Thought Leadership

Thought Leadership

Thought Leadership
Digital Modernization In Corporate Banking

Digital Modernization In Corporate Banking

In this final in a series of three briefings that explores the value and necessity of improving corporate bank products and service delivery capabilities, we review some of the key cash cycle support systems that should be at the top of every treasury banker’s list for modernization.


Aite Frictionless Payments

Frictionless Cross-Border Payments: Alternatives to Correspondent Banking

As the revenue from cross-border payments continues to rise, the options for making cross-border payments are multiplying. This research study from Aite Group, "Frictionless Cross-Border Payments: Alternatives to Correspondent Banking", provides an overview of the cross-border payments market, the opportunities for banks, and approaches to capturing these opportunities.

Celent Request to Pay

Celent: Request-to-Pay, a Payments Revolution?

Real-time payments have evolved— from if, to when, to now in place, for many countries. Yet questions remain about the killer application. Enter Request-To-Pay. This white paper from Celent’s Gareth Lodge delves into why RtP is one of the use case heroes of real-time payments, allowing banks and FIs to create new revenue streams, better serve customers such as SMEs, and provide the foundation for new ways of engaging customers.

Mercator EB #2: RfP

Mercator: The Essential Role of Request-for-Pay in Real-time Payments Modernization

Real-time payment systems, such as The Clearing House RTP® network, are delivering a new and nimble technology infrastructure that is the foundation for evolving payment solutions. This executive briefing discusses Request-for-Pay (RfP), a messaging capability paired with real-time payments that is anticipated to be a leading driver of real-time-payments in the U.S. by offering convenience, processing efficiencies, and transparency with each transaction.

Nacha US Payments 2020

U.S. Corporate Payments: The Check’s No Longer in the Mail

Despite the uncertainty looming in the U.S., primarily due to threats to the health of the economy from the coronavirus pandemic, demand for B2B electronic payments remains healthy, with usage continuing to rise at the expense of commercial check volume. In this briefing, we examine the current landscape of U.S. corporate payments, highlight the direction in which this landscape is evolving, and identify guidelines for financial institutions to ensure that they can stay ahead of emerging trends and continue to be the payments providers of choice for their customers.

Mercator Paper 1: Wires

Mercator: Modernizing Wire Transfers

In this first in a series of three briefings that explore key aspects of payments modernization, Mercator Advisory Group discusses critical efforts needed for banks and other financial institutions to extend or replace their legacy wire payments processing infrastructure silos. Wire transfers represent the vast majority of value exchanges in the United States and a core bank delivery system for multiple use cases. To keep financial institutions competitive during the next 10 years, aging wire transfer payments capabilities should be part of the modernization mix.

Lipis Advisors Instant Payments White Paper

Lipis Advisors: Payments Resilience in an Always-on Real-time World

The Covid-19 crisis is putting the resiliency of the global economy to the test. As legacy processes and the physical economy are delayed or suspended, digitization and automation will become even more important for consumers and businesses around the world. This white paper examines how real-time and instant payments can help financial institutions forge a path forward during an uncertain time.

Fintech Futures ISO 20022 5

Five Success Factors for an Ideal ISO 20022 Migration

An executive briefing that discusses the significant changes that are on the horizon for banks and financial institutions. There are a multitude of operational, infrastructural, and technical considerations and rising to meet them will be key to success in the movement towards ISO 20022.

IBSI Sales League Table Extract

IBSI Sales League Table Extract

Volante was named a leader in the IBSI Sales League Report. With a 18-year track record, the IBSI SLT showcases the sales performance of banking technology suppliers, objectively ranking products across 6 conventional back office banking technology categories and 8 new focus areas. The IBSI SLT 2020 includes systems purchases made by over 1,700 banks across 240 products from 62 suppliers across the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and APAC.

Finextra Impact Study Instant Payments COVID

Impact Study: Instant Payments - Why COVID-19 is Bringing the Roadmap Forward

This impact study will outline why the move to instant payments takes on an increased urgency in the coronavirus age. It explores the benefits of instant payments for banks’ internal operations as well as their customer value propositions. It also examines shifting approaches to business case development, and the increasing relevance of cloud and as-a-service models for instant payment processing.

Open Banking in LatAm Webinar Summary

Why Open Banking is a Big Opportunity for Latin America

Experts from Banorte, Citibanamex, Lloyd's Banking Group, Cecoban, and Volante discuss the challenges, opportunities and technology trends influencing the open banking revolution in Latin America, specifically Mexico, in light of new regulation, data standards, and collaborative efforts between banks and fintechs.

Celent Core Payments or Payments Core?

Celent: Should Your Payments Business be Separate from Your Core?

One fundamental question keeps reoccurring in banking discussions: Should payments be separate from the core banking system, or should the core banking solution also handle payments?

Finextra Impact Study SWIFT gpi

Finextra Impact Study: Adopting SWIFT gpi

SWIFT’s Global Payment Initiative, more commonly known as gpi, is fast becoming the standard for global funds transfers. The need for speed, certainty, and seamless integration in cross-border payments is driven by user expectations of instant services, the digitalisation of traditional payment services, and the streamlining of financial supply chains by banks and corporates.

Fedwire Webinar Summary

Why it’s Time for a New Approach to Wire Processing

This executive briefing is a summary of topics discussed during the webinar, Why it’s Time for a New Approach to Wire Processing. Topics include: the latest wire trends, challenges with current processing options, the benefits of payments as a service, and how cloud can deliver outstanding resilience at low cost.

Cloud and Payments: Clear Transformation Benefits

Cloud and Payments: Clear Transformation Benefits

This executive briefing analyzes the clear benefits of moving payments to the cloud, and addresses the hindrances that may give key decision-makers pause.

IDC Marketscape 2020 - Volante Technologies

IDC Marketscape 2020 - Volante Technologies

Download the report to learn why Volante was named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape for its payments solutions.

Finextra Payments Trends 2020

Finextra Impact Study: Payments, 2020 and Beyond

This impact study explores the distribution of innovation, regulation and disruption across selected domestic and regional payments markets, as well as initiatives with global reach.

Celent: Instant Payments

Celent Report: The Future of Instant Payments

The latest trends, use cases, and considerations for the adoption of instant payments, from Celent and Volante

IBS Best in class

IBS Intelligence: an executive briefing to building best-in-class payments strategy

The purpose of this executive briefing from IBS Intelligence is to provide insights into the evolving payments strategy of financial institutions, understand the current challenges financial institutions are facing, and how they are planning to tackle these challenges.

Paypers ISO 20022

Paypers: The Great ISO 20022 Adoption

The benefits and strategies for the banking industry around ISO 20022 migration.


Aite: Six Key Steps to Ensuring Greater Success With Corporate Customers

Aite: Six Key Steps to Ensuring Greater Success With Corporate Customers

How corporate banks looking to improve their corporate business can do so through better integration, APIs, cloud technology, and more.

Mercator: Defining The Next Generation of Payments Hubs: Digital Ecosystems

Mercator: Defining The Next Generation of Payments Hubs: Digital Ecosystems

This thought leadership paper focuses on the recent history of payment hubs and the future of payments technology as digital ecosystems.

Real-time payments in the USA: What is holding us back?

Real-time payments in the USA: What is holding us back?

Real-time payments have been slow to take off in the U.S., but things are starting to pick up. Read Volante’s article in the Journal of Digital Banking to learn more about the dynamics of U.S. RTP, and explore approaches to use case commercialization.

Ovum: Volante On The Radar

Ovum: Volante On The Radar

Ovum’s take on how the VolPay ecosystem eases the path to payments transformation.

Clearing and settlement: the new battleground for payments innovation

Clearing and settlement: the new battleground for payments innovation

There is significant innovation and competition afoot in the world of payments initiation, driven by consumers and corporates on the demand side, and traditional banks, fintechs and challengers on the supply side.

This is mirrored by what can reasonably be called a revolution in the world of clearing and settlement. Real-time / instant payments, blockchain and distributed ledger, new solutions to the old problems of cross-border correspondent banking, and many other initiatives all have the potential to transform how payments are processed, cleared and settled.

Nacha ISO 20022

Executive Briefing: Accelerating ISO 20022 Adoption Through Collaboration

ISO 20022 adoption is growing globally with major payment market infrastructures replacing legacy schemes or developing new faster payments systems built on the standard. In the U.S., there is a slow, but steady transformation happening. Learn more about the many expected benefits of ISO 20022 and how financial institutions can ensure they are extracting the greatest value from the enriched message format.

ISO 20022 – A simple guide to a complex subject

ISO 20022 – A simple guide to a complex subject

The ISO 20022 catalogue of messages, as of January 2012, consists of 299 XML Schemas that cover a range of business domains. Over the past seven years, since the first ISO 20022-compliant XML message definitions were registered and published, the subject of ISO 20022 itself has taken up thousands of pages of printed and web-based media.

This white paper attempts to extract out the salient points from that ocean of content and provide the reader with the basic information that will hopefully provide the background necessary to navigate effectively the more detailed information that they may require.

From backwater to wild water: strategies for success in payments transformations

From backwater to wild water: strategies for success in payments transformations

For decades the payments industry has been a relatively quiet backwater, with “a payment is a payment” a common refrain. Stability and reliability were deemed to be the main virtues of the systems supporting the payments industry. Banks and their corporate clients operated large and complex systems that were focused on processing; innovation and change weren’t often discussed, and payments were not seen as a means of achieving competitive differentiation or client retention.

Open Banking in a Real-time World

Open Banking in a real-time world: preparing your payments systems for a continuum of of change

A common refrain from payments industry practitioners on the conference circuit during 2017 so far has been that there “has never been a more exciting time to work in payments”. No longer the stale backwater of the transaction banking world, the payments business has been reinvigorated by powerful change drivers: regulation, fast evolving technology, increasingly demanding customers and a vibrant competitive landscape, rich in innovative new entrants, to name but a few.