GTB Press

Published on:
May. 23, 2017
Magazine:
SWIFTgpi
UniCredit quick to seize benefits of SWIFTgpi

Live since January 2017, UniCredit is leveraging SWIFT gpi to deliver an improved international payments service to their clients. 

Read the case study: Case Study

Published on:
May. 17, 2017
Magazine:
TMI
A New Era of Transaction Banking
A head of Schwab Ley & Greiner's annual Finanzsymposium, four leading bankers in Germany discussed some of the trends and challenges in transaction banking, moderated by Thomas Schräder, Corporate Treasury Solutions, PwC.
Published on:
May. 11, 2017
Magazine:
GTR
Strength in the face of adversity: Banks working with corporates to pursue new opportunities

The current environment is compelling transaction banks to re-examine client relationships, improve efficiency and step up innovation to remain competitive. Despite the impetus, it's good news for corporates - as Luca Corsini, Global Head of Trade Finance at UniCredit and new Global GTB Co-Head starting from August, explains - with benefits including fairer pricing, increased digitalisation, and new client-centric solutions based on their specific needs.

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Published on:
May. 08, 2017
Magazine:
Global Banking and Finance
Into Africa: for corporates, Insider knowledge is the key to unlocking African trade

Africa continues to grow in importance as a market for European corporates. But while enviable growth rates and positive demographics are generating strong opportunities, corporates and their banking partners still face considerable challenges on the continent due to Africa's cultural diversity and its regulatory and political inconsistencies. Christian Nägele, Head of Sub-Saharan Africa Region at UniCredit, explains how a bespoke approach to international trade is required.

Click here for the article: Global Banking and Finance

Published on:
May. 05, 2017
Magazine:
The Paypers' B2B Guide
Instant Payments Are Coming to Europe: How Are Banks and Corporates Coping?

A wave of innovation in instant payments is hitting the shores of Europe. Cédric Derras, Global Head of Cash Management at UniCredit, explains how banks and corporates are preparing for the change. The introduction of instant payments is fast approaching the European market. Meeting growing customer demands for faster, more secure and more efficient payments is nevertheless the prize that is now within reach.

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Published on:
Apr. 28, 2017
Magazine:
FX-MM
Eastward bound: the appeal of Central and Eastern Europe for UK investors

Markets in Central and Eastern Europe are an increasingly tempting prospect for UK businesses - boasting enviable growth rates for those that can navigate the challenges of local complexity and counterparty risk. It's a journey made far simpler with the help of digital trade finance tools and local knowledge, explains David Vials, Head of Corporate Coverage for the UK and Ireland at UniCredit...

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Published on:
Mar. 07, 2017
Magazine:
GTR
Less Risk, more reward: Digital tools can help UK corporates capitalise on CEE potential

Less Risk, more reward: Digital tools can help UK corporates capitalise on CEE potential UK corporates are increasingly looking to capitalise on the remarkable potential of trading with partners in Central and Eastern Europe, but heightened counterparty risk and complex local markets pose considerable challenges.

The key to surmounting these, according to David Vials, Head of Corporate Coverage for UK & Ireland at UniCredit, is using digital tools such as the BPO to mitigate risks, while enlisting the support of a trusted partner to steer a course through regional idiosyncrasies.

Click here for the article: GTR

Published on:
Mar. 01, 2017
Magazine:
TMI
BPO boost can help UK corporates seize CEE potential

David Vials, Head of Corporate Coverage for UK and Ireland at UniCredit, explains how moving from traditional trade finance instruments to digital tools such as the Bank Payment Obligation (BPO) can help mitigate these risks, while local market expertise will enable them to navigate the complexities of the territory.

UK corporates are increasingly looking outside the UK and Western Europe for growth - with the Central and Eastern European (CEE) region attracting particular attention.

However, higher counterparty risk and local-market complexities present barriers to tapping the region's potential.

Click here for the article: TMI

Published on:
Feb. 16, 2017
Magazine:
SWIFT gpi Service

Pioneer in new initiatives, UniCredit is one of the first banks to use the SWIFT Global Payments Innovation (GPI) service, as announced today by SWIFT.

Along with several global transaction banks such as ABN AMRO, Bank of China, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, Citibank, Danske Bank, DBS Bank, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, ING Bank, Intesa Sanpaolo, Nordea Bank and Standard Chartered Bank, UniCredit is actively using the SWIFTgpi service, exchanging gpi payments across 60 country corridors.

SWIFTgpi enables banks to offer their corporate customers a faster, more transparent and traceable cross-border payments service. This allows banks to provide corporate treasurers with a real-time, end-to-end view on the status of a payment, including a confirmation when a payment has been credited to the beneficiary’s account. Treasurers now also have certainty of remittance information, such as invoice references, which is transferred unaltered.

Read SWIFT's press release: Press Release

Watch the video: SWIFT gpi initiative

Read the brochure: SWIFT gpi

Published on:
Feb. 16, 2017
Magazine:
Banking Technology
Swift's global payments innovation initiative now live

At a media briefing at the Corn Exchange in London today (16 February), Swift elaborated on its gpi.
To support its gpi, Swift presented three banks currently using, and enjoying, gpi. Jan Kupfer from Unicredit, Raouf Soussi at BBVA, and Sergio Dalla Riva from Intesa Sanpaolo all provided praise. Kupfer says gpi's "beauty is it's an existing platform and the system is reliable and well known". Unicredit's implementation, including training, took six months

Click here for the article: Banking Technology

Published on:
Jan. 17, 2017
Magazine:
Press Release
Seven banks plan Blockchain platform to help European SMEs increase trade

A group of seven banks has agreed in principle to develop a ground-breaking shared platform that aims to make domestic and cross-border commerce easier for European small and medium-size (SME) businesses by harnessing the power of distributed ledger technology.

Deutsche Bank, HSBC, KBC, Natixis, Rabobank, Société Générale and UniCredit signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Brussels under which they intend to collaborate on the development and commercialization of a new product called Digital Trade Chain (DTC).

Published on:
Jan. 17, 2017
Magazine:
Press Release
UniCredit crowned Best in Europe by Euromoney Trade Finance Survey 2017

UniCredit has been named “Best Trade Finance Provider” in both Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and in Western Europe by the Euromoney Trade Finance Survey 2017.

The bank also swept the board in the European country awards being named “Best Domestic Trade Finance Provider” in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Turkey. The survey, which received more than 4,000 responses from businesses using trade finance, recognised UniCredit’s excellence in trade finance services.

The bank’s credentials in trade finance are founded on its deep product expertise and its unparalleled market knowledge in its core European markets, which is supplemented by comprehensive coverage through an extensive international network of branches, representative offices and 4,000 correspondent banks.

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Published on:
Jan. 04, 2017
Magazine:
FX-MM
Faster, better smarter: Digital developments in Transaction Banking
With consumers now accustomed to digital solutions advanced by the retail industry, corporates are increasingly looking to their banks to replicate this level of service. In short, the expectation is for faster, better and smarter solutions to their everyday challenges.

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Published on:
Dec. 20, 2016
Magazine:
Global Banking & Finance Review
All aboard: Large corporates seek smooth supplier onboarding for working capital programmes

A smooth onboarding process can help build supplier adoption rates for supply chain finance programmes as large corporates look to
focus on working capital management, says Adeline de Metz, Head of Supply Chain Finance Solutions at UniCredit.

 

Click here for the article: Global Banking & Finance Review

Published on:
Dec. 07, 2016
Magazine:
The Paypers
Instant gratification: Secure real-time payments can meet consumer demand

The payments world is undergoing a period of radical change, with new technological advances such as blockchain and instant payments promising to enhance the speed, efficiency and security of corporate transactions, says Thomas Dolenga, Head of Cash Management Products.

 

Click here for the article: The Paypers
Published on:
Nov. 16, 2016
Magazine:
TMI Magazine
An Importer's View: A Compelling Case for the BPO

Stephanie Stanzel, Vice President Commercial at Polytrade, analyses what benefits she sees in using the BPO as an importer and why UniCredit was the right choice for partnership.
The results of the project show, how UniCredit’s spearhead position in BPO transactions and digitisation help satisfy the customers’ needs, providing them with the needed tools and knowledge.
Find out more in the case study, which was also printed in the new treasurer’s guide “Going global, going digital”!

 

Beside the printed article, Stephanie Stanzel also gave a short video interview, which you can watch here.

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Published on:
Nov. 16, 2016
Magazine:
GTR
Corsini joins UniCredit

UniCredit appoints Luca Corsini as its new global head of trade finance, with immediate effect.
He is now responsible for the development of trade and supply chain finance products, for corporate clients and financial institutions at UniCredit.
Moreover, Elena Belli has been appointed as head of global transaction banking business management.

 

Click here for the article: GTR - Corsini joins UniCredit

Published on:
Nov. 11, 2016
Magazine:
Asian Banking & Finance
How can banks deal with the challenges of digitalisation in Asia?

New technology companies looking to break into the financial services sector are bringing fresh competition for banks – prompting a new era of digital innovation. But how can banks take advantage of this innovation and stay ahead of the competition?

 

Click here for the artictle: Asian Banking & Finance

Published on:
Oct. 31, 2016
Magazine:
TMI Magazine
Improving performance through treasury innovation at Geox
The project with Geox is a flagship example of how UniCredit co-operates with the client, enabling it to operate successfully in today’s demanding global treasury scene. It is also a testament to how clients can leverage from UniCredit’s strong international network. Find out more in the case study, which was also printed in the new treasurer’s guide "Going global, going digital"!
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Published on:
Oct. 07, 2016
Magazine:
Fintech Finance
Turning the ship around

Raphael Barisaac discusses how far digitization of trade finance has come.

Published on:
Sep. 28, 2016
Magazine:
TFR
Advancing the digital agenda

UniCredit's Gianfranco Bisagni discusses how digitalisation of trade finance is being used to overcome cost pressures and the handicap of paper-based processes.

Published on:
Sep. 26, 2016
Magazine:
TMI Magazine
Going Global, Going Digital - A Treasurer's Guide

A "must read" for every treasurer. With the introducing article by Co-Head of CIB, Gianfranco Bisagni on the challenges for corporates going abroad, a contribution by GTB's Global Co-Heads, Claudio Camozzo and Jan Kupfer, on the relationship with FinTechs in transaction banking, and many more articles on the trends and developments in the market.


Click here for the E-Book: Going Global, Going Digital - The New Treasurer's Guide

Published on:
Sep. 07, 2016
Magazine:
FX-MM
Fintechs and banks: From competition to collaboration
The emergence of new financial technology companies is having a profound effect on the transaction services industry. First greeted with caution by banks wary of disintermediation, fintechs are now increasingly viewed as potential partners.
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Published on:
Sep. 07, 2016
Magazine:
GTR
Streamlined settlement: An importer's perspective on BPOs
Though often discussed in terms of the benefits to exporters, BPOs are a strong option for corporates in many situations. Polytrade's experience using BPOs as an importer stands as proof of this.
Published on:
Aug. 20, 2016
Magazine:
Global Finance
BPO – quo vadis?

It is vital for both corporates and banks to embrace the BPO as a pillar of their digitalization strategy for trade finance. The BPO can play a symbolic role in this process - acting as a beacon for future efforts to increase digitalization and decrease risk in trade finance.

Published on:
Jul. 18, 2016
Magazine:
Global Banking & Finance Review
What does the future hold for correspondent banking?

The practice of correspondent banking faces pressure from mounting costs associated with due diligence in trade finance, yet banks are well placed to see off these challenges through a number of collaborative solutions, says Alex Ladaa, managing director and head of trade finance services, Germany, at UniCredit.

Source: Global Banking & Finance Review

Published on:
Jul. 08, 2016
Magazine:
Emerging market volatility highlights the need for collaboration and digitalisation

Significant shifts in trade flows over the past few years have led to greater levels of volatility and risk for those trading with the emerging markets. As a result, corporates are looking for risk mitigation in these regions, but greater levels of digitalization and collaboration are required to help banks provide trade finance safely and efficiently, says Katharina Michael, UniCredit head of trade finance sales, Germany, at UniCredit.

Published on:
Jun. 28, 2016
Magazine:
Boosting Transaction Banking in London

An Executive Interview with George Stein, Head of Global Transaction Banking, UK, UniCredit. UniCredit has a major strategic emphasis on global transaction banking, which includes leveraging our foreign branches to build out trade finance business and meet the international needs and aspirations of our customers.

Source: Treasury Management

Published on:
Jun. 17, 2016
Magazine:
NeMa
Common Standards are Critical for Depositary Banks to meet due Diligence Demands

Increasing emphasis on risk management and asset protection is putting a strain on due diligence processes for depositary banks – leading to time and cost pressures. The key to relieving these pressures lies in establishing a set of common industry standards for due diligence questionnaires, says Susanna Scheffold, global head of securities services at UniCredit.

Published on:
Jun. 15, 2016
Magazine:
FinTech Finance
The Big daddies of Big Data

Global banks aren't late to the digital party, according to George Stein, UniCredit's head of global transaction banking for the UK. They were managing big data when fintech was still in nappies. They're just figuring out what next to do with it

Published on:
May. 30, 2016
Magazine:
International corporates going east to centralize treasury operations

Conscious of the need to drive profitability through internal efficiencies, international corporates are looking to Asia as a location for centralising their treasury activities. At the same time, Asian countries, including Singapore and Hong Kong, are offering tax concessions and other incentives in a bid to lure in business, says Holger Frank, Head of FIG and GTB Asia Pacific region at UniCredit.

Published on:
May. 17, 2016
Magazine:
FX-MM Magazine
Trade Finance: The enduring strength of correspondent banking

Despite data-gathering difficulties squeezing margins, there is reason to be optimistic about the future of correspondent banking - with collaborative initiatives and technological advances promising to restore the practice to full profitability, says Alex Ladaa, Managing Director and Head of Trade Finance Services, Germany, at UniCredit.

Source: www.fx-mm.com

Published on:
Apr. 28, 2016
Magazine:
TFR
Face to face - 60 second interview with Claudio Camozzo

TFR talks to Claudio Camozzo at the IFC global trade partners meeting in Milan about underlying contract support for clients in challenging geographies

Published on:
Apr. 27, 2016
Magazine:
TFR
Correspondent banks will weather the storm

Despite murmurs hinting at the demise of correspondent banking, the practice is still very much alive and well. Careful strategy, however, is essential for banks to overcome the growing challenges posed by the complexity and costliness of financing international trade, says Michael Germann.

Published on:
Apr. 26, 2016
Magazine:
TMI Magazine
Instant Payments: The next Step Towards a Harmonised Europe

Following on from the final implementation of the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) in 2014, Europe is now set for another payments overhaul, as banks work to answer the ECB's call for a standardised pan-European instant payments system by November 2017.

Published on:
Mar. 23, 2016
Magazine:
Global Trade Review
Profiling trade's young professionals

GTR and the ITFA Young Professionals network hosted a roundtable in January to discuss technology and innovation, measures to attract more young talent to the business and participants' advice for the industry, among other topics relating to the future of trade finance.

Published on:
Mar. 21, 2016
Magazine:
TMI Magazine
How Digital Technology is Transforming Treasury

Digitalisation has already given rise to a number of valuable tools designed to raise the speed, safety, and efficiency of treasury operations. And as new technology companies encroach on the transaction banking market, competition is triggering further innovation – promising an exciting future for corporate treasurers.

Reprinted from TMI

Published on:
Mar. 17, 2016
Magazine:
CFO Innovation
Why Asia offers fertile ground for regional treasury centers

International companies from mid-caps through to the largest multinational corporations (MNCs) have always looked at markets in Asia as an attractive location for executing low-cost, routine processes, while keeping their corporate activities closer to their global headquarters. But 15 years ago, the technology and expense involved in setting up a regional treasury center (RTC) in Asia meant that only the largest MNCs were willing and able to bear the cost.

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Source: www.cfoinnovation.com

Published on:
Mar. 17, 2016
Magazine:
From BPO to Virtual Accounts…

In GTB, we are not only a leader in technology and digitization but also when it comes to the trade press. This is underpinned by more than 120 articles, statements and press releases in 2015. From the impact of digitization on trade finance to working capital optimization, from case studies with clients such as Menarini and Moneygram to the increasing sophistication of Asian treasurers – a selection of UniCredit articles published in 2015 in the international trade press.

Published on:
Feb. 03, 2016
Magazine:
fx-mm Magazine
Do everything better with big data

There is little doubt that big data has much to offer banks and corporates alike in the transaction services sector. Spectacular results have already emerged elsewhere, and, with the right investment – and responsible handling of data – firms will see similar awards across their entire business, says Sebastian Hölker, Head of Structuring and Implementation of SCF products at UniCredit.

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Source: www.fx-mm.com

Published on:
Jan. 26, 2016
Magazine:
Trade & Forfaiting Review
Competition Fuelling Innovation in Transaction Services

The onset of digitalisation has been accompanied by a shake-up in the transaction services market – with new technology fostering competition and innovation, says Alfredo Bresciani, Head of Trade Finance International Sales at UniCredit.

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Reprinted from http://www.tfreview.com/

Published on:
Jan. 13, 2016
Magazine:
Global Trade Review
Treasury’s Digital Transformation

New digital tools hold the key to unlocking operational efficiencies without over-burdening treasurers, says Alfredo Bresciani, head of trade finance international sales at UniCredit.

Reprinted from www.gtreview.com

Published on:
Jan. 12, 2016
Magazine:
Global Banking & Finance Review
Time To Innovate: Banks Must Face Up To The Digital Challenge

Digitalization brings both challenges and opportunities for banks. On the one hand, it brings technology that can help them revolutionize their services to corporate clients; on the other, it brings the threat of disintermediation at the hands of new market entrants. To see off this threat and seize the opportunities, banks must develop innovative solutions for corporate challenges and promote robust, progressive, regulation for this new technology, says Alfredo Bresciani, head of trade finance international sales at UniCredit.

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Reprinted from www.globalbankingandfinance.com

Published on:
Jan. 04, 2016
Magazine:
GTNews
Virtual accounts: Capitalising on POBO and COBO

As firms seek greater efficiency in their treasury operations, refining cash management processes is becoming a priority for corporate treasurers. For many, the obvious move is to centralise treasury functions and reduce the number of bank accounts held. With this goal in mind, firms are looking to adopt payment-on-behalf-of (POBO) and collection-on-behalf-of (COBO) structures, which see a central account issue and receive payments for a number of subsidiary accounts.

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Reprinted from https://www.gtnews.com/

Published on:
Jan. 04, 2016
Magazine:
FX-MM
KYC and KYT: Banking on cooperation

For banks, navigating the demands of KYC and KYT can be a challenge. Especially for smaller banks, compliance can take up vital time and resources. Cooperation is the way forward – with communal data repositories and clearing services playing a decisive role, according to Michele Gentile, Head of FI Clearing Sales at UniCredit.

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Reprinted from http://www.fx-mm.com/

Published on:
Dec. 16, 2015
Magazine:
Association for Financial Professionals
Receivables Financing: Eliminating the Pain for Treasurers

Financing receivables can often prove an arduous administrative exercise for corporates, requiring them to deal with a number of different buyers in order to sell an entire portfolio. Yet the days of such troubles may soon be at an end, as banks, factors and insurers work to create a single, syndicated buyer for entire receivables portfolios.

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Reprinted from www.afponline.org

Published on:
Dec. 03, 2015
Magazine:
TMI
Making the Case for BPOs

From its launch in 2007, uptake of the BPO was initially slow. Over the past year or so, adoption has increased dramatically, with several ‘first’ transactions in Europe and Asia, many of which were driven by UniCredit. The BPO offers many advantages, but as yet, there remains a lack of education of the instrument and its value. Voted the most important recent innovation in trade by respondents to a survey at SIBOS 2014, it is a tool with the potential to bring unprecedented levels of risk mitigation and automation in trade transactions, whilst opening the door to a range of financing options and improving balance-sheet fundamentals such as days payable outstanding (DPO) and days sales outstanding (DSO).

Reprinted from www.treasury-management.com

Published on:
Nov. 19, 2015
Magazine:
TFR - Trade and Forfaiting Review
From Skypark to Blue Sky - Sibos 2015 Reflections from a Singapore Sling

This year at Sibos Singapore 2015, innovation was in the somewhat hazy air and the industry had moved on from complaining about regulation to making it part of business as usual. More than 8000 delegates descended from all over the world attending more than 250 sessions to understand more about how burnings issues could make or break their business.  Sibos is going very well for us, we focus the attention on two topics, first of course business and the second is digital, says Gianfranco Bisagni, Deputy Head of Corporate and Investment Banking at UniCredit.

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Reprinted from www.tfreview.com

 

Published on:
Nov. 12, 2015
Magazine:
GTR - Global Trade Review
Trade Finance 4.0: A world of New Opportunities

Much has been made of “Industry 4.0” and its potential to revolutionise the way manufacturing firms operate. Yet this same technology has far-reaching implications for many other fields – not least trade finance, where it brings opportunities for greater connectivity, better-informed strategy and improved process efficiency and risk mitigation, says Sebastian Hölker, head of structuring and implementation of SCF products at UniCredit.

Reprinted from Global Trade Review

Published on:
Nov. 06, 2015
Magazine:
Global Banking & Finance Review
Rising To The Challenge of KYC and KYT

With KYC and KYT pressures threatening to consume considerable amounts of their time and resources, banks must draw together to find a solution.
Collaboration on clearing services and communal data repositories holds the key, says Michele Gentile, head of FI clearing sales at UniCredit.

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Reprinted from www.globalbankingandfinance.com

Published on:
Oct. 12, 2015
Magazine:
Digitalization: The transformation of transaction banking

Digitalization is defined as the transformation of traditional financial products and services into easy-to-integrate electronic processes. UniCredit´s white paper outlines how digitalization is driving corporates and banks to adopt new services and technologies, which are changing the ways in which they interact.

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Published on:
Oct. 07, 2015
Magazine:
TMI Magazine
Pioneering Bank Communication and Process Automation

Leading steel and mining company, ArcelorMittal, which has a market presence in more than 60 countries globally, has a culture of quality and innovation that extends across the business, including its treasury and finance processes. As a result, ArcelorMittal was as an early adopter of SWIFT, and is now working with partner banks to take the next steps in achieving harmonised, streamlined, automated financial processing.

Reprinted from TMI

Published on:
Oct. 01, 2015
Magazine:
Association for Financial Professionals
KYC and KYT: Treasurers and Banks Must Collaborate

When bank regulators create new compliance rules, banks' clients—i.e., corporate treasury departments—inevitably feel the impact as well, says Michele Gentile, Head of FI Clearing Sales for UniCredit.

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Reprinted from www.afponline.org

Published on:
Sep. 30, 2015
Magazine:
GTnews
Global securities services: Risk requires adaptability and expertise
The latest wave of regulation is seeing investment firms increase their focus on risk management, meaning they will require more from their securities services. Local expertise and adaptability must be high on their list of requirements, says Susanna Scheffold, Head of Global Securities Services at UniCredit.

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Reprinted from www.gtnews.com

Published on:
Sep. 14, 2015
Magazine:
GTR - Global Trade Review
Expanding Horizons with the BPO

The BPO is a compelling settlement tool. But how can corporates harness its potential? It’s a question of finding a strong business case and a committed set of partners that can offer support at every stage – starting with internal stakeholders and moving right through to corporate counterparties and banks, says Herbert Hertnagel, Head of Financial Risk Management at ZF Friedrichshafen AG.

Reprinted from: Global Trade Review

Published on:
Sep. 09, 2015
Magazine:
GTR - Global Trade Review
The Italian job

GTR and BNY Mellon gathered together a group of Italian transaction bankers in Verona to discuss the evolution of the trade and payments industry. UniCredit was represented by Francesco Gabriele Lucchese, Head of Trade Products & Services.

Reprinted from: Global Trade Review

Published on:
Aug. 05, 2015
Magazine:
Trade Finance Magazine
UniCredit completes BPO for M&G Polimeri Italia SpA

Italian bank UniCredit has completed a bank payment obligation (BPO) deal for Italian importer M&G Polimeri Italia SpA.

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Reprinted from www.tradefinancemagazine.com

Published on:
Aug. 05, 2015
Magazine:
TFR - Trade and Forfaiting Review
UniCredit completes deferred BPO deal between M&G Polimeri Italia and BP

Having announced the first Bank Payment Obligation (BPO) deal in Italy on 27 February 2015, UniCredit Corporate & Investment Banking has followed this up with a deferred BPO for another Italian corporate.

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Reprinted from www.tfreview.com

Published on:
Jul. 31, 2015
Magazine:
GTR - Global Trade Review
Collaboration promises a one-stop-shop solution for all receivables

Corporates looking to sell their whole receivables portfolio often fail to find a holistic solution, with different financing partners interested in different parts of the portfolio. As such, covering the complete portfolio can be a time-consuming task. Collaboration – between banks, factors and insurers – promises a better option, says Sebastian Hölker, head of Structuring and Implementation of Supply Chain Finance Products at UniCredit.

Reprinted from: Global Trade Review

Published on:
Jul. 31, 2015
Magazine:
TMI
Energy and synergy: how Enel cleared the hurdles of SEPA migration

In August 2014, companies throughout the euro zone became compliant with the payment stipulations of the Single Euro Payments Area. Companies operating within the EU but outside the euro zone have until October 2016 to make the move. Can they learn from the experience of companies that have gone before them? Yes, says Fernando Santini, vice-president of cash management sales at UniCredit in Italy. Enel is one example.

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Reprinted from www.treasury-management.com

Published on:
Jul. 30, 2015
Magazine:
The Asset
Asia may pave the way for faster BPO adoption

Adoption of bank payment obligation (BPO) – the digitalized, bank issued letters of credit (LCs) – has so far been slow, but Asia could pave the way for the wider use of the global payment instrument.

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Reprinted from www.theasset.com

Published on:
Jul. 27, 2015
Magazine:
fx-mm
Treasuries must lead the charge for growth overseas

The role of treasurers has long been expanding. Once purely financial, it now includes a significant strategic component. Treasurers must take heed of this new responsibility - embracing a fresh arsenal of digital tools and leading their firms to growth in new markets, says Markus Straußfeld, Head of Cash Management International Sales at UniCredit.

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Reprinted from www.fx-mm.com

Published on:
Jul. 15, 2015
Magazine:
TMI
A Single Port of Call for Financing Receivables Portfolios

For a long time, corporates have had difficulties financing their entire receivables portfolios, at least when they didn’t fit into large-scale securitisation programmes. Collaboration between banks and existing factor-insurer partnerships promises to finally put an end to this problem, says Sebastian Hölker, Head of Structuring and Implementation of Supply Chain Finance Products at UniCredit.

Reprinted from TMI

Published on:
Jun. 29, 2015
Magazine:
GTR - Global Trade Review
The Increasing Sophistication of Asian Treasurers

As trade, information and technology flows increase between Asian corporates and foreign counterparties, greater sophistication is taking root throughout Asian treasury departments, says  KK Tay, Head of GTB Asia at UniCredit.

Reprinted from Global Trade Review

Published on:
Jun. 25, 2015
Magazine:
CFO Innovation
Next-Generation Treasury Management: One Key to Continued Asian Growth

Asian corporates have grown on the back of their trade links. This is a well-known narrative, but will it continue? Or should the region’s enterprises look at new ways to stimulate future growth? Read more

Published on:
Jun. 16, 2015
Magazine:
TMI
Moving Treasury into the Digital Era

Treasury departments stand on the brink of a transformative year. Markus Straussfeld, Head of Cash Management International Sales, and Alfredo Bresciani, Head of Trade Finance International Sales, at UniCredit, discuss how new digital processes are the key to achieving the scalability and risk management required to meet the near-future’s challenges and opportunities.

Reprinted from TMI Magazine

Published on:
Jun. 12, 2015
Magazine:
NeMa Brochure
CEE Update: Where is the Network Management Industry at in Central and Eastern Europe?

CEE is still highly heterogeneous when it comes to the state of development of its capital markets or post trading infrastructure. Some countries have quite a long way to go. Read more on what these countries have to work on in order to increase operational efficiency and stay competitive. Reprinted from NeMa Brochure

Published on:
Jun. 03, 2015
Magazine:
TMI – Treasury Management International
Driving the Trade Finance Agenda in Europe

Thomas Dusch, Head of Trade Finance International Sales Germany, UniCredit, about some of the trends he is seeing in the way that trade finance and working capital  financing solutions are being used by European corporates. Reprinted from TMI
 

Published on:
May. 29, 2015
Magazine:
Bank Payment Obligation (BPO) – The answer to the demand of a new payment instrument

“We are totally convinced of UniCredit” says our client ZF Friedrichshafen (ZF). Watch the video

Published on:
May. 26, 2015
Magazine:
TMI
A Centralised Approach to Cash Management at Menarini Group

UniCredit supported Menarini Group with the implementation of a successful cash pooling solution in CEE. 

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Published on:
May. 15, 2015
Magazine:
GTR - Global Trade Review
2015: Opportunities and Challenges for Treasurers

New digital processes are vital to improving scalability and risk management – helping corporates meet 2015’s challenges and rise to its opportunities, say Markus Straußfeld, Head of cash management international sales, and Alfredo Bresciani, Head of trade finance international sales, UniCredit.

Reprinted from Global Trade Review

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May. 12, 2015
Magazine:
The Banker
Digitization will change the way banks are interacting with clients

“Digitization will change the way banks are interacting with smaller clients”, says GTB co-head Ernst Ohmayer in a video interview with The Banker, where he shared his view on SEPA, the impact of digitization on banks and clients and the future for Bank Payment Obligation (BPO).

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Published on:
May. 11, 2015
Magazine:
www.swift.com
UniCredit joins the KYC Registry to promote community-led innovation

Luca Piccione, KYC Registry project manager at UniCredit, and Fabrizio Bottani, Head of the CIB ‘Know Your Customer Italy’ Team at UniCredit, discuss how the KYC Registry from SWIFT eliminates redundant data collection and validation processes, while ensuring banks, like UniCredit, retain control of their own data and who can access it.

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Published on:
Apr. 22, 2015
Magazine:
www.swift.com
Corporates and Supply Chains on SWIFT - Q2 Newsletter 2015

SWIFT newsletter with links to articles on first BPO in Italy.

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Reprinted from www.swift.com

Published on:
Apr. 10, 2015
Magazine:
The Sunday Times
Launch of the China International Payments System

China’s response to the SWIFT international payments system should bring good news for corporate treasurers with lower costs and more efficient settlement of transactions in renminbi. Read more about this issue in the article by Jürgen Lutz, head of cash management Asia-Pacific at UniCredit.

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Reprinted from The Sunday Times

Published on:
Apr. 10, 2015
Magazine:
fx-mm
Learning from the experience of SEPA migration

Corporates who have yet to move to SEPA-compliant payment formats can reduce the headaches of their SEPA transition by learning from Enel’s example, says Fernando Santini, Vice President of cash management sales at UniCredit in Italy.

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Apr. 01, 2015
Magazine:
GTnews
Italian Businesses Seek Scalability and Efficiency for Growth

As weak growth in the country’s economy dampens domestic demand for Italy’s corporates, many are looking abroad for growth. Here, the adoption of new, digitalised payments processes can make a critical difference in opening up new capital for investment and streamlining expansion. Read more about this issue in the article by Cédric Derras, Head of Cash Management International Sales at UniCredit in Italy.

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Published on:
Mar. 27, 2015
Magazine:
GTR - Global Trade Review
Now is the time to optimise working capital

Conditions are perfect for corporates to improve efficiency in their working capital programmes, says Thomas Dusch, Head of Trade Finance International Sales Germany at UniCredit. Read more on this topic.

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Mar. 26, 2015
Magazine:
European Energy Review
Enel’s SEPA migration: overcoming the barriers to European harmony

The experience of Italian energy giant Enel provides a strong example of the SEPA-compliance process for companies needing to meet the new standard by October 2016, says Fernando Santini, vice-president of cash management sales at UniCredit in Italy. Read more

Published on:
Mar. 18, 2015
Magazine:
GTR - Global Trade Review
First BPO in Italy to replace open account

UniCredit has completed the first bank payment obligation (BPO) in Italy to replace an open account transaction in an existing buyer-supplier relationship.

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Reprinted from www.gtreview.com

Published on:
Feb. 04, 2015
Magazine:
TMI – Treasury Management International
Pricing of Banking Services: More Clarity Please

Making all costs transparent to the client is the base for a trusting relationship between the bank and the client. The “Bank Services Billing initiative” is an opportunity to get an overview of all bank charges. Read more about this issue in the article by Jérôme Cavaliero, Head of Cash Management France, UniCredit CIB France.

Published on:
Dec. 29, 2014
Magazine:
TMI – Treasury Management International
From Regulatory Challenge to Opportunity

An executive interview with Thomas Dolenga, Global Head of Product Development Cash Management, UniCredit Bank AG. Thomas gives an insight into the impact of SEPA and Basel III, as well as the importance of technology innovations in the changing market and regulatory landscape.

Published on:
Dec. 29, 2014
Magazine:
GTR – Global Trade Review
The “Young Professionals in Trade Finance & Forfaiting” initiative – Paving The Way

A discussion on the current themes and challenges facing the trade and forfaiting market from the point of view of the next generation of trade financiers. Young professionals talk about the great issue regulations, cost of compliance, and the importance of technology.

Source: www.gtreview.com

Published on:
Nov. 30, 2014
Magazine:
TMI - Treasury Management International
Building a Global Payments Factory at Pirelli

Like many companies, SEPA migration was a priority for Pirelli between 2012 and 2014. However, while many companies treated SEPA primarily as a compliance project, Pirelli took the opportunity to centralize and optimize payments processing, not only at a European level but globally. In this article, Luca Nava, Head of Cash Management and Treasury Back Office, discusses the rationale, solutions, and outcomes of the project so far.

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Nov. 27, 2014
Magazine:
Finance Director Europe
Company insight into Cash Management – Cash collaboration

Intercompany and external collaboration is key to a successful cash-pooling project.Finance Director Europe catches up with Christian Duder, Constantia Industries’ head of group treasury, to discuss how such a project was executed involving internal treasury teams across five countries and the external banking partner, UniCredit.

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Nov. 26, 2014
Magazine:
SWIFT Publications
Supply Chain on SWIFT - Autumn 2014 Newsletter

Stay tuned to the latest news on SWIFT. Read more on UniCredit's successes in the Bank Payment Obligation (BPO) business and watch our How-To Video and find out how BPOs work.

Reprinted from: www.swift.com

Published on:
Nov. 07, 2014
Magazine:
tmi – Treasury Management International
Gateway throughout Europe – A treasurer's guide to Western, Central and Eastern Europe

Get your "Gateway throughout Europe" – a treasurer's guide to UniCredit's home markets.The guide was produced in cooperation with tmi magazine and is a combination of interviews with UniCredit experts, case studies, an economic outlook for the CEE region, an overview about GTB's products and services as well as our offer available in those countries where we are present with domestic banks. This guide is the sequel to "The Treasury Manager's Guide to the Heart of Europe", published by us some years ago, which we are pleased to have seen develop into a reference publication within the industry. Please click here for the digital version.

Published on:
Nov. 06, 2014
Magazine:
Global Trade Review
In Central and Eastern Europe, relationships are key

In challenging markets, strong relationships between corporates and their banking partners are proving the difference between success and failure. Crucially, transaction banking suppliers must be able to provide corporates more than only efficient payments, with advisory services becoming increasingly important in regions such as Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).

Reprinted from: Global Trade Review Magazine

Published on:
Oct. 31, 2014
Magazine:
fx-mm Magazine
Renminbi: The Dragon Has Stirred

Short-term worries over the Chinese economy should not cloud the fact that Beijing’s gradual, long-term aim of increasing the international usage of the renminbi and reducing the country’s reliance on the dollar. Read more about Kok-Keong Tay’s view, Head of GTB Asia, UniCredit. Kindly click here and have a look at page 38 et seq.

Published on:
Oct. 10, 2014
Magazine:
Treasury Today
Wind Telecomunicazioni – UniCredit acted as a key consultant in Wind’s SEPA project

Telecomunicazioni Wind is one of the largest telecoms players based in Italy. Given the diversity of payments models in the country, the co-ordinating efforts of UniCredit have been instrumental to the success of Wind’s SEPA project. Read more from Giuseppe Verdicchio (Wind) on the close and fruitful cooperation between Wind and UniCredit.

Reprinted from Treasury Today magazine

Published on:
Oct. 10, 2014
Magazine:
Treasury Today
SEPA and Basel III – The impact of new regulations on the financial world

Dr. Ernst Ohmeyer (Co-Head of Global Transaction Banking, UniCredit) and Markus Straußfeld (Head of International Cash Management Sales, UniCredit) on challenges and opportunities that new regulations such as SEPA and Basel III can cause for banks and corporates.

Reprinted from Treasury Today magazine

Published on:
Sep. 30, 2014
Magazine:
TXF - Trade & Export Finance Magazine
Trade & Supply Chain Finance - Special Report 2014

The trade finance market is at an exciting crossroads, and opportunities abound. For instance, the barriers to trade are falling in places they have stood for decades. In China, we are seeing impressive growth in the adoption of RMB (renminbi) by international exporters, and we expect this will be a game changer in the market.

Reprinted from: TXF - Trade & Export Finance Magazine

Published on:
Sep. 19, 2014
Magazine:
Global Finance Magazine
A Customer-Focused Approach To SEPA

An interview with Cristina Del Mastro Calvetti, head of Product and Network Management, Global Transaction Banking in Milan, for UniCredit Spa, on initiatives taken by the Italian bank toward the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA).

Reprinted from: Global Finance Magazine

Published on:
Sep. 17, 2014
Magazine:
tmi - treasury management international
A Pragmatic Approach to Managing Change

Leading international specialist car warranty company CG Car-Garantie Versicherungs-AG (CarGarantie) has substantial operations across Europe, including both euro and non-euro countries. In 2011, treasury recognised the
substantial cost savings that SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area) offered to CarGarantie as an international business with a high volume of cross-border flows. By establishing a close, pragmatic relationship with UniCredit, the company has been able to fulfil its cash and treasury management objectives within the mandatory SEPA timescales.

Reprinted from: tmi (treasury management international)

Published on:
Sep. 17, 2014
Magazine:
TFR - Trade and Forfaiting Review
Efficient supply chain management: Local expertise, implemented globally

Centralisation can create efficiencies for some elements of global supply chains, yet this shouldn’t be at the expense of local expertise, says Sebastian Hölker, head of innovative trade products at UniCredit.

Reprinted from: TFR - Trade and Forfaiting Review

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Jul. 18, 2014
Magazine:
Published Working Capital Optimisation Guide 2014 (tmi)
The Future of Supply Chain Management is Both Global and Local

Many assume that globalised supply chains come hand-in-hand with the centralisation of management processes. But this doesn’t make sense for all aspects of the supply chain, and in a globalised economy, local expertise is increasingly important and each supply chain needs to be approached according to their individual characteristics, argues Sebastian Hölker, Head of Innovative Trade Products at UniCredit.

Reprinted from: tmi (treasury management international)

Published on:
Jul. 15, 2014
Magazine:
Global Finance Magazine
Leveraging Local Expertise In Global Supply chains

Some aspects of a global supply chain can be more efficient when centralized, but supply chain managers should not underestimate the benefits of local expertise, say UniCredit’s Sebastian Hölker, Head of Innovative Trade Products, and Oliver Spitz, Senior Trade Finance Manager.

Reprinted from: Global Finance Magazine

Published on:
Jul. 07, 2014
Magazine:
Finance Director Europe
Value beyond migration - A one-stop SEPA shop

After years of uncertainty, SEPA migration has finally taken off. But, as one important milestone is achieved, policymakers, banks and corporate treasurers are asking what comes next. Finance Director Europe talks to Markus Straußfeld, Head of International Cash Management Sales at UniCredit, about generating value above and beyond migration, and what’s next for the concept of single payment areas.

Reprinted from Finance Director Europe (www.the-36 financedirector.com)

Published on:
Jun. 30, 2014
Magazine:
TFR - Trade & Forfaiting Review
Bank Payment Obligations, are yet to take off, but here’s why they will

Bank Payment Obligations have the potential to save corporates time and money, yet take-up has been slow since they were created in 2007. Oliver Spitz, Senior Trade Finance Manager at UniCredit, explains why more corporates are waking up to the benefits of BPOs.

Reprinted from TFR (Trade & Forfaiting Review)

Published on:
Jun. 16, 2014
Magazine:
GTR - Global Trade Review
Yuan's rise equals dollar's demise?

Elke Doser, an associate director in UniCredit’s Asia Pacific trade services division, discusses the impending emergence of the renminbi as a major settlement currency in global trade finance.

Reprinted from Global Trade Review

Published on:
Jun. 13, 2014
Magazine:
Euromoney Transaction Services Guide
UniCredit Case Study on Enel

A case study on Enel by Fernando Santini, Vice President, International Cash Management Sales Italy - UniCredit SpA

Reprinted from Euromoney Transaction Services Guide

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Jun. 02, 2014
Magazine:
Global Finance Magazine
The New Shape of Subcustody

Global Finance gathered executives in London for its annual subcustody roundtable. Participants focused on the impact of new European regulations on subcustodial banks, outsourcing and how technology is affecting the market.

Reprinted from Global Finance Magazine (www.gfmag.com)

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May. 31, 2014
Magazine:
Treasurer's Guide to Corporate Treasury in Germany 2014
Using virtual accounts to optimise cash management

A Case Study by Rainer Stirn, Head of Treasury - Cash Management, B. Braun Melsungen AG.
Reprinted from Treasurer's Guide to Corporate Treasury in Germany 2014

Published on:
Mar. 31, 2014
Magazine:
TMI - Treasury Management International
Taking the SEPA Approach Further

A six-month extension to the SEPA deadline should not stop firms from planning their next steps, but the foundations laid by SEPA provide ample opportunities to innovate both in the SEPA zone and further afield.

Published on:
Mar. 27, 2014
Magazine:
Trade and Forfaiting Review (TFR)
Innovation sourcing - How banks can level the playing field for true innovation

As procurement moves centre-stage for corporates looking for product innovation and value creation, banks can play a vital role in facilitation, writes Dr Sebastian Hölker, Head of Innovative Trade Products at UniCredit.

Published on:
Mar. 17, 2014
Magazine:
GTNews
Banks must take the broadest view of the supply chain

Supply chain finance (SCF) is coming under scrutiny due to businesses’ need for alternative sources of liquidity, yet its potential remains both misunderstood and underestimated. This article discusses the development of SCF.

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Mar. 13, 2014
Magazine:
CFOinnovationASIA
Why Asia’s CFOs Should Also Think About SEPA

Asia’s CFOs and corporate treasurers may have greeted with a wry smile the news that the European Commission has allowed a further six-month transaction period during which payments differing from the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) format can still be accepted.

Published on:
Feb. 06, 2014
Magazine:
FX-MM Magazine
SEPA thinking beyond the SEPA-zone

SEPA’s additional six-month stay of final execution should not prevent companies looking to the next stage, says Markus Straußfeld, Head of International Cash Management Sales at UniCredit.

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Feb. 05, 2014
Magazine:
Treasury Management International
Collaboration for Cash Centralisation and Control

Leading construction group VINCI has recently embarked on a flagship project to centralise cash in Europe and optimise bank connectivity. Jean-Michel Harlepin, Treasurer, Vinci Finance International, describes some aspects of the journey so far and highlights some of the challenges and opportunities that cash centralisation has presented.

Published on:
Dec. 02, 2013
Magazine:
Finance Director Europe
Pooled resources

After deciding to optimise its cash management strategy, Golder Associates appointed UniCredit as its cash pooling partner. FDE finds out about the project from Davide Raviola of Golder Associates in Europe as well as Sergio Dalla Riva and Thomas Kunz of UniCredit.

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Nov. 29, 2013
Magazine:
GTNews
Pan-European SEPA Migration: A Challenging Opportunity for Multinational Corporates

The single euro payments area (SEPA) deadline of 1 February 2014 is approaching fast and corporates have just 10 weeks left to be SEPA-ready. This begs the question, especially for multinational corporations (MNCs), of who coordinates the migration - the local companies autonomously in each country or the European treasury team centrally?

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Oct. 31, 2013
Magazine:
Trade & Export Finance (TXF)
Video interview with Markus Wohlgeschaffen, Head of Global Trade Finance and Services at UniCredit

Markus Wohlgeschaffen, Head of Global Trade Finance and Services at UniCredit talks about BPO, technological innovation and multi-bank platforms with Jonathan Bell, Editor-in-Chief, TXF.

Published on:
Oct. 31, 2013
Magazine:
Trade and Forfaiting Review
Beyond compliance

SIBOS Dubai 2013: Clarissa Dann reviews an action-packed four days at Sibos Dubai 2013 and finds that ‘know your customer’ means getting up close and personal to them and understanding their businesses.

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Oct. 02, 2013
Magazine:
Treasury Management International
SEPA Migration: Compliance and Catalyst for Financial Optimisation

An Executive Interview with Markus Straussfeld, Head of International Cash Management Sales at UniCredit.

Published on:
Oct. 01, 2013
Magazine:
Trade & Finance PwC-Newsletter
Supply chain finance: an attempt to demystify a well-known concept

Supply chain finance (SCF) has in recent years undergone a remarkable transformation from a much-quoted catchphrase towards an increasingly used approach to improving working capital along the physical supply chain. Nevertheless, there is still considerable potential for growth. The aim of this article is to provide an overview of the history and the solutions currently offered, as well as an outlook on future developments.

Published on:
Sep. 30, 2013
Magazine:
Trade and Forfaiting Review
Unshackling the supply chain

SIBOS 2013: Supply Chain
Clarissa Dann encounters mixed views on BPO take-up but overall confidence that the SCF market will continue its upward trajectory.

Published on:
Sep. 25, 2013
Magazine:
gtnews
ISO 20022 and Centralisation: Going Beyond SEPA Payments in Europe

Is the single euro payments area (SEPA) composed solely of legal constraints - as some companies may complain? Perhaps not: the ISO 20022 standard, which concerns European payment means such as SEPA credit transfers and direct debits (SCTs/SDDs) and the XML syntax, create an international standard to help corporates better organise their workflow - particularly in terms of payments.

Published on:
Sep. 18, 2013
Magazine:
Trade & Export Finance (TXF)
Interview with Markus Wohlgeschaffen, Head of Global Trade Finance & Services at UniCredit

TXF talks to UniCredit about the current state of the trade and supply chain finance market.

Published on:
Sep. 13, 2013
Magazine:
treasurytoday Best Practice Handbook: European Cash Management
Interview with Markus Straußfeld, Head of International Cash Management Sales at UniCredit

In this sponsored interview Markus Straußfeld, Head of International Cash Management Sales at UniCredit, answers important questions around SEPA and Cash Management.

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Sep. 12, 2013
Magazine:
gtnews
BPO and Supply Chain Finance: The Perfect Symbiosis

While technological advances carry the potential to galvanise supply chain finance (SCF), the burden of regulation affecting banks and other financial service providers is acting as a brake on the pace of development. This article proposes that the rules agreed earlier this year for Bank Payment Obligation (BPO) can remove many of the obstacles to progress.

Published on:
Sep. 12, 2013
Magazine:
treasurytoday Best Practice Handbook: European Cash Management 2013
Barilla SpA Case Study

Italian pasta maker Barilla identified several important elements when it began its SWIFT project. Security and control were two main reasons justifying the effort and investment, and treasury optimisation was another important consideration. The new set-up allows central treasury to decide the time and the size of the payments.

Published on:
Sep. 04, 2013
Magazine:
Treasury Management International
UniCredit TMI Reprint

A selection of UniCredit press clippings that have recently appeared in TMI are summarized in this special TMI Reprint.

Published on:
Aug. 27, 2013
Magazine:
Global Trade Review
SCF as a core element of supply chain risk management

Supply chain risk plays an increasingly important role in today's supply chain management, writes Dr. Sebastian Hölker, Head of Global Innovative Trade Products at UniCredit.

Published on:
Aug. 12, 2013
Magazine:
Treasury Management International
Steps Towards Operational and Financial Efficiency in China

With China’s position as the world’s second largest economy firmly established, few companies can afford to ignore the opportunities for both sourcing and sales that China represents. UniCredit has more than 30 years’ experience in Asia and we have always been proactive in supporting our customers in both their day-to-day and strategic operations.

Published on:
Aug. 01, 2013
Magazine:
Global Trade Review
URF - What you need to know

The Uniform Rules for Forfaiting (URF) mark a breakthrough in the field of funding trade. Silja Calac, Head of Global Trade Risk Management at UniCredit explains how the rules will ease international trade, and reduce – and even prevent – litigation.

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Jul. 15, 2013
Magazine:
TMI – Financial Supply Chain Finance Supplement
April 17, 2013: The Start of a New Era in Global Supply Chain Finance?

Dr. Sebastian Hölker, Head of Global Innovative Trade Products at UniCredit, discusses the question if a new era in Global Supply Chain Finance is about to start.

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Jun. 03, 2013
Magazine:
GTR Asia: Trade and Export Finance Supplement
China’s trade evolution

Elke Doser, Associate Director, Supply Chain and Trade Finance at UniCredit, Asia Pacific, discusses the development of trade finance products through the ages.

Published on:
Apr. 30, 2013
Magazine:
Global Finance
A Fork in The Road - Subcustody Sponsored Roundtable

Key figures from the world of European subcustody discuss how regulation is affecting their business and changing relationships between global custodians and their network of subcustodians.

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Apr. 12, 2013
Magazine:
TMI Supplement – A Treasurer's Guide to Corporate Treasury in Germany 2013
Closing the Funding Gap at Georg Fischer Automotive – A UniCredit Case Study

Like many organisations, Georg Fischer Automotive, one of the three core businesses in the Georg Fischer group, was experiencing working capital challenges caused by the timing mismatch between customer collections and supplier payments. To adress this, Georg Fischer Automotive made the decision to implement a supply chain finance programme with UniCredit.

Published on:
Mar. 20, 2013
Magazine:
Euromoney – Treasury and Technology Management Guide 2013
UniCredit case study: Carl Zeiss

World-leading optics and optoelectronics firm Carl Zeiss turned to UniCredit when it wanted to introduce its new global cash pooling and payment structure in Central and Eastern Europe.

Published on:
Mar. 14, 2013
Magazine:
TFR – Supply Chain Finance Supplement
Brave new world

Dr. Sebastian Hölker, Head of Global Innovative Products at UniCredit, asks: "Do we have to reconsider recent trade finance innovations in the light of current regulatory developments?"

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Published on:
Mar. 14, 2013
Magazine:
Trade and Forfaiting Review
Old game, new rules

Silja Calac-Schneider, Head of Trade Risk Management at UniCredit, looks at forfaiting in 2013 in the light of the recent launch of the new URF 800.

Published on:
Jan. 21, 2013
Magazine:
GTR Export Finance Supplement
Hot Topics in Export Finance – Export Finance Roundtable

GTR gathered together a group of export finance experts to discuss the presence and performance of banks and ECAs in the market. A fiery debate was expected and roundtable participants did not disappoint.

Published on:
Jan. 14, 2013
Magazine:
GTR Export Finance Supplement
UniCredit continues to support ECA-covered asset finance

UniCredit's Francesca Beomonte, Head of STEF Italy and Beryl Terrin, STEF Italy, discuss the structure of export lease financing schemes.

Published on:
Jan. 14, 2013
Magazine:
GTR Export Finance Supplement
Shaping a new landscape – Asia Export Finance Roundtable

Export financiers in Asia discuss a more proactive approach to finding new business.

Published on:
Jan. 01, 2013
Magazine:
Global Trade Review
Focus on dematerialisation

Dr. Sebastian Hölker, Head of Global Innovative Trade Products at UniCredit, talks about the impact of dematerialisation on business-to-business finance.

Published on:
Nov. 05, 2012
Magazine:
Finance Director Europe
Central to success - Company insight: UniCredit

Present in nearly 50 countries, UniCredit offers a wealth of on-the-ground expertise to companies that are looking to centralise their cross-border cash management capabilities.

Published on:
Jul. 25, 2012
Magazine:
Treasury Management International
SEPA in Italy: a Step Forward, Backwards

The EU's objective to create a common European payments market will officially take a step forward with the mandatory adoption of SEPA instruments within the European economic area from February 2014. This is intended to be the starting point of a market where all players will be able to make and receive payments in an easy and secure way, at cost and efficiency levels equal to those currently existing in the national territories.

Published on:
Jul. 16, 2012
Magazine:
Treasury Management International
Going Global with SEPA

An interview with Dr. Ernst Ohmayer, Head of Global Cash Management at UniCredit

Published on:
Jun. 08, 2012
Magazine:
Treasury Management International - A Treasurer's Guide to the Financial Supply Chain
The Integration of Cash and Trade Becomes a Reality

One of the most frequently recurring themes in global transaction banking is the increasing integration of cash management and trade finance products. A recent case study from one of the largest transaction banks in Europe, UniCredit, and a big multinational corporate has now proved that this is not only possible, but also brings tangible benefits to both corporates and financial institutions.

Published on:
Jun. 06, 2012
Magazine:
Treasury Management International
Pioneering SWIFT Corporate Access in Poland

Ever since EDF began its operations in Poland in 1998, we have been committed to adopting efficiencies and best practices to benefit customers and shareholders alike. We now have 11 entities in Poland, not all of which are operating under the EDF name, although it is our intention that this will change in the future. Due to legal constraints and a large number of different stakeholders in the business, including the Polish state, we recognised that establishing a shared service centre (SSC) would be an efficient way of managing all of our entities in Poland cohesively without merging entities.

Published on:
Feb. 22, 2012
Magazine:
Euromoney Treasury & Technology Management Calendar 2012
UniCredit case study: Nordex

Wind power system firm Nordex streamlined its Central and Eastern Europe payments but the addition of electronic banking has added new functionality to the solution and improved compliance and efficiency.