Now is the time to disrupt payments

Rather than being behind the curve in terms of new payments technologies, banks are “a bit delayed” said Michael Spiegel, global head of cash management at Deutsche Bank. While innovation by bigtech and social media firms really took off during 2007-2010, banks had “other challenges” at that time, he said, writes Heather McKenzie.

Emerging markets come of age

One of the first sessions at Sibos in Sydney explored whether emerging market infrastructures can harness new technologies to leapfrog their more established peers in terms of efficiency, writes Richard Schwartz.