Business and Economy

Blockchain supply chain market expected to grow to $3.3bn by 2023 – Corporate Treasurer

Blockchain Blockchain supply chain market expected to grow to $3.3bn by 2023

Laura Noble

A new report by research and markets has revealed that the blockchain supply chain market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 87% between 2018 and 2023. Read more


Payments How digital networks can cut through ‘corporate cholesterol’

Reluctance to move away from legacy systems and embrace digital networks can result in ‘corporate cholesterol’ clogging up the smooth flow of business operations, writes Julie Gerdeman, general manager of payments and financing at SAP Ariba. Read more


Corporate to Bank Relationships The effects of digital transformation on the bank–corporate relationship

The Global Treasurer

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FinTech How technology can revive correspondent finance

Abhijit Deb

Despite the size of the market increasing, correspondent banking remains under pressure due to the cost of compliance, reputational risk and shrinking margins. Can technology strike the balance between de-risking and financial inclusion, asks Abhijit Deb, head of banking & financial services, UK & Ireland, Cognizant. Read more


FinTech Evolving the Letter of Credit in the digital age

Samuel Mathew

Is the Letter of Credit’s position as the go-to instrument for trade finance at threat of being disrupted, or can it morph itself into the product of the future, asks Samuel Mathew, global head of documentary trade, product management and transaction banking at Standard Chartered Bank. Read more


Open Banking Why Open Banking increases the need for enhanced security

Eric van Vuuren

As PSD2 opens up the payment sector to new players, banks have a responsibility to strengthen their security and authentication measures, writes Eric van Vuuren, business developer at equensWorldline. Read more


Blockchain NatWest signs up to trade finance network Marco Polo


NatWest joins other global banks in the network, which uses blockchain technology to provide real-time transparency to trade finance transactions. Read more


India Vayana Network hits $1bn in trade financing


The Indian short-term trade finance platform has so far processed more than 650,000 transactions and predicts it will more than double the milestone $1bn it has already facilitated within the next year. Read more


Payments Worldpay and Mastercard to team up for payments platform


The partnership will provide Worldpay merchants in the UK with access to Mastercard’s ‘Pay by Bank’ technology, while Mastercard will be able to diversify its business beyond its existing card network. Read more


Business Partnership Trust is top priority for treasurers as risks increase


Against a backdrop of increasing regulation and the rise of new, digital players in the marketplace, trust is still the key deciding factor for treasurers when choosing a partner organisation. Read more


Corporate Treasury How has US tax reform altered the treasury landscape?

Conor Deegan

Conor Deegan, managing director of CashAnalytics, discusses how corporate tax cuts in the US will have an impact on treasury departments across the world. Read more



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