Automating complexity through a new wave of international payments

A new wave of cross-border payments is being driven by innovation. But could intricacies stem the tide? For success, the goals of reliability, speed and cost must be balanced. We take a deep dive for answers and insights in a special article.


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Key takeaways

  • Learn why only an “open-loop” network of networks (like the traditional wire) can provide the coverage and integration needed for higher volumes of global payments.
  • Read why evolving cross-border payments are fundamentally tethered to traditional “closed-loop” systems and how innovation is dependent upon tradition to create new opportunities for FX management.
  • Explore how a network of networks, underpinned by a global banking partner, can leverage the best of emerging capabilities for global payment systems.

Efficient international payments and integrated value-added services require new technology, but the traditional payment infrastructure remains the best option for global business-to-business finance. It is the only solution that offers the levels of connectivity and integration multinationals require.


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