EACT Briefing Focus

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SWIFT gpi

Treasurers have pushed for years for getting better payment services and the EACT’s conclusion is that SWIFT gpi has started on very strong tracks. Immediate benefits for our industry include faster payments, higher control on costs, easier tracking and a reduction of inefficiencies. This initiative allows us to better understand how our banks operate and sometimes to assess or challenge their performance.

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Instant Payment

SEPA Instant Payment, an innovative instrument launched in Nov. 2017 by the European Payments Council currently has 2500+ participating banks. It provides corporate treasurers with both a business enabler and an opportunity to improve internal processes and gain efficiencies.

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KYC

KYC has become a serious concern for EACT members over recent years: it is increasingly complex to fulfil all unstructured and nonharmonized requests. In all recent surveys, KYC is listed as a top priority for corporates and its rising costs are a source of frustration as KYC consumes lots of time, resources and money. Central KYC registers or solutions would create significant savings.

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