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The international payments industry is going through enormous change, driven by regulation and technology. For financial institutions facing increasing cost constraints, this is putting a severe strain on resources.


  • The access to accounts requirements of PSD2, international migration to real-time payments systems, and the promise of blockchain and distributed ledger technology are threatening banks’ lucrative international high-value payments business – but are also providing an opportunity.

Features and Benefits

  • This paper analyzes three challenges facing banks’ payment operations and concludes they should be viewed as one opportunity to modernize.
  • Learn how disparate technical and regulatory challenges add up to one business opportunity for transaction and corporate banks

Key questions answered

  • Why are migration to real-time payments and compliance with PSD2 part of the same problem?
  • Why must market participants approach these medium-term issues with a close eye on the future?

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