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Rolf Hauge

Don’t delay: now’s the time to migrate your IT systems to a SaaS-based model

Although we’ve seen increased appetite from banks globally to accelerate the pace of digital transformation over the last two years, many players have focused solely on updating customer-facing system...

23 Jun 2022
Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation
Rolf Hauge

Ready for the ISO 20022 cross-border payments transition?

The new ISO 20022 global payments standard will change the way banks send cross-border payment instructions. It’s clear that banks and vendors have different degrees of readiness for its arrival. Some...

24 Feb 2021
Rolf Hauge

Trade Finance updates for 2021, no more delays please

I shared my thoughts this time last year about the upcoming SWIFT Releases originally scheduled for 2020 and the importance of early preparation. Earlier this year, the planned SWIFT changes for Trad...

03 Dec 2020
SWIFT Matters
Rolf Hauge

Ready for SWIFT Releases 2020 and 2021?

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’...

05 Dec 2019
SWIFT Matters
Rolf Hauge

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

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 fi...

18 Jun 2019
Rolf Hauge

Now SWIFT Release 2018’s done, are you ready for SWIFT Release 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 te...

14 Jan 2019
SWIFT Matters
Rolf Hauge

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

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...

11 Jun 2018
Payments strategies 2015-2020-2030
Rolf Hauge

SWIFT gpi: why wait for 2020?

Just over one year on from the launch of the service, SWIFT has announced that more than 160 global banks have adopted its Global Payments Initiative, SWIFT gpi, allowing them to make high-speed, cros...

24 Apr 2018
Transaction Banking
Rolf Hauge

Upgrade your banking software like TESLA

There’s a lot about TESLA’s way of doing business I admire; especially when I think about what it could bring to the world of financial technology. I don’t mean a banking system powered by lithium-ion...

15 Jan 2018
Transaction Banking

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