HSBC has launched a campaign designed to take the complexity out of how corporates exchange information with their banks. It will start with a global guide to corporate connectivity, which will be launched at Sibos, and will be followed by a pan-European road show in 2009. Focusing mainly on SWIFT solutions, the guide addresses the opportunities for enhancing cash and liquidity management. It provides advice on a range of bank connectivity needs, sharing some of the experience acquired by HSBC clients. The Universwiftnet road shows, sponsored by HSBC with SWIFT support, will kick off in early 2009. Universwiftnet is the annual SWIFT for corporates event held in France; with HSBC’s support they will take place next year in the main European financial hubs of Paris, Madrid, Milan, Frankfurt and London. Corporates attending the events are promised the chance to discover more about SWIFT connectivity, initiatives and standardisation – not only the concepts but the reality of how they are being deployed by their peers.
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