Case Studies

Transforming a global Tier 1 bank’s payments architecture capability to improve the customer experience

For this bank Icon delivered a target Payments Reference Architecture that met the client’s strategic objectives in terms of resilience, performance, simplification and agility. Icon’s consultants worked within a closely integrated team,…

Cindy Heidebluth

23 February 2024

Case Studies

Leading the design and delivery of a foreign exchange payments solution for a Tier 1 UK bank

This case study is about Icon helping a Tier 1 UK bank onboard a Payment Service Provider to expand the number of currencies available for customers to make international payments. We provided…

Cindy Heidebluth

15 January 2024


Three focus areas for European banks

With 2023 emerging as the year of choice for banks when it comes to adopting new strategies and technologies to take control of their payments processing capabilities, many now find themselves at…

Liam Jeffs

7 July 2023


EBAday 2023: Asking banks … do you feel in control?

Just over a year ago, my colleagues and I offered a few predictions about developments and trends in global payments and banking, intended to help financial institutions shape their strategy for the…

Arjeh van Oijen

12 June 2023


Pan European instant payments: dream or reality?

It has been two years since the European Payments Council published the SEPA Instant Credit Transfer (SCT Inst) scheme and EBA Clearing launched RT1 – their infrastructure solution for the processing SCT…

Lauren Jones

19 December 2019


Central Banks and Distributed Ledger Technology

Can Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) be the basis for a revolution in cross-border payments?  Cross-border payments and the correspondent banking model have not kept pace with advances in domestic payments such as…

Hussam Kamel

30 July 2019