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Rolf Hauge

Rolf Hauge

CEO at Commercial Banking Applications (CBA)
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Bio Rolf Hauge is CEO and founder of Commercial Banking Applications AS (CBA). Rolf participates actively in both the strategy planning and sales activities of the company and is also one of the key architects in the development of the IBAS Global Banking Factory. Career History Rolf has been an active participant in the banking software industry for more than 40 years and over the course of his career has been involved in more than 130 sales and installations of banking IT systems in 22 countries.


SWIFT Matters

Ready for SWIFT Releases 2020 and 2021?

05 Dec 2019

Following the relatively straightforward implementation of SWIFT Release 2019 this November, are you ready for the more complex requirements of SWIFT Releases 2020 and 2021? Here I’ll summarise what’s in store across both Trade Finance and Payments for 2020 and beyond. It’s worth noting that the impact of the changes planned for November 2021 are...


Sanction screening and AML control: the right or wrong approach?

18 Jun 2019

Over the past decade the requirements for sanction screening and anti-money laundering (AML) control have increased dramatically, and regulators have stepped up enforcement. Estimates indicate that fines of over $25 billion dollars have been issued in the last ten years for AML and sanctions violations by regulators across North America, Europe an...


SWIFT Matters

Now SWIFT Release 2018’s done, are you ready for SWIFT Release 2019?

14 Jan 2019

For the first time in many years SWIFT’s MT Standards Release for 2018 (SR2018) incorporated a number of significant changes for banks’ trade finance operations. For many banks it presented a real test of how well they had planned and implemented their trade finance technology solutions for incorporating updates in a more and more demanding marke...

Payments strategies 2015-2020-2030

Ready for real-time payments? How about real-time banking?

11 Jun 2018

As banks examine their readiness to deliver on the potential of new real-time payment schemes and meeting customer expectations for an ‘always-on’ service, it’s an ideal time to consider not only real-time payments, but also the full potential for real-time banking. Banking and payments are intrinsically linked – all banking activity (aside from m...