Blogs

Competition in payments: the rise of A2A payments and the role of regulation

Innovation is enabling new types of payments and creating a truly dynamic ecosystem. Yet in order to create a market where new schemes like Account-to-Account payments can compete, regulation must play a…

Esther Groen

7 November 2022

Blogs

Collaborate, innovate and adapt

The opening keynote by Swift’s Chairman and their CEO ultimately gave out one simple message: in times of change we must collaborate, innovate and adapt. More industry mambo jambo? No! It was…

Icon Solutions

1 November 2022

Blogs

ISO 20022 and managing financial crime risks

The deployment and usage of global payment message standards enabled by ISO 20022 provides many benefits for processing banks and regulators. Efficiency, enhanced treasury operations and liquidity, and improved targeted services for…

Angus Maitland and Andrew Ducker

31 October 2022

Blogs

Costs and Control: Key Takeaway from SIBOS 2022

By all accounts, Sibos 2022 was a success. Over 8,000 people met in Amsterdam last week to discuss Progressive Finance for a Changing World. For many of us, the conference offered a…

Toine van Beusekom

26 October 2022

Blogs

Haverstock School and Icon

Diversity and inclusivity still have a way to go in the tech space. That’s why, for quite a few years now, Icon has been working with various partners to support grass roots…

Icon Solutions

12 October 2022

Blogs

Progressive Finance for a Changing World

At Icon Solutions, we spend a lot of time thinking about the ever-evolving payments landscape and the challenges it creates for its stakeholders. Banks struggle to make money processing payments and therefore…

Toine van Beusekom

5 October 2022

Blogs

Future-proof payments infrastructure: The role of agent banks…

The shift to a ‘marketplace’ model, rise of fintech companies and arrival of new players in the payments value chain have had a profound impact on market dynamics within the financial services…

Toine van Beusekom

26 July 2022

Blogs

Building Operational Resiliency in Payments

In this blog, Atul Verma, Senior Payments Architect at Icon, outlines key considerations for building operational resiliency as banks accelerate their payments transformation programs.   Although IT resiliency has long-been a common…

Atul Verma

4 July 2022

Blogs

What are the key considerations for adopting Request…

When it comes to new ways to pay, consumers are making their preferences known. Overwhelmingly, today’s customers want fast, easy, and secure transactions and are increasingly willing to try new and emerging…

Scott Gardiner

3 May 2022

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