Getting Serious About Blockchain

Getting Serious About Blockchain

Some of the world’s largest institutions are dabbling, as blockchain and DLT invade areas like trade finance, syndicated lending and cross-border payments. 

Global Winners: Leveraging Change

Regulation and technology have transformed treasury since 2008. Our global winners have turned those changes to advantage.  


EuroFinance 2017 | Treasury On The Brink

BNP Paribas in association with PwC, software vendor SAP and the European Association of Corporate Treasurers (EACT) released the second edition of the Journeys To Treasury (JTT) report. The report is a joint thought-leadership initiative that addresses the most important and pertinent items on treasurers’ agendas and offers insights in the world of treasury from the perspectives of the bank, the consultant, the software provider and the industry association.

Central Banker Report Cards 2017

In our October issue, Global Finance presents its latest annual grading of the world's central bank governors. Here, we present the nine who received an "A" grade in 2017: those from Australia, Honduras, Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, Paraguay, Russia, Taiwan and the United States. 

The Future Of Treasury

A tsunami of technological progress is forcing risk-averse corporate finance executives to confront changes in the environment.  

SME Finance | Mind The Gap

Bank service to smaller enterprises doesn’t reach the level of service they provide to their larger retail and industrial clients, leaving a gap that fintechs are eager to fill.

Banks Wary Of Opening Up

Rules requiring banks to make client data available to third parties are taking shape, generating both trepidation and excitement in the fintech world.

Chain Of Crude

Global Finance talks with Arnaud Stevens, Frédéric Dalibard of Nexitis, and Luca Comparini of IBM about blockchain technologies and commodity trade finance.

The Future of Financial Innovation

Throughout history, there have been major transformative periods where a single innovation has wrought profound social and economic changes over the next century 

Trade Finance Getting Its E-Legs

Processes that have changed relatively little over hundreds of years in trade finance are being catapulted into the 21st century, due to significant advances in data analytics, digitization and shared ledger technology. Once a forgotten backwater of transaction banking, trade ...

New Tools Beget New Solutions

Each advance in technology opens doors for new approaches and ideas. This year’s innovators in finance show the range of problems being tackled.

Blockchain: What’s All The Fuss About?

The cryptocurrency Bitcoin was the first working example of a blockchain, or distributed ledger, but important as it has become, it barely begins to explain why banks, regulators (including central banks) and tech firms are all over this technology.


Move Over Fiat Currencies

​At Sibos in Geneva, financial technology, or fintech (blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning), was present in almost every conference presentation and workshop. And even in those sessions that didn’t directly reference it, one felt a sense that banking in particular ...

Hack To The Future

At its annual Sibos customer conference in Geneva next week, the Brussels-based financial messaging network, SWIFT, will seek to reassure its 11,000-strong member banks and securities organizations that it is doing everything within its power to minimize the threat of ...

The Rise Of The Machines

Robots, ubiquitous in factories, are moving up to take on both menial paperwork and complex data analysis. Should we worry?

Robo-Advisers Are Here

Picture investment recommendations tailored or customized to individual needs or personality traits, provided cheaply via a highly intuitive digital interface.

Innovators Q+A | Singapore Blockchain Beta Shows Promise

Lum Yin Fong, global head of client management and implementation in Global Transaction Services at DBS Bank, talks about how her firm, in conjunction with Standard Chartered Bank and Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, explored blockchain technology in trade finance.