2020: The Year In Review
“Large card networks remain essential elements of the pipeline, but they have not moved much as yet.” Charles Lutran – Critéo
Interview with Charles Lutran, Group Treasurer at Criteo
Redbridge interviewed seven treasury software vendors on how their payment systems need to evolve in order to integrate instant transfers. Solenn Le Lay, Director at Redbridge, focuses on the challenges of providing this new payment method for businesses.
There are still obstacles to instant transfer payment, including a lack of harmonization and standardization at the European level regarding banking APIs (application programming interfaces). Nevertheless, payment service providers (PSPs) wish to innovate and develop a wide range of solutions to meet the needs of their customers, says Manon Balette-pape, Director at Redbridge.
Biggest companies using deconsolidation transactions under established and recurring factoring programs or end-of-year or half-year “spot” transactions earn an average of at least 0.3x leverage, according to our experts Hugo Thomas and Olivier Talvard.
The pandemic has demonstrated the value of mobile payment solutions in helping mitigate the risk of virus transmission at points of sale. For Mélina Le Sauze, Director at Redbridge, the challenge for every retailer is no longer whether or not to accept mobile payment solutions, but to determine without delay which ones are best suited to their business and the needs of their customers.
At the end of 2015, the SMCP group – Sandro, Maje, Claudie Pierlot and De Fursac – decided to migrate its e-commerce platforms to a full-service PSP solution. Olivier Brou, SMCP’s Global Head of Treasury Financing and Digital Payments, outlines the foundations of the group’s unified digital payment strategy and the challenges it’s likely to face in the future.
ACT Annual Conference 2020 – Watch our corporate case study session on-demand! Facilitator: Dino Nicolaides, Managing Director, Redbridge Debt & Treasury Advisory / Panellists: Sacha Kenny, Group Treasury Director, Smiths Group plc and Hillary Oonge, Group Treasury Manager, M-KOPA Solar
Redbridge’s annual study of corporate debt structure reveals that the credit profile of France’s leading listed companies has moved from “A” to “BBB” over the past 18 months. Tensions in negotiations with banks and private bond holders are prompting finance departments to prepare for a more stressful environment.
Michel Yvon, head of payments at Decathlon International, presents the innovative payment strategy of Europe’s N°1 sports retailer.
“We want to connect the various real-time payment systems around the world”, Isabelle Olivier – SWIFT
For SWIFT’s head of payment initiatives, connecting the various real-time payment systems is a way to achieve greater transparency in cross-border transfers. Interview with Isabelle Olivier.
The COVID-19 crisis is accelerating the change in consumer habits and payment behaviours across Europe. Which lessons can be drawn from it? Redbridge is pleased to invite you to a 40-minute webinar with our electronic payment experts.