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Digital Transformation

This series explores digitalisation trends accelerated by COVID-19 to build resilience, efficiency and achieve transformative growth.

Podcast: Has blockchain finally transformed global trade?

In this podcast, Zelda Anthony, Executive Director DLT Strategy and Execution, and Samuel Mathew, Global Head of Documentary Trade for Transaction Banking at Standard Chartered share insights into the practical implementations of blockchain in trade, its biggest benefits to clients and what more can it do.

Latest Insights

Taking fintechs to the next level: Lessons from successful founders

Fintechs can increase their scalability in a post-pandemic world by partnering with banks.

How fintechs and banks can build inclusive and sustainable growth together

Access to funds is a key component of development, and fintechs are a tool of economic inclusion.

How trade can drive a new inclusive era for MENA

As the MENA region looks ahead to building a sustainable future, ensuring everyone is included in the recovery is vital, and banks have an important role to play.

Mending broken supply chains

Find out which technological innovations are redefining the future of supply chain finance, and how to best leverage them.

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Mending broken supply chains

Find out which technological innovations are redefining the future of supply chain finance, and how to best leverage them.

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Transforming B2B into B2B e-commerce

More and more companies are embracing B2B e-commerce, and there are two distinct trends driving this boom.

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Transforming B2B into B2B e-commerce

More and more companies are embracing B2B e-commerce, and there are two distinct trends driving this boom.

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Can blockchain revolutionise capital markets?

There are three reasons why blockchain can radically transform capital markets to benefit all participants.

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Can blockchain revolutionise capital markets?

There are three reasons why blockchain can radically transform capital markets to benefit all participants.

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War on cash – the automatic choice

Here’s how digital transformation is enabling corporate treasurers to build business resilience.

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War on cash – the automatic choice

Here’s how digital transformation is enabling corporate treasurers to build business resilience.

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Four ways businesses are transforming for good in an era of uncertainty

We explore four digitisation trends emerging as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Cash Digitisation

War on cash – the automatic choice

Here’s how digital transformation is enabling corporate treasurers to build business resilience.

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War on cash – the automatic choice

Here’s how digital transformation is enabling corporate treasurers to build business resilience.

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Middle East and Africa corporate treasurers forge ahead into the digital era

Once seen as latecomers in the adoption of technology, swathes of Africa and the Middle East are now surging forward.

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Middle East and Africa corporate treasurers forge ahead into the digital era

Once seen as latecomers in the adoption of technology, swathes of Africa and the Middle East are now surging forward.

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Winds of change: three ways Asia’s corporate treasurers are digitising

Digitisation is driving improvements in treasurers’ cash and liquidity management in Asia to safeguard against future disruption.

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Winds of change: three ways Asia’s corporate treasurers are digitising

Digitisation is driving improvements in treasurers’ cash and liquidity management in Asia to safeguard against future disruption.

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Insights on Sibos

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Unlocking the promise of digital payments – three focus areas

The world is moving towards a cashless future. The benefits for both consumers and businesses - convenience, cost and speed - are indisputable. So why is it that B2B digital payments are still lagging behind their B2C cousins and what concrete actions can we take to close that gap?

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Why Straight Through Processing (STP) efforts in post-trade need to go multi-lateral

Only by aligning all players along the custody value chain in a multi-lateral effort, will we be able to make STP a reality.

Safer technology – Safer financial institutions?

What is Safety Tech, and how does it help FIs to fight financial crime and promote financial inclusion?

E-commerce Digitisation

Transforming B2B into B2B e-commerce

More and more companies are embracing B2B e-commerce, and there are two distinct trends driving this boom.

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Transforming B2B into B2B e-commerce

More and more companies are embracing B2B e-commerce, and there are two distinct trends driving this boom.

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Navigating Asia’s B2B e-commerce surge

Asia may be leading the transformation in B2B e-commerce but there are still untapped opportunities.

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Navigating Asia’s B2B e-commerce surge

Asia may be leading the transformation in B2B e-commerce but there are still untapped opportunities.

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Transforming the last mile in Middle East’s e-commerce boom

The Middle East e-commerce market is booming and the priority for businesses is to ramp up their digital preparedness and take advantage of the boom.

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Transforming the last mile in Middle East’s e-commerce boom

The Middle East e-commerce market is booming and the priority for businesses is to ramp up their digital preparedness and take advantage of the boom.

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Making it easier for businesses in Africa to join the B2B e-commerce bandwagon

Africa presents vast opportunities in e- commerce but businesses must overcome challenges around infrastructure, logistics and financial inclusion.

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Making it easier for businesses in Africa to join the B2B e-commerce bandwagon

Africa presents vast opportunities in e- commerce but businesses must overcome challenges around infrastructure, logistics and financial inclusion.

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Has blockchain finally transformed global trade?

The podcast examines why blockchain is one of the most promising innovations in digital trade.

8 Mar 2021

Embracing data’s disruptive powers to democratise financial markets

Democratising financial markets is essential to achieve financial inclusion, and fintechs can play a key role.

5 Jan 2021

2021 Global Trade Outlook: Reasons for Optimism

A rapid rebound in EM export volumes supports market expectations for a V-shaped recovery in 2021.

14 Dec 2020

Central Bank Digital Currencies: a new frontier in digital payments

With 80% of central banks world-wide exploring the use of CBDCs, get ready for it to go mainstream.

3 Nov 2020

Building diversity in leadership: Meet Standard Chartered’s Sibos 2020 STAR scholar and mentor

Both at Sibos and beyond, Standard Chartered remains commited to building a diverse pool of future ready leadership talent.

6 Oct 2020

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