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Andrew OwensSunGard AvantGard - London

Did we solve a payments problem that no longer exists?

14 January 2015  |  5017 views  |  2  |  Recommends 1

I’ve written before about Bitcoin and so this time I want to move away from crypto currencies towards some of the underlying technology; specifically technology being built by Ripple Labs. Ripple is entirely focused on building a protocol (the Ripple protocol) which aims to make transacting as easy as emailing. It is underpinned by a currency (X...

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Andrew OwensSunGard AvantGard - London

Could your corporate payments team be saving millions?

17 November 2014  |  2030 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I’ve written a few times on this blog about disparate payments processes within large corporations and then the benefits associated with centralising and standardising that process. One of the clear problems we see with this disparate, non-integrated approach is that the bank fees being paid in relation to payment services is much higher than it ...

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Andrew OwensSunGard AvantGard - London

Does ISO2022 mean the death of the Payment Factory?

14 October 2014  |  1655 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

The adoption of the ISO20022 standard as the format of choice for corporate payments has really gathered momentum. Kick-started perhaps by SEPA, it is now rapidly being used by the bigger banks for e...

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Andrew OwensSunGard AvantGard - London

Reinforcing Your Payments Department Fortifications

28 July 2014  |  1178 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

SunGard recently conducted a study on payment and bank connectivity practices around the globe. The study found that fraud is a top driver for payments centralisation projects. Rather worryingly, we a...

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Andrew OwensSunGard AvantGard - London

What Bitcoin means for corporate payments

14 April 2014  |  1302 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

There’s barely a day goes by without a story on bitcoin somewhere on the news. Much misunderstood and very much hyped, could this digital currency ever play a role in corporate payments and cash mana...

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Andrew OwensSunGard AvantGard - London

POBO - time to leverage the SEPA investment

02 April 2014  |  1159 views  |  1  |  Recommends 1

Now that SEPA is in place, corporates will be able to leverage that investment to start making payments across the entire eurozone using a single instrument from as little as one bank / account. The i...

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Andrew OwensSunGard AvantGard - London

POBO: Less fun than a YOYO, more relevant for Multinationals

19 March 2014  |  5454 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I’m hearing more and more conversations mentioning Payments On Behalf Of (POBO) and there seems to be no coincidence that post-SEPA, this concept is coming to the fore. In my last blog, I discussed h...

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Andrew OwensSunGard AvantGard - London

Does the new SEPA deadline really change anything?

10 January 2014  |  1775 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

You may have seen the big news today that the European Commission has announced a proposed extension to the SEPA migration deadline of six months, from 1st February to 1st August. Their view is that ...

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Andrew OwensSunGard AvantGard - London

Getting internal buy-in for a Payment Factory project

28 August 2013  |  2097 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I recommend that you start by looking at the overall vision of what you are trying to achieve. You will want to ensure that this vision ties in with at least one of the broader visions of the company...

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Andrew OwensSunGard AvantGard - London

The move to real time payments

15 July 2013  |  2243 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

One of the trends in the payments world today is the move to ‘real time’ payments. A good example of this move is the Faster Payments Service in the United Kingdom. The Faster Payments Service, launc...

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