A survey by ACI Worldwide at SIBOS 2008 has found that 78% of those delegates questioned either ‘strongly agreed’ or ‘agreed’ that the migration to SEPA instruments has been disappointing to date. Moreover, 46% of respondents feel there is nothing more that the banking industry’s self regulation of SEPA can deliver and they overwhelmingly believe that the time is right for SWIFT to play a role in reversing the present situation. 75% of respondents believe that there is now a role for SWIFT to play in extending bank-to-bank collaboration to provide the SEPA business solutions required by the market, while 77% of respondents believe that if SWIFT allows greater access to its network for corporates, it can assist in the take-up of SEPA and the adoption of end-to-end standards.
A report by broking group Marsh examines the repercussions from the administration of the South Korean company, which filed for bankruptcy protection at the end of August.
Global research by C2FO suggests that smaller businesses are less concerned with the repercussions of Brexit and the upcoming US presidential election.
A squeeze on skilled talent means it now takes an average of seven weeks to fill open permanent roles in finance in the UK according to new research from financial services recruitment firm Robert Half.
Early-stage merger and acquisition deals in Asia-Pacific show nearly 10% year-on-year growth in recent months.