Opening up to APIs

As Sibos drew to an end, Neil Ainger of The Club asked exhibitors and delegates when and how open APIs will truly disrupt banking.

Honesty called for in ISO 20022 migration efforts

It is of the “utmost importance” that banks are honest in their response to the European Central Bank (ECB) as they report their readiness for the “big bang” introduction of ISO 20022 in November 2021, said Fiona van Echelpoel, deputy director general, directorate general market infrastructure and payments at the ECB.

Global, cross-border instant payments a step closer

 The first fruits of the SWIFT gpi and TARGET Instant Payments Settlement (TIPS) trial were announced yesterday at Sibos. Isabelle Olivier, head of Securities and Payments Initiatives, EMEA, SWIFT and Ignacio Terol, deputy head of division, Division Market Infrastructure Development at the European Central Bank, talk about the highlights of the trial and what comes next.


Shanghai’s financial future

Shanghai will be the long-term financial centre in China, according to the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) chief executive, as Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing (HKEX) continues its pursuit of the UK exchange group.

Future of money

The now obligatory Innotribe session on the future of money grappled with the big questions of data, privacy and ethics.

Open for business

At his annual Mansion House speech to bankers and merchants in the City of London during June, the out-going governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, outlined his views on the ‘new economy’ and ‘new finance’. The following are edited highlights of that speech

Swift backs both sides in cloud trend

Swift has launched Cloud Connect, an initiative that expands options for its customers adopting cloud services. The initiative covers large public cloud providers and Swift’s own private cloud platform.

Getting ready for Europe’s new payments architecture

Payments market infrastructures globally are transforming, modernising their systems to align with an increasingly digital financial services environment. The Club talks to Saskia Devolder, Managing Director, Head of Western and Central Europe at SWIFT, about the impact of the changes under way at the EU’s market infrastructures, their migration to ISO 20022 and SWIFT’s strategy.