Request to Pay Revolutionizes Real-Time Payments

Request to Pay Revolutionizes Real-Time Payments

The global payment landscape is experiencing a revolution with the introduction of real-time banking, the rise of digitalisation and new customer expectations. The new Request to Pay messaging service will transform the payments industry and increase usage of real-time payments, offering greater speed, flexibility and control and enhancing the payee and payer relationship.

CIB Egypt: Calm at the Center of the Storm

CIB Egypt: Calm at the Center of the Storm

As the COVID-19 crisis emerged, CIB Egypt was ready with a comprehensive pandemic strategy to ensure business sustainability and protect the health and safety of its staff, customers, & community. Mr. Hussein Abaza, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of CIB Egypt, explains how vision, resilience & innovation made it a model for how to live and work safely in the pandemic.

Supporting the Growth in Agribusiness Across Africa – Q&A with Standard Bank Group

Supporting the Growth in Agribusiness Across Africa – Q&A with Standard Bank Group

According to a recent McKinsey research report, more than 60 percent of the population of sub-Saharan Africa are smallholder farmers, about 23 percent of sub-Saharan Africa’s GDP comes from agriculture and that Africa could produce two to three times more cereals and grains, which would add 20 percent more cereals and grains to the current worldwide 2.6 billion tons of output. Similar increases could be seen in the production of horticulture crops and livestock.

Digital Transformation Blueprint and Showcasing Shell Treasury’s Digital Journey

Digital Transformation Blueprint and Showcasing Shell Treasury’s Digital Journey

Digitization is critical to the future of finance and treasury. To realize its full potential, companies should develop a framework and execution plan that incorporates a holistic approach. A good example of a company taking such an approach is Shell, writes Swati Mitra, Global Practice Lead, Digital Client Advisory, Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi.

Driving Digital Banking in Qatar

Driving Digital Banking in Qatar

Digital and financial innovations are driving increased customer demand and engagement for Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQ). Amit Sah, Head of Retail Banking, highlights major milestones in the bank’s digital strategy and reveals bold ambitions to transform the industry.

The future of banking is not only digital, it may be digital-only

The future of banking is not only digital, it may be digital-only

Digitization didn’t just help banks transform; it pushed them to reimagine the business. With transactions migrating en masse to digital channels in the Covid pandemic, banks should not only speed up their transformation programs but also revisit the scope of their role in customers’ lives. Establishing digital-only proposition would set them up nicely for the digital age, at scale.  

Digital By Design

Digital By Design

Digitizing more than 80% of its retail banking services proved a timely strategic move for Sberbank, Russia's largest bank. During the pandemic, customers could access most banking services while socially distancing and the bank launched new services quickly that helped customers facing financial hardship and uncertainty.

High Employee Engagement and Shareholding Rate — What Is E.SUN's Secret?

High Employee Engagement and Shareholding Rate — What Is E.SUN's Secret?

E.SUN FHC is unique in the banking industry. With no affiliation with family nor government agency, E.SUN is a banker’s bank - a bank that is owned by employees, and managed for customers. All employees can sing the corporate anthem by heart, and almost every employee owns shares of the company. These practices might seem unconventional, but they represent the spirits of a sustainable succession system that makes E.SUN built to last.