Smarter Payments Tracker

Smarter Payments — September 2020

Inside The September Tracker
Smarter Payments Tracker
  • An interview with Sam Tay, CEO of FinTech Aptiv8, and Ho Chee Wai, country head of Singapore for banking-as-a-service provider Nium, on providing app-based remittances for migrant workers during the COVID-19 pandemic and why this will remain their remittances method of choice for years to come
  • The latest smarter payments developments, including the United Arab Emirates’ move to require hawala brokers to become formally registered and Nium’s securement of a U.K. electronic money institution license
  • An in-depth examination of how digital KYC tools and remittances-as-a-service offerings can help FIs and FinTechs provide compliant money transfer services

Smarter Payments Tracker — August 2020

Inside The August Tracker
The Smarter Payments Tracker
  • An interview with Peter Fitzpatrick, vice president of payments at online education technology platform Thinkific, on how global eLearning platforms can design their cross-border payment flows to meet educators’ and students’ international transaction needs
  • The latest smarter payments developments, including the OECD’s proposed standards for taxing cross-border freelancing and how an international fraud scandal has left Pakistani freelancers struggling to access earnings
  • An in-depth examination of how global eLearning platforms can deliver locally tailored payments experience

Smarter Payments - July 2020

Inside the July Tracker
Smarter Payments Tracker
  • An interview with Alexandre Liuzzi, co-founder and chief strategy officer at Brazilian financial technology provider BeeTech, about how cross-border B2B payments can be streamlined and accelerated through APIs
  • The latest smarter payments developments, including a new European association aimed at solving cross-border payment pains and recent efforts to leverage blockchain technology for international payments
  • A Deep Dive analyzing the challenges associated with cross-border B2B payments and explaining how APIs can help eliminate redundancies and offer transparency

Smarter Payments - June 2020

Inside the June Tracker
Smarter Payments Tracker
  • An interview with Rohit Garg, executive vice president of Dubai-based Mashreq Bank, on how the advent of local switches has dramatically accelerated cross-border remittances
  • The latest smarter payments developments, including a new remittance solution from Nium and an anticipated 20 percent decline in worldwide remittances in 2020 due to COVID-19
  • A Deep Dive analyzing how embracing remittance-as-a-service models could help avoid the slow processing times, high fees and lack of real-time feedback that are inherent to correspondent banking

Smarter Payments - August 2019

Inside the August Tracker
Smarter Payments Tracker
  • An interview with Khun Sarintorn, vice president of trade finance and international remittance business solution head for Thailand-based Kasikornbank, on making overseas transfers more transparent and efficient
  • The latest efforts by various companies, including Mastercard, Western Union and Cambridge Global Payments, to enhance interoperability among global payment systems
  • A Deep Dive that examines the biggest cross-border pain points and the solutions that are being implemented to enable real-time payment capabilities

Smarter Payments - July 2019

Inside the July Tracker
Smarter Payments Tracker
  • An interview with Vikram Modi, Visa Direct’s global platform and solutions head, on cross-border payments challenges and how blockchain technology can help
  • The latest smarter payments developments, including a collaboration between Indonesian bank CIMB Niaga and Singaporean mobile payment provider Liquid Group
  • A Deep Dive analyzing cross-border payments interoperability and the global initiatives taking place to facilitate it

Smarter Payments - June 2019

Inside the June Tracker
Smarter Payments Tracker
  • Executives from three Libra Association member firms — Mastercard, Fartech and Women’s World Banking — outline what Libra’s underlying infrastructure should accomplish
  • The latest Smarter Payments trends and headlines, including efforts to make cross-border payments more seamless via blockchain
  • A Deep Dive examining how traditional cross-border banking solutions are falling short and what financial services players are doing to modernize them

Smarter Payments Tracker - May 2019

Inside the May Tracker
Smart Payments

An interview with Erwin Kulk, head of service development and management for EBA Clearing, on instant payments’ security and infrastructure challenges

The latest news and trends for smarter payments, including the ways that financial players like BMO Bank of Montreal and Mastercard are making partnerships for safer cross-border payments

A Deep Dive on the complications of cross-border B2B payments and how automation can help

Smarter Payments - April 2019

Inside the April Tracker
Smarter Payments Tracker
  • An interview with Ritesh Pai, chief digital officer of YES Bank, on how India’s faster payments systems are bringing “instant gratification” to the country’s migrant workers
  • The latest smarter payments headlines and trends, including how BeepTool is streamlining Nigerian remittances and Mastercard’s acquisition of Transfast
  • A Deep Dive examining push payments’ potential to bring greater speed and security to B2B and B2C payments