Transaction banking and innovations in payments are top of the agenda for today's corporates. But what does the future hold in both of these areas and how can challenges in the payments market be addressed?
European regulators are working to develop a more transparent and less costly class of asset-backed security (ABS), but their efforts have so far excluded corporates’ favourite short-term financing vehicle of asset-backed commercial paper (ABCP).
Given the recent epidemic of data breaches, a proposed new Data Protection Regulation from the European Union (EU) is underway. Data protection is an underestimated topic and corporates that haven’t already started preparing themselves for the new rules need to move quickly.
The corporate bond market in Europe has deepened, broadened and expanded since the financial crisis. Its further development in 2015 will be shaped by three broad themes: the recovery of lending appetite by banks; investors’ search for yield; and weak underlying demand for funding.