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RMB Moves Back Up to Fifth in Swift Rankings Data from Swift shows that in July RMB bounced back to its position as the fifth most active currency for global by payments by value, with a share of 1.90%, a slight increase from 1.72% in June 2016. Overall, the data shows that ...
Visa, Chain to Launch Blockchain Payments System Visa is partnership with Chain to launch a new business-to-business (B2B) payments platform using blockchain technology. The new platform, Visa B2B Connect, will be built using Chain Core, an enterprise blockchain infrastructure that is designed to facilitate financial transactions on scalable, private blockchain networks. The plan is for Visa to use this technology to develop a near real-time transaction system designed for the exchange of high-value international payments between participating banks on behalf of their corporate clients. The platform will be managed by Visa end-to-end and the firm says it will facilitate a consistent process to manage settlement through Visa’s standard practices.
Earthport Expands BAML’s Cross Border Payment Service Earthport, which provides a payment network for cross-border payments, says that it is expanding service with Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML). The firm says that the service will add numerous new countries and currencies to the bank’s online and file based banking portal, CashPro, further expanding the bank’s international Automated Clearing House (ACH) payment capabilities. As a result of this deal, BAML clients will be able to access cross currency payments in more than 60 countries and nearly 25 currencies, expanding upon the relationship between Earthport and BAML that was first announced in 2013.