New payment methods present more cost-effective and faster solutions, and they are becoming more common. Fintechs, digital banks, big tech, payment service providers (PSPs), card networks, close-looped networks and other non-traditional players are helping drive growth in cross-border transactions that are expected to reach nearly $156 trillion in total payment flows.1
"To remain competitive, companies must leverage infrastructure that supports instant payments, lower costs and greater transparency to make them adept in the realm of cross-border payments."
New innovations continue to improve cross-border payment processes—creating more visibility, transparency and efficiency. Financial institutions should prioritize purposeful innovation by adopting the right technology and establishing the right partnerships to meet customers’ expectations.
Provides an agile and flexible digital infrastructure that enables businesses to keep pace with the change of innovation—like decreasing costs and time-to-market for new solutions.Offers financial institutions the flexibility, transparency and control over the integration of data, empowering their clients to connect in their preferred channels and accessing information (e.g., real-time FX rates).
Improves operational efficiency by automating manual, labor-intensive tasks like populating or correcting information found in select SWIFT message fields.
Reduces manual intervention in payment processing and enhances straight-through processing (STP) rates,3 while also mitigating fraud.
Increases speed and reduces transactional costs in cross-border payments, enabling seamless, transparent and secure information exchange.
Improves financial inclusion as companies use the technology to develop new products and tailored solutions for their clients.
Identifies new efficiencies across businesses, helps develop new products and services, and mitigates fraud.
Offers tailored solutions based on a data analysis of critical information like remittance flows and disposable incomes.
Creates a secure cross-border payments ecosystem that streamlines transactions for faster, more transparent payments.4
"No matter what your current payment functionality is, adopting emerging technology, like APIs, can positively impact your business, allowing you to meet your clients’ needs in the most efficient way possible."
New risks will rise—including cybersecurity and fraud—as the industry continues to innovate. Multiple players, jurisdictions, systems and regulations make cross-border payments complex in nature. Fraudsters will continue to innovate and develop new sophisticated schemes to take advantage of this system.
"Addressing cybersecurity and fraud challenges in cross-border payments will be essential to the growth of the industry. We believe that making security personal is a critical, and shared, responsibility. As an industry, we must take preventative measures to maintain trust and security in the payments system."
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“How new entrants are redefining cross-border payments,” EY, February 2021. https://www.ey.com/en_us/banking-capital-markets/how-new-entrants-are-redefining-cross-border-payments
“Application of artificial intelligence in payment processing,” Virtusa, March 2018. https://www.virtusa.com/perspectives/article/application-of-artificial-intelligence-in-payment-processing
“Deep dive: Accelerating cross-border payments with cloud technology,” PYMNTS, October 2020. https://www.pymnts.com/news/payments-innovation/2020/accelerating-xborder-payments/
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