Traditionally comprised of rather standard activities, the risks associated with the cash management process have grown exponentially over the years as firms continue to deal in high value transactions. Without the proper technology in place, many are forced to rely on the accuracy of esoteric manual functions, mainly within the wire approval process where a simple mistake can lead firms down a path of lawsuits and hefty fines.
When SWIFT introduced the Global Payment Innovation (gpi) initiative in 2017, it initially spurred concerns around data privacy and protection, causing a sudden reluctance to use the platform. Now that we are three years out since its inception, SWIFT gpi has seen rapid adoption for cross-border payments with nearly 4,000 financial institutions and 80 market infrastructures currently enabled. In fact, according to SWIFT, gpi payments worth $77 trillion were processed in 2019 alone, representing 65% of all cross-border (MT103) messages sent over SWIFT, with strong activity recently seen across domestic wholesale and retail markets.1
The payment and settlement process is an area that every manager should treat with extreme care as a simple mistake can cost firms a fortune. With the use of manual processes and controls, firms are far more susceptible to error, however; there are several measures that have garnered popularity and traction over the years that firms can implement to help avoid this risk, which we’ve outlined below: Read More
Workflows are the heart and soul of the payment and settlement process. This is an area where users prefer to have more control and flexibility due to the risks involved in making an error that may result in a negative impact on the firm. With an application that provides both flexibility and control, users are given access to a perfect platform to set up secure workflows and processes through the below best practices and capabilities:
Asset managers are learning valuable lessons in remote working and continuity planning as they continue to face the challenges brought forth by COVID-19. Many firms are adapting as they go, identifying gaps and developing new needs, which has pushed technology providers to further innovate to meet these evolving needs.