The 2019-20 Journeys to Treasury Report suggests that that strong regulatory pressure and rising consumer demand are laying the foundations for the standardisation of real-time payments, a reality that treasurers must play an active role in preparing for.
The European payments sector is continuing to make significant headway around real-time payments, however a fragmented ecosystem due to contrasting time zones and limited clearing hours is restricting progress for European corporates. Nevertheless, next-generation services such as SWIFTgpi are stepping in to relieve these administrative restraints and deliver cross-border payments with unprecedented speed and transparency.
Micron Technology's decade long partnership with HSBC has proven pivotal in solving the data storage producer's issues around high-value payments processing, a complicated process that is performed to a strict time-limit. The successful processing of these critical payments has not only strengthened the consultative relationship between the two organisations, but underlined what can be achieved through collaborative working.
By participating in a pilot project across BNP Paribas' international network, FAAC has now created a global, fully automated and harmonised, end-to-end liquidity structure that will grow with the group as it continues to expand.