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Can domestic payment systems shield economies against high third-party reliance risks?

Voice of the Industry | Cards | 02 Aug 2022

Kledjona Mollaj, Consultant at Be | Shaping the Future UK, discusses the latest changes in Russia’s internal payment system and the challenges faced by the government amid the invasion of Ukraine.


Russia Ukraine War, local payment method, remittance, SWIFT, debit card, credit card, Issuer, central bank, mobile payments, online payments

Afirme modernises its payments infrastructure with Volante Technologies

News | Payments General | 28 Jul 2022

Mexico-based cloud payments company Volante Technologies has partnered with Banca Afirme to modernise its payments infrastructure.

partnership, SWIFT, product upgrade, ISO 20022, payment processing

Routable rolls out cross-border payments facilitating payouts scaling

News | Payments General | 27 Jul 2022

US-based Routable has launched its new cross-border payments solution, allowing businesses to pay vendors and contractors across 220+ countries.

product launch, cross-border payments, expansion, gig economy, API, SWIFT

Tinkoff suspends outgoing SWIFT transfers

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 07 Jul 2022

Russian online bank Tinkoff has suspended outgoing SWIFT transfers in foreign currencies until October 2022, after it had struggled with such transactions due to restrictions on Russia's banks.

SWIFT, regulation, financial sanctions, Russia Ukraine War

Russia develops blockchain payments system to replace SWIFT

News | Payments General | 20 Jun 2022

Russia’s Rostec Group, a government organization, has developed a blockchain platform to launch a digital system for international payments capable of replacing the global SWIFT system.

payment processing, cross-border payments, SWIFT, DLT

Where are we on the journey to ISO 20022? – Exclusive interview with SWIFT

Interviews | Payments General | 16 Jun 2022

Nasir Ahmed, SWIFT Head of UK and Ireland, discusses recent developments on ISO 20022, release plans, and the challenges and opportunities faced by banks and financial institutions when embarking on this migration.

ISO 20022, banks, financial institutions, transactions , data, payments , cross-border payments, risk management, compliance, SWIFT

Is the COO now the cloud operating officer?

Voice of the Industry | Online & Mobile Banking | 14 Jun 2022

Charles de Rougé, Head of SaaS – Financial Messaging at Bottomline, shows why there is a change in perspective when considering the Chief Operation Officer’s job description in the age of the cloud. 


Bottomline Technologies, cloud, ISO 20022, SWIFT

Europol provides SWIFT data to CIA

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 08 Jun 2022

Europol has supplied European data from the SWIFT financial transaction system to the US Treasury Department, ending up with the CIA.

data, SWIFT, financial data, transactions , data breaches

The relevance of using localised payments to smooth cross-border ecommerce

Voice of the Industry | Online Payments | 30 May 2022

Michalis Michaelides, Global Business Development Director at BPC, discusses the importance of using local payments to build customer trust and enhance cross-border ecommerce.

ecommerce, cross-border payments, cross-border ecommerce, local payment method, online payments, SWIFT, PSP, account-to-account payment

How sanctions against Russia complicate cryptocurrency acceptance

Voice of the Industry | Cryptocurrencies | 24 May 2022

As sanctions against Russia continue to impact the country, MRC explains how cryptocurrency provides an extra layer of obfuscation for those who wish to bypass traditional means of currency transfer.

financial sanctions, Russia Ukraine War, cryptocurrency, banks, financial institutions, SWIFT, KYC, identity verification, cryptocurrency exchange, digital assets

First Bank to implement Finzly's payment hub

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 06 May 2022

US-based First Bank has chosen to implement Finzly’s payment hub to improve the bank’s payment and digital capabilities.

banks, payments , partnership, ACH, SWIFT

EBA CLEARING, SWIFT, and TCH partner for immediate cross-border payments

News | Payments General | 28 Apr 2022

EBA CLEARING, SWIFT, and The Clearing House (TCH) have planned to launch a pilot service for immediate cross-border (IXB) payments with the support of banks from both sides of the Atlantic.

cross-border payments, partnership, financial institutions, banks, EBA clearing, SWIFT

ISO 20022 drive goes beyond the deadlines

Interviews | Online & Mobile Banking | 26 Apr 2022

The Paypers sat down with Colin Wood and Charles De Rougé from Bottomline to find out more about the benefits coming with ISO 20022, the November 2022 deadline for its SWIFT integration, and more


Bottomline Technologies, SWIFT, ISO 20022, banks, ISO, data

Nium introduces new global brokerage payments solution

News | Online Payments | 16 Mar 2022

Singapore-based payments and card issuer Nium has launched a new brokerage payments solution that offers FIs an alternative to SWIFT settlements.

Nium, SWIFT, product launch, cross-border payments, investment

Russia, payment systems, and the law of unintended consequences

Voice of the Industry | Online Payments | 14 Mar 2022

Dr. Leo Lipis, Chief Executive of Lipis Advisors, offers a lucid account of the ways in which the EU and US must pay attention to the loopholes the Russian banks can use to bypass some of the economic sanctions, now that it’s more important than ever for them to take effect in discouraging the military campaign.

Russia Ukraine War, financial sanctions, online banking, SWIFT, Visa, MasterCard

Oracle suspends operations in Russia

News | Payments General | 04 Mar 2022

Business software giant Oracle Corp has announced it has suspended all operations in Russia, amid the country’s invasion of Ukraine. 

Russia Ukraine War, financial sanctions, regulation, SWIFT

ThetaRay helps banks to prevent Russian sanction violations

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 03 Mar 2022

ThetaRay has announced that its system can identify attempts to circumvent economic and trade sanctions and help governments and financial institutions maintain uninterrupted correspondent banking activities.

banks, financial institutions, Russia Ukraine War, cross-border payments, SWIFT

EU to exclude seven Russian banks from SWIFT

News | Payments General | 02 Mar 2022

European Union ambassadors have agreed to exclude seven Russian banks from the SWIFT system, but spared Sberbank and a bank part-owned by Russian Gazprom. 

regulation, banks, SWIFT, Russia Ukraine War, financial institutions

Visa and Mastercard block Russian financial institutions

News | Payments General | 01 Mar 2022

Global payment processors and card issuers Visa and Mastercard have blocked multiple Russian financial institutions from their network, in compliance with the US government sanctions imposed over the ongoing war in Ukraine.

Russia Ukraine War, central bank, Visa, MasterCard, credit card, SWIFT, Swift messages, cross-border payments, regulation

Igoria Trade extends multicurrency offering with Banking Circle

News | Payments General | 28 Feb 2022

Poland-based fintech Igoria Trade has partnered with Banking Circle to give its customers more multicurrency card and account solutions.

Banking Circle, partnership, fintech, SEPA, SWIFT, IBAN