October 30, 2012

BNY Mellon and Exporta Attitudes to Transaction Banking Survey Highlights Challenges Posed by Regulatory and Market Change

LONDON, October 30, 2012 — BNY Mellon, the global leader in investment management and investment services, in conjunction with the Exporta group and its leading industry publications, Global Trade Review and emeafinance, has announced the preliminary results of a comprehensive Attitudes to Global Transaction Banking survey.

Drawing on responses from banks, financial institutions, corporations and government/multilateral bodies, the survey addresses topics such as regulation, funding, technology, cash management, and supply chain and trade finance.

Key findings include:

  • 68% of respondents believe that planned banking regulations will have a negative impact on their business
  • Nearly half (45%) of respondents have seen a decrease in available funding in the last 12 months
  • 41% of respondents stated they were looking internally for funding as opposed to the banking market
  • 32% of respondents stated that increased automation is the single factor that could best improve their treasury operations; for 30%, it is enhanced access to information
  • 62% of respondents believe appetite for discounting/forfaiting has either “greatly” or “somewhat” increased
  • Over the past 12 months, financing pricing has increased for 43% of bank respondents

David Cruikshank, CEO of Treasury Services at BNY Mellon, said: “A combination of changing market dynamics and regulatory forces presents the industry with a number of challenges. Turning these challenges into opportunities requires a deeper understanding of the likely business impact of regulatory change, alongside increased industry dialogue to formulate collaborative solutions. This survey facilitates the debate and sets the tone and direction for future discussions. It is only by listening to our clients, and engaging in dialogue with the industry as a whole, that we can help drive the industry forward.”

The survey was conducted between September and early October this year, and a detailed overview of the survey results will feature in the year-end edition of Global Trade Review magazine, due for publication in mid-November.

With locations on six continents and a network of more than 2,000 correspondent financial institutions, BNY Mellon’s Treasury Services group delivers high-quality performance in global payments, trade services, cash management, capital markets, foreign exchange and derivatives. It helps clients optimize cash flow, manage liquidity and make payments more efficiently around the world in more than 100 countries. Processing more than $1.4 trillion in payments transactions on a daily basis, the company is a top-five participant in both the CHIPS and overall funds transfer markets, and is a recognized leader in the delivery of white-label treasury services solutions for banks and other large institutional clients.

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