Despite being mooted more than a decade ago, widespread regulation mandating banks to adopt real-time cash-balance liquidity reporting has not materialised. With the exception of a handful of the world’s largest banks, few have taken it upon themselves to adopt these processes. Yet beneath this meagre enthusiasm lies a wealth of evidence that real-time liquidity reporting can offer significant benefits that extend well beyond simply monitoring intraday positions. The cost and effort of adoption, meanwhile, is negligible compared to other ongoing bank projects.
In an article for The International Banker, Deutsche Bank’s Andreas Hauser, Senior Business Product Manager, Real-time Reporting and Innovation Cash Clearing, Cash Management, argues that now is the time to revive this momentum for real-time reporting and take action.
The article can be read here.
Change is afoot across the global payments landscape. Pinging on the radars of market participants for some time, the fast-approaching November 2021 migration of the world’s primary payment market infrastructures (MIs) to the ISO 20022 financial messaging standard is now looming large.
The new standard affects all banks with many-to-many relationships in the correspondent banking space and all users of payments and cash management messages (MT categories 1, 2 and 9). While the project does not extend to corporate-to-bank traffic and is not mandatory for market infrastructures operating a closed user group in FIN (MI-CUG) formats, the implications for corporates will nevertheless be significant.
This is not simply “another IT project” for banks, nor is it “just another bank project” for corporates. In the coming months, all market participants will need to take appropriate steps to assess and prepare for the upcoming transition.
The article can be viewed here.
The switch to ISO 20022 lays the foundation for greater payment processing efficiency and interoperability, improved customer experience, streamlined compliance procedures, and the capability to deliver new services. The scope of this transition is enormous, so it will not happen overnight or be without its challenges.
Fortunately, these challenges are being met head on. Throughout 2019 several steps forward have been made, with the release of numerous usage guidelines as well as the development of new Swift tools to help facilitate the transition.
But with all this change, keeping abreast of the latest developments and understanding the key points for consideration has proved testing even for seasoned professionals. So, how can market participants ensure they are prepared for ISO 20022? Christian Westerhaus, head of cash products, cash management, corporate bank at Deutsche Bank, explores.
The article can be read here.
The value of real-time cash-balance reporting is being overlooked by many banks – perhaps due to its regulatory origins, argues a new white paper from Deutsche Bank. Looking back to 2013, when the concept first gained real momentum through the publication of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision’s BCBS 248-paper, the report notes that the lack of a common regulatory mandate may have put the brakes on full-scale industry adoption, with only a few banks – typically the very largest – bound by regulation under individual mandates.
Advantages of real-time reporting range from the originally stipulated boost to stability in stress scenarios, a clear view over incoming and outgoing flows, giving complete control over intraday cash positions, and the necessary data to build and test strategies for managing and optimising liquidity at all times throughout the day.
In addition to outlining the current benefits of real-time liquidity reporting, the white paper forecasts that the tech revolution now underway will enhance them further through the transformative power of application programming interfaces (APIs), distributed ledger technology (DLT) and artificial intelligence (AI). But investing right away in real-time reporting capabilities will quickly provide real returns, long before migration to ISO 20022 has been completed.
News of the whitepaper’s launch was covered in the specialist press by: Finextra, Fintech Finance, CTMfile, Global Banking and Finance Review, The Paypers
Deutsche Bank AG today announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent with Tieto, a leading Nordic provider of IT software and services, to leverage the company’s product suite to transform its existing Virtual Account services towards an extended offering that will open up new opportunities for corporate treasurers.
As a first step, Deutsche Bank will leverage Tieto’s Virtual Account Management (VAM) platform as a complementary technology solution that can seamlessly integrate with its award winning Cash, Trade and FX platform, thus further enhancing its cash management offering to the benefit of its corporate clients.
“At Deutsche Bank, we are focused on offering real-time, rules-based solutions for multi-currency liquidity, funding and risk management, which can be digitally configured and signed directly by our clients,” says Vanessa Manning, Global Head Liquidity Products at Deutsche Bank.
Following Moorgate’s outreach, the news was covered by TMI, Finextra, CTMfile, Fintech Futures, The Paypers, Electronic Payments International, IBS Intelligence , Fitness Financiario , Fintech In Shorts
The EIU, supported by Deutsche Bank, has released its latest report: “A Quantum Leap: Building a data-driven treasury”. The report, based on a survey of 300 senior corporate treasury executives from around the world, sought to identify what being a data-driven treasury means and key considerations when developing a data strategy. In turn, 44% of respondents to the EIU survey indicate that cloud computing will be the most important technology for treasurers over the next five years, followed by big data analytics (42%) and artificial intelligence (37%).
“Treasury Management Systems deployed in the cloud offer a host of benefits, including a wider and more dynamic view of financial positions, automatic access to the latest analytical tools and an ability to more easily collaborate with stakeholders, reducing the need for data collection and input by treasury,” says Ole Matthiessen, Global Head of Cash Management, Deutsche Bank. “It has taken some time for risk-averse treasurers to accept the security and robustness of cloud-based solutions, but we are now witnessing a change in mindset.”
The news was covered by: Crowdfund Insider, The Paypers, cryptocryptonews, CTMfile, Der Treasurer, Asset Servicing Times, Finextra, The Global Treasurer, TMI
Deutsche Bank has released its second guide to the ISO 20022 migration. As Part 1 of the Guide emphasised, banks should not consider the migration to ISO 20022 as just “another IT project” and it’s equally important that corporates do not make the mistake of writing it off as just “another bank project”. So whether it’s a global bank implementing seismic changes, or a small corporate taking more modest steps, all market participants need to be regularly updated and ensure they are moving in the right direction.
Guide to ISO 20022 migration: Part 2” offers guidance for picking a successful route for migration and securing the full benefits of ISO 20022. Further Guides are planned as the journey continues.
Writing in TMI, Deutsche Bank’s Christian Westerhaus explores the opportunities and challenges presented by the migration to ISO 20022. To meet the challenge, banks, corporates and financial stakeholders must fully commit – allocating budgets, resources and project teams to allow their operations to meet the higher standard.
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The upcoming migration to ISO 20022 will have far-reaching implications for all banks, corporates and other important financial stakeholders. It is probably the most impactful payments industry undertaking since the introduction of the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) more than a decade ago, and will require CEO commitment, allocation of appropriate budgets, resources and project teams given that a multitude of areas will be affected across institutions. This is not simply “another IT project”.
Deutsche Bank’s series of guides on this topic, aim to outline exactly what we can expect between now and 2025, creating awareness of the impact of ISO 20022 implementation and sharing best practices for approaching a project of such magnitude. The first in the series, “Guide to ISO 20022 migration: Part one”, focuses on the implications for banks, with future editions turning to assess how corporates can best plan for the changes.
The news was covered by: CTM file, IBS intelligence, Fintech Insight, FTF news, Finextra, Financial IT