As analytics aimed at helping companies make use of all their data proliferate, companies worldwide are embracing these new technologies and finding ever-more-innovative ways to use them. Those that fail to do so risk being left on the sidelines.
SIBOS Supersection 2015 | Fintech–Blockchain Technology
Freed from bitcoin, could the blockchain, or blockchain lite, become the underlying infrastructure behind better banking?
SIBOS Supersection 2015 | Innovation In Trade Finance
Alternative finance—in all its myriad forms—could prove the answer to the global trade finance gap.
SIBOS Supersection 2015 | Bank Relationship Management
Along with understanding the value they provide their banking partners, most companies want to know what they’re spending in banking fees each year, and how this compares to the contracted rates. Bank-fee analysis software can automate the process.
Cover Story | Supplement
As data sharing becomes more common, individual privacy seems to be more luxury than norm. But corporations working with big-data analytics must pay attention to how many personal details they gather about their customers, lest they cross the invisible line of what is acceptable and what is not—and anger their client base.
Capital Markets | Debt
Overstock.com, a Utah-based online retailer, issued the first digital corporate bond using blockchain technology—the same technology that supports cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin.
SIBOS Supersection 2015 | M&A IT Integration
Merging with other companies has its financial benefits, but when it comes to IT, not joining all the dots to integrate disparate systems can have serious consequences.
SIBOS Supersection 2015 | Introduction
Digital trade is a key theme for the corporate forum at SWIFT’s Sibos conference in Singapore in October.
Special Report | Bitcoin
Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin that exchange digital information are a disruptive area for banks. The industry at first dismissed such currencies, but is now looking at how Bitcoin could change their business.
Special Report | Fintech
By putting customers first, fintechs are using technology to provide more responsive and cost-effective financial solutions for clients.
The Innovators 2015
With IT giants like Apple and Google pushing into the mobile payments business, financial services companies are going on the offensive. How? By acting like venture capitalists.
Big Data | Chief financial officers have been modeling profit and loss statements for years, but in an era of big data they face a different and increasingly complex task.
The Innovators 2015
Treasurers say they still lack visibility into global operations. But a new breed of banking solution is improving the view.
Cryptocurrencies, unlike fiat money, are, by definition, more a commodity than a pure currency, giving them compelling appeal for Islamic finance—because renting a commodity is in line with the principles of shariah, unlike lending based on interest.
Special Report | Supply Chain Risk Management
The treasury team is now critical to making supply chains more flexible while mitigating risks.
Launched just three years ago, FCM Bank is the only bank in Malta to specialize solely in savings and fixed-term offerings. During a talk with Global Finance, chief operating officer Vincent Ma explained why FCM Bank has zeroed in on those two products.
In an interview with Global Finance, Andrew Géczy, ANZ’s CEO of international and institutional banking (IIB), talked about Asia’s remarkable growth—and why the region’s financial system will likely overtake the combined US and European markets by 2030.