FirstBank of Nigeria recently turned to Transaction Banking Academy (TBA) when it needed to bring 30 bankers up to date on the latest techniques in international treasury. We developed a bespoke course based on our International Cash Management programme and our expert tutor spent a week in Lagos, Nigeria, running the course, which included assessments and certification. "We were especially pleased to be able to develop and deliver this course, as it is our first move into Africa", said TBA founder Diana Henderson. "Partly as a result of this, we are already in talks with another major African bank to develop and deliver training in no fewer than five African countries."
Transaction Banking Academy Tutor, Edith Rigler, was a panellist at the European Payments Regulation conference in London, in her capacity as an associate at the Payments Advisory Group. Rigler, a leading expert on payments and regulation, pointed out that the development of Blockchain for payments may end up more fragmented than many people are hoping.
“It’s hard to get 20 countries to agree anything, let alone to get the entire world,” she said. “Is it feasible that global all banks and regulators will agree? The speculation is that we’ll get regional clubs, and that will help to spur competition. But there will also be fragmentation, and banks will have to decide which clubs to join. In some ways, that means we would be back in the same situation as we are with the ACHs.”
Edith teaches regulation and payments for Transaction Banking Academy, including the one-day Introduction to Banking Regulation.
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