I saw today that Mauritius Commercial Bank had launched a bond on the London market raising $300m. This will... more...

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correspondent banking payment rails

correspondent banking

it's worked for 500 years; what went wrong?

Correspondent banking, the chain of relationships that allows financial institutions to co-operate across regional borders, has been with us since the days of Italy's Medici dynasty. Anything that's remained in use that...

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fuelling China-Africa trade

breaking down the barriers to prosperity

Bear with me, because today's news story has come out as something of a sales pitch. I make very little apology for this as there are some important points to be made.

China is Africa's most important trade...

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Clarency under the microscope

there's always room for improvement

As we develop our systems to increase our capacity and improve our customer service, it's vital that our compliance-first focus and commitment to AML and ATF doesn't waver, and that we continue to set a benchmark for...

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developing the role of CBDC in monetary policy

an underused tool in reducing transactional balances

I came across this very interesting post the other day. Essentially it analyses the demand for bank reserves at the central bank. In 1983 the collective reserve target for UK Clearing Banks reserves was £184 million, but...

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Form3 delivers the message

Clarency connects direct to SWIFT

While Clarency has been providing industry standard via our banking partners for some time, we've now received our own SWIFT code to connect directly to international bank messaging. For that we must pay tribute to superb work...

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playing the game of loans

you either win or you pay

Looking at the “surprise” PSBR surplus brought back happy memories. In the early 80s the PSBR was big and short term interest rates were high. The inflow of taxes from banks to the public sector on tax days...

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digitisation of trade - it's not just about banks

how the upcoming trade documentation bill creates opportunity

A few days ago I had the pleasure of chatting with Professor Alistair Milne and several of his colleagues from the Loughborough School of Business and Economics. among our topics was the  Electronic Trade Documents Bill,...

sunrise on partnership

the beer garden brains trust

I know I can be something of a broken record when it comes to the power of partnership and shared expertise, but a meeting of minds last Thursday looks like proving me right.

The venue was the beer garden at the Sun...

Khumo Motsisi

maintaining an eagle eye

stopping fraud before it happens

Khumo Motsisi heads up the biz.Clarency department in charge of implementing our stringent AML/ATF operations. Here she shares a recent blip from her busy radar screen.

One of the advantages of putting so much automation...

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