GTB Press

Published on:
May 28, 2020
Magazine:
Global Banking & Finance Review
Buyers turn to digital dynamic discounting to protect supply chains

Coronavirus and the social distancing measures put in place by governments around the world to curtail its spread continue to impact companies of all sizes – as well as their supply chains. The management of short-term liquidity and working capital has become more important than ever, particularly for smaller businesses. Adeline de Metz, UniCredit’s Global Head of Working Capital Solutions, outlines how larger buyers are supporting their supply chains by implementing dynamic discounting programmes

Click here for the article: Buyers turn to digital dynamic discounting to protect supply chains - Adeline de Metz

This article was first published in Global Banking & Finance Review and can be seen online here

 

Published on:
Oct. 31, 2019
Magazine:
TMI
Digital solutions make the difficult things simple for FCA Bank

While the uptake of sweeping initiatives, such as SEPA Instant Credit Transfer (SCT Inst) and SWIFT gpi, tends to grab all the headlines, there remain a number of other pain points for banks and corporates that can be addressed only through close dialogue between both parties.

By Cédric Derras, Global Head of Cash Management, UniCredit and Simone Lo Piccolo, Head of Credit and Collection Management, FCA Bank and Leasys S.p.a. Italy

This article was published in TMI online

Published on:
Oct. 01, 2019
Magazine:
Global Finance Magazine
Benefits of a Holistic Approach to Working Capital Management

Against a backdrop of lengthening supply chains and economic uncertainty, comprehensive working capital management programmes are growing in popularity. In the article it is outlined how a holistic approach to working capital management can lead to significantly better results over time.

This article was first published in Global Finance Magazine.

Online version

 

Published on:
Sep. 30, 2019
Magazine:
TMI
Instant Payments and gpi: A Story of Interoperability

The payments sector has made huge strides in recent years. In Europe, the introduction of instant domestic payment services such as SCT Inst and TIPS has stoked demand for faster payments beyond Europe’s borders.

By Cédric Derras, Global Head of Cash Management, UniCredit

This article was published in TMI online

Published on:
Sep. 02, 2019
Magazine:
Global Finance Magazine
Unicredit Looks East for Opportunities in Trade Finance

As global trade tensions deepen, this doesn’t necessarily spell bad news for trade finance and highlights new opportunities arising as economic influence shifts to Asia.

This article was first published in Global Finance Magazine.

Online version: Global Finance Magazine

Published on:
Jul. 24, 2019
Magazine:
Global Trade Review
Digitalisation taking hold in trade finance

Long chided as a slow and paper-intensive industry, trade finance processes are now picking up the pace, enabled by new digital capabilities – Raphael Barisaac, Global Co-Head of Trade & Working Capital Solutions at UniCredit

“This article was first published in Global Trade Review : full article.

For more articles like this please click here: Top Stories section of the GTR website.

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Published on:
May 31, 2019
Magazine:
TFRnews
Fundamental questions for effective working capital optimisation

Optimising working capital is a complex undertaking, yet finding the right solution hinges on answering two simple questions, says Adeline de Metz, Editorial Board Member of TRF News and Global Co-Head of Trade and Working Capital Solutions at UniCredit.

“This article was first published in Trade & Receivables Finance News (TRFnews): full article.

For more articles like this please click here: Top Stories section of the TRFnews site.

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Published on:
May 27, 2019
Magazine:
TMI
Getting to Grips with Working Capital

Working capital conversations between banks and corporates have typically focused on individual bank products, rather than the speci c needs and challenges of the corporate – leaving opportunities and e ciencies on the table. But that’s all changing now, as Adeline de Metz, UniCredit’s Global Co-Head of Trade and Working Capital Solutions, explains.

“This article was first published in Treasury Management International (TMI). For more articles like this please click here:Treasury Management Website.

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Published on:
Mar. 04, 2019
Magazine:
TRFnews
The evolution of working capital management for MNCs and SMEs

Adeline de Metz, Global Co-Head of Trade and Working Capital Solutions at UniCredit, talks about the increasing demand for working capital solutions and the challenges faced by corporates against a backdrop of economic uncertainty and lengthening global supply chains.

On-line version: TRF news

Published on:
Dec. 12, 2018
Magazine:
Global Finance
A New Era For Transaction Banking - Gianfranco Bisagni

At Sibos in Sydney, all the latest and greatest technologies were on display, and attendees delved into the topics that are shaping our financial futures

Click here for the article: A New Era For transaction Banking - Gianfranco Bisagni

On-line version: Global Finance website

Published on:
Oct. 23, 2018
Magazine:
tmi
Building a Network of Networks - Simone Del Guerra

With solutions such as we.trade revolutionising supply-chain interactions, while others, such as Project Wilson, connect correspondent banks to facilitate working capital financing, Simone Del Guerra of UniCredit discusses the shifting landscape of correspondent banking and the possibility of combining corporate-to-corporate and bank-to-bank platforms to create a network of networks.

 

Click here for the article: Buliding a networks of Networks - Simone Del Guerra

On-line version: tmi website

Published on:
Oct. 17, 2018
Magazine:
SWIFT
The transformation of the European payments landscape

SWIFT white paper examines the drivers of payments transformation in Europe and looks at the challenges and opportunities for financial institutions. While change is underway in wholesale and retail payments across the world, in Europe, the Eurosystem has set a clear path for financial market infrastructure renewal. This, along with regulations such as the Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2), is driving a period of radical payments transformation across Europe.

Click here for the article: The transformation of the European payments landscape pdf

On-line version: tmi website: SWIFT website

Published on:
Oct. 10, 2018
Magazine:
GTR
The whole solution and nothing but the solution - Raphael Barisaac

Corporates are coming to appreciate the value of holistic working capital management over traditional single-product offerings. This doesn’t mean abandoning old techniques, but rather rethinking their role as part of a more comprehensive approach, writes Raphael Barisaac, UniCredit’s Global Co-Head of Trade Finance and Working Capital Management.

 

Click here for the article: The whole solution and nothing but the solution - Raphael Barisaac

On-line verison: GTR website

Published on:
Sep. 20, 2018
Magazine:
tmi
Article On Drivers Of Transaction banking Innovation - Luca Corsini

Innovation, Co-operation and Client-Focus – Developing a Winning Tech Solution. Digitalisation is thrusting all areas of the transaction banking industry into uncharted territory and to make the most of the arising opportunities, banks must strike a delicate balance between competition and collaboration by Luca Corsini, Global Head of Global Transaction Banking, UniCredit.

 

Click here for the article: Drivers Of Transaction Banking - Luca Corsini

On-line version: tmi website

Published on:
Sep. 14, 2018
Magazine:
Global Finance
Virtual accounts case study with ITAS - Massimiliano Cirelli

Having expanded significantly over the last decade, mutual insurance company Itas found it had outgrown its existing cash management structures – with the sheer volume of incoming payments proving difficult to reconcile and costly to run through agency networks. Alessandro Molinari, Vice General Manager of Itas, explains how the firm worked with UniCredit on an innovative virtual accounts solution to rationalise its treasury processes.

 

Click here for the article: Mutual Benefits : The inside story of ITAS ground-breaking virtual accounts implementation

On-line version: Global Finance website

Published on:
Sep. 11, 2018
Magazine:
The Asset
Article On Trade Finance Trends In Asia - Holger Frank and Siow Chin

How can banks tackle the trade finance gap in Asia Pacific? Why industry-wide collaboration and the innovative use of new technology are crucial to reduce the trade finance gap in Asia Pacific, though analysts caution against quick fixes all these topics are discussed by Holger Frank and Siow Chin Yeo.

 

Click here for the article: On Trade Finance Trends In Asia - Holger Frank and Siow Chin

On-line version: The Asset website

Published on:
Aug. 07, 2018
Magazine:
Global Finance
Corporate Payments Innovation Is Connecting The Industry More Than Ever Before

The challenge of payment innovation is no longer developing the technology - it's keeping up with, utilising and properly securing it. Cédric Derras, Global Head of Cash Management at UniCredit, looks at how instant payments and SWIFT gpi accelerate cash, how open banking is creating unprecedented industry opportunity, and how security must be prioritised throughout.

 

Click here for the article: Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger: Corporate Payments Innovation Is Connecting The Industry More Than Ever Before

On-line Version: Global Finance Website

 

Published on:
Jul. 05, 2018
Magazine:
GTR
Erismann smooths cross-border payments with innovative UniCredit FX solution

As part of its drive to support the real economy, UniCredit helps businesses of all sizes with their treasury challenges. German wallpaper manufacturer Erismann is one such example. Erismann’s Wilhelm Stark, deputy head of finance, explains how, faced with unfavourable FX rates and fees when collecting payments from its UK-based subsidiary, it partnered with UniCredit to find a solution.

 

Click here for the article: Erismann smooths cross-border payments with innovative UniCredit FX solution

On-line version: GTR website

Published on:
Jul. 04, 2018
Magazine:
GTR
Women in Trade Finance – Adeline de Metz and her Journey to the Head of Trade Finance

Adeline de Metz, Global Co-Head of Trade Finance and Working Capital Solutions, talks about the unique professional path that brought her to the head of a 300 person department across Europe. In an article on the July issue of GTR magazine, Adeline de Metz talks through her “unconventional” career path, and how she was able to break the mould.

 

Click here for the article: Women in Trade Finance – Adeline de Metz

Published on:
Jun. 12, 2018
Magazine:
Business at EBAday 2018
The collaborative edge: How clever cooperation is driving winning innovation

Luca Corsini, Global Head of Global Transaction Banking, discusses instant payments, cooperation and innovation at the EBAday 2018 conference in Munich.

 

Click here for the full article: The collaborative edge: How clever cooperation is driving winning innovation

Published on:
May 04, 2018
Magazine:
The Paypers
Future Gazing: Instant Payments and What to Expect Going Forward

The European Payments Council’s instant payments scheme went live across the SEPA zone’s 34 countries in November 2017: results from the first six months have already exceeded initial expectations. Cédric Derras, Global Head of Cash Management, talks about what to expect, moving forward to the next stage.

First published in The Paypers B2B Fintech: Payments, Supply Chain Finanace & E-invoicing Guide 2018

Click here for the full article: Future Gazing: Instant Payments and What to Expect Going Forward

Published on:
Apr. 30, 2018
Magazine:
TMI
Instant Impact: Lessons Learnt in the Wake of the Instant Payments Launch

Six months after the launch of the European Payments Council’s SCT Inst scheme, Thomas Dusch, Deputy Global Head of Global Transaction Banking at UniCredit, takes us through the lessons learnt – arguing that excellent client uptake and system stability are reasons for optimism, while collaborative solutions must still be built before instant payments become the new normal.

Click here for the article: Instant Impact: Lessons Learnt in the Wake of the Instant Payments Launch

Published on:
Mar. 15, 2018
Magazine:
Corporate Finance
Blockchain in Trade Finance - Thomas Dusch

Blockchain in Trade Finance : How blockcain will change the future.  Discussion on Hype and objectivity seldom find themselves at the same level again, even with the increasing development of technology and how BLockchain impacts on German corporates was discussed by Thomas Dusch in Corporate Finance magazine.

Click here for the article: Blockchain in Trade Finance - Thomas Dusch 

Published on:
Mar. 01, 2018
Magazine:
BCR/TRF
Advanced supply chain solutions are filling the open account gap

Companies are increasingly using open account transactions to facilitate mutual global trade and, while they benefit from new levels of speed and flexibility, they are also exposed to higher risk. Adeline de Metz and Raphael Barisaac, Global Co-Heads of Trade Finance at UniCredit, outline how banks and corporates can mitigate against such risks.

Click here for the article: Advanced supply chain solutions are filling the open account gap

Published on:
Feb. 28, 2018
Magazine:
iTreasurer
Receivables Finance Programs Can Free Up the Liquidity You Need

Working capital optimisation is one of the most relevant strategic transformation drivers of corporate commercial banking. Fabio Della Malva, Managing Director of Corporate Investment Banking and Massimo Ortino, Head of Global Transaction Banking Americas explain how UniCredit succeeds in optimising the supply chain's working capital benefits even further. 

Click here for the article: Receivables Finance Programs Can Free Up Needed Liquidity    

Published on:
Feb. 01, 2018
Magazine:
TMI
European Payments in 2018 - A Landscape Charged with Possibilities

With SWIFT gpi, instant payments, and PSD2 all now part of the equation in the European payments market, Cédric Derras, Global Head of Cash Management at UniCredit, explains how these initiatives add up for corporates, who stand to benefit from faster, more efficient, and more tailored services.

Click here for the article: European Payments in 2018 - A Landscape Charged with Possibilities

Published on:
Jan. 25, 2018
Magazine:
BCR
How digital technology is realising tangible benefits in supply chain finance

BCR talks to UniCredit´s Global Co-Head of Trade Finance Adeline de Metz and experts from Commerzbank, BNY Mellon, GPP and ICC Banking Commission's Executive Committee about how technology is not only helping shore up supply chains, but also bring together banks and technology providers.

First published in BCR World Supply Chain Finance Report 2018: World Supply Chain Finance Report 2018

Click here for the article: How digital technology is realising tangible benefits in supply chain finance

Published on:
Jan. 17, 2018
Magazine:
GTR
Trade Finance collaboration set to step up in the year ahead

Adeline de Metz, Global Co-Head of Trade Finance at UniCredit, looks back at the trends that emerged in 2017 and takes a view on the year ahead. Notably, there is a resurgent appetite for growth among banks, as they join forces with other industry players to bring cutting-edge solutions to the market in order to meet ever more demanding client needs.

Click here for the article: Trade Finance collaboration set to step up in the year ahead

Published on:
Jan. 04, 2018
Magazine:
TMI
Growth is Back on the Agenda

After years of preoccupation with regulation and compliance, the industry is once again gearing up for growth. A number of new services will soon hit the market, while bank-fintech – and wider industry – collaboration is the hot topic when it comes to meeting the most challenging client needs.

Find out more in this article by Raphael Barisaac, Global Co-Head of Trade Finance and Cédric Derras, Global Head of Cash Management.

Click here for the article: Growth is Back on the Agenda

Published on:
Dec. 15, 2017
Magazine:
Global Banking & Finance Review
A Shifting Global Trade Environment: How Transaction Bank Adaptations Will Benefit Corporates

Transaction banks are responding to changes in the global trade environment by driving internal efficiencies, broadening their digital offerings, and reconfiguring their client service models. Amidst this change, the outlook for corporates is promising – increasingly digital and client-centric solutions, combined with fairer and more competitive pricing, say Raphael Barisaac and Adeline de Metz, Global Co-Heads of Trade Finance at UniCredit.

Click here for the article: A Shifting Global Trade Environment: How Transaction Bank Adaptations Will Benefit Corporates

Published on:
Dec. 08, 2017
Magazine:
Global Finance
UniCredit: Embracing The Banking Revolution

Simone del Guerra, Global Head of Transactional Sales at UniCredit, discusses how the bank is embracing new technology, such as SWIFT gpi, and pioneering change in correspondent banking.

Click here for the article: UniCredit: Embracing The Banking Revolution

Published on:
Nov. 21, 2017
Magazine:
UniCredit rolls out its cross-border instant payments solution, starting with Italy and Germany

UniCredit goes live with instant payments in Italy and Germany and becomes the first bank to offer the service in the German market. The bank’s first payment was executed in the morning of 21 November between Germany and Italy.

Click here for the press release: UniCredit rolls out its cross-border instant payments solution, starting with Italy and Germany

Published on:
Nov. 01, 2017
Magazine:
Part of the Online Payments and Ecommerce Market Guide 2017 edition released by The Paypers
How Businesses can Profit from the Revolution in Global Payments

With instant payments and the new Directive on Payment Services (PSD2) on Europe’s doorstep, the payments market is undergoing a seismic shift. Cédric Derras, Global Head of Cash Management at UniCredit, explains what these developments will mean for corporates and the wider payments community.

Click here for the article: How Businesses can Profit from the Revolution in Global Payments

Published on:
Oct. 16, 2017
Magazine:
Fintech Finance
First past the post

Instant payments isn’t a one-horse race and UniCredit is backing a number of runners, as Global Head of Cash Management, Cédric Derras, explains.

Click here for the article: First past the post

Published on:
Oct. 16, 2017
Magazine:
tmi
Building the New Financial Ecosystem

The transaction banking landscape is transforming in front of our eyes. With the field awash with new technological capabilities, Jan Kupfer and Luca Corsini, Global Co-Heads, Global Transaction Banking at UniCredit, discuss the latest trends, their likely impacts, and how the industry can draw together to maximise the benefits for all.

Click here for the press release: Building the New Financial Ecosystem

Published on:
Oct. 16, 2017
Magazine:
Digital Trade Chain Consortium launches we.trade, announces Joint Venture and welcomes Banco Santander
Since January 2017, a group of seven banks (Deutsche Bank, HSBC, KBC, Natixis, Rabobank, Societe Generale and UniCredit), together with IBM, have been developing the Digital Trade Chain platform, a ground-breaking shared platform that aims at making domestic and cross-border commerce easier for European companies by harnessing the power of distributed ledger technology. Recently, Banco Santander joined the consortium as a founding partner.

Click here for the press release: Digital Trade Chain Consortium launches we.trade, announces Joint Venture and welcomes Banco Santander

Published on:
Oct. 13, 2017
Magazine:
Creamer Media's Engineering News
Pan-European bank celebrates 45 years in SA

Pan-European banking and financial services provider UniCredit will celebrate 45 years of successful service in South Africa this year, having provided support for European companies entering African markets from its Johannesburg-based representative office since 1972.

Click here for the article: Pan-European bank celebrates 45 years in SA

Published on:
Oct. 05, 2017
Magazine:
FX-MM
The future of transaction banking

From managing the demands of regulatory compliance, the increasing digitisation across the industry, and the opportunities and threats presented by financial technology; to the potential of blockchain, the advent of realtime payments and concerns around cybersecurity, FX-MM’s panel of experts assess what it takes to survive and thrive in the fast-changing transaction banking sector.

Click here for the article: The future of transaction banking 

Click here for the online article: The future of transaction banking

Published on:
Oct. 04, 2017
Magazine:
TMI
Material Gains with Virtual Accounts

Fashion leader OTB, parent company of major brands such as Diesel, Maison Margiela, Marni, Paula Cademartori and Viktor & Rolf, is a pioneer not only in its core business, but also in cash management. In 2016, in co-operation with partner bank UniCredit, OTB implemented an innovative virtual account solution in order to gain efficiency in the centralised collections management. In this article, Gianluca Marcolongo, SSC Treasury Manager, OTB SpA explores the project in more detail.

Click here for the article: Material Gains with Virtual Accounts

Published on:
Oct. 04, 2017
Magazine:
TMI
Driving innovation and Embracing Opportunity

This edition of TMI coincides with the EuroFinance conference, a major event in the treasury calendar, where we are likely to see a wealth of announcements of new solutions and innovative case studies. To coincide with this flagship event, Jan Kupfer, Global Co-Head, Global Transaction Banking at UniCredit talks to Helen Sanders, Editor, about some of the new opportunities for digitisation and treasury transformation.

Click here for the article: Driving innovation and Embracing Opportunity

Published on:
Sep. 28, 2017
Magazine:
GTR
Taking stock: Treasurers' priorities

With digitalisation at the top of corporate agendas, and increasingly expansion-minded corporates turning to open account trade, treasurers have more - and more complex - requirements than ever. Adeline de Metz, Global Co-Head of Trade Finance, and Cédric Derras, Global Head of Cash Management, at UniCredit, look at the key issues facing treasurers - explaining how they can mitigate risks, increase security and harness innovation to meet their goals.

Click here for the article: Taking stock: Treasurers' priorities
Click here for the online article: Taking stock: Treasurers' priorities

Published on:
Sep. 27, 2017
Magazine:
TXF Chronicle
Settling the open question: Banks champion collaborative innovation ad corporates shift to open account

The continuing move toward open account trade and away from traditional trade finance techniques offers corporates new levels of speed and flexibility, but it also exposes them to higher risks. According to Adeline de Metz and Raphael Barisaac, global co-heads of trade finance at UniCredit, however, a number of bank-led collaborative initiatives are addressing the problem, highlighting the ascendancy of industry-wide cooperation as a means of meeting the growing needs of corporate clients.

Click here for the article: Settling the open question: Banks champion collaborative innovation ad corporates shift to open account

Published on:
Sep. 07, 2017
Magazine:
Global Finance
Simple, Streamlined, Secure: How Geox revamped its treasury

Leading footwear company Geox, in partnership with UniCredit, collaborated in an ambitious treasury project to rationalise cash management processes, bank relationships and connectivity across the Group. Federica Vello, Treasury Manager of Geox, explains the thinking behind the project, the challenges and benefits of full implementation, and the impact of this collaborative effort on the wider Group strategy.

Click here for the case study: Simple, Streamlined, Secure: How Geox revamped its treasury

Published on:
Sep. 04, 2017
Magazine:
GTR
Singapore banks unite to grow secondary market for trade finance

Trade finance is beginning to undergo a potentially dramatic transformation of its secondary market. It's an innovation that will have positive knock-on effects for the entire industry, write Holger Frank, head of global transaction banking (GTB) and financial institutions group (FIG), Asia Pacific, and Siow Chin Yeo, head of trade finance, Asia Pacific, at UniCredit.

Click here for the article: Singapore banks unite to grow secondary market for trade finance

Published on:
Jul. 25, 2017
Magazine:
UniCredit prepares for multinational roll-out of instant payments

UniCredit has started testing with the first pan-European instant payment solution, RT1, in preparation for its instant payments go-live.

Click here for the article: UniCredit prepares for multinational roll-out of instant payments