

Electronic payment can refer just to e-commerce--or payments for buying and selling goods or services offered online--or to any type of electronic funds transfer. It includes such payment channels as direct debit, e-money, card payments, and credit transfers. Data is ...

Payment Instruments: Card Payments

According to the Bank for International Settlements, card-based payment products are electronic money products that provide the customer with a portable, specialized computer device, typically an integrated circuit card containing a microprocessor chip. Data is from the Bank for International ...

Payment Instruments: E-Money

The European Commission Office of Internal Markets defines e-money--or electronic money--as the digital equivalent of cash, stored on an electronic device or remotely at a server. Data is from the Bank for International Settlements' Statistics on payment, clearing and settlement ...

Payment Instruments: Credit Transfers

According to the BIS, a credit transfer is a payment order made for the purpose of placing funds at the disposal of the beneficiary, with the payment instructions and funds moving from the bank of the payer/originator to the bank ...

Payment Instruments: Direct Debits

According to the Bank for International Settlements (BIS,) a direct debit is a preauthorized debit on a payer’s bank account initiated by the payee. It is also known as a pre-authorized debit (PAD) or pre-authorized payment (PAP.) Data is from ...