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The outbreak of COVID-19 has revolutionized the way banks, corporates, and even capital markets used to operate their treasury management functions. A retrospective view of managing treasury was quite different from the present partly because of the scarcity of simplified, centralized, and modernized treasury management systems.
In fact, there was a distinct financial network followed by a “spaghetti junction,” which depicts the flow of data through complex interchanges to alter, enhance, and manage the information in real-time. Resultantly, the task of accurate cash forecasting remained the Achilles heel for treasurers. As the focus shifts to post-pandemic recovery, treasurers are keen to find a new normal.
That’s where Treasury Management Systems come into being that offers:
COVID-19 has provided a substantial boost to the digitization of banking in every world sphere. As Deloitte’s April 2020 survey, customers have moved online in considerably larger numbers to leverage the benefits of open banking. The innovation is evolving the finance industry toward platform-based distribution channels and hyper-relevant API networks and giving banks and corporates a rich opportunity to expand their ecosystems and extend their reach.
Open Banking builds a niche between third-party financial service providers, financial institutions, and customers to access personal and financial information. The evolution of Open banking has categorized the world into three segments:
Especially China, work according to the digitally savvy customers by helping them embrace new-age financial services and products.
Several countries, including India, the US, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea, do not currently have formal or compulsory open banking regimes, but they follow the market to stay aligned with the evolving world.
Like the European Union, Hong Kong, and Australia comply with the PSD2 (Payments Services Directive) and the Open Banking Standard.
Earlier, corporates and SMEs struggled to track their cross-border payments as these transactions are morally obligated to route through multiple banks with different processing times. With the evolution of SWIFT gpi, payments are credited within 24 hours from initiation – mostly within a few hours and even minutes.
To be more precise, now corporates can easily track their payments in real-time and get confirmation of that credit directly from their banks. Lingering inefficiencies related to legacy systems, multiple interfaces, currency positions, and exception handling have become a matter of the past.
SWIFT gpi is cultivating and innovating channels to improve cross-border payments across the correspondent banking network and corporates to enjoy- speed, certainty, and a smooth international payments experience.
The multi-bank as a service connectivity solution has been revolutionizing how corporates used to communicate with banks. Bankhub, a centralized corporate banking connectivity solution, helps corporates maintain liquidity, optimize cash, secure finance, control risk, and manage bank relationships under one roof.However, CorpLink, a simplified and secure banking corporate connectivity solution, assists banks in nurturing their relationship with different types of corporates across the world. After all, the idea of embedding one banking connectivity channel is a smart choice for multiple reasons:
The impact of COVID-19 has made these trends the most important virtues of remaining competitive in the environment. Let ECS Fin help you to sail in the future.
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