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My Life in Treasury
Retirement of John Laurens

Head of Global Transaction Services, DBS Bank John Laurens will be retiring from DBS at the end of 2021 after seven years of committed leadership to establish the bank’s...

Treasury Strategy & Transformation
The Future By Design

Lim Soon Chong took over as DBS’ Group Head of Global Transaction Services on 1 August replacing John Laurens, who will be retiring at the end of the year. Lim, who also...

Trade Finance
Changing Power and Powering Change

The automotive sector is in the midst of great change as motive power switches progressively from the internal combustion engine to electric. DBS, which is involved in...

Trade Finance
Paper Cuts: Rio Tinto Leverages Blockchain for Trade

With the first fully digital, blockchain-secured end-to-end letter of credit transaction between Nanjing Iron & Steel and Rio...

Cash & Liquidity Management
Innovation as Usual: A New Era in Payments

The world of payments has never been so exciting. Digital payments are gaining significant traction and smart innovation is...

Treasury Strategy & Transformation
A Treasurer’s Survival Guide: Moving Past Covid-19

With the coronavirus pandemic impacting economies, businesses and individuals, TMI asks what treasurers can do to help their...

Treasury Strategy & Transformation
Treasury APIs: Banking on a New Connectivity Ecosystem

Claiming the ‘Best Bank Connectivity’ accolade in TMI’s 2019 Awards for Innovation and Excellence, John Laurens, Group Head...

Banking
Here Come the Winners… 2019 Awards for Innovation & Excellence

Digital disruption was one of the key drivers of treasury innovation in 2019....

Treasury Technology
Robo Treasury: Positives and Pitfalls

Robotic process automation has the potential to be a powerful tool for treasurers – especially those looking for new ways to garner efficiency gains. What’s more, as a...

Trade Finance
Breaking Boundaries: Smart and Sustainable Supply Chain Finance

In an increasingly accountable business environment, corporates are looking for new...

Banking
A Silver Lining for RFPs

After scooping the “Best Portal Technology Solution” accolade in TMI’s 2018 Awards for Innovation and Excellence, John Laurens, Group Head of Global Transaction...

Treasury Strategy & Transformation
Introducing the Winners – 2018 Awards for Innovation and Excellence

Against a backdrop of continual change – from disruptive technologies to new...

Latest DBS Bank News

Reliance Completes Singapore’s First Bloomberg Short-Term Bank Yield Index-Linked Trade Financing with DBS

Singapore – DBS has completed Singapore’s first trade finance transaction referencing the Bloomberg Short-Term Bank Yield...

Digital Transformation Remains Core Agenda for Companies in Asia-Pacific

Singapore – The third edition of the DBS Digital Readiness Survey1 has revealed that although there has been continued momentum in digitalisation efforts by businesses...

DBS, J.P. Morgan and Temasek to Establish Platform to Transform Interbank Value Movements in a New Digital Era

Singapore –  Acknowledging that the future of global payments is on the cusp of a fundamental shift, DBS, J.P. Morgan...

DBS and Contour Broaden Digital Trade Offerings to Four New Markets in Asia-Pacific

Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Australia – To further push the digitalisation of trade finance in major trade hubs in the region, DBS Bank has expanded its offerings on...

DBS Provides USD60 Million Structured Trade Facility to Support Chandra Asri’s Export Growth

DBS Bank announced that it has provided a USD60 million structured trade facility to PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk (Chandra...

DBS is the First Bank in Asia to Launch Online Tracking for Cross-Border Collections for Businesses

Corporates in Singapore and Hong Kong can now access real-time visibility for both cross-border payments and collections at no...

Singapore Businesses Leading APAC Digitalisation Effort but Region Still Lagging US and UK

A poll of around 1,700 corporate treasurers, CEOs, CFOs and business owners found that 45% of Singapore’s corporates have a...

DBS Bank Marks the First Singapore Bank to Join Contour’s Beta Network

Joining Contour’s ecosystem of partners aligns with DBS’ efforts to drive greater efficiencies in trade and unlock strategic value for its corporate...

DBS Accelerates Trade Digitalisation Efforts with More ‘Industry-Firsts’ to Drive Greater Efficiencies for Customers

The inaugural transaction relates to an SGD 4.8 million letter of credit transaction...

Latest DBS Bank Podcasts

From Business-as-Usual (BAU) to Innovation-as-Usual (IAU) for Payments

The global payments landscape continues to transform, with emerging technologies such as blockchain, internet of things, and more recently, contact-free solutions coming to...