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Profile: Optimal Payments

Profile: Optimal Payments

Its three business streams – CNP straight-through-processing, e-wallets and white labelled eCommerce platforms – are all poised for growth. Here, Optimal Payments talks about this impressive growth and the future

RMB clearing and settlement in London

RMB clearing and settlement in London

London is moving to establish itself as the Western offshore RMB clearing centre. And with numerous agreements in place between the UK capital and Hong Kong, the platform is in place from which to encourage UK corporates to increase the use of the currency, writes Duygu Tavan

Going with the flow – mobile based corporate payment platforms

Going with the flow – mobile based corporate payment platforms

Cash management solution clients are demanding more efficient, yet flexible, systems that make the most of broadband and mobile networks for better visibility

Analysis: Electronic Bank Account Management

Analysis: Electronic Bank Account Management

Electronic bank account management was a big talking-point on the international treasury conference circuit in 2011, as banks and vendors reported on their EBAM pilots. But the journey from trials to implementation is a long one.

Finovate –  look out for these companies

Finovate – look out for these companies

Finovate Europe showcased, once more, the likely up and coming stars of the financial services industry. We take a look at who is hot and whom you should look out for in 2012. Read our mini-profiles of the most interesting payments service providers at Finovate here.

Mobile remittance: The interoperability minefield

Mobile remittance: The interoperability minefield

According to research from Juniper Research, nearly $55 billion in international remittances will be enabled via mobile devices in 2016, up from less than $12 billion this year. A recent EU Green Paper says the mobile the landscape is too fragmented. But, asks Alison Ebbage, is that fragmentation all bad?

Technology’s growing role in stemming corporate payment fraud

Technology’s growing role in stemming corporate payment fraud

The increasing automation of business payments is opening up opportunities for fraudsters both inside and outside corporations. Due to the growing volume of electronic transactions and lower levels of accounts payable staffing, payment fraud can go undetected for longer. Robin Arnfield reports

Sweden gets the hots for m-payments

Sweden gets the hots for m-payments

Mobile payments have had a relatively slow take up in all of Scandinavia – until now. Slowly, but steadily, initiatives are emerging. In Sweden, the countries four big mobile phone operators have formed a joint mobile payments initiative to market a cross-party service. So are m-payments now finally taking off, asks Duygu Tavan

Profile: TIO Networks

Profile: TIO Networks

TIO Networks is building a network of partners to deliver automated cash-based financial services across the US. From its base in Vancouver, Canada, TIO Networks operates a net of 59,000 clerk-assisted terminals and self-service kiosks that enable consumers to use cash to pay bills and purchase other financial services at the POS.

Country Survey Japan: Corporates Warm to Best Practice

Country Survey Japan: Corporates Warm to Best Practice

Corporate culture in Japan is known as an enigma in the international business world. The existence of 'tied' relationships between banks and corporates and also language barriers have meant that treasury management best practice, particularly with regard to regional outsourcing, has not been embraced as quickly as in other Asian markets. There are signs things are changing.


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