From ISO 2022 to EPI: the Industry Initiatives…

Data-driven services have transformed the retail banking experience, and are now firmly on the agenda for corporate treasurers. A recent survey by Icon Solutions found that 79% of banks recognise expectations from corporate clients…

Louise Shorthouse

13 January 2022


2022: The Year That Banks Finally Change for…

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Looking back at 2021 – which promised to be the year that the industry realised the full potential of data-driven transactions, instant…

Toine van Beusekom

11 January 2022


Diversity in Technology: Partnering with Haverstock School

When I was at school, nobody came in from the outside working world to explain what all this learning would lead to. We didn’t know how the subjects we studied would influence…

Tom Kelleher

7 December 2021


Crossing the Rubicon: Why Cross-Border Payments Are Primed…

As global trade, investment and commerce have boomed over recent decades, cross-border payments have become foundational to the world economy. The Economist reports that some $140 trillion moved across borders in the…

Indranil Bhattacharya

9 November 2021


Payments data transformation: what does it mean for corporate treasurers

Market forces are driving banking innovations which promise significant downstream benefits for corporates. Banks are facing intense competition, with 8% of corporates already reporting that they are using non-bank specialists for credit…

Louise Shorthouse

29 September 2021


Why MPS language workbench is key for successful LOP

This is fifth part of our series exploring the motivations, architecture and principles driving the development of IPF. Volodymyr Prokopyuk, Senior Payments Architect at Icon Solutions, discusses the benefits of Language Orientated…

Vlad Prokopyuk

15 September 2021


Understanding the realities of payment data monetisation

The number of banks identifying payments data monetisation as a key strategic priority has doubled in the past two years. The growth of real-time payments (RTP), ISO 20022 migration and open banking…

Toine van Beusekom

13 July 2021


The key to instant payments adoption in European

At a recent payments forum hosted by the Bank of Finland, ECB board member Fabio Panetta signalled commercial banks must make instant payments ‘cheap and easy to use’. While on the operational…

Michel Vaja

7 July 2021


Recognising the hidden female pioneers in technology

How many people have heard of Kathleen Booth or Margaret Hamilton? Chances are not many. But why not? These two women achieved two significant firsts. Kathleen invented the first assembly language and Margaret,…

Tamsin Crossland

23 June 2021

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