Do we need regulation to speed up the development of an interoperable cross-border Instant Payments network?

eW blog article - Instant Payments (IP) is evolving quickly and on a domestic level, IP is a success. Looking at the development and availability of cross-border IP for European consumers and businesses, there is still plenty of room for improvement. In a conversation between ING, ECB and Natixis, Mark Buitenhek, Global Head of Transaction Services at ING, talked about his vision on the development of an interoperable cross-border IP network.

Wrap-up Sibos: Instant Payments is here to stay and banks need to act quickly

eW blog article - The annual banking and financial conference is growing every year. This is no surprise as the future of the payments world is extremely dynamic and this makes it so exciting. To manage these dynamics, collaboration is a key topic for the coming years. Collaboration among banks, with fintechs, but also with bigtechs.

The positive vibe around Instant Payments

eW blog article -Instant payments (IP) are becoming the new normal. It appears that across the world people are convinced about the value of this payment method. During the session ‘Are my payments operators ready for a real-time 24/7 world?’, an overwhelming majority responded that their payments operators already are or soon will be ready for this payment method.

Latin America, even though regions differ quite a bit none of them can escape the digital transformation

eW blog article - Sibos is a great opportunity to look beyond what is happening in Europe and look at the developments and challenges in other regions and continents. According to April Frazer, Managing Director at Wells Fargo, Latin America is actually facing a unique situation, as she said: 'The state of Latin America in the age of digital transformation - Disruption or coexistence?