In spite of the recent rise of protectionism amongst major trade partners, international trade growth is strong, with emerging markets providing the main impetus. Trade growth could be even stronger if not for the shortfall in trade financing supply relative to demand, a gap that is partly due to regulation compliance. Technology is coming to the rescue, not only in addressing the trade finance gap but ameliorating operations throughout trade channels.
BNY Mellon Treasury Services
The introduction of the European Commission’s banking directive PSD2 both recognises the shift towards Open Banking and helps drive the change; with banks expected to share private financial data with third-party providers at the request of clients, the payments industry is entering a period of radical change. What are the implications for the financial landscape, and how are banks adapting to the revolution?
The transaction sector will never be the same; financial technology has permanently altered the way payments are processed. But the fintech revolution is not merely a retail-banking event; it is also set to transform the corporate-payments space—and forward-thinking banks are ensuring that they stay in the lead through digital innovation.