Financial Management, Digital Banking

Currency Conversion and the Hidden Costs of Global Trade

April 3, 2023

Currency Conversion and the Hidden Costs of Global Trade
Every day, businesses send hundreds of billions of dollars in payments through the global banking system. But many organizations fail to recognize how inefficient – and costly – this process really is.

Transaction costs may be relatively small on a per-transaction basis. But when one considers the sheer number and value of payments that are made each year, the tally of fees can reach into the billions of dollars.

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Securing open banking with blockchain and Intel® SGX technology

whitePaper | August 2, 2022

The open banking initiative “connects banks, third-parties and technical providers – enabling them to simply and securely exchange data to their customers’ benefit.”1 These benefits include improved choice for customers, new payment services, as well as more convenient ways to manage their finances online. A core use of the technology is providing digital proof for a future transaction. This can range from proof of funds to proof that debt is being serviced.

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FlashSpread cloud: The future of financial analysis

whitePaper | July 10, 2023

Spreading tax returns is an essential task in commercial lending. As part of the process of standardizing information from financial statements into a consistent layout and format, it ultimately enables lenders to understand the story of a business through its numbers.

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Transit cards: Not “just another card” in your mobile wallet

whitePaper | November 15, 2022

Carrying cards in digital form, rather than tucked away in a purse or wallet, is now commonplace. When issued with a new card, the first thing that many of us will do is upload it to our digital wallet. The physical version goes straight into a drawer. In fact we can now skip the plastic completely, and order direct an instantly useable digital card. Digitising plastic cards is fast going out of fashion.

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whitePaper | October 21, 2021

During the pandemic banks had to experiment and take risks that under normal circumstances they would never have considered in order to keep operations up and running, such as rapidly deploying a range of digital tools. To the surprise of many, employees and customers enthusiastically embraced these digital offerings, accelerating technology maturity and adoption by several years. Banks suddenly had hard evidence that digitizing operations could bring enormous efficiency and scale advantages while actually serving customers with greater personalization. These insights, in addition to capitalization changes, are contributing to a new wave of M&A activity in the U.S. as banks look to scale up quickly as the economy emerges from the pandemic. There were more than 50 deals in the first four months of 2021 with a total value of almost $25 billion, up from $6.5 billion in the same period in 2020, according to an S&P Global report.

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Defactor Whitepaper – 2022

whitePaper | July 31, 2022

The Defactor whitepaper is a summary and is a living document. Please check back for the most recent changes. This whitepaper and its execution may change. Execution of the application vision is subject to change. Defactor nor the involved companies make any guarantee or warranty regarding its functioning or its fitness for any purpose. Defactor and the involved companies, including their officers, employees and advisors, shall not be liable for any losses and damages regardless of their origin connected to this whitepaper or to Defactor. Any person that wishes to engage with the Defactor platform does so at their own risk.

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Streamline Payments Modernization to embrace Instant Payments

whitePaper | May 31, 2023

Payments modernization has become more important and prevalent than ever before. The demand for faster, more secure, and more convenient payments options is on the increase. E-commerce, mobile payments, and other forms of digital transactions are on the rise. And consumers and businesses are seeking faster and more seamless ways to make and receive payments.

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Market Securities is a global, independent, inter-dealer broker specialising in a range of financial products. We offer extensive product coverage, liquidity discovery, research and analysis as well as access to all major exchanges, regulated markets and, in an introductory capacity, to the Kyte Broking OTF (Organised Trading Facility).

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